Chelsea supporters on Twitter have surprisingly been celebrating the news that former manager Antonio Conte has won his legal battle against the Europa League finalists, who must now pay the Italian £9m in compensation, according to The Times.
Conte conquered the Premier League in a stunning debut season at Stamford Bridge, but a troubled second campaign saw the title-winning manager sacked after failing to secure Champions League football.
Following his termination, Conte began legal proceedings against the west London club in order to get the money promised in the final, unfulfilled, year of his contract.
The 49-year old has spent a year away from football while contesting the case against Chelsea, but now looks set to return to the managerial spotlight with Inter Milan.
Conte’s compensation agreement takes the Blues’ total expenditure paid out to sacked managers past £90m under Roman Abramovich and some Chelsea fans have sided against their club on this occasion.
Check out the best of the reaction below!
Fully deserved as well ?
— Tom Clifford (@tomcliffordcfc) May 21, 2019
Well deserved.Chelsea board is awful.#CFC
— Rex.C (@CfcRex) May 21, 2019
Good. Glad for the man. Fact the club treated him as they did then refused to pay him what was owed was disgusting, an utter disgrace
— Joe Kenny (@Kennyjo96) May 21, 2019
Yessss club deserved it .they’ll pay off sarri next #mugs
— ????? (@CareFreeRomeo) May 21, 2019
Good… First time I’ve felt good about a @ChelseaFC loss.
The pettiness showed by #CFC board for being called out for their incompetence by Conte was laughable at best.
This board can hurt children and still escape Roman’s wrath. Dunno why?@Marcotti
— Dr ? ? ? ?? (@Afitron) May 21, 2019
— CFC-Fanatic (@FanaticCfc) May 21, 2019
— Pawankumar Yadav (@Pawankumar19512) May 21, 2019
I’m so happy Conte gets his money! He deserves it.
Marina was foolish to sack Conte. All she needed to do then was hire a football director.
Hiring Cech now is too late in the day. If we sack Sarri I doubt we’d be able to attract any top-rated manager.
— Oluwaseun P. (@OluwaseunP) May 21, 2019