In an official club statement, Chelsea have confirmed the immediate departure of Antonio Conte.
In 2 seasons as Chelsea boss, Conte won one Premier League title and enjoyed one FA Cup triumph. The FA Cup final victory over Manchester United proved to be Conte’s final outing as the man in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Conte will perhaps be best remembered by Blues fans, besides for the titles he won, as the man who introduced the wing-back tactical system that transformed the club’s fortunes and altered the way so many Premier League teams were playing the game at the time.
Such tactical developments, and the introduction of new positions to the Chelsea system, breathed new life into the careers of players such as Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses. It also brought success to the club.
Over the course of Conte’s reign though, other members of the squad fell by the wayside. They will now be hoping that the manager’s departure could signal a way back into the fold for them.