Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will continue to be paid by the club until the end of this season.
The Blues have spent over £110million in pay-offs to sacked coaches during the Roman Abramovich era.
However, they are now moving towards heavily incentivised, performance-related contracts, to minimise future compensation payments.
So, the club’s decision to fire Lampard last week, will not significantly add to the £110m bill, because his three-year deal contained a break clause after two years.
Therefore, they will only have to continue paying the 42-year-old until the end of this season.
His replacement, Thomas Tuchel, has been given an 18-month contract.