Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'

Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'

He is set to be replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, according to reports.

Conte produced a record 30 Premier League wins during his maiden season, which has since been thwarted by Manchester City's 32 victories last season, while he now boasts Chelsea's longest consecutive league wins with 13.

Incredibly the club have released a statement thanking Conte for his services to the club, but the message only consisted of 52 words.

Conte led Chelsea FC to the Premier League title in his first season in charge after the Blues finished seven points ahead of their closest title challengers Tottenham Hotspur.

The London club says, "We wish Antonio every success in his future career".

Fans took to Twitter with a mixed reaction to the dismissal and manner of dismissal of their once beloved coach.

Conte took preseason training this week at Chelsea's practice base in Cobham with players who hadn't featured at the World Cup, but reports emerged in the Italian media on Thursday saying Conte had been fired.

Conte - who had a year to run on his contract - is seen to have contributed to his own demise by falling out both with the players and the board as the sheen of the title victory quickly disappeared.

Therefore, Chelsea are being forced to pay Napoli a fee to secure Sarri's services.

"If Chelsea are paying him even more, I can understand that too".

Former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui was appointed instead.

Jorginho is expected to join Sarri from Napoli but star man Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move away from west London.

They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy global midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow's Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.