Monday 23 July 2018

Chelsea confirm Antonio Conte's sacking with terse statement

Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea
Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea

Antonio Conte has been sacked as Chelsea manager.

The 48-year-old Italian had a year remaining on his contract, but has left the Blues 55 days after lifting the FA Cup in his final match in charge - and having taken pre-season training earlier this week.

Conte, who is reportedly set to be replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, also led Chelsea to the 2016-17 Premier League title in his first season as boss.

Chelsea said in a statement on Friday: "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company.

"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."

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