Chelsea has finally axed their embattled manager, Antonio Conte after just two- years in charge of the club.
The club decided to part ways with the Italian who won the league title in his first season for the club and the FA Cup last season but failed to guide the club to the UEFA Champions League next season as Chelsea finished fifth in the league.
Conte had already started pre-season training with the non-World Cup players last weekend, but the Italian was told to leave the club by the club chairman, Bruce Buck who drove to their Cobham training ground on Thursday morning to deliver the news to Conte.
Chelsea has already lined up former Napoli coach, Maurizio Sarri as a replacement for the 48-year-old and a deal to land the Italian is already in the advanced stage as they are hoping to match Napoli’s asking price.
Chelsea’s senior players who have already resumed training in preparation for their pre-season game were given the day off as the club is yet to announce a replacement for Conte.