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Antonio Conte wins legal battle against Chelsea over Stamford Bridge sacking

An Employment Tribunal has ruled, Chelsea and Antonio Conte were in a legal battle and the manager has won.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won the legal battle, who was unfairly sacked by a Club.

Conte lead Blues to the Premier League title and FA Cup in his two years at Chelsea. But he was unfairly dismissed by the Blues at the end of the season.

He was only awarded 85000 pounds in compensation after winning and the employment judge upheld his claim.

He will receive £85,000 from the club in compensation after winning in court. 

Chelsea will have to pay former manager Antonio Conte an extra £85,000 after he won his claim for unfair dismissal.

Employment Judge Andrew Glennie said: “The complaint of unfair dismissal is well-founded.

He said the respondent(Chelsea) shall pay a compensatory award of 83,682 pounds being a total of 85,206 pounds.

The club’s latest account revealed they paid a total of £26.6m in compensation and legal costs. Conte and his former backroom staff received a hefty amount.

Judge Andrew Glennie stated that he was unfairly dismissed. Glennie said: “Written reasons will not be provided unless a request is presented by either party within 14 days”.

The 26.6m pounds were paid to Conte and his back staff were revealed in the club’s account, published last week. They stated:-

“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”.

He was fired out on July 13, just a few days after Chelsea players had returned for pre-season training.

Chelsea sacked and fired Conte in summer 2018 and replaced him with compatriot Maurizio Sarri. Sarri joined Chelsea from Napoli. Chelsea also paid a buy out clause for Sarri to join them as head coach.

Sarri also left the club in June last year for Juventus. His style of play didn’t convince the fans and the owner. Although he made them finish in top four of premier league and won Europa League. He was replaced by former player Frank Lampard. The former Blues’ legend was manager of Derby County.

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