It took then the more than half of our off-season for Chelsea to do what looked inevitable. Even then, such an announcement still hurts given all that Antonio Conte has done for the club, translated into a Premier League winning campaign on his debut season and a FA Cup trophy in his second — and apparently last — one.
Thank you Mister for another Premier League title and FA Cup. It wasn’t easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud! Good luck for the future. #CFC— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) July 12, 2018
However, many will be happy with the news. After all this means change is finally coming, after weeks of dilly-dallying from Chelsea due to completely mysterious reasons. It will come in form of Maurizio Sarri, shortly after Chelsea bring his understudy Jorginho from Napoli.
Perhaps it will all work out. Despite Sarri’s lack of trophies in almost two decades as a manager, he was very close to adding his first one at the end of last season. As a smart man, we can expect him to learn from the mistakes made during his reign at Stadio San Paolo that made the Serie A title slip so they do not happen at the new job.