Chelsea have been order to pay former manager Antonio Conté £9 million in compensation for unfair dismissal.
The Italian was dismissed by Chelsea less than a month before the start of last season, despite delivering the league title in his first season at the club, and then the FA Cup last year.
Since then the two sides have been locked in a bitter legal dispute, which has finally been resolved in favour of the Italian, who argued that the way in which he was dismissed hindered his chances of getting another job.
The West London club have decided not to fight the ruling, as they now wish to draw a line under the whole matter.
However, as The Metro reports, that does mean that Chelsea have now been forced to pay out £90 million in compensation to axed managers during the reign of Roman Abramovich at the club and, if they dismiss Maurizio Sarri as well, that figure could be set to rise.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.