Jose Mourinho is closing in on making £100m from being sacked after being shown the door by Tottenham.
The Portuguese boss was sent packing by Spurs owner Daniel Levy after letting his side slip from the top of the Premier League table to seventh, making their chances of Champions League football very slim.
With just 48 wins from his 17 months in north London, the 58-year-old has come under fire for his leadership of the side who were European finalists just under two years ago.
But Mourinho is leaving with a £16m compensation cheque as Levy was forced to buy the manager out of his contract.
And it means that the boss is even closer to racking up £100m from managerial sackings since he first prowled the sideline 21 years ago.
Having enjoyed success with Uniao de Leiria and Porto, Chelsea bought “The Special One” in to help them win two Premier League titles and an FA Cup.
But a series of disagreements with owner Roman Abramovich in September 2007 saw him leave “by mutual consent” – and clutching an £18m cheque.
After winning a Champions League with Inter, Real Madrid paid a record-breaking compensation package to the Italian giants for Mourinho.
While he won a first La Liga title for four years in 2012 alongside a Copa del Rey win, a poor 2012/13 season saw Florentino Perez pay £17m for him to leave.
A return to Stamford Bridge followed, winning a Premier League and Carabao Cup in three years.
But losing nine of his 16 top-flight games in the 2015/16 led to Abramovich showing him the door against – and paying him £12.5m.
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A move to rivals Manchester United followed, winning the Carabao Cup and Europa League in his first season.
While the Red Devils finished second to Manchester City the following years, a loss to Liverpool – which put them 19 points off the top in December – put him out the door again.
And the £15m compensation payment was enjoyed by Mourinho before heading to Tottenham in November 2019 to replace Mauricio Pochettino.
17 months later, his £16m payment from Daniel Levy means the 58-year-old is up to £78.5m.
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