Chelsea have confirmed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach.
Chelsea began a terse, four-sentence statement on its website, "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company". If Conte receives the £9 million that he is entitled to if he does not work next season, it will take Chelsea's spending on...
Conte had been expected to go at the end of last season after Chelsea, who won the 2016-17 Premier League title in his stellar first campaign in charge, finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League. He has penned a three-year deal with Chelsea.
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Conte and his staff leave as part of a £9m compensation package clear-out just 28 days before the start of the new league season.
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"He has demonstrated his quality working under Maurizio Sarri and we are convinced his signing will help bring further success to Stamford Bridge".
But even so, Chelsea's announcement on Friday was quite something...