The staggering amount Roman Abramovich has paid out in compensation
£93MILLION since 2004: The staggering amount Roman Abramovich has paid out in compensation to sacked managers after handing Antonio Conte £9m. Chelsea were this week ordered to pay their former boss Antonio Conte £9million in compensation, taking their spending on sacking managers to £92.9m.
Conte was dismissed last July despite leading Chelsea to the FA Cup after they failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at owner Roman Abramovich’s past victims. To the surprise of no one, Ranieri became Abramovich’s first sacking. His future was in doubt since the arrival of the owner, who began to want more in return for his significant spending.
Long-standing high-profile differences with Abramovich saw Mourinho leave the club the first time. This figure was revealed in results for the financial year ending in June 2008. Grant was apparently left feeling ‘betrayed, upset and angry’ following his sacking, days after his side lost to Manchester United in the Champions League final. He spent eight months in charge.
Chelsea sacked Scolari after just seven months in the job. The club failed to sustain a serious challenge for the Premier League, finishing seven points off title winners Manchester United. Chelsea sacked Ancelotti after he ended his second season at the club without a trophy. In 2009-10, he did the Double by winning the Premier League and FA Cup.