Antonio Conte starts second legal case against Chelsea despite winning £9m payout

By | 22nd August 2019

FORMER Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is taking further legal action against the club despite already being given a £9million payout, according to reports.

The Times say the bitter row between Italian Conte, who now manages Inter Milan, and the Blues is rumbling on some 13 months after he left the club.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is taking further legal action against the club
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They say Conte, 50, was the claimant in a preliminary hearing held at the Central London Employment Tribunal last Friday.

He is believed to have brought a statutory claim at an Employment Tribunal against Chelsea, with a verdict expected next month.

Details of Conte’s claim are unclear but it is reported that such cases usually involve accusations of unfair dismissal or discrimination.

A three-person panel ruled in April that Chelsea should pay Conte one year’s salary in compensation after failing to agree a severance package following his sacking.

The findings of the Employment Tribunal will be made public.

One legal source told the paper that Conte could be seeking to “embarrass” Chelsea, either out of spite or to ensure the compensation payment is settled.

They add that claims of unfair dismissal are capped at £60,000 so his motives are “unlikely to be purely financial”.

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Conte did not attend last week’s hearing at which he was represented by Phil Bonner of Centrefield LLP as he is preparing for the start of the Serie A season with Inter Milan.

Conte’s £9m award meant Chelsea have paid out £92.3m to sacked managers since Roman Abramovich took over the club 16 years ago.

The club have the right to appeal against the tribunal’s verdict by taking their casE to the High Court but are yet to do so.

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