Antonio Conte has released a classy statement thanking the players and fans just days after he was sacked from his position as Chelsea manager.
It was announced last week that the 48-year-old, who was with the club for two years, would be replaced by Maurizio Sarri.
In the statement, Conte wished the club all the best in the upcoming season.
“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.”
The Italian won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season and lifted the FA Cup just 55 days before his sacking.