Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen for the club to continue to be successful after his exit.
The 48-year-old was sacked from his post as the Blues boss despite having one year left on his contract and has been swiftly replaced by fellow Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri.
His sack puts an end to the lengthy battle he had with the Chelsea hierarchy while he was in charge of the team.
In his first speech after being sacked, the former Siena and Juventus manager reflected on his two-year stay at the club through the League Managers’ Association.
In his words, Conte said: “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together.”
“To the players, whose talent and commitment was so important to our successes, I thank them for everything. It has been a pleasure working with them every day. To my staff, who always worked so hard, I must say thank you and well done for their professionalism and dedication throughout.
“I have enjoyed my time in England and London so much and I want to thank the Chelsea fans who have been amazing to me and my family. It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.
“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season. I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.” He concluded.
According to various reports, Chelsea will pay a whooping sum of £9m as compensation for the final year of his contract.