Jose Mourinho's Incredible Earnings From Being Hired And Sacked By Premier League Teams
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Jose Mourinho's massive earnings from being hired and sacked by Premier League teams have been revealed.
The Portuguese manager took over as Tottenham boss this week to mark a return to the Premier League.
It's his fourth spell in England's top-flight at his third different club after two stints in charge at Chelsea and a turbulent reign at Manchester United.
A manager of Mourinho's stature doesn't come cheap, with clubs often forking out deals among the most lucrative in the league for his winning mentality and culture.
But drama tends to follow the Special One around, and he inevitably needs sacking after three seasons in charge when things turn sour.
And that's where Mourinho and his back-room staff are handed a large cheque to be moved on from their roles.
Chelsea made Mourinho the world's highest paid manager in a £5million a year deal in 2004 when he joined from Porto after guiding them to Champions League glory, according to CNN.
But when tensions with owner Roman Abramovich finally became too much, Mourinho and his team were reportedly paid a mega £23.1million to be sacked.
Mourinho came back to Chelsea in the summer of 2013 after spells with Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Manchester United then called on the Portuguese manager's services in 2016, and paid him a reported £12million a year to restore glory at Old Trafford.
His turbulent Old Trafford reign ended in tears, though, and Ed Woodward was forced to hand over £19.6million to Mourinho and his team to sack him last December.
Now he's at Tottenham, and earning £15million a year after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino.
Judging by past Mourinho adventures in the Premier League, he can expect a nice little number from Daniel Levy around Christmas 2021.