November 24, 2020

How much it will cost Manchester United to sack Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United will need to spend big to sack Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

Manchester United face paying out £24 million if they decide to sack Jose Mourinho before the end of the season, according to reports.

Mourinhos future is in fresh doubt after United were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

United have now suffered their worst start to a league campaign since 1990 and are 19 points behind Liverpool in the table.

In recent years, United gave time to both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal to reverse the clubs fortunes.

And Mourinho may be afforded a few more months to improve Uniteds situation given how much it will cost the club to get rid of the Portuguese and appoint a replacement.

Mourinhos United side are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool (Getty Images)

According to the Daily Record, United will have to pay in the region of £24m if they decide to sack him before January.

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That £24m fee would be reduced to £18m if United fail to qualify for next seasons Champions League while Mourinho is still in charge.

Mourinho, meanwhile, signed a new contract with United in January which keeps him at the club until 2020.

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And earlier this season, Mourinho even pointed out that United are in an expensive predicament with his situation.

They say Im in danger, but I dont think it, Mourinho told Gazzetta dello Sport in September.

If they send me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me?

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