Mourinho Paid £15 Million by Manchester United as Compensation
Former English club Manchester United’s Manager, Jose Mourinho has been paid £15 million ($19 million) in compensation following his sacking last month.
According to British media, The Daily Mail on Thursday reported that a source close to Mourinho whose contract was due to run till the end of the 2019/20 campaign with the option of an extra season has revealed that compensation has been paid.
The newspaper reports “There are no issues over Jose’s contract with Manchester United. Everything has been sorted. Jose is able to take on another job right now, but is in no rush. “He is very relaxed about it and would be happy to wait until the end of the season if he needs to.”
The Sun reports that United agreed to the payment after his disappointing two-and-a-half-year stint at Old Trafford following a meeting between Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes and United executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward.
The pay-out leaves the 55-year-old Portuguese free to be considered for Madrid if the club decides to dismiss under-pressure coach Santiago Solari.
Mourinho’s time at Real between 2010-2013 which brought a league title and a Spanish Cup but saw them largely play second fiddle to Barcelona ended as it did at United and Chelsea, with bad results and discord in the dressing room.
However, Real Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez remains a fan and with the club 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barca and outside the Champions League places, Solari is under intense scrutiny.
The Mail reports the source as saying “There has been no contact, but they did get in touch with Jose after (Julen) Lopetegui was dismissed (in late October). He told them he was the Manager of Manchester United and totally committed to the club.”