Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge

55 days ago Conte celebrates Chelsea’s FA Cup win after beating Manchester United 1-0

55 days ago Conte celebrates Chelsea’s FA Cup win after beating Manchester United 1-0

According to Italian sources, including Gianluca Di Marzio, Conte is set for a legal battle with his former employers over compensation for the remaining year on his three-year contract with the Blues.

Leaving Stamford Bridge was always the likely outcome for Conte following a season in which Chelsea missed out on Champions League qualification after a fifth-place league finish, 30 points behind champion Manchester City.

Incredibly the club have released a statement thanking Conte for his services to the club, but the message only consisted of 52 words.

Conte's been absent from all social media posts by the club, which has only fuelled rumours that he won't be in charge by the time the Premier League season starts in August.

Fans took to Twitter with a mixed reaction to the dismissal and manner of dismissal of their once beloved coach.

Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.

His intense training methods angered senior players and he alienated the board with disparaging treatment of Spanish striker Diego Costa and constant carping over the club's failure to replace top players with those of similar ability. "Great man, Great manager".


Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola and Giovanni Martusciello are expected to join Sarri's backroom staff while Italian-Brazilian midfielder, Jorginho, is now undergoing a medical at Cobham and will also follow Sarri from Naples to London.

The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation.

Only the pay was improved, though, with Conte's contract still running for just another two seasons - hardly a show of commitment by either the club or its manager.

Sarri's future has been up in the air since Napoli hired Carlo Ancelotti as its new coach in May.

He's heading to Chelsea along with his former manager at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri has also presented a list of players he would like to sign.

Selected for both the 1994 World Cup and Euro 2000 squads in which Italy reached the final of both.

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