Roman Abramovich has paid out £92.3m in compensation to sacked Chelsea managers

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Antonio Conte has received £9 million from Chelsea after winning a legal dispute with his former club.

The Italian coach was involved in a battle over compensation after he was sacked by Chelsea in July 2018.

Conte’s lawyers argued that the Blues owed him a year’s salary.

He will receive £9m in compensation, although The Sun say he was pushing for more after suggesting that being sacked so late in the summer meant he was unable to find another job.

It brings to an end a lengthy dispute - although it’s a situation that Roman Abramovich is used to.

The Russian has overseen many managerial switches during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Indeed, there are concerns about how much longer Maurizio Sarri will last at the club.

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Chelsea pay out £92.9m to former managers

Abramovich seemingly has no concerns about paying out his former managers, and the £9m owed to Conte now takes his total in pay-offs to £92.9m.

  • Antonio Conte (July 2018): £9m
  • Guus Hiddink (May 2016): None
  • Jose Mourinho (Dec 2015): £8.3m (for him and his staff)
  • Rafael Benitez (May 2013): None
  • Roberto Di Matteo (Nov 2012): £10.7m
  • Andre Villas-Boas (March 2012): £12m
  • Carlo Ancelotti (May 2011): £6m
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari (Feb 2009): £12.6m
  • Avram Grant (May 2008): £5.2m
  • Jose Mourinho (Sept 2007): £23.1 (for him and his staff)
  • Claudio Ranieri (May 2004): £6m 

TOTAL: £92.9m

Figures by The Times


Remember, Manchester United paid £89m to sign Paul Pogba.

Chelsea have paid more than that just to move on from their previous managers.

And they could soon pay out more money if Sarri leaves the club.

The Italian’s debut season in west London hasn’t been without its problems and there are rumours that he could be replaced by Frank Lampard.

The Sun claim Sarri wants to stay despite a potential two-window transfer ban.

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