Chelsea finally end Conte saga

Cesc Fabregas Chelsea F.C. Premier League

Cesc Fabregas Chelsea F.C. Premier League

As mentioned by Fabregas, Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup to make it two major trophies in as many years but due to repeated clashes with the club management, seems to be on his way out.

Conte took preseason training this week at Chelsea's practice base in Cobham with players who hadn't featured at the Fifa World Cup, but reports emerged in the Italian media on Thursday (Friday NZT) saying Conte had been fired.

Chelsea, who have also been in protracted negotiations with former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri whose appointment is imminent, may have been hoping Conte would find another job before they had to act.

Chelsea finally confirmed the sacking of title-winning manager Antonio Conte but the Blues opted for just 52 words in their statement as they failed to thank Italian. "In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game season".

Antonio Conte's departure from Chelsea is the latest episode in the "boom and bust" story of managerial life at Stamford Bridge.

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El Shaarawy has reached double figures in terms of scoring in just two seasons since making his competitive debut almost a decade ago but during this period, he has produced many match-defining performances.

But an official statement was released on the club's Twitter handle confirming the former Juventus manager is no longer their staff.

Sarri, 59, led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge. Conte's relationship with Chelsea's hierarchy was strained after disagreements over their transfer policy last season. Jorginho and Sarri together again?

Assuming both deals get over the line, Jorginho and Sarri should be at Chelsea by this weekend at a total cost of around €65m to secure both signings.

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