Chelsea Confirm Conte Departure

Premier League giants Chelsea have confirmed that they have parted company with manager Antonio Conte.

The Italian tactician’s exit was revealed by the Stamford Bridge outfit through a club statement.

The statement read: “During Antonio’s 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.

We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”

Former Siena and Juventus manager Conte became Chelsea manager in the summer of 2015 and went on to win the Premier League title in his first season in charge.

The 48-year-old won the FA Cup title in his second season.

The 1-0 win over Manchester United in the final at the end of last season proved to be his last game as Chelsea manager.

He leaves the club despite having one year left on his contract with the Blues though he’s reportedly expected to receive £9m as compensation.

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is now expected to replace his compatriot as Chelsea manager.