Former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has reportedly moved away from Spanish top club Real Madrid to earn a big win for the West London club following the defeat at Stamford Bridge.
The Mirror reports that the Italian manager has been included in Real Madrid's shortlist to replace former boss Zinedine Zidane, who resigned his position at the Santiago Bernabeu despite three consecutive Champions League trophies. Los Blancos then appointed the Spanish manager Julen Lopetegui in controversial circumstances.
However, Conte refused the opportunity to speak with the La Liga club because he felt that he would sit better and wait for the £ 9 million in compensation owed by Chelsea rather than receiving a lower fee from the Blues hierarchy Inclusion of one of the most attractive occupations in sport.
The 48-year-old wanted the £ 9m fee to be paid in a lump sum, but the West London Club compensation policy – which includes paying the dismissed manager's salary for a year until they find a new club – meant that the two parties had been bogged down since the end of the season regarding Conte's departure.
The Italian even picked up the first pre-season of the 2018/19 season this week, although Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was in the starting blocks and was appointed coach, but Contes departure was officially confirmed on Friday morning by the Premier League club.
The Italian arrived in tenth place in the Premier League two seasons ago following a bleak 2015/16 campaign for the Blues in West London. The Italian made an immediate impression in English football and won the title in his first season with a seven-point lead.
And despite fifth place in the following season, Conte Chelsea led an FA Cup triumph in May this year, beating Manchester United 1-0 in the Wembley final.