Antonio Conte has officially been dismissed from his position as Chelsea manager just two months after winning the FA Cup final, with Maurizio Sarri set to replace him at Stamford Bridge in the comings days.
Chelsea right back Davide Zappacosta could be on his way to Napoli as the Blues prepare to appoint the former Partenopei manager Maurizio Sarri as their new boss.
"Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company", the club said in a statement.
I wish you every success in the future".
Antonio Conte's departure from Chelsea is the latest episode in the "boom and bust" story of managerial life at Stamford Bridge.
Conte led Chelsea to a brilliant title triumph in his first year after inheriting a team that finished 10th the previous season.
Sarri is central to Chelsea's 14th change of coach since Roman Abramovich arrived in 2003, although yet again there will be a costly severance payment to the outgoing coach.
The ex-Juventus and Italy coach's future had been under fierce speculation for months after he failed to follow up a Premier League-winning debut campaign with success in 2017-18.
It is now official, Chelsea have chose to "part ways" with Antonio Conte, who was a highly popular figure among the Chelsea fans, but simply could not get along with members of the board.
Sarri has also presented a list of players he would like to sign.
Assuming both deals get over the line, Jorginho and Sarri should be at Chelsea by this weekend at a total cost of around €65m to secure both signings.