Chelsea part ways with manager Antonio Conte

Hope Soto
July 14, 2018

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

Chelsea are set to announce the departure of manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge.

The Italian boss joined Chelsea in 2016 and led them to the league title in his debut season along with an FA Cup triumph last campaign. "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", the statement reads.

"I wish you every success in the future".

Several of the first team players at Chelsea have grown frustrated with the former Juventus coach's methods, and the club have taken the decision to move in a new direction.

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Chelsea take on Huddersfield Town in their opening fixture of the new Premier league campaign on August 11.

"Thank You Boss", Terry posted on Instagram alongside a photo of the two of them holding the Premier League trophy.

Chelsea will try to convince Hazard that the appointment of Sarri, together with a number of new signings including Jorginho, Daniele Rugani and Aleksandr Golovin can help the club challenge for the top titles again. It would make Jorginho the second most expensive layer in the club's history, behind Alvaro Morata.

Conte's volcanic intensity also alienated some insiders, including leading players whose discontent filtered out.

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