Chelsea's statement after sacking Antonio Conte was so different to Jose Mourinho's

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Antonio Conte is no longer Chelsea manager.

After reports surfaced on Thursday afternoon stating that the two had parted company, the Blues officially confirmed the news on Friday morning.

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to take over, bringing highly-rated midfielder Jorginho with him.

Conte's exit is a sad end to what started as a hugely successful reign in west London.

Chelsea strolled to the title in 2016/17, amassing 30 wins in total - which was a record until Manchester City's devastating campaign last season.

However, things started to go wrong in 2017/18, with new signings failing to perform for the manager.

He may have lifted the FA Cup, but it was clear that Conte's time was up way before the game at Wembley.

And if ever proof was needed that the Italian left on bad terms, Chelsea's statement says it all.

The club wrote: "During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories.

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"We wish Antonio every success in his future career."

Sixty-One words, that's all. Not one mention of the word 'thanks' either.

When you compare it to the clubs statement on Jose Mourinho's sacking in 2015, it paints a clear picture.

Chelsea wrote about Mourinho: "Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent.

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"All at Chelsea thank José for his immense contribution since he returned as manager in the summer of 2013.

"His three league titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins over two spells make him the most successful manager in our 110-year history.

"But both Jose and the board agreed results have not been good enough this season and believe it is in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways.

"The club wishes to make clear José leaves us on good terms and will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure at Chelsea.


"His legacy at Stamford Bridge and in England has long been guaranteed and he will always be warmly welcomed back to Stamford Bridge."

The difference is quite staggering.

Things with Conte must have been truly horrendous behind closed doors.

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