Antonio Conte to sue Chelsea: Sacked manager will take legal action after dismissal

simon johnson

Antonio Conte has decided to take legal action against Chelsea after being sacked last week.

Standard Sport revealed at the time that the Italian coach was considering suing the club in order to get the £9.5milion owing for the final year of his salary, plus other damages.

But, as explained, Chelsea are taking a case against Conte citing ‘a series of irregular behaviours’, including informing striker Diego Costa via a text message in June last year that he was no longer part of his plans and to find a new club.

The Spain international made the message public and Chelsea claimed it cost them millions in transfer revenue as clubs knew he was available.

Costa eventually joined Atletico Madrid for £57.2m in September, but Chelsea are convinced they would have got at least £20m more than that but for the text given the forward is considered one of the best in the world.