First published by insidefutbol.com,
Antonio Conte has been sacked as the Chelsea manager, leaving the club’s fans reacting on social media.
The Italian, who arrived in the summer of 2016, led the London club to a Premier League title in his debut season. He followed up it with the FA Cup last season, but it seems that was not enough for the Chelsea board, with the Italian getting the boot with a year still left on his contract.
Former Napoli coach and fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri is slated to take up Conte’s role with the club’s fans reacting strongly to the news. Chelsea fan and Twitter user Coolsaq thanked the manager for ‘everything’ as June Myriad termed the decision a ‘big mistake’.
Big Mistake, letting him go just because they failed last season the players are much to blame . if not more
— June Mynard (@kelwell16) July 12, 2018
Fellow Blues fan DipoSpeak is sad to see the manager leave, but he blamed Conte’s downfall on the man himself. Regardless, he expects to see ‘beautiful football’ with likely replacement Sarri in charge.
It’s sad to see #Conte go but he dug part of his downfall , great coach with great will to succeed . Am confident #Sarri will do a great job , beautiful football awaits Chelsea fans , he is a very good replacement .
— MY (@DipoSpeak) July 12, 2018
Fellow fan Raphael was more scathing, accusing the manager of giving up on the club