£93MILLION since 2004: The staggering amount Roman Abramovich has paid out in compensation to sacked managers after handing Antonio Conte £9m
- Chelsea have been ordered to pay sacked manager Antonio Conte £9m
- It takes to £92.9m the total compensation paid out by Roman Abramovich
- Jose Mourinho and his staff received over £31m for his two sackings
- Andre Villas-Boas was compensated £12m for just nine months’ work
- Roberto Di Matteo got £10.7m, Carlo Ancelotti £6m and Avram Grant £5.2m
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.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has paid out £92.9m in compensation to sacked managers
Claudio Ranieri, May 2004
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.
Claudio Ranieri says farewell to the Chelsea fans following his dismissal in May 2004
Jose Mourinho, September 2007
Compensation: £23.1m (for him and his staff)
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.
Jose Mourinho and his staff pocketed £23.1m following his first departure from Chelsea
Avram Grant, May 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.
Avram Grant was sacked just after Chelsea lost the Champions League final back in 2008
Luiz Felipe Scolari, February 2009
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.
Luiz Felipe Scolari lasted just seven months in the Chelsea hotseat and was sacked in 2009
Carlo Ancelotti, May 2011
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.
Ancelotti won the Double in 2010 but was sacked after ending the next season trophyless
Andre Villas-Boas, March 2012
Villas-Boas got a hefty payment for just nine months’ work. They were still in the Champions League and FA Cup, as well as fighting for a top-four spot in the Premier League at the time.
Andre Villas-Boas received a hefty £12m for just nine months’ work following his sacking
Roberto Di Matteo, November 2012
Di Matteo won the Champions League and FA Cup as caretaker and was given a two-year deal. He was then sacked just eight months later, following a Champions League loss to Juventus.
Roberto Di Matteo won the Champions League and the FA Cup but was soon dismissed
Rafa Benitez, May 2013
Benitez, having been installed as ‘interim manager’, left in anger and said: ‘The fans are not helping us. At the end of the season I will leave. They don’t have to worry about me.’
Rafa Benitez was an unpopular choice as Chelsea’s interim manager after Di Matteo left
Jose Mourinho, December 2015
Compensation: £8.3m (for him and his staff)
Chelsea sacked Mourinho seven months after he led them to the Premier League title. They had lost nine of their 16 league games and were 16th, one point above the relegation places.
Jose Mourinho’s second spell with Chelsea was also ill-fated but he was well compensated
Guus Hiddink, May 2016
Hiddink took over as interim following the sacking of Mourinho. During his time in charge, he called on Abramovich to halt his hire-and-fire approach and find a long-term appointment.
Guus Hiddink served as interim manager again following the sacking of Mourinho in 2016
Antonio Conte, July 2018
A sacking we all saw coming. Conte returned to pre-season training but was then dismissed. The club had finished fifth in the Premier League in 2017-18 after winning the title in 2016-17.
Antonio Conte was sacked last summer despite delivering the Premier League title in 2017