Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sues the club, demands £8.7m for damages

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sues the club, demands £8.7m for damages

- Antonio Conte remains on war path with former club Chelsea after his sack during the summer

- Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sacked Conte 55 days after the end of last campaign

- Conte was linked to replace axed Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui - but the move never saw the light of the day

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has dragged his former employers to court for £8.7m in damages along with another £11.3m he is owed for the final year of his Blues contract.

According to a UK Sun report citing Gazetta dello Sport, the 59-year-old Conte insists the manner he was sacked at Chelsea, has affected his prospects of getting another managerial job.

The Italian tactician, who was fired 55 days after the end of the season, claimed the Premier League and FA Cup during his two-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sues the club, demands £8.7m for damages

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sues the club, demands £8.7m for damages
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Interestingly, the Italian had already resumed for the new campaign before club owner Roman Abramovich sent him packing after taking charge of the Blues first day pre-season training.

Following his exit, Chelsea finally, settled for Maurizio Sarri from Napoli.

At the moment, the Premier League giants are making frantic effort to reach a settlement, but the report suggests that the Italian has not made himself available after missing out of two meetings with the club’s legal representatives.

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sues the club, demands £8.7m for damages

Antonio Conte celebrates the FA Cup win last term
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Chelsea, on the other hand, are blaming the Italian for setting them back financially after he informed Diego Costa through a text message that his services are no longer needed at the club.

So far, this did not go down well with Atletico Madrid star, who believes Conte played a major role that lead to his exit from Chelsea.

The Blues are also accusing Conte for not being punctual for his media duties as well as sponsorship commitments on several occasions.

Surprisingly, Chelsea also filed another complaint that Conte parked his car in a wrong park at the club's Cobham training base.

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sues the club, demands £8.7m for damages

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Conte’s effort to land Julen Lopetegui’s job at Real Madrid, failed to see the light of the day, after his request to bring in a large backroom team was rejected by the Los Blancos.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez reportedly made contact with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as reported by Sky Sports.

The Italian born tactician has been out of job since July after parting ways with the current FA Cup champions.

He remains top of the chart of managers to replace Los Blancos manager Julen Lopetegui if sacked.

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