It has taken far longer for Antonio Conte and Chelsea to part company than initially thought likely, mainly because of the compensation issues that needed to be resolved. However, for the seventh time in a decade, Chelsea are changing their manager. Conte delivered two trophies in two seasons. The former Italy boss guided the Blues to the Premier League title in his first campaign but the FA Cup was considered a poor return last season. Conte’s 65% win percentage was higher than anyone who spent more than 40 games in charge of the club since Avram Grant left in 2009 – but a premature exit for the 48-year-old former Italy and Juventus boss was always likely, explains BBC Sport’s Simon Stone.
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