Chelsea confirmed the exit of Antonio Conte

The Italian leaves having won the Premier League in his first season in charge and followed by the FA Cup back in May. Widespread reports on Thursday claimed Conte has been sacked, and the club released a statement announcing the 48-year-old had been axed the following day. The statement read: ‘Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company.

‘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.’