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Jose Mourinho's Made £63.5 Million Just By Being Sacked

Jose Mourinho's Made £63.5 Million Just By Being Sacked

Jose Mourinho being not good enough for his jobs have led him to be paid more than £60 million in compensation with the last £15 million coming from his Manchester United pay out.

In the end Jose Mourinho's time at Manchester United can be counted as a failure. His results and performances this season as manager at Old Trafford led to him being sacked in December, following the 3-1 loss against Liverpool.

Before this season Mourinho had been the best manager for the Red Devils since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Fergie won the Europa League, the EFL Cup, and the Community Shield whilst he was the first boss to finish in the top two since Fergie.

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But the former Porto manager has a reputation for capitulating in his third season, as had happened at Real Madrid and Chelsea, during his second spell there, and it happened once more at Old Trafford.

Results dropped off, performances got worse and the relationship with players became non existent, leading to Paul Pogba losing the club captaincy and being left on the bench.

However United's financial reports yesterday revealed that he earned £15 million from having his contract ended early and in all that leaves him on £63.5 million

Mourinho trying to work out what he'll do with the money. Image: PA Images
Mourinho trying to work out what he'll do with the money. Image: PA Images

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In 2007 he made £18 million when he left Stamford Bridge, five years later he was given £17 million to leave Real Madrid, it was another £12.5 million in 2015 when he left Chelsea again and then the pay out from United.

In the past United hadn't sacked David Moyes and Louis van Gaal until qualifying for the Champions League that season was no longer possible, with Van Gaal allowed to carry on till the FA Cup final, and that cut down on the compensation.

Moyes got less compensation after failing to qualify for the Champions League. Image: PA Images
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United's second quarter revenue was recorded as £208.6 million with the club forecasting annual revenue of £615-630 million.

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Since Mourinho's sacking the team have won 10 of their 11 domestic fixtures, with the draw against Burnley the only exception, before the Champions League loss to PSG on Tuesday.

A win against Liverpool a week on Sunday would give them a huge boost in securing fourth place at the end of the season and deal a blow to Jurgen Klopp's side in the title race.

In the end the decision to sack Mourinho could earn the club a lot more than sacking him cost.

Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Manchester United, English Football, Premier League, porto, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Real Madrid, Inter Milan

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