Chelsea players take first training session after learning of Antonio Conte sacking

13 July, 2018, 15:38 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • 1 Hour Ago Shock as Chelsea sack Conte

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.

Conte, 48, had returned to full pre-season training at the start of the week despite huge uncertainty surrounding his future at the club, but with one year left on his contract the Blues have made a decision to relieve the Italian tactician from his duties in west London.

Antonio Conte was sacked by Chelsea for his alienation of several players and a complete breakdown in communication with the club's board, Sky sources have claimed.

Leaving Stamford Bridge was always the likely outcome for Conte following a season in which Chelsea missed out on Champions League qualification after a fifth-place league finish, 30 points behind champion Manchester City.

The former Juventus coach won the Premier League title in his first season, but that initial success was soured by an off-the-field power struggle over the club's transfer policy.

The Italian coach had even overseen training on Thursday morning before being informed of his impending departure that afternoon.

"Thank you boss", Terry wrote on Twitter.


Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.

This was finally confirmed on Friday via a statement released by the Blues, who wished Conte success in the future.

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.

Jorginho is expected to join Sarri from Napoli but star man Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move away from west London.

The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation.

In May, Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti to replace Sarri amid speculation that the latter could take the Chelsea job.

Sarri has also presented a list of players he would like to sign.

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