JUST IN: Chelsea sacks Antonio Conte

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/07/2018

FC Naija

Antonio Conte and his staff have reportedly been dismissed by Chelsea ahead of the anticipated arrival of Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

The former Italy CT has essentially been a lame duck at Stamford Bridge since the end of last season, but the Blues couldn’t agree on a compensation deal with Napoli for Sarri.

That meant that Conte had to continue to take first-team training or be in breach of contract, and he took the morning session today before the players were sent home.

Now Sky Italia is reporting that the former Juventus Coach and his staff have been informed that they will be relieved of their duties.

That would indicate that a deal is finally done for Sarri, who could be announced today or tomorrow according to Napoli’s lawyer.