Here's Mourinho's earnings in pay-offs after Chelsea and United sacking
Jose Mourinho might have been sacked from his role as manager of Manchester United, but that does not mean the Portuguese will be short of earnings any time soon. Reportedly, Mourinho and his team have received a total of £51 million pounds as pay-offs from sackings by Chelsea and Manchester United. He has also been earning significant amounts from sponsorship and punditry deals.
Manchester United, in their annual financial report, have revealed that the Portuguese manager has been paid £15 million. He was also paid £23.1 million by Chelsea when the Blues first sacked him in 2007, and then he received an additional £8.3 million after the 2015 sacking. Russia Today paid him £1.7 million for appearing on their network as a pundit during World Cup 2018.
Besides coaching and punditry, Mourinho has been the face of brands like Heineken, Jaguar, and Lipton tea amongst others. Heineken has reportedly paid him £4 million to appear in their beer commercials in a two-year contract. He has also served as a pundit on beIN SPORTS during their Premier League and Asia Cup coverage. Hublot watches, Adidas, and EA sports are his other brands.
If a manager or player has been sacked by a club before his contract with them expires, the club has to pay said individual a certain amount of money as compensation for them not being true to the contract. Mourinho's contract with Manchester United was until 2020, but since he was released from the contract earlier United had to compensate him.
Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, no other manager has completed their term with Manchester United. The club has sacked David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho, with the pay-off amount reaching a total of £33.2 million.