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Chelsea set to confirm Conte’s departure

14 July, 2018, 07:31 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Antonio Conte

Chelsea began a terse, four-sentence statement on its website, "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company".

Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to take over from Conte, who took pre-season training this week.

Conte won the Premier League in his first season and the FA Cup in May, but the team finished fifth in the league last season, missing out on Champions League qualification.

The 48-year-old's departure comes after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that Chelsea were close to securing a deal for the Italian club's former boss Maurizio Sarri.

The sacking brings to an end a fractious two-year relationship between Chelsea and Conte.

During three years with Napoli, Sarri has not won a major honour but has guided the club to finishes of second, third and second again - behind Juventus in 2017-18.

Despite this, they managed to pick up some silverware by beating Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final in May, though Conte had been anticipating the sack this summer.

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Conte's average of 2.14 points per game in the Premier League is bettered only by Alex Ferguson (2.16) and Guardiola (2.34). The former Empoli manager was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17.

Chelsea have until August 9 to complete all their summer purchases.

Hazard has been on Real Madrid's radar for a while, and with Cristiano Ronaldo gone, you would expect them to make a move for the Belgian in the coming days.

Trophies: Premier League 2016/2017, FA Cup 2018.

Chelsea's statement announcing Conte's departure totalled just 52 words.

The Italian coach fell out with the Chelsea board last season and was adamant that he would receive his full £9m compensation fee.

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