Friday, 21 September, 2018

Chelsea reportedly sack Conte as manager

Manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho are moving to Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho are moving to Chelsea Credit getty images
Cary Erickson | 14 July, 2018, 02:51

The reports claimed that Conte is set to bag £9million in compensation.

All that Leeds United can do now is sit and wait patiently, keeping their fingers crossed that if Sarri does become the next Chelsea manager, he will not get involved in the deal involving Blackman to Leeds.

Now that a deal has been done for Sarri, Conte and his coaching staff have been sacked by Chelsea.

He has won a Premier League title and an FA Cup in consecutive seasons.

But Willian might not be the only current Chelsea player that will be glad to see the back of Conte.

Antonio Conte's departure from Chelsea is expected to be confirmed imminently, and the Stamford Bridge faithful are readying themselves for an eighth different manager in seven years.

Chelsea hoped that another club might attempt to buy Conte out of the final year of his Stamford Bridge contract as he was unwilling to resign, but Paris Saint-Germain's appointment of Thomas Tuchel and Real Madrid's choice of Julen Lopetegui eliminated the possibility.

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Alongside a smiling picture of the duo clutching the Premier League trophy, the former Chelsea captain wrote: 'Thank You Boss.

Sarri has been favourite to succeed his compatriot after impressing as manager of Serie A side Napoli, who have replaced him with former Chelsea handler Carlo Ancelotti.

It was a great contrast to his first year in England, when he took Chelsea from a tenth place finish the previous season, to the title in dominant fashion.

Replacing "The Godfather" on the bench will reportedly be Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.

Piotr Zielinski, Jorginho and Lorenzo Insigne have also flourished with Sarri at the helm.

They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy worldwide midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow's Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.