Antonio Conte Releases Touching Statement As He Departs Chelsea

Lynette Rowe
July 16, 2018

Sarri was appointed on Saturday after the club parted company with Antonio Conte, who has released a statement via the League Managers Association wishing luck to his successor at Stamford Bridge. Maurizio Sarri is Chelsea's new manager.

Sarri, who led the Serie A side to two second-place finishes in three seasons at the Stadio San Paolo, has said he will bring entertaining football to Stamford Bridge after their disappointing campaign last season.

As he was still in the final year of a three-season contract, Conte is due a £9m payoff which the club will contest.

Chelsea have signed Italy midfielder Jorginho from Napoli after Manchester City pulled out of a £50m deal.

Sarri said: "I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League".

The 59-year-old is wasting no time in bolstering his squad, with Chelsea announcing the signing of Jorginho from Napoli in a deal worth up to £57m.

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Sarri has been Chelsea's top choice to succeed Conte since May, but negotiations with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis proved fraught with difficulty.

I am excited to play in such an intense league, for a team that gives everything to play and win.' Jorginho told the club's website.

Saari can totally change the London Club with his unique attacking style of play and curiosity is reaching the height of the sky as Chelsea's twelfth man expects the club to regain the reputation as a European elite which they nearly lost last season. His energy and enthusiasm for football has been infectious and it has been a privilege to have one of the best coaches in the world working in the Premier League to raise the standard of the league and his players at Chelsea.

The 31-year-old who only has 12 months left on his contract, would not be short of suitors should Chelsea look to cash in.

Koulibaly was a key factor for Napoli last season as they pushed Juventus all the way in the Scudetto race with the southern giants becoming the first team ever to not win the title having picked up over 90 points.

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