sport news Chelsea paid out more than £26m over sacking of

Roman Abramovich pumps £247m into Chelsea in the space of a year despite barely visiting Stamford Bridge in the row over his British visa (and £26m of it went on sacking !) was sacked by Chelsea in July 2018 after two years in charge  His dismissal was a costly one for the club, as revealed by the latest accounts   Blues paid out more than £26million to Conte, his staff and legal costs  Roman Abramovich spent £247m in total during last season in total

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 12:06 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 12:19 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Chelsea have paid out more than £26million over the sacking of  and Roman Abramovich pumped £247m into the club in 2018-19.

The Premier League club's latest accounts show the Stamford Bridge outfit paid a total of £26.6million, in compensation to former manager Conte and his backroom staff and legal costs.

Conte was sacked by Chelsea in July 2018 after two years at the helm, and was later replaced by Maurizio Sarri.

Antonio Conte's sacking cost Chelsea more than £26million, latest accounts revealed

's sacking cost Chelsea more than £26million, latest accounts revealed

The club's wage bill went up by

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