Former Chelsea captain Terry pays tribute to sacked Conte

Kristopher Nichols
July 17, 2018

Conte has managed Chelsea for the last two seasons, winning a Premier League title and an FA Cup in his time there.

'It wasn't easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud!

Conte, 38, joined Chelsea in August of 2016 after two years in charge of the Azzurri.

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At the very minimum, Chelsea FC will be looking to break back into the top four next season after they finished in fifth place last term.

In May, Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti to replace Sarri amid speculation that the latter could take the Chelsea job.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Roman Abramovich's record suggests that he won't be shy about sacking a manager despite their high credentials if their season is poor.

Last season's FA Cup champions are also interested in signing CSKA Moscow's Aleksandr Golovin and also £35 million rated Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

Their president Aurelio de Laurentiis revealed on Wednesday that an agreement was close.

Conte still has one more year running on his current contract and wants Chelsea to pay all of his £9m clause in full.

De Laurentiis believes a resolution is close, though, adding: "His case is at the finish line, it depends on him".

They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy worldwide midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow's Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.

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