The Frenchman introduced on Friday that he’ll depart the membership on the finish of the season after twenty years on the helm, successful three Premier League titles and 7 FA Cups.
And Conte paid tribute to his rival, stating that Wenger and former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson created “actually good tales” that may by no means be matched.
“[Wenger] deserves nice respect – not solely from Arsenal supporters however from the entire world of soccer,” Conte advised a information convention forward of the FA Cup semi-final in opposition to Southampton.
“We’re speaking about probably the greatest managers on this planet, with an ideal profession with Arsenal. I feel he deserves an ideal tribute for this.
“Will probably be very tough to see sooner or later one other supervisor staying for such a very long time in the identical membership. Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been actually good tales for soccer. Now it could be very tough to see once more one other state of affairs like this.”
Conte, who reached 100 video games answerable for Chelsea in opposition to Burnley on Thursday, wouldn’t decide to an extra century of matches – amid hypothesis over his future – not to mention 20 years.
“It is vitally tough,” he stated. “Prior to now, you might have a narrative just like the Wenger story, the Ferguson story. Now, it’s a must to reside for at this time.
“To remain for such a very long time is just not straightforward. To say myself, to remain for 22 years in the identical membership? It is vitally tough. It’s essential to really feel the best sensation to proceed to work for such a very long time with the identical membership.”
He added on Wenger: “Arsene is without doubt one of the managers that has had an ideal affect in soccer.
“In each second, he tried to play good soccer, to play artistic soccer and offensive soccer. I feel he deserves an ideal tribute for this.”