Roman Abramovich could be forced to pay Mourinho up to £10million after the Portuguese manager signed a four-year deal this summer.
As part of the settlement to leave by ‘mutual consent’, he is being paid £250,000 a week up to a maximum of £10m.With that deal only a few months old, and no clause in Mourinho’s contract, Sportsmail understands that the sacked manager will be paid by Chelsea until he lands another job.
If he were to take a job next week they would only pay him nominal compensation, but an extended break from football would see him earn the full £10m.
Mourinho’s management career
Uniao de Leiria (2001-02)
Porto (2002-04) 2 League titles, 1 Cup, 1 Champions League
Chelsea (2004-07) 2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cups
Inter (2008-10) 2 Serie A titles, 1 Coppa Italia, 1 Champions League
Real Madrid (2010-13) 1 La Liga title, 1 Copa del Rey
Chelsea (2013-15) 1 Premier League title, 1 League Cup