The team also missed out on Champions League qualification for next season, though salvaged something from Conte's second year in charge by winning the FA Cup.
Therefore, Chelsea are being forced to pay Napoli a fee to secure Sarri's services. Indeed, the likes of John Terry and Cesc Fabregas have already passed on their messages of goodwill for the 2017 Premier League victor.
However, the Italian, who is expected to be replaced by former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri in the near future, is said to be 'disgusted' with his treatment from the West London club. "Great man, Great manager".
Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.
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'We wish Antonio every success in his future career'.
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.
Two trophies in two seasons but the writing was on the wall.
Blues fans are hoping that the sticky situation is sorted out without further delay as the club play Australian side Perth Glory on July 23 for their first pre-season friendly.
The Blues added the FA Cup to their trophy haul under Conte back in May following Chelsea FC's 1-0 win against Manchester United at Wembley courtesy of Eden Hazard's victor from the penalty spot.