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You may no longer play under him, you may have even retired from football, but Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte can still hear the clink of your biscuit tin. Just ask John Terry.
He also knows if you have used the last bit of tomato ketchup as the Spurs squad found out, after Conte implemented strict dietary measures in the canteen following his appointment in November.
And now, it seems just as well as he can sense weakness in the opposition, his radar for sugary snacks set him upon former Chelsea captain Terry.
The former defender won his fifth and final Premier League title under Conte, before departing the Blues for Aston Villa the following season.
While Terry may not have been a regular that season, the pair continue to share a positive relationship.
So much so, the Italian proved he still cares about the former England skipper’s diet, with a cheeky tongue-in-cheek reminder to always eat healthily.
Terry posted a photograph on Instagram of a book, a cup of coffee, and two biscuits with the caption: “5K run. Some reading time and a couple of biscuits.
"Taking the dogs for a walk. Sunday lunch with the family down the pub. Have a great Sunday.”
But Conte responded to the post with an amusing demand which probably took the former defender back to his Chelsea days.
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"John only 1 biscuit” the Italian posted alongside some emojis.
The cheeky comment prompted his former captain to respond to his old boss with another Instagram post.
He posted Conte's comment alongside a photograph of the pair holding the Premier League title, writing the caption: "Still getting told off by the Boss.
"I was the fittest & in the best shape of my career playing under Antonio."
While the Italian’s comment to Terry was evidently light-hearted, Conte does not tend to joke when it comes to nutrition and health.
One of Conte’s first moves as Tottenham boss was to ban tomato ketchup and mayonnaise from the club canteen.
Sandwiches were next on Conte’s hit list, as he gave the traditional lunchtime delight the chop, while butter and oil were also reportedly removed from the menu.
The four-time Serie A winner has also told many of his players they are overweight and subsequently demanded that they eat more fruit and vegetables.
Spurs are currently ninth in the table and are six points adrift of the the Champions League qualification spots.
With the race for the top four so competitive, Conte and his new side may need a lot more than their five-a-day to make up ground on their rivals.
- Tottenham Hotspur FC
- Antonio Conte
- Chelsea FC
- Premier League
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