Tribunal ordered Chelsea to pay Conte £9 million

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Chelsea will have to pay £9 million in compensation to their former head coach Antonio Conte.

Having won the Premier League title and the FA Cup in two years at Stamford Bridge, Conte released his place to Maurizio Sarri last summer.

For several months prior to his dismissal, Conte was in conflict with the club’s leadership and wasn’t afraid to state his claims in public.

After leaving London, Antonio demanded that the Blues fully pay him the cost of the remaining year under his contract, but the club didn’t agree.

Chelsea insisted that Conte caused damage to the club with his behavior in the last year of the work, including the sensational story with striker Diego Costa, from whose services Antonio refused on his own initiative.

The parties failed to agree amicably, so the case was transferred to the tribunal, which has put an end to this matter. Chelsea must pay £9 million to the Italian specialist.

According to The Times, the Blues retain the right to appeal to the High Court, but this right will hardly be exercised. The conflict between Chelsea and Conte on this matter can be considered settled.

Thus, in Roman Abramovich’s era, Chelsea paid compensation to their former coaches for more than 90 million pounds in total.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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