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Manchester united reveal the cost of jose Mourinho sacking

Odiase Osayande

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Manchester United have confirmed the club paid Jose Mourinho and his staff £19.6m after sacking the Portuguese coach in December last year.

It is understood that Mourinho pocketed £15.4m while £4.2m was shared among his back room staff

Mourinho was relieved of his duties after falling 11 points behind the Champions League qualification places in the Premier League table.

This week, Manchester United released financial results to the New York Stock Exchange, including details of an outgoing fee totalling £19.6m.

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The fee was confirmed to be the compensation paid to Mourinho and other members of the coaching staff who left the club.

Immediately after Mourinho’s sacking, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was mooted as United’s number one long-term target.

But since Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took over, results have drastically improved. The Norwegian suffered his first defeat as United manager against Paris Saint-Germain
this week.

It remains unclear whether Solskjaer will be offered the full-time job. It is likely to depend on whether United remain fourth in the table – they are currently just one point above fifth-placed Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Mourinho has been confirmed as the new host of a football show on Russia television.

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