Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'

Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'

Negotiations over the details of the deal with City had dragged on since the end of the summer, but Jorginho chose to snub a transfer to the Etihad Stadium in favour of moving to London once Chelsea made their interest clear.

Former Napoli manager, Maurizio Sarri on Friday agreed terms with Chelsea to become the club's new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked on Thursday.

Sarri has always been tipped to take over from Conte, however Chelsea dragged out the sacking of his fellow Italian, whose departure was only confirmed today, after two years at the club.

Media reports said Conte's departure would take to 85 million pounds the amount Chelsea has spent on paying off sacked managers - nearly the record fee Manchester United paid in 2016 for France midfielder Paul Pogba.

Winning trophies didn't save Conte being shown the Stamford Bridge exit door as he was dismissed after guiding Chelsea to the FA Cup in May.

Chelsea get their Premier League campaign underway in exactly four weeks, kicking off on August 11 against Huddersfield Town as they look to improve on last season's fifth placed finish.

The Italian's main gripe for the past year was Chelsea's failure to land the signings he really wanted for its Premier League title defence.

Jorginho's agent, Joao Santos, was not able to persuade De Laurentiis to honour a £44.2m deal they had effectively shaken hands on with City.

Sarri signed an initial three-year contract with Chelsea after cutting ties with the Italian club, who already appointed Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement in May in anticipation Sarri would leave.

Conte leaves amid reports in the British and Italian media that former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri will take over at Chelsea for next season. "In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game season".

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