Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has blown nearly £100m on paying off axed managers after Conte wins claims against club

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH has spent a whopping £92.9million paying off sacked managers since becoming Chelsea owner in 2003.

Since buying the Blues off Ken Bates, 11 managers have come and went under the Russian tycoon’s regime – including two spells from Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has paid out nearly £100million paying off axed managers

And it soon could be 12 bosses after Maurizio Sarri threatened to quit the club, with Juventus reportedly ready to bring him to Turin to replace Massimiliano Allegri.

It has been claimed that the ex-Napoli gaffer may have to win the Europa League in order to secure his future at the club.

Antonio Conte was the most recent axing at Stamford Bridge – with the West London side recently ordered to pay the Italian £9million in compensation.

Claudio Ranieri – who was awarded £6m – was the first casualty under Abramovich, lasting just a single season before being sacked to make room for Mourinho.

The Special One – and his backroom staff – were given £23.1m in 2007, with Avram Grant picking up £5.2m after being dismissed in May 2008 – days after losing in the Champions League final.

Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-winning boss Luiz Felipe Scolari was awarded £12.6m after being sacked just seven months into his reign.

Carlo Ancelotti was axed immediately after losing against Everton on the final game of the 2010/11 season where he was given £6m.

Andre Villas-Boas failed to win over Abramovich after arriving from Porto, as he was sent packing in March 2012 for £12m.

His successor Roberto Di Matteo helped guide Chelsea to win the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012, but he was sacked that November where he was awarded £10.7m.

Rafa Benitez was given no compensation after he was named only as the club’s interim boss with Mourinho replacing him for his second spell in charge in 2013.

But he was sacked in December 2015, with him and his staff awarded £8.3m, before Guus Hiddink took over until the end of the season where he received no compensation.

Conte then took over in West London – winning trophies in each of his two season – but was moved on after falling out with his players and board members.


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