Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

British media pointed at the 48-year-old's likely severance package, a reported 9 million pounds ($11.81 million) if he sits out the year remaining on his contract, had been one of the sticking points.

With confirmation coming through on Friday morning that Antonio Conte had been relieved of his duties as head coach, leaving the way clear for former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to take the reins at Stamford Bridge.

A statement reads: "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company".

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas on Twitter: "Thank you Mister for another Premier League title and FA Cup".

'We wish Antonio every success in his future career'.

The chain smoking former Empoli manager - who will have to restrain himself on the touchline in England where smoking is banned - was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17.

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But, despite winning the FA Cup last season - beating Manchester United in the final, Chelsea have ditched Conte ahead of the new campaign.

Conte has been sacked after two years at Chelsea. Jorginho will also join. Each of these three players, among others, thrived under the tutelage of Sarri and that will be fascinating for Chelsea fans heading into the new ere.

Sarri's arrival at Chelsea is expected to be imminent.

Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have both been reluctant to commit to fresh deals with Conte still in charge until his departure was announced on Thursday.

Conte has been on the verge of an exit since the closing stages of the 2017-18 season, but due to a multitude of reasons, the club have dallied in making it official.

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