Antonio Conte plans to drag former club Chelsea to court over £9m pay-off row

Antonio Conte plans to drag former club Chelsea to court over £9m pay-off row

- Antonio Conte is plotting to drag former club Chelsea to court over unpaid settlement

- The Italian manager was sacked in 2018 despite winning FA Cup title for the Blues during his second season at the club

- Conte spent two seasons at the Stamford Bridge and won the Premier League in his first season

Italian manager Antonio Conte is reportedly planning to drag former club Chelsea FC to court over unpaid £9 million settlement.

The 49-year-old spent was fired by the club just after two seasons in charge of the Premier League outfit.

Conte won one EPL and FA Cup titles during his two year reign at the Stamford Bridge before being shown the exit door.

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SunSport however reports that negotiations over a settlement for the manager have been in gridlock for months.

The tactician has now decided to take the case to the Premier League's manager's arbitration tribunal, according to the Times.

If is however said that should both parties fail to agree on a sum, the case could be taken to the High Court.

From the perspective of the club, Conte's behaviour was said to have put him in breach of contract.

After his working relationships with senior members of the Blues board hit rock bottom during his second year in charge.

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Conte's agents believe he has not breached any frame work, adding that he is due for his final year's salary, as he remains jobless ever since then.

Chelsea last match in charge was his side's 1-0 win over Jose Mourinho-led Manchester United in the final of FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in May 2018. earlier reported that Premier League giants Chelsea have terminated Antonio Conte's contract just two years after taking the job.

The Italian tactician became the Blues manager in the summer of 2016 and won the English topflight title for them in his debut season.

He ran into trouble with his employers after his first season at the Stamford Bridge but managed to wrap up the 2017-18 season with silverware - beating Manchester United to win this year's FA Cup. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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