Chelsea could potentially end up paying manager Antonio Conte a serious compensation if they decide to sack the Italian manager.
With rumors floating around that Chelsea want to fire Antonio Conte soon, there have been incredible figures been tossed around, with some even saying that he would be due north of £20 million in compensation. The Blues have struggled this season and manager Antonio Conte has even gone on record multiple times saying that the board has never supported him.
This has not only angered the Chelsea board and the fans but has also affected the morale of the team which has shown more than a few times this season. With back-to-back losses in the Premier League, including a 3-0 against Bournemouth and a 4-1 against Watford, things are going from bad to worse for the reigning Champions.
Meanwhile, they still sit fourth and are a massive 19 points behind league leaders Manchester City, and that has made nobody happy. It has further been added that Chelsea’s lack of spending or rather buying Antonio Conte’s targets has been the downfall of the team and even the manager’s relationship with the board.
But with rumors floating around that Chelsea want to fire the Premier League winning manager, any potential pay-off/compensation would be around the £26 million mark. However, according to the Metro, the actual amount will be much closer to half that figure. They further add that while Chelsea was hoping to tie Conte down till 2021, they were unable to agree to that and instead gave him a pay rise.
With the former Juventus and Italy boss’ contract expiring at the end of June of 2019, which combined with his salary, will only give him a payout of about 12.8 million, if Chelsea were to let him go by the end of this week.
The Blues are no stranger to paying off their managers, with former Real Madrid and current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho receiving 30 million in compensation at the end of his two spells at the Bridge.
It looks like Antonio Conte’s era at Chelsea is coming to an end, and while many hoped that it would end with a Champions League trophy, this season just hasn’t gone to plan. However, the Blues do face Barcelona in the Champions League, which could mean the end of their trophy hopes but finishing in the top four is a must to attract a world-class replacement as their next manager.
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