JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager

JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager

The ex-Juventus and Italy coach's future had been under fierce speculation for months after he failed to follow up a Premier League-winning debut campaign with success in 2017-18.

Despite Napoli acquiring Carlo Ancelotti, Sarri's contract hasn't been terminated by the club and this has what delayed Chelsea's move.

Chelsea are now primed to announce former Napoli boss Sarri as his replacement, with talks at an advanced stage.

Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte looks on during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on February 5, 2018.

The protracted saga over whether or not Antonio Conte will stay at Stamford Bridge appears to be over.

He added that his agreement for the sale of Jorginho with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was in place "irrespective of whether or not Sarri ends up taking charge of Chelsea".


They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy global midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow's Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.

But Sarri's appointment is now set to go through and he is expected to be joined by Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola and Giovanni Martusciello, who he worked with at Empoli.

"Fair play to him, they've done well, they've been playing well for two years".

This has ignited interest from Chelsea who is keen to sign a solid midfielder who can strengthen their base and the West London club are trying to hijack a deal from their rivals.

Conte took over a team that finished 10th in the Premier League as defending champions and turned them around immediately to reclaim the title in 2016/17.

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