Chelsea forced to pay out extra fee to Antonio Conte over sacking

Antonio Conte has won another £85,000 from Chelsea after an employment tribunal found he was ‘unfairly sacked’ by the Blues.

The Italian won the Premier League and FA Cup with Chelsea, however was let go in the summer of 2018, replaced by Maurizio Sarri.

In 2017, Conte had signed a new two-year deal with the Blues, which meant that then now Inter Milan boss was given a hefty pay-off.

After around ten months of stalemate between the two parties, Chelsea had to pay Conte, his backroom staff and associated legal costs £26.6million.

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Employment Judge Andrew Glennie had stated that he was unfairly dismissed.

“The complaint of unfair dismissal is well founded,” he declared. “The respondent shall pay to the claimant a basic award of £1,524 and a compensatory award of £83,682, being a total of £85,206.

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“Written reasons will not be provided unless a request is presented by either party within 14 days.”

Chelsea have paid out more than £90million in compensation to sacked managers since Abramovich took ownership of the club in 2003.

Meanwhile, Sarri spent just one season with the Blues before leaving for Juventus, to be replaced with Frank Lampard.