Maurizio Sarri sends open message to Chelsea FC fans

Maurizio Sarri is the favourite to succeed fellow Italian Antonio Conte as Chelsea boss

Chelsea have fired manager Antonio Conte after a two-year tenure in which he won the English Premier League and FA Cup.

Premier League giants, Chelsea have officially announced the sacking of their Italian manager, Antonio Conte on their social media handle.

"His record as a manager speaks for itself, with a record-breaking Premier League season and FA Cup title to look back on with pride".

However with Sarri still under contract with Napoli, and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reluctant to spend in light of his visa issues, all parties had been left in limbo until Conte was finally relieved of his duties on Friday.

"We wish Antonio every success in his future career". Indeed, the likes of John Terry and Cesc Fabregas have already passed on their messages of goodwill for the 2017 Premier League victor.

There were also reports of unhappy players.

Antonio Conte repeatedly hinted at tension with the Chelsea hierarchy
Antonio Conte repeatedly hinted at tension with the Chelsea hierarchy

This is arguably the toughest period of Abramovich's ownership, with the Russian facing visa issues with the United Kingdom authorities.

Sarri has replaced Conte as boss before, with a short-lived spell at Arezzo in 2006-07 before Conte was reappointed.

Chelsea have also indefinitely postponed plans to rebuild Stamford Bridge in a scheme which would cost more than £1billion.

Sarri, who led the Serie A side to two second-place finishes in three seasons at the Stadio San Paolo, has said he will bring entertaining football to Stamford Bridge after their disappointing campaign last season.

Sarri's first game at the helm is scheduled to be the July 23 friendly against Perth Glory in Western Australia.

The 48-year-old's departure comes after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that Chelsea were close to securing a deal for the Italian club's former boss Maurizio Sarri.

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