Chelsea news: Coaching duo take training ground duties until Maurizio Sarri appointment
The former Blues boss has been set for a Stamford Bridge exit ever since his FA Cup final win two months ago.
Conte’s turbulent second season in England left his position untenable in the eyes of Chelsea’s hierarchy, despite the 48-year-old’s desire to remain at the club.
Maurizio Sarri is expected to replace his fellow countryman in the coming days, with Gianfranco Zola joining him in the dugout.
However, until then, Newton will take first-team training with the help of goalkeeping coach Cudicini, according to the Telegraph.
Some of Conte’s staff may also stay at Chelsea beyond this summer.
Fitness coach Paolo Bertelli is likely to remain at the club, along with goalkeeping coach Gianluca Spinelli.
Sarri is reportedly in London today to sign a contract with his new side, while Zola’s return as his assistant comes 15 years after he left the club as a player.
Giovanni Martusciello, who worked with Sarri at Empoli, is also on his way to the club this summer.
Chelsea released a statement earlier this morning announcing Conte’s departure.
“Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” it read.
“During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories.
“We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”