Antonio Conte has been officially given his marching orders by the Chelsea board, an update that is yet to be announced by the club.
It was a matter of when rather than if. Antonio Conte was rumoured to be heading out before the season began. But, many were surprised it took Chelsea so much time to confirm the sacking and announce the Italian’s departure.
In what was Conte’s only job so far in England, the manager achieved one Premier League title and one FA Cup during his two-year stay at the helm at Chelsea.
Chelsea fans were relieved at the announcement, with hopes that Sarri-ball would be much more pleasing. There were some attempts at trolling the Italian and Chelsea as well.
Conte last summer: “It’s important we don’t have a Mourinho season”
Conte this summer; Sacked by Chelsea after finishing outside the top 4.
Mourinho gets the last laugh. pic.twitter.com/7cLcGo6Dom
— UtdWay (@UtdWay) July 12, 2018
Antonio Conte has officially been sacked by Chelsea .
My mood now 😀😀😀😀😀 pic.twitter.com/LnrN0LiYiY
— Felix Romark© (@FelixRomark) July 12, 2018
Conte wins Premier League year 1.
Wins FA cup in year 2 and maintains the 2nd best win percentage in premier league history.
Gets sacked. Banter club
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 12, 2018
Chelsea waited till England were out of the world cup before sacking Conte because they knew we all needed cheering up
— GG5 (@GorjusGeorge5) July 12, 2018
But, the majority highlighted Conte’s achievements and the fact that he had always been respectful towards the fan and the club, regardless of what was going on inside closed doors.
Thank you for everything, Antonio Conte 💙 pic.twitter.com/3snYohNZ5V
— CFC (@CFCWriter) July 12, 2018
Personally, I think Conte is a genius as a coach. Terrible politician but Sarri will have to be very special indeed to do better than him.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) July 12, 2018
Thank you Antonio Conte for making sure Mourinho went trophyless last season and for giving Olivier Giroud a new home. I wish you the best of luck for the future.
— Danny WelBeast (@WelBeast) July 12, 2018
Some Chelsea fans may have become frustrated by his tactics last season, but there were some wonderful moments under Antonio Conte and should always be grateful for what he did. pic.twitter.com/DVvSsaajjn
— Oliver Harbord (@ojharbord) July 12, 2018
— CFC WORLD (@CFC4World) July 12, 2018
Antonio Conte – thank you for giving me my favourite ever Season as a Chelsea fan and yet another perfect Wembley day in May. Any dream of a long serving manager creating a dynasty at Chelsea will NEVER ever exist. Roll on whatever is next. As per usual. #KTBFFH #CFC
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) July 12, 2018
Farewell, Antonio Conte. Thank you for pulling us out of the darkness, and bringing us into the light. A leader, and most importantly, a winner.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) July 12, 2018
He’s a master tactician and a serial winner. Started a small revolution in the PL with his 3-5-2, and I won’t forget what he did for this club.
He could have done great things here but ultimately this is the right move.
Grazie Antonio. pic.twitter.com/0GCAR2Oi76
— AddictedToCFC (@AddictedToCFC) July 12, 2018