Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

55 days ago Conte celebrates Chelsea’s FA Cup win after beating Manchester United 1-0

55 days ago Conte celebrates Chelsea’s FA Cup win after beating Manchester United 1-0times photgrapher BRADLEY ORMESHER

As mentioned by Fabregas, Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup to make it two major trophies in as many years but due to repeated clashes with the club management, seems to be on his way out.

"Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company", the club said in a statement.

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

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.

In the wake of Chelsea's FA Cup win, Willian obscured Conte in a team celebration photograph posted on Instagram.

It is now official, Chelsea have made a decision 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. "Great man, Great manager".

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He is then due to spend two days at golf courses he owns in Scotland before travelling to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. It "delivers on the instruction we delivered loud and clear from the British people to take back control", he added .

Former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui was appointed instead.

The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation.

Napoli are also expecting compensation of around £4.5million for Sarri, who is under contract even though he is no longer their coach.

In any event, the working relationship between Conte and Chelsea is over - as soon as that is made public by the club, the appointment of Sarri, with Blues legend Gianfranco Zola as part of the backroom team, will nearly certainly follow shortly after.

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

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