Final cost of Mourinho Spurs sack revealed, as Levy forks out massive eight-figure sum

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy agreed a severance package of £15million with Jose Mourinho to sack the manager, a report claims.

Spurs announced Mourinho’s departure on Monday morning. The Portuguese’s exit after 17 months makes it his shortest job since his inaugural spell with Porto in 2004. What’s more, the sacking came only six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Mourinho had until the summer of 2023 left on his contract. As such, Spurs had to pay an enormous amount to get the coach out of his terms early.

Previous reports have speculated at the figure, with £34.8million touted at one point.

According to The Independent, however, Spurs will fork out £15million to end Mourinho’s tenure.

While he will no longer serve as manager, he will remain on Tottenham’s payroll.

Indeed, he will now enter a period of gardening leave and cannot work for another club before that period ends.

Nevertheless, the newspaper does not state how long Mourinho will have to wait before finding a new role.

The source adds that Spurs bosses made the decision to sack the manager after Friday evening’s 2-2 draw with Everton.

The result provided another blow to the north London club in their hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

They sit in seventh in the Premier League table, five points behind fourth with six games to go.

Tottenham have put Ryan Mason in charge of training on Monday. Furthermore, The Telegraph claims that the 29-year-old and Chris Powell will take the reins for the rest of the season.

Levy’s statement on Mourinho sack

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Levy said of Mourinho’s departure: “Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club. Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic.

“On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged.

“He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.”

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