Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge

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Maurizio Sarri reportedly agrees a deal to become the new head coach of Chelsea with club legend Gianfranco Zola returning to Stamford Bridge as assistant.

Chelsea's new manager must move quickly to make new signings before the August 9 deadline.

Hazard has also always been linked with a move to the Bernabeu and that speculation has heightened since Chelsea FC missed out on a place in next season's Champions League following their fifth-placed finish last term.

Conte joined the Roman Abramovich-owned club in 2016 and led them to the league title in his debut season along with an FA Cup triumph last campaign.

Chelsea confirmed Antonio Conte's departure earlier today in a telling 61-word statement, ending his two-year stay in west London.

Conte is not happy at how his dismissal was handled, particularly after he came back to take pre-season training at Cobham this week.

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"We wish Antonio every success in his future career". "In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories", the statement reads. 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.

Trophies: Premier League 2016/2017, FA Cup 2018.

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

Sarri is a big fan of the striker, who played under him at Napoli, and Chelsea want to add more firepower to their squad.

This text will now form the basis of Chelsea's evidence against their former manager.

Conte's volcanic intensity also alienated some insiders, including leading players whose discontent filtered out.

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