Chelsea FC has sacked head coach Antonio Conte after two years in charge, the club has announced.
Conte took over the realm of the London based side in 2016 after that year’s European Championships and leaves his post exactly two years later.
He had a terrific first season, leading the team to the Premier League title in a near flawless campaign but then had a more difficult second season in which the Blues failed to qualify for the Champions League entirely.
As his relationship with numerous players turned sour as well it was increasingly obvious his time was up.
Conte was relieved of his duties Thursday after handling his final training session.
Chelsea have already lined up his replacement, compatriot Maurizio Sarri, who led Napoli to second place in Serie A last season.