No lump sum for Mourinho….

Jose Mourinho

Embattled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unlikely to receive a lucrative lump sum pay off if the club sack him. Mourinho received £18m in compensation when his first spell ended in 2007 and owner Roman Abramovich’s reluctance to pay him off again is another factor why he’s remained in charge. Should Mourinho depart a second time, it is believed a lump sum in severance isn’t guaranteed and that the Blues will give him his salary, believed to be round £163,000-a-week, until he finds another job. It is a practice Chelsea have put in place since Luis Felipe Scolari was the last coach to have the entire length of his contract paid out in full, when he was fired after just eight months at the helm in 2009. Mourinho is bound to have no shortage of offers from around the world despite his woes this term. Standard Sport revealed in October that Paris Saint Germain are monitoring the situation, while former club Real Madrid and Valencia have also been linked.

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