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Maurizio Sarri agrees to become Chelsea boss, with Gianfranco Zola as assistant

Antonio Conte Antonio Conte
Noah Ferguson | 14 July, 2018, 08:14

As he was still in the final year of a three-season contract, Conte is due a £9m payoff which the club will contest.

Chelsea have parted company with their Italian manager Antonio Conte after two years at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League club said on Friday (Jul 13).

Sarri didn't win a major title at Napoli, however, and that would not be tolerated at Chelsea.

The report claims that Zola has also said yes to a return to the West Londoners, with the former playmaker being regarded as the one of the best players in the club's history. In the wake of Chelsea's FA Cup win, Willian obscured Conte in a team celebration photograph posted on Instagram.

The chain smoking former Empoli manager - who will have to restrain himself on the touchline in England where smoking is banned - was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17. "Good luck for the future".

Morata was an expensive acquisition of Conte's, but the striker failed to maintain form through-out last season after a blistering start to the campaign.

Chelsea have until August 9 to complete all their summer purchases. And the club now has less than a month for their new manager to make an impact before their Premier League opener away at Huddersfield on 11 August. Only the pay was improved, though, with Conte's contract still running for just another two seasons - hardly a show of commitment by either the club or its manager. He had been waiting since winning the FA Cup in May to resolve his future at Stamford Bridge, but difficulty in securing Sarri delayed the process.

The Italian has taken most of his backroom staff with him with only Paolo Bertelli, Carlo Cudicini and goalkeeping coach, Gianluca Spinelli, considering staying at Chelsea for the coming season.

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