Chelsea have announced that head coach Antonio Conte has been sacked.
The Italian leaves after two seasons in charge, a spell in which he won the Premier League and FA Cup with the west London club.
“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.”
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed on Wednesday that the deal is almost done, saying: “Sarri is close to being new Chelsea manager. My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything.”