Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Where it went wrong for Conte at Chelsea

Where it went wrong for Conte at Chelsea

Understandably, the former Juventus boss did not want to miss out on his £9m Chelsea payoff and returned for pre-season training this week.

Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is in line to take over in west London in time for the new season which begins on 10 August, but the manner in which Conte has been dismissed is another chapter in the tale of Chelsea's mistreatment of managers.

Conte produced a record 30 Premier League wins during his maiden season, which has since been thwarted by Manchester City's 32 victories last season, while he now boasts Chelsea's longest consecutive league wins with 13. After his appointment in the summer of 2016, the Italian enjoyed a hugely successful first season in England, instilling belief in a damaged Chelsea side and leading them to the Premier League title. "Great man, Great manager".

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This was finally confirmed on Friday via a statement released by the Blues, who wished Conte success in the future.

Conte regularly questioned the club's ambition and dealings in the transfer window and departs after failing to guide the Blues into next season's Champions League.

"The club decides every player", he moaned last season.

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But it seems Sarri has work to do when it comes to building his staff as according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, none of his backroom boys from Napoli are set to join him at Chelsea.

Therefore, Chelsea are being forced to pay Napoli a fee to secure Sarri's services.

The Blues added the FA Cup to their trophy haul under Conte back in May following Chelsea FC's 1-0 win against Manchester United at Wembley courtesy of Eden Hazard's victor from the penalty spot.

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