Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri prepares to take charge

Antonio Conte have reportedly sacked by Chelsea with compatriot Maurizio Sarri expected to replace the Italian at Stamford Bridge.
The west London club have been locked in talks with Napoli over a compensation package for Sarri since the end of the season, with the Serie A club initially demanding £7million despite already appointing Carlo Ancelotti as his successor.
However, the Blues have since reached a breakthrough with the Italian club and have combined a deal for Sarri with Napoli midfielder Jorginho. Sarri was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, but was still contracted to the club. Conte spent two seasons at Stamford Bridge, guiding the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in England. His second campaign was less impressive, slumping to a fifth place finish but winning the FA Cup, and the season was marred by constant tension between himself and the Chelsea board. Conte took charge of Chelsea’s first pre-season training session this week but the Italian has now left the club according to widespread reports. Chelsea are believed to have dismissed Conte, as well as the remainder of his backroom staff. MORE: FOOTBALL Football isn’t coming home (yet), but England have started something special Croatia star mocks England’s playing style after World Cup heartbreak Toby Alderweireld makes decision on Manchester United transfer after World Cup exit Conte repeatedly fell out with Chelsea bosses over transfers last season.
Antonio Conte had been connected with a host of jobs – from Real Madrid to the Italian national team – before finally getting sacked by Chelsea, who had hoped to avoid a hefty pay-off. His replacement, Sarri, finished just four points behind Serie A champions Juventus in the Scudetto race and the side were praised for their sparkling, attacking football. MORE: CHELSEA FC

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