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"I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves", he said. The Italian is also unhappy with his overall treatment from the club and the delay in his departure - with only a month to go before the 2018/19 Premier League campaig begins.

A statement reads: "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company".

The Blues missed out on a place in the Champions League despite starting the 2017-18 season as Premier League title holders following Conte's successful debut campaign in England.

Chelsea have finally announced that Antonio Conte has left the club after months of speculation surrounding his future.

He will take over a Chelsea side who finished fifth in the Premier League last term, but won the FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp actually backs up Dejan Lovren's world class claims
They are offensive in the midfield with [Ivan] Rakitic, [Marcelo] Brozovic, [Luka] Modric , so somebody needs to fix all that. Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium is the venue for today's World Cup final, with Lovren's Croatia to take on France.

Sarri guided Napoli to a finish of second in Serie A last season. Negotiations for the highly-rated manager's payoff have accelerated over the last 48 hours and are nearly completed.

Maurizio Sarri has reportedly agreed a deal to become the new head coach of Chelsea and will be joined at Stamford Bridge by Gianfranco Zola.

Sarri was credited with taking Napoli to the next level, both domestically and on the continent, in his three years at the club - but has yet to secure any silverware in his 13-year managerial career.

The former Italy national coach returned to take training this week but the writing was on the wall and the drawn-out process was reportedly due to how much compensation the club should pay Napoli for Sarri.

But even so, Chelsea's announcement on Friday was quite something...