Chelsea sack Conte with Sarri set to take over

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That poor form, plus increasing speculation of a divided dressing room, saw Roman Abramovich finally pull the trigger on Conte's time at Stamford Bridge.

Relations between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy had always been hard but deteriorated markedly over a hard second season with regular disagreements over transfer policy.

It is understood that he felt his situation should have been dealt with a greater degree of respect, given that he won the Premier League title and the FA Cup in his two seasons in charge.

Everyone seems to know who their new manager is going to be, but Leeds United fans will be far more concerned with the impact that Conte's departure could have on their club.

During the transfer window, Conte spoke frequently about his lack of involvement in the recruitment process and his remarks are said to have created a mood of negativity around the club.

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.

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One man who had worked under Conte's stewardship for the two-years he was in charge is Fabregas.

He still had a year to run on a £9m-a-season deal, renegotiated last summer in the wake of the league championship triumph, and will be due a hefty payoff.

Maurizio Sarri has already been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli boss.

Napoli president Aurelio de De Laurentiis has confirmed that Jorginho is heading to Chelsea FC after the Blues offer the club and player a better financial package than Manchester City. Sarri could be joined by former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola as part of the backroom staff. And now as things stand, they are of the thought that Napoli are using the midfielder to ease Sarri's move to Chelsea. Thibaut Courtois is expected to depart having entered the final year of his contract, forcing Chelsea to consider a move for Roma's Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

Others perhaps had even more obvious reasons to fall out with the manager even if it was never clear whether they actually did, in particular David Luiz, whom he exiled from the team at the beginning of last season.

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