According to Goal.com, Chelsea have continued positive talks to secure Maurizio Sarri in Milan today. All sides are optimistic but there’s a deadline approaching tomorrow over the buyout clause.
So how possibly Chelsea can save €6.5m in Maurizio Sarri’s pursuit?
•Sarri has one more year left in his contract with Napoli with a release clause of €8m
•Release clause of €8m expires on 31st May 2018.
From June 1st,
•If Napoli sack Sarri, they will have to pay him €500k. The whole situation is a hit cumbersome as they have already hired Carlo Ancelotti but haven’t technically sacked Sarri yet.
•If Sarri terminates his contract himself, he will have to pay Napoli €1.5m.
So basically, Chelsea are trying to be smart as they haven’t paid his Release Clause yet because after June 1st, Sarri can terminate his contract himself by only paying €1.5m and he can become a free agent. It will be Chelsea who will be paying that €1.5m on behalf of Sarri and thus they can save €6.5m.
This will allow Chelsea hierarchy to use that €6.5m to relieve Antonio Conte from his duties as it is going to cost them another €8m plus bonuses when they sack Antonio Conte and his backroom staff. So instead of paying approximately a total of €17m to hire and fire managers, Chelsea might be saving €6.5m in the whole process.
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