Chelsea sack coach Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Lynette Rowe
July 13, 2018

There was no immediate confirmation from Chelsea, who won the Premier League title with Conte in his first season after joining in 2016 and also the FA Cup in his latest campaign.

Chelsea's players have returned to pre-season training at the club's base and will soon be introduced to their new manager as Conte departed the club yesterday afternoon.

According to various reports, former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri will take over from Conte.

Cesc Fabregas has paid tribute to Antonio Conte after the Chelsea FC manager's departure was all but confirmed on Thursday evening.

"Thank You Boss", Terry posted on Instagram alongside a photo of the two of them holding the Premier League trophy.

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However, Conte's apparent dismissal drew a response from Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, who liked a tweet a Chelsea fan posted about Conte having been sacked although the Spanish 2010 World Cup victor subsequently claimed he had liked it by accident. "I wish you every success in the future".

Sarri spent three years at the club and led it to two runner-up finishes and a third place, playing an entertaining and high-energy brand of football like that seen at Man City under Pep Guardiola, Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino, and Liverpool under Juergen Klopp.

It is now official, Chelsea have chose to "part ways" with Antonio Conte, who was a highly popular figure among the Chelsea fans, but simply could not get along with members of the board.

The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation.

Russia World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin is another close to arriving from CSKA Moscow, along with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

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