Antonio Conte has left Chelsea and he has released a statement to the effect. The London club attracted criticisms for a less than 60-word official farewell message to Antonio Conte, and there were indications that there was a major falling out between the two parties.
There were also reports that Chelsea had opted not to pay Conte his release clause citing some misconducts that resulted in his dismissal, with the infamous text message to Diego Costa being mentioned. Rumors were rife that both parties might be gearing up for series of legal actions, but the statement from Conte appears to have out such thoughts to bed, althiough we wait to see what transpires in the future.
Conte wrote: ” I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together.”
“To the players, whose talent and commitment was so important to our successes, I thank them for everything. It has been a pleasure working with them every day.”
“To my staff, who always worked so hard, I must say thank you and well done for their professionalism and dedication throughout.”
“I have enjoyed my time in England and London so much and I want to thank the Chelsea fans who have been amazing to me and my Family. It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.”
“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.”
“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”