WOW! See How Chelsea Spent £26m Just To Sack Former Coach Antonio Conte - one year ago
It has been revealed that the decision to part with Antonio Conte and his coaching team in the summer of 2018 cost Chelsea £26.6 million ($35m). The Blues opted to make a change in the dugout after two years working with an Italian tactician. Conte delivered on his remit in west London, with a Premier League title triumph in his debut campaign followed by an FA Cup success in his second. The lifting of major silverware at Wembley would prove to be the final act for the former Juventus and Italy boss in English football. He was ushered through the exits in order to make way for the arrival of fellow countryman Maurizio Sarri. Conte had 12 months left to run on his contract when being unceremoniously dumped. The decision was taken to head in a different direction as the Blues finished only fifth in 2017-18 and missed out on qualification for the Champions League. Sarri would counter that disappointment by overseeing a victorious Europa League campaign, but spent only one season at Stamford Bridge himself.