Antonio Conte sacked as Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri likely to take over

first_imgChelsea have sacked Italian Antonio Conte as manager after two years at Stamford Bridge.”Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” the London outfit said on their website.”During Antonios time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. 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,” Chelsea wrote in the statement.”We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea in his first season after joining in 2016. In his second season, Chelsea won the FA cup but finished fifth in the league.The 48-year-old had one year remaining on his current contract. He had also already taken charge of the club’s pre-season preparations at their Cobham training ground.The former Italy manager is expected to be replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that the Premier League side were close to securing a deal for Sarri.”Sarri is close to being new Chelsea manager,” De Laurentiis told reporters during the unveiling of new Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti.”My lawyers are in talks with his (Sarri) lawyers to finalise everything.”Sarri was replaced by Ancelotti in May with the Naples club seeking to end Juventus’ dominance in the league.The 59-year-old Sarri led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge at the club.(With Reuters inputs)advertisementlast_img read more