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Ray Wilkins reaches compensation settlement with Chelsea Football Club

Ray Wilkins reaches compensation settlement with Chelsea Football Club

Former Chelsea Football Club assistant manager Ray Wilkins has reached an agreement for compensation with his ex-employers after pursuing a grievance case against the club on the grounds of unfair dismissal.

Wilkins was sacked from his role as manager Carlo Ancelotti's assistant last month and immediately launched a legal claim for damages against Chelsea for what he labelled "undoubtedly unfair dismissal".

However, it has now been announced that the two parties have come to a resolution to end the matter.

Ron Gourlay, chief executive of Chelsea, commented that "a swift and amicable agreement" had been reached between Wilkins and the club, as "all unresolved matters have now been settled".

Wilkins - a former England captain - began his playing career at Stamford Bridge before moving on to represent other clubs such as AC Milan and Manchester United.

He returned to Chelsea in 2008 under the former manager - Luiz Felipe Scolari - and has stated he still holds a "great affection" for the team.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens