13th July, 2018
The former F.C. Chelsea Captain, John Terry, paid tributes to the immediate past coach of the team, Antonio Conte after the Italian was relieved of his managerial duties by the club on Thursday.
After weeks of speculation, the Management of the London club finally decided to sack Conte, thereby opening the way for a replacement with rumours having it that the former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is set to succeed him.
Despite the fact that Antonio Conte won the Premier League title in his very first season with the team, he had to be let go as a result of his regular off-the-field power struggle over the club’s transfer policy.
That had put his job on the line for quite sometime before the Chelsea Management finally decided to send him packing.
The situation had further been worsened by the fact that the team was unable to defend its title, finishing fifth in the table and missing out on Champions League. Chelsea F.C. was however able to defeat the Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup in a match that proved to be Antonio Conte’s final match as Manager of the team.
The 2016/2017 season in which Chelsea won the Premiership under Antonio Conte was John Terry’s final campaign at the club, and the former Blues captain has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to his old boss.
John Terry wrote:
“Thank you boss. Great man, great manager.”
“I wish you every success in the future.”