Blues Legend John Terry Pays Fitting Tribute to Antonio Conte

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Chelsea have parted company with their Italian manager Antonio Conte after two years at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League club said on Friday (Jul 13).

The 48-year-old Italian, who returned to pre-season training this week, had one year remaining on his contract.

The Italian was an inspired choice in that first season, taking Chelsea from 10th to champions and captivating Stamford Bridge with his fiercely driven approach and animated body language that pleased the club's support, captivating crowds around the Premier League.

Cesc Fabregas has paid tribute to Antonio Conte after the Chelsea FC manager's departure was all but confirmed on Thursday evening.

"We wish Antonio every success in his future career", the statement read.

Maurizio Sarri is now free to fly to London today, with a compensation deal finally being struck with Napoli.

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The chain smoking former Empoli manager - who will have to restrain himself on the touchline in England where smoking is banned - was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17.

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. Attention will then turn towards securing Sarri and Chelsea's other summer targets, believed to include players such as Aleksandr Golovin and Daniele Rugani.

Terry took to social platform Instagram to post a picture of himself and Conte together with the Premier League title and captioned it with the words: "Thank You Boss".

The Blues finished outside of the top four last season, but did end the 2017/18 season by defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Sarri has also presented a list of players he would like to sign.

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