Monday January 13 2020
Conte wins Chelsea legal battle

Inter coach Antonio Conte has won his legal battle against former side Chelsea for unfair dismissal.

Conte was in charge of The Blues for two seasons, between 2016 to 2018, winning the Premier League title in his first campaign.

In the second year he won the FA Cup, but it wasn’t enough to save his job at Stamford Bridge.

The former Juventus coach then sued the English side for unfair dismissal, and today Judge Andrew Glennie voted in favour of Conte.

“The complaint of unfair dismissal is well founded," Glennie said.

"The respondent shall pay to the claimant a basic award of £1,524 and a compensatory award of £83,682, being a total of £85,206."

According to their latest financial reports, it cost Chelsea in the region of £26.6m to pay off Conte and his backroom staff.

Chelsea replaced Conte with current Juve boss Maurizio Sarri in the summer of 2018, but he only lasted a season before returning to Italy to take charge of the Old Lady.

Conte then took a year out of the game before becoming Inter coach last June.

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