Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had a long standing dispute with Chelsea since he was sacked at the end of last season.
Conte won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of the club and guided the Blues to win the FA Cup trophy in his second season, but was still fired at the end of the season.
Chelsea were reportedly angered by Conte’s conduct during his final year at the club, as he fell out with a number of high-profile players more especially Diego Costa, and his public spat with Costa effectively forced the Spain striker to go on strike and forced Chelsea from receiving his deemed market value when he was eventually sold to Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea have lost the case in the tribunal and have been ordered to pay their Conte £9million in compensation after a tribunal was settled in the Italian’s favour.
Conte was angered by Chelsea’s decision to delay his sacking until less than a month before the Premier League began, and his legal team argued it played a part in preventing Conte from getting another job.
According to The Times, Chelsea are not prepared to contest the tribunal’s decision, drawing a line once and for all under the bitter row between the two parties.
With this £9m payment to Conte, Chelsea will now have paid managers compensation of up to £90m in the Roman Abramovich era.
And now, there are still uncertainties concerning Sarri’s job at Chelsea, with reports claiming that Chelsea could sack the Italian after the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.
Speaking about his future following the end of season clash against Leicester City, Sarri said: “I think so [I will still be here], but I am not sure.
“I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.
“As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.”