Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte

Posted July 14, 2018

After failing to secure UEFA Champions League football this coming season, Chelsea brass chose to part ways with the 48-year-old, and now Conte leaves behind a Premier League title in 2016-17 and an FA Cup triumph in the following season.

Chelsea have an interest in Higuain and he is rated by Maurizio Sarri, who is set to take over at Stamford Bridge.

Part of the reason why Antonio Conte is no longer Chelsea manager is due to his relationship with the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. "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", it said.

The former Italy and Juventus manager guided the club to Premier League success in his inaugural campaign in English football, but failed to retain the title last season, with the club finishing outside the top four.

Chelsea have finally announced that Antonio Conte has left the club after months of speculation surrounding his future.

Antonio had reported for three days of pre-season training with the senior side this week, due to complications between Napoli and the West London club in reaching an agreement over compensation for Sarri. Conte's relationship with Chelsea's hierarchy was strained after disagreements over their transfer policy last season.

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Former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui was appointed instead.

Chelsea are expected to announce Sarri's appointment on an initial two-year contract imminently - together with the signing of Italy worldwide midfielder Jorginho for a combined fee of €65 million (£57.5m) - after convincing Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis to release the 59-year-old from his contract.

Sarri is central to Chelsea's 14th change of coach since Roman Abramovich arrived in 2003, although yet again there will be a costly severance payment to the outgoing coach.

Sources suggested on Friday the reason Chelsea's statement was so blunt was because of the legal issues.

Maurizio Sarri has reportedly agreed a deal to become the new head coach of Chelsea and will be joined at Stamford Bridge by Gianfranco Zola.