Antonio Conte has become the latest Chelsea manager to be shown the door after a turbulent season in which he appeared at odds with the Blues’ hierarchy.
Conte was the 12th managerial appointment made by owner Roman Abramovich since he took over the club in the summer of 2003, with Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink having two spells at the club.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at how those men have fared.
Claudio Ranieri – September 2000-May 2004
Jose Mourinho – June 2004-September 2007
Avram Grant – September 2007-May 2008
Luiz Felipe Scolari- July 2008-February 2009
Guus Hiddink – February 2009-May 2009
Carlo Ancelotti – July 2009-May 2011
The Italian enjoyed a dream first season, leading Chelsea to a first ever league and FA Cup double, with his side becoming the first to score more than 100 Premier League goals in one campaign. He was sacked hours after finishing second in his second season.
Andre Villas-Boas – June 2011-March 2012
Roberto Di Matteo – March 2012-November 2012
Rafael Benitez – November 2012-May 2013
Jose Mourinho – June 2013-December 2015
Guus Hiddink – December 2015-May 2016
Antonio Conte – July 2016-February 2018
But he entered his second season under a cloud by appearing to criticise the club’s transfer policy in the summer of 2017 and the Blues could only finish fifth in the Premier League, thereby missing out on a Champions League place.
Conte did oversee victory the FA Cup final in what proved to be his final match in charge.