Chelsea confirm Antonio Conte's sacking with terse statement

Alvaro Morata Chelsea F.C. Premier League

The Blues confirmed the sacking of Antonio Conte as manager on Friday morning and are speeding ahead with putting Sarri in place as his successor.

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.

"We won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. Thank you for everything boss". "Great man, Great manager. I wish you every success in the future".

Assuming both deals get over the line, Jorginho and Sarri should be at Chelsea by this weekend at a total cost of around €65m to secure both signings.

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Giovanni Martusciello, who is now the technical collaborator of Inter Milan, has reportedly turned down the chance to join Maurizio Sarri's coaching staff at Chelsea.

It emerged in May that Abramovich had yet to have his British visa renewed amid a crackdown by authorities on associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sarri's future has been up in the air since Napoli hired Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach in May.

During three years with Napoli, Sarri has not won a major honour but has guided the club to finishes of second, third and second again - behind Juventus in 2017-18.

That success didn't go unnoticed and unlike in England, one of the big clubs did come calling for a manager doing well at a so-called smaller club and Sarri was off to Napoli.

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