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Manchester United reveal details of José Mourinho’s payoff

United paid a fair bit of compensation.

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Manchester United paid José Mourinho and his staff a combined total of £19.6 million in compensation following his sacking in December. The club listed the hefty payout as an “exceptional item” in its financial results for the second quarter, though remain on track to hit their financial targets for the year.

Mourinho has been reported to have personally received around £15 million after being sacked by the Reds — around twice as much as the club paid to sack Louis van Gaal three years ago. The remaining £4.6 million was split between the five members of Mourinho’s staff that departed with the Portuguese tactician last month.

Notwithstanding Mourinho’s departure, United’s revenue for the three months to December came to £208.6 million, up from £177.4 million a year prior. Ed Woodward refused to be drawn in a conference call with investors on whether Ole Gunnar Solskjær was in line for the permanent manager’s job at Old Trafford, hinting that no news should be expected on that front until the end of the season.