Antonio Conte and Chelsea start employment tribunal over £9m severance package.
The Italian tactician was fired last summer to make space for Maurizio Sarri and the club insisted it was not adequate to settle any compensation.
It was understood that the text messages he sent to his former striker Diego Costa confirming he was not part of the plans were considered to be damaging to the club and worthy of dismissal.
However, Conte challenged that and conquered in May, with a Premier League tribunal commanding them to pay the sum of £9m to their former manager Antonio Conte at the end of last season after they sacked him with a year left on his contract.
Conte, who remained with no job during the concluding year of his Chelsea contract before securing Inter Milan job in May, did not attend the proceedings, which were programmed to take two hours, and in private.
The 50-year-old Italian was represented by Phil Bonner of Manchester-based sports law experts Centrefield, while Chelsea represented by Northridge Law.
According to football-Italia, it’s not over yet, because yesterday Chelsea took the matter to the Central London Employment Tribunal.