Antonio Conte set to leave Chelsea FC and Spaniard to take over – report

Antonio Conte is likely to leave Chelsea FC in the next 48 hours, according to reports

Antonio Conte
Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte is likely to leave Chelsea FC in the next 48 hours, with Luis Enrique his likely replacement, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Express is reporting that Conte is set to leave Stamford Bridge just days after having led the Blues to FA Cup glory with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in Saturday’s final.

According to the same story, Chelsea FC have agreed to pay the £9m for Conte’s final year of his contract as they look to bring in a replacement this summer.

Chelsea FC won the FA Cup but endured a difficult campaign in the Premier League, as they slumped to a fifth-placed finish and missed out on qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Now, it is being claimed that former FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is being lined up as Conte’s replacement at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FC are bound to be linked with a number of players in the coming weeks and months as they look to revamp their squad and build a team capable of winning the title next season.

The Blues will have to play in the Europa League next season after their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table.

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