During the 2017-18 season, Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte had insisted that he doesn’t want to be another manager who was sacked after winning the Premier League as happened with Mourinho and Ranieri. He certainly wasn’t that serious at that time, but after over a month of speculation, he’s been sacked.

Rumors had started when he showed frustration over lack of financial support by the Chelsea board last year. In some of his interviews during last season, he had claimed that he doesn’t have players that he wanted to sign in the transfer window.

He was also involved in the brawls with his players like Diego Costa and David Luiz, while other players had begun to grow weary of his methods, noted ESPN.

During Conte’s two-year stay at Chelsea, he won the 2016-17 Premier League and FA Cup during the 2017-18 campaign.

According to his contract’s terms and conditions, he had a year to run on his current deal, renegotiated last summer in the wake of the league championship triumph, and will be due to earn a hefty payoff, according to the Guardian. However, if he gets a job after leaving, then Chelsea doesn’t need to compensate the Italian for his salary.

What’s next

Chelsea has a few options to lure high profile coaches due to their availability. But, speculations suggest that the team is likely to land the 59-year-old Italian coach, Maurizio Sarri. The lawyers of Sarri and that of Chelsea and Napoli have convened over this issue.

Sarri has been managing the Italian team, Napoli, since the 2015-16 season. Last season, Napoli finished second in the Italian elite competition, Serie A. He hasn’t achieved any major accolades during his managerial career, but Chelsea’s choice suggests that his method can well work in England.

Chelsea has been speculated to land Italian midfielder, Jorginho from Napoli.

The team is yet to start their summer transfer business, while rumors also suggest that The Blues are interested in Daniele Rugani and the Russian World Cup dark horse Aleksandr Golovin.

Conte problems

Antonio Conte is now an available manager to be taken by interested teams. If he doesn’t get a decent job, he’ll be paid by Chelsea, as his contract still has one year remaining before it ends.

However, he could be jobless like other savvy managers, as has happened with Luis Enrique when he stepped down as Barcelona manager before the last season. Enrique wasn’t managing any team during last season. It’ll be a hard process for Conte to weigh his options after being sacked in order to get a new coaching job.