Chelsea and Antonio Conte have parted ways. Today, Chelsea released a statement on their website that Conte is leaving the club. The statement read, “Chelsea Football club and Antonio Conte have parted company.”
The club also said, “During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. 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. We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”
Conte joined Chelsea in 2016 after coaching Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. He replaced Guus Hiddink whose caretaker spell came to an end. In his very first season, Conte guided Chelsea to the league title and the FA Cup final. The following season was less fruitful as Cheslea ended 5th in the Premier League which put them out of Champions League contention. His only silverware was the FA Cup title.
During his tenure as manager, Chelsea won 69 out of the 106 matches they played with a win percentage of 65.09%. Conte is leaving the club with his second best win percentage at any club he managed. The Italian’s highest is 67.1% at Juventus where he was the manager from 2011-2014.
Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is expected to be Conte’s replacement at Stamford Bridge.