Antonio Conte has left his role as Chelsea manager according to reports in Italy.
The Italian’s position as Chelsea boss has been under threat for a number of months now, and he has been highly expected to be relieved of his duties ever since the curtain came down on the 2017/18 season.
It has been widely expected that Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri would be Conte’s replacement, although Chelsea have struggled to come to an agreement with the Serie A club over his release.
However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis announced on Wednesday that they are close to reaching an agreement for Sarri to become their new boss
Sky Sports Italy are now reporting that Conte has now left his role at Stamford Bridge after two years at the club, although there has been no official announcement from Chelsea regarding the current managerial situation.
The Italian led the West London club to Premier League title glory in a successful first season at the helm but his second campaign proved far less harmonious and although they lifted the FA Cup in the spring, they could only finish fifth in the Premier League.
Chelsea are also thought to be also close to signing Jorginho from Napoli, seemingly beating Man City to the Italy international’s signature.