The amount Man United paid Mourinho after sacking him
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The amount Man United paid Mourinho after sacking him

Manchester United paid former manager Jose Mourinho a hefty package after sacking him for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season.

Speaking at an annual conference on Monday, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward confirmed that Jose Mourinho and his management team received a severance package totalling £19.6m after the 56-year-old was dismissed in December of last year.

The Portuguese manager was removed from his position following two and a half years in charge, with a particularly meek 3-1 defeat at Anfield serving as the final straw with Norwegian Solskjaer appointed to take charge on an interim basis before being handed the job permanently.

Out of Work

Mourinho has been out of work since his sacking and has heavily been linked with a return to Real Madrid should the Catalan giants decide to sack Zinedine Zidane.

Woodward further revealed that record revenues of £627.1M were collected by the club with almost £20m spent on removing the Mourinho regime last year.

Despite the positives off the field, a chunk of United supporters was angered by the report saying that the management was too concerned with the marketing aspect of the club rather than the football side of it.

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