Antonio Conte breaks silence after Chelsea sacking with statement

first_img Antonio Conte spent two years in charge of Chelsea 2 Latest Chelsea news smart causal “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” Conte said, in a statement issued through the League Managers Association.Conte spent two years in charge of the London club.He won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season as head coach and signed an improved contract before leading leading the club to FA Cup glory in May.But the former Juventus and Italy boss often hinted at grievances with the Chelsea hierarchy, particularly over transfer policy, and was discarded with a year remaining on his contract and despite overseeing the start of pre-season training for the 2018-19 campaign. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Antonio Conte insists he harbours no ill-feeling towards Chelsea following his departure from the club.The Italian was sacked by the Blues on Friday, just days after returning for the start of pre-season training, and was swiftly replaced by fellow countryman Maurizio Sarri. REVEALED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible xi Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Antonio Conte was axed just 55 days after leading Chelsea to FA Cup glory possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 2 Conte thanked his players, staff and the Blues fans, adding: “It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Chelsea’s usual policy is to continue to pay a sacked manager’s salary until their contract expires or they find a new job.Conte is reportedly prepared to wait for a high-calibre job, with no obvious attractive vacancy at present. shining LMA chief executive Richard Bevan anticipates Conte will be sought after following his successful stint at Chelsea.“Antonio made an immediate impact when he arrived in the Premier League two years ago,” Bevan said.“His energy and enthusiasm for football has been infectious and it has been a privilege to have one of the best coaches in the world working in the Premier League to raise the standard of the league and his players at Chelsea.“We have no doubt that Antonio will go on to achieve many more successes in his career.”last_img

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