To add salt to their wounds, Chelsea suffered a 3-0 loss to Newcastle United at Saint James' Park on the final Premier League game of the season.
Conte's first year saw him restore Chelsea to glory, winning the Premier League title after a 10th place finish the year before.
Although they will be playing in the Europa League along with Arsenal next season, the former Blues left back claims selling your best legs to your rivals in the same league is a recipe for failure at the end of the day.
"I think Conte shot himself in the leg, and the way he shows up in his press conferences immediately he couldn't get the players he wanted".
However, what could appeal more to Chelsea would be his ways with players; in particular, the youth.
The Italian arrived at Stamford Bridge and fans warmed to him instantly with his frenetic touchline antics and impassioned post-match interviews.
And according to the Daily Mail, the Blues are working hard behind the scenes to create a "detailed dossier" of players to sign. You're moaning left, right and center, and Chelsea as I know it, if you get another fight with the high rankings, there's only going to be a victor, and that is Abramovich.
Antonio Conte is nearly out the door after a wildly inconsistent season following his maiden-term Premier League title win.
It is believed the manager is ready to sell a few names to boost his transfer kitty this summer - with Dembele, Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld looking likely to go - and he wants stars such as Eriksen and Kane to be offered big-money deals to stay.
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"You're moaning left, right and centre and Chelsea as I know it if you get in a fight with the hierarchy at Chelsea, there is only going to be one victor and that is Abramovich".
Chelsea youngsters Kenedy and Tammy Abraham could be headed back for another loan spell next season.
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