Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea with Maurizio Sarri set to replace him

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After two seasons in the saddle, Antonio Conte has been relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge with Premier League giants, Chelsea.

The Italian had two contrasting campaigns at the helm and has now vacated his post.

Conte's departure from the club had been delayed with the Blues working out a compensation package for the Italian, who had one year remaining on his contract.

Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era. They eventually stuttered to a fifth-placed finish in the league, which has led to Conte's departure even though he did clinch the FA Cup title.

With Jorginho at his disposal, Sarri should be able to replicate most of that system from Napoli, which might help guide Chelsea back into the top four.

But The Sun say Chelsea are hopeful that, now Sarri is in charge, the trio will decide to stay at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea are now primed to announce former Napoli boss Sarri as his replacement, with talks at an advanced stage.

He has won a Premier League title and an FA Cup in consecutive seasons.

Chelsea football club have sacked manager, Antonio Conte.

"Although I consider [Jorginho] a great player, for Ancelotti's style of play and in view of the [lack of] credibility from the Chinese for [Marek] Hamsik, we've chose to accept the request which first came from Manchester City, and I have to apologise to them".

Chelsea still need to reach an agreement to terminate the final year of Conte's contract, which is worth??9 million, but that increasingly appears to be a formality. Gianfranco Zola could also return to Chelsea as part of the backroom or technical staff. And now as things stand, they are of the thought that Napoli are using the midfielder to ease Sarri's move to Chelsea.

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