Antonio Conte sacking cost Chelsea £26.6m, accounts show | Football News

Premier League club have paid more than £90m in compensation to sacked managers since 2004

By PA Media

Last Updated: 07/01/20 11:25am

Antonio Conte was sacked by Chelsea in 2018 after two years in charge

Chelsea have paid out more than £26m over the sacking of Antonio Conte.

The Premier League club’s latest accounts show they paid a total of £26.6m in compensation to former head coach Conte and his backroom staff and legal costs.

Conte was sacked by Chelsea in July 2018 after two years in charge, and was later replaced by Maurizio Sarri.

Former Italy midfielder Conte steered Chelsea to the 2017 Premier League title but was dismissed a year later with 12 months left on his contract as the team finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Conte, who is currently in charge of Inter Milan, also led Chelsea to victory in the 2018 FA Cup, with a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the final.

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