Maurizio Sarri set to replace Antonio Conte after his Chelsea sacking

Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to take over from Conte, who took pre-season training this week.

The club have refused to comment on the status of the 48-year-old, who won the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in May.

Maurizio Sarri is expected to take over from Conte

Sarri will become Chelsea’s ninth full-time manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

The incoming Sarri  finished second, third and second again behind Juventus in 2017-18. The former Empoli manager was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17

Conte’s mark of 30 league wins in the 2016-17 campaign was a record until Manchester City produced 32 in 2017-18

His league win percentage of 67.1% is better than Sir Alex Ferguson’s 65.2% and only bettered by Pep Guardiola’s 72.8% in the Premier League

In all he won 69 and drew 20 of his 106 games in charge of the club

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas on Twitter: “Thank you Mister for another Premier League title and FA Cup. It wasn’t easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud! Good luck for the future.”

 

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