Chelsea sack Antonio Conte 7 hours ago

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte 7 hours ago

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte 7 hours ago

'It wasn't easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud!

May's FA Cup final success means Conte - who managed Juventus from 2011 to 2014 - has won a major trophy in each of his last five seasons as a club manager.

That's not to mention the fact that Conte boasts the best win percentage (65.1%) of any Chelsea manager in the Premier League era.

However, while present players may have had issues with Conte, former Chelsea legend John Terry, who left after the league title-winning campaign had nothing but praise for him.

But Chelsea finished 30 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City last season and exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage after a 4-1 aggregate defeat to Barcelona.

Chesea have agreed a two-year deal with an option of a third with Sarri and only an agreement with Napoli seems to hold the deal back.

Fabregas&apos now deleted apology. Image PA Images
Fabregas&apos now deleted apology. Image PA Images

The sackings of Luiz Filipe Scolari (£12.6M), Andre Villas-Boas (£12M) and Roberto Di Matteo (£10.7M) are other managerial pay-offs that stung Roman Abramovich's pocket. The club is set for a pre-season tour of Australia which will begin on July 23 in Perth.

Sarri, who led Napoli to second place in Serie A last season, is expected to be confirmed as Conte's replacement imminently, with progress having been made between his lawyers and those representing Napoli and Chelsea in the last 48 hours.

He tweeted: "Despite reports in Italy, Fabregas is not interested in a move to Napoli as any part of the deal to take Sarri and Jorginho to Chelsea".

Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea.

Abramovich is understood to have convened a meeting in Capri earlier this week with Napoli counterpart Aurelio De Laurentiis to go over the finer details of Sarri's appointment.

As soon as Sarri will reach the Stamford Bridge, he might have to make some crucial moves as three stars from the current team are already under the eyes of different clubs.

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