It was announced yesterday that Jose Mourinho will soon become the head coach of Roma. With the ex-Spurs coach having found employment days after being sacked, Tottenham won’t have to pay Mourinho’s compensation.
According to The Telegraph, the London club had to pay the coach his salary for 18 months – about £16 million.
They owed the Portuguese compensation money for firing him after Spurs suffered a poor performance this season.
However, Roma hired Mourinho as their new head coach. He is hopeful about returning to Italy, where he met with the best success of his career.
They announced that Mourinho would replace Paulo Fonseca, whom they fired just hour before for the very same reason- incompetence.
The new appointment to Roma means that Mourinho no longer needs to be compensated for being sacked.
The Italian club have not officially announced when Mourinho’s contract starts. However, it is likely to happen in July.
In this case, Tottenham will pay the coach another three months’ compensation.
He has thus sacrificed more than a year’s compensation, beyond these three months’. It is estimated at £13 million.
Mourinho’s appointment at Roma was announced 15 days after his dismissal from Tottenham.
It was reported that the Portuguese would earn around €7.5m a year at Roma.