Sport Chelsea sack Antonio Conte

17:50  12 july  2018
17:50  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off speculation he might be the next Premier League manager to be sacked , saying he takes such rumours "with a smile".

Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea, according to reports emerging out of Italy from Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Italian transformed the club from also-rans to champions in his first season in charge but he’s now been given his marching orders.

A poor start to 2018, including heavy defeats against Watford and Tottenham meant Chelsea finished outside of the top four and will be in the Europa League next season.

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The Italian was widely expected to leave Chelsea after a number of high-profile spats with those behind the scenes.

Conte often vented his frustration about the club’s transfer policy throughout last season and his relationship with the players had become strained, despite their FA Cup victory.

Fabregas sends parting dig towards Conte

  Fabregas sends parting dig towards Conte Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has sent a parting dig towards Antonio Conte following the news that he has been sacked by the club. The Spanish midfielder was caught liking a tweet on social media that read ‘Yessssssssss Conte gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn’, clearly he was happy to see him go. The two reportedly endured a mixed relationship during the Italian’s second season at the club. Fabregas played a big role in the club’s title success in his first season, but he fell out of favour last season. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been known to be very active on social media in the past and has made his feelings public before, making subtle comments about Conte whilst working as a pundit during the World Cup. This is not the first time a player has made their feelings towards Conte clear on social media. Willian covered the Italian with emojis on Instagram so he was blanked out of a picture from the FA Cup final.

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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 at the club.

It is believed that the Blues agreed on a fee in the region of £9.5m to pay off Conte and his staff.

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Conte thanks Chelsea players, staff and fans .
Members of the Stamford Bridge hierarchy were notable by their absence from Antonio Conte's farewell statement.Antonio Conte has thanked Chelsea's players and staff for their efforts during his two-year tenure – but made no mention of his former employers on the Stamford Bridge board.

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