Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Chelsea part ways with Conte

Chelsea part ways with Conte

The Daily Express is reporting that the duo's futures played a key role in convincing the Blues to part company with the Italian manager after two years in charge at Stamford Bridge.

With confirmation coming through on Friday morning that Antonio Conte had been relieved of his duties as head coach, leaving the way clear for former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to take the reins at Stamford Bridge.

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. The Italian worldwide was thought at one stage to be heading to Manchester City, but Sarri and Chelsea have managed to convince him to forego a season of Champions League football and move to West London instead.

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Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have both publicly said they were seeking clarity on Chelsea's summer plans before deciding whether to sign new long-term contracts, with the club facing a season without Champions League football after finishing fifth in the Premier League. 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. "I wish you every success in the future".

Conte also fell out with David Luiz and Willian, and used press conferences last season to accuse the board of not signing his targets.

Trophies: Premier League 2016/2017, FA Cup 2018.

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This text will now form the basis of Chelsea's evidence against their former manager.

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

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