Chelsea and former coach Conte set for court battle?

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/03/2019

Chelsea and former manager Antonio Conte could set for Court battle with an agreement still not reached after July sacking over a severance package wages on.

The Blues part away with the Italian coach last summer a year before his contract was due to expire, but his lawyers believe he is entitled to a £9m (€10.5m) payoff unless he takes another job.

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According to The Times claiming that ‘Premier League managers’ arbitration tribunal’ will rule on the matter, with Chelsea and Conte no nearer to a resolution.

The club, on the other hand, argues the 47-year-old’s behaviour saw him breach the terms of his employment after ex-Juventus boss sent a text message to Diego Costa to tell the striker he was surplus to requirements and this is likely to be used in West London's case against Conte.

Conte was the ninth manager sacked by owner Roman Abramovich since he took over the club in 2003 and the Russian billionaire has had to spend more than £70m in compensation in Coaches since buying the club.

Maurizio Sarri who is the current club manager and his own position has come under scrutiny.