Jose Mourinho's staggering £83m windfall laid bare after Roma sack manager

Jose Mourinho's staggering £83m windfall laid bare after Roma sack manager

WATCH NOW: Reaction to Jose Mourinho's sacking by Roma

Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter


Published: 16/01/2024

- 12:32

Updated: 16/01/2024

- 12:35

The 60-year-old was sacked by Roma on Tuesday

When Jose Mourinho finally calls it a day, he will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest managers of his generation.

But it has not always been an easy ride for the Special One, having now been sacked on six occasions, although payouts totalling over £83m would have helped matters.


Mourinho was fired by Roma on Tuesday morning after two-and-a-half years in charge of the Italian club.

A joint statement from Roma chiefs Dan and Ryan Friedkin said they 'believe that an immediate change is in the best interests of the club'.

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Jose Mourinho has received around £83m in compensation

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Mourinho was reportedly earning around £7.7million a year at the Stadio Olimpico.

He led them to two sixth-placed finishes in Serie A, as well as the Europa Conference League title in 2022.

His contract was set to expire in the summer so it would be realistic to imagine he will receive half of his annual salary as a payout.

That figure would be around £3.8m, which in fact is minor compared to some of the previous payments he has received upon leaving a club.

It takes the money he has received upon sackings to an incredible £83m.

Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea came to an end in 2007.

Roman Abramovich pulled the trigger after two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups in the space of three years.

Chelsea started the 2007/08 campaign poorly and Mourinho was let go.

He reportedly received a staggering £18m, the biggest payout he has ever got from a club.

Then followed two years at Inter Milan before Real Madrid came calling in 2010.

Despite a win percentage of almost 72 per cent, Mourinho was never really able to crack the Bernabeu job, especially in the Champions League.

Real became the first team to ever record 100 points in a single La Liga season when they won the title in 2011/12.

But Mourinho went at the end of the following campaign, receiving a reported £17m in compensation.

It wasn't long before he was back at Chelsea, replacing interim boss Rafael Benitez in June 2013.

He won the Premier League again in his second season back in west London, as well as picking up another League Cup.

But the Blues' form dropped off dramatically the following campaign and he was sacked for a second time in December 2015 with Chelsea 16th in the table.

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Jose Mourinho has been paid over £30m in compensation from Chelsea

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Chelsea's second payout to Mourinho came to a reported £12.5m, meaning they have been given over £30m in total across his two spells.

He rocked up at Manchester United the following summer and won the Red Devils the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in his first season.

However, as United managers before and after have discovered, working under the Glazer ownership is not an easy task.

He often complained about not being backed in the transfer market and eventually lost his job in December 2018.
Mourinho reportedly left with a cool sum of £15m.

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Jose Mourinho managed Tottenham during the Covid times

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Many thought that would be his final job in England but he was back in the Premier League with Tottenham in late 2019.

It was never going to work under Daniel Levy, although he did reach the League Cup final in his second season.

Mourinho wasn't given the chance to win that game, sacked just a few days before the game against Manchester City at Wembley.

He received another reported £16m from Spurs.

Mourinho has been a serial winner wherever he has been, with Tottenham the only club he has not picked up any silverware.

He will always look at the trophies he has won fondly but the £83m received in compensation doesn't hurt either.

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