Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reported to be absolutely livid with how his dismissal was handled and his legal team are set to take action against the Stamford Bridge club.
According to a report in the Times, Conte’s claim action against his former employers centres around a claim for a loss of future earnings. The former Juventus coach and his legal team will claim that he could have moved to one of the top clubs in Europe had his Stamford Bridge future been sorted earlier in the window.
“Conte’s legal team will argue that Chelsea have cost their client a year of his career, as all the top management jobs in Europe have been filled. Real Madrid are understood to have sounded out Conte after Zinedine Zidane left in May, while the Italy job was also available earlier in the summer. He did not pursue either option, though, and will claim he was committed to Chelsea,” Times journalist Matt Hughes wrote.
However, despite winning the FA Cup last season, the fiery Italian coach became embroiled in a very public feud with the Chelsea hierarchy over the clubs’s transfer policy, and although his sacking took a lot longer than expected, in the end it was a surprise to nobody.