Chelsea, today, released an official statement saying the club and Antonio Conte, who won two trophies in his two season with Chelsea, Premier League and FA Cup respectively with the Blues.
Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company. https://t.co/JOpsPD4dmN
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 13, 2018
Now, Conte sacked as Chelsea boss, it’s believed the Premier League 2016/17 winner are lining up move for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their new head-coach ahead of the upcoming season which is just one month from now.
With Chelsea’s managerial issues now under resolving, the next focus for the club will signing of new players while it’s believed Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante could also be in line to face to exit door this summer.
Elsewhere, Napoli’s Jorginho is closing in to be confirmed as Chelsea’s first signing of the summer the the Blues have until August 9 to complete every of their summer deals and we are expecting more players to following the Italian to Stamford Bridge this coming week.
Fans took to social media Twitter express delights and anguish over Conte’s sacking and Sarri’s announcement. Below are some of the best selected tweets:
Those who hated why Antonio Conte was sacked:
09/10: Premier League ?
11/12: Champions League ?
12/13: Sacked ❌
12/13: Europa League ?
12/13: Left ❌
14/15: Premier League ?
15/16: Sacked ❌
17/18: FA Cup ?
18/19: Sacked ❌ pic.twitter.com/o1NYxuZ3FU
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 13, 2018
Chelsea announce Antonio Conte is sacked with 52 words on their website and they don't even say thank you.
— Mike Anstead (@mike_anstead) July 13, 2018
Chelsea fired Mourinho, the most successful manager in their history, twice. Their fans called him 'Judas' when he returned to the club with Man Utd.
Today they sacked Conté, the man who won them the league & the FA Cup in 2 years without a 'thank you.'
Utterly classless club.
— R™ (@RealTalkMUFC) July 13, 2018
That statement about Conte’s sacking is so embarrassing. That man won us a premier league title a cup final and another final appearance in 2 years. At least deserves a respectful send off. Wow!
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) July 13, 2018
Whether you love Conte or hated him just respect he won us two trophies in two seasons. Keep it classy Chelsea fans, don't start arguments with each other. It's not fun for other fans to see
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) July 13, 2018
— Chelsea FC Fan Club (@ConteBlueArmy) July 13, 2018
Big thanks to Chelsea for keeping me glued to my laptop for 20-hours only to announce Conte's departure when I'm in the shower.
— Jamie Wilkinson (@parkedthebus) July 13, 2018
And here are those who are looking forward to new era with Maurizio Sarri:
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) July 13, 2018
Hazard under Sarri will cement his ‘best player in the Premier League’ status. Predicting 25+ goals and 10+ assists (minimum) next season. Sarriball is a beautiful addition to English football. Pep and Sarri keeping total football alive – Michels and Cruijff would be proud.
— Dharma Bhagalia?? (@Kloppholic) July 13, 2018
— Chelsea Extra ? (@CFCExtra) July 13, 2018
Bakayoko now needs to improve or else he will be the one who Sarri will be sending to buy his cigarettes
— Ali?? (@TheBeardedRauI) July 13, 2018