MX23RW : Sunday, September 20 23:56:37| >> :120:4035:4035:

Chelsea paid £26.6m relating to sacking of Antonio Conte

Chelsea paid £26.6m relating to sacking of Antonio Conte
© Reuters
The Italian was dismissed in July 2018.

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

The Premier League club's latest accounts show the Stamford Bridge outfit paid a total of £26.6million, in compensation to former manager Conte and his backroom staff and legal costs.

Conte was sacked by Chelsea in July 2018 after two years at the helm, 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 Blues finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Conte also led Chelsea to victory in the 2018 FA Cup, with a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the final.

"Exceptional items in the current year of £26.6million relate to changes in respect of the men's team management and coaching staff, together with associated legal costs," read Chelsea's latest set of published accounts, for the year ending June 30, 2019.

Chelsea have paid more than £90million in compensation to sacked managers since Roman Abramovich took ownership of the club in 2004.

The PA news agency has contacted Chelsea for comment.


Click here for more stories about Antonio Conte

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ben White in action for Leeds United against Wigan Athletic in the Championship on August 17, 2019
Read Next:
Premier League trio want Brighton defender White?
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.
Read more about Antonio Conte Football

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!