The penalty fee was less.
Tottenham Hotspur said on the club website on the 27th (Korean time), “Coach Conte has left the club by mutual agreement. He qualified for the Champions League in his first season. We thank Conte for his contributions and look forward to the future. We wish you success.”
“Christian Stellini will lead the team as acting manager for the remainder of the season, and Ryan Mason will serve as assistant coach,” he added. 안전놀이터
Naturally, the attention was focused on Conte’s penalty. Conte was promised an annual salary of 15 million pounds (about 23.8 billion won) while taking the Tottenham baton in November 2021. And his basic contract was until the end of the 2022-23 season.
In fact, Conte’s contract includes an option for a one-year extension. The British ‘Telegraph’ explained on the 23rd, “Coach Conte has a clause that allows him to stay for an additional 12 months if he finishes this season in the top 4.”
It is a ‘double-edged sword’. It is definitely a good clause when there is no problem with manager Conte. However, if they want to break up, the conditions change in favor of Conte. This is because if Conte is sacked while the one-year extension clause is in effect, the penalty will be £15 million.
Tottenham only have to pay £4 million (about 6.3 billion won) as they parted ways with manager Conte before the end of the season. The British ‘Daily Mail’ said on the 27th, “Director Conte’s contract has three months left. Tottenham must pay £4 million in compensation.”
Now, the rest of Tottenham’s season will be in charge of acting manager Stellini and head coach Mason. After the season, he will go through the process of appointing a successor as head coach.