Antonio Conte: John Terry shows class in message to departing Chelsea manager
Conte’s future has been the subject of plenty of speculation for the past 12 months with his departure seemingly imminent since the end of the season.
Sky Sport Italia now claim the former Juventus gaffer has been relieved of his duties and handed a mega pay-off.
Maurizio Sarri is set to take over at the club, though it is still to be confirmed by Chelsea.
Terry left Chelsea last summer after helping the club to the Premier League title.
The 37-year-old spent last season at Aston Villa, however he still clearly has the Blues and Conte on his mind.
In a post on Instagram, Terry put a picture of himself with Conte and the Premier League trophy.
Alongside it, the former England and Blues captain put: “Thank you boss. Great man, great manager.
“I wish you every success in the future.”
While Conte’s departure is yet to be fully confirmed, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed earlier this week that Sarri was close to swapping Naples for west London.
“The Sarri deal is in the homestretch, it depends on him,” said De Laurentiis.
“I’ve laid down my conditions. It’s all in the hands of lawyers. Jorginho? We said to ourselves: ‘If Jorginho has any requests, we’ll take them into account’.
“For that, I’ll have to apologise to Manchester City. However, if the player would rather live in London than Manchester, I can understand that.
“If Chelsea are paying him even more, I can understand that too. Jorginho and Sarri together again? Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of Sarri.”