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Chelsea ‘sack manager Antonio Conte’ – reports

Chelsea ‘sack manager Antonio Conte’ – reports
By Eurosport

12/07/2018 at 15:06Updated 12/07/2018 at 20:43

Antonio Conte has been sacked as Chelsea boss according to a report from Sky Italia.

Speculation has been rife for much of the close season that former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was set to take over at Stamford Bridge.

The club have now, according to multiple reports, taken the decision to relieve Conte and his staff of their duties, with a deal also in place for Sarri to take over.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that the Premier League side were close to securing a deal for Sarri to replace Conte.

Sarri was replaced by former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti in May with the Naples club seeking to end Juventus' dominance in the league.

The 59-year-old led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge.

The club are yet to confirm the news.

With additional reporting from Reuters