Revealed – How much Antonio Conte sacking cost Chelsea


How much Antonio Conte sacking cost Chelsea
Chelsea sacked Antonio Conte in the summer of 2018

The Blues sacked the current Inter Milan manager in 2018 after two years in charge during which the club won its latest Premier League title.

Chelsea paid Antonio Conte and his backroom staff £26.6m in compensation and legal costs after his sacking in July 2018, the Blues latest accounts show.

The current Inter Milan manager was relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge after he had guided the club to its latest Premier League title during his two-year spell in London.

Conte had signed a three-year contract upon being appointed as the Blues’ manager in 2016 but was sacked after the London club failed to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the 2017/18 season.

The Italian’s stay in London also saw Chelsea lifting the 2018 FA Cup, where a first-half Eden Hazard penalty helped them claim a 1-0 victory over finalists Manchester United.

Chelsea paid Conte and his team £26.6m after the Italian’s sacking

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Sky Sports has revealed that the latest set of Chelsea’s published accounts state that the club paid £26.6m in lieu of ‘exceptional items’ during the year that ended on June 30, 2019.

“Exceptional items in the current year of £26.6m relate to changes in respect of the men’s team management and coaching staff, together with associated legal costs,” as per the Blues’ latest set of published accounts.

His departure from the club saw Conte, who won multiple Serie A titles with Juventus before his stint in the Premier League, taking a one-year sabbatical during which the Italian was linked with a host of top European clubs.

However, it was back in Italy where Conte had originally made his name that the 50-year-old took up the offer of struggling giants Inter Milan. His methods have worked well for the Nerazzurri who recorded a 3-1 victory over Napoli on Monday night to retain their spot on the top of the Serie A table.

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Since the taking over of the club by Russian oligarch Roman Abramowich in 2004, the Stamford Bridge residents have paid close to £100m in compensation to sacked coaches.

That’s an astounding figure though one that shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who has kept an eye on the trigger-happy policy which the Russian billionaire has adopted during his time as Chelsea’s owner.

Excluding interim managers whom the club has brought in over the years to steady the ship before appointing a perfect candidate as their manager, the Blues have hired and fired 10 managers in their nearly two-decade-long spell under the Russian’s ownership.

Given that the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have only had six, five and three managers during the same period, one could state that stability has never taken precedence over results as far as Chelsea under Abramovich are concerned.

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