Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge


Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge

Antonio Conte has officially been dismissed from his position as Chelsea manager just two months after winning the FA Cup final, with Maurizio Sarri set to replace him at Stamford Bridge in the comings days.

"Thank you Mister for another Premier League title and FA Cup", tweeted Fabregas.

Chelsea agreed a compensation package which could be worth up to £9million with Conte, who had one year left on his contract.

Chelsea are expected to confirm the departure of Antonio Conte later today.

"I wish you every success in the future", he wrote.

But it seems Sarri has work to do when it comes to building his staff as according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, none of his backroom boys from Napoli are set to join him at Chelsea.

The Blues were unable to defend their title, finishing fifth last season and missing out on Champions League.

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.

Conte has been sacked after two years at Chelsea. "Great man, Great manager".

Therefore, Chelsea are being forced to pay Napoli a fee to secure Sarri's services.

Before joining Chelsea, Conte had only coached in his native Italy, leading Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles from 2012-14 before taking over the national team at Euro 2016.

Former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui was appointed instead.