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Chelsea have officially parted company with Antonio Conte, and the statement about his departure is truly embarrassing considering his stint at Stamford Bridge.
Conte won the Premier League title in his debut season following his spell as national team boss at Italy.
Only two managers have recorded a better points average than him in the Premier League.
And he's got the best win percentage as Chelsea manager in all competitions.
Best win% (100+ games) as Chelsea manager in all competitions:
Antonio Conte (65.1%)
Jose Mourinho (63.5%)
Carlo Ancelotti (61.5%) pic.twitter.com/EszDdK8Kf2
- Indy Football (@IndyFootball) July 13, 2018
2.14 - Antonio Conte averaged 2.14 points per game as a manager in the Premier League; only Sir Alex Ferguson (2.16) and Pep Guardiola (2.34) have averaged more in the competition's history (min. 10 games managed). Ciao. pic.twitter.com/UuI7atnlVD
- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 13, 2018
But, despite winning the FA Cup last season - beating Manchester United in the final, Chelsea have ditched Conte ahead of the new campaign.
And a mere few lines in the message issued by the club about his exit does not to the Italian boss justice.
Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company. https://t.co/JOpsPD4dmN
- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 13, 2018
"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," the statement reads.
"We wish Antonio every success in his future career."
Chelsea announce Antonio Conte is sacked with 52 words on their website and they don't even say thank you.- Mike Anstead (@mike_anstead) July 13, 2018
Antonio Conte won more matches (69) as Chelsea manager than there were words in Chelsea's official statement (61) announcing he has left. Concise.- Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) July 13, 2018
It's official. And *wow* at that statement - taking curt to undiscovered new levels... https://t.co/OYs1xwQRM3- Dan Levene (@danlevene) July 13, 2018
No 'thanks' to Conte. No 'parting on good terms'. No 'in the best interests...'.- Dan Levene (@danlevene) July 13, 2018
Definitely no 'will be warmly welcomed back'.
None of the stuff afforded previous bosses upon their dismissal.
In sacking-by-statement terms: this one is sucking pickled lemons all the way through.
These kiss-off statements are usually written with a little PR flair: the tone and content agreed between parties. This one looks like it was texted in by a lawyer. Which is probably a fair pointer towards what happens next in the 'relationship' between Antonio Conte and Chelsea.- Dan Levene (@danlevene) July 13, 2018
Reports suggest Chelsea will draft in Maurizio Sarri to fill the managerial void.
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