Chelsea sign Jorginho from Napoli on a five-year deal worth £57m

Antonio Conte

If Conte receives the £9 million that he is entitled to if he does not work next season, it will take Chelsea's spending on...

Jorginho played an important role in Sarri's Napoli and the deep-lying playmaker is seen as the flawless fit for the high-tempo, possession-based style of play that the new boss is expected to bring to Chelsea.

The Italian had already publicly criticised the club's transfer policy and warned, from as far back as August a year ago, that his squad was not strong enough.

Dries Mertens has told me he's a good coach.

After parting company with Antonio Conte yesterday, Chelsea wasted no time in appointing his successor.

He was succeeded in May by Carlo Ancelotti - himself a former Chelsea manager.

The Italian has signed a three-year deal with the Stamford Bridge side and will replace Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday.

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The Italian replaces fellow countryman Antonio Conte, who only officially vacated his post (too nearly zero fanfare) on Friday morning despite seemingly having had both feet out of the door at Stamford Bridge for weeks on end.

It's always been known that Conte would be dismissed with Sarri the favoured replacement, yet it was somehow allowed to get to the stage where the former Italy coach took the first three days of pre-season training before being dismissed.

"We won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup".

The statistics will also show that Conte's Premier League win rate as manager (67 percent) is second only to Manchester City's Pep Guardiola (72 percent) of those in charge for at least 20 games.

The news was met positively by Chelsea supporters, despite some concerns over Sarri's past misdemeanors.

With less than a month before the Premier League transfer window closes, it is possible that the Blues will not have enough time to identify a high-quality option and negotiate what they deem a good deal with his club.

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