Italian Departs After Two Years In Job
Chelsea have formally announced the departure of Antonio Conte as club manager. The west London club made the announcement in a statement on their website on Friday morning.
“Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” the statement read.
“During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories.
“We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”
Conte’s backroom staff are also believed to have been sacked by the club. The Italian was called from training on Thursday morning where he was told of the club’s decision. He had one year left on his £9million-a-year contract with reports suggesting the club will pay up the whole of that sum.
Conte is expected to return to Italy.
His departure paves the way for the appointment of Maurizio Sarri. The former Napoli coach is odds-on favourite to succeed Conte.