Jose Mourinho and his support staff received a whopping £19.6m after the Manchester United decided to get rid of his service, the club has revealed.
The payout has been declared in United’s second quarterly financial result in which they also posted record revenue of £208.6m. The Red Devils are expecting to break the £600m barrier as the club is on the verge of recording a massive revenue which could be in the range of £615 and £630m.
Mourinho’s ouster came just a day after United’s humiliating 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool. The Portuguese manager had an existing contract till 2020 at the time of dismissal and United were compelled to shell out a whopping amount in a bid to bring and end to his tenure.
United went on to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager and also brought in Mike Phelan to assist him. The Red Devils have maintained a strong run since Solskjaer took over the charge and United only tasted defeat once at the hands of Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League.
United chief executive Ed Woodward said, “The appointment of Ole and Mike (Phelan) as caretaker manager and assistant manager, working with Kieran, Michael and Emilio, has had a positive impact throughout the club.
“We are delighted with the improvement in the team’s performances since December and we look forward to a strong finish to the 18/19 season.”