Hour Ago Shock as Chelsea sack Conte

1 Hour Ago Shock as Chelsea sack Conte

Premier League giants Chelsea have announced the sacking of Antonio Conte.

Former Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri is the favourite to take over, with the club's top-flight opener a little over four weeks away.

"Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company", the club said in a terse statement.

Contrast that to the end of his first season at the club, where Conte was feted for leading Chelsea to the league title by seven points after a record-breaking run of 13 straight wins in the middle of the season, sparked by an inspired and bold change of formation.

"We wish Antonio every success in his future career".

However, while present players may have had issues with Conte, former Chelsea legend John Terry, who left after the league title winning campaign had nothing but praise for him.

Conte regularly questioned the club's ambition and dealings in the transfer window and departs after failing to guide the Blues into next season's Champions League.

More news: Why was Kimi Raikkonen penalty 10 not five seconds?

His intense training methods angered senior players and he alienated the board with disparaging treatment of Spanish striker Diego Costa and constant carping over the club's failure to replace top players with those of similar ability.

"Thank you boss. Great man, great manager".

But it seems Sarri has work to do when it comes to building his staff as according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, none of his backroom boys from Napoli are set to join him at Chelsea.

Sarri's got a buyout clause at Napoli rumoured to be in the region of €8 million while Conte will get a hefty severance package as well so the "switch" won't come cheap for the West Londoners.

It is expected that Chelsea will formally unveil Sarri as their new manager in the very near future.

The Spanish midfielder's found playing time hard to come by under the Italian, but has admiringly fought for his place instead of pushing for a move elsewhere in the two seasons they spent together.

Related News:



Most liked

Italy’s Fiat workers on strike after Juventus sign Cristiano Ronaldo
The union urged Fiat owners to invest in its workforce to bolster the finances of "thousands of people instead of only one". However, with a new investment strategy in place, Fiat claims that all employees across Italy shall return to work by 2022.

FIFA Investigation Underway as England Fans Accused of 'Potentially Discriminatory' Chants
France will have 24 hours longer to prepare for the game after edging out Belgium 1-0 in 90 minutes in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

Netflix captures the most Emmy nominations
NBC's Saturday Night Live , with 21 nominations this year, has now been nominated 252 times in its history, a record for any show. The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover 's Atlanta , with 16. "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied".

Trump shares 'very nice note' from Kim Jong Un
The United States did not broadly say which countries it believed were illicitly providing North Korea with refined petroleum. If realized, they will be the first general-level military talks between North Korea and the UNC since March 2009.

Florida Man Without Arms Charged With Using Scissors To Stab Tourist
According to the arrest report, Crenshaw claims he was lying down when Coronado approached him and hit him in the head. Crenshaw has an extensive criminal past, including battery of law enforcement officers, according to local police.

Trump meets Theresa May, promptly says Boris Johnson would be ‘great PM’
Trump's visit comes amid fierce protests against the USA leader, which included a blip portraying him as a big baby. The Sun said its interview with Trump was conducted in Brussels before he left for the British leg of his trip.

Canada part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation communique affirming defence spending target despite PM's remarks
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said this is not a formal proposal and that Trump had merely "suggested" this increase. The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the USA pays more than others.

Trump administration threatens tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports
On Wednesday, the Trump administration said ZTE took another step toward ending a US ban after ZTE signed an escrow agreement. US President Donald Trump is pushing his trade conflict with China toward a point where neither side can back down.

New Intel Prompts U.S. Government To Reopen Emmett Till Investigation
Donham, then 21 and known as Carolyn Bryant, testified in 1955 as a prospective defense witness in the trial of Bryant and Milam. A MS jury acquitted the two men responsible for his murder, and then a while later they confessed to the killing in a magazine.

Nawaz Sharif will be arrested once he lands in Lahore, warns minister
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in London prior to Eid-ul-Fitr and are now there due to Kulsoom Nawaz's prolonged illness. Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to return home from London and his welcoming party is ready.

Kavanaugh's women law clerks hail Court pick as 'advocate'
Yet others questioned exactly why Kavanaugh's debts were suddenly paid off previous year . Wade being overturned, making access to reproductive health even harder to gain.

Ex-Raptor Charles Oakley arrested, accused of cheating at casino
Criminal charges were dismissed in February of this year, but Dolan has banned Oakley from Madison Square Garden for life . He faces one-to-six years in prison if convicted in the case, according to the report.

Woolworths recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe
He said cooking the vegetables should kill the bacteria, but warned against eating undefrosted or undercooked frozen vegetables. It can be more serious for people with weakened immune systems and also the elderly, pregnant women and infants.

Houston Astros tabbed for MLB All-Star game
Outfielder Jo Adell has been selected to represent Team USA in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game . He improved his numbers during 2012, recording a 14-4 record in 26 games pitching 134 innings.

Novak Djokovic can beat Rafael Nadal, suggests Kei Nishikori
He reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2013, but four wrist surgeries - three on the left - nearly made him retire. His wish was granted, meaning that top-seeded Federer will play away from Centre Court for the first time in three years.