Conte still had a year left on a revised deal he signed last summer after delivering the fifth Premier League title since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003.
The 46-year-old managed Empoli in the 2016/17 season but could not do enough to prevent the Italian minnows from succumbing to relegation from Serie A.
"We wish Antonio every success in his future career", the statement read. "In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game season". "Great man, Great manager". He had been waiting since winning the FA Cup in May to resolve his future at Stamford Bridge, but difficulty in securing Sarri delayed the process.
Chelsea FC will be looking to at least break back into the top four next season after their disappointing campaign last term.
Duchess of Cambridge makes surprise appearance at RAF100
The Duchess of Cambridge never bows out from re-wearing designer duds for royal outings and does so in the chicest manner. Kate is now in the middle of maternity leave for Prince Louis and hasn't yet returned to full-time royal duties.
Facts and figures about this year's Emmy Award nominations
Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman (" Ozark "), Ed Harris (" Westworld ") and Matthew Rhys (" The Americans "). The 70th Emmys ceremony will take place in September and be hosted by comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che .
There Will Only Be 1 Blockbuster in America Soon
But ultimately, it wasn't enough. "You would not believe how much business we got just from that memorabilia alone", he said. By this year, only a pair in Alaska and the final OR store had endured.
Free agent guard Thomas to join Nuggets
In 17 games, including just one start, for Los Angeles, Thomas averaged 15.6 points and five assists. The move reunites him with head coach Mike Malone, Thomas' former coach with the Sacramento Kings .
Johnson & Johnson told to pay $4.7bn in powder case
The jury reached a unanimous verdict yesterday to award compensatory damages for 22 plaintiffs that averaged US$25 million apiece. Johnson & Johnson has been sued by more than 9,000 women who claim its talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.