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