Report reveals key detail in Mourinho’s contract that may influence Levy

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According to a report from The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Jose Mourinho will be entitled to a significant payout if Tottenham Hotspur decide to sack him.

Until a couple of months ago, it seemed as if Jose Mourinho was a perfect fit for Tottenham given his history of winning the biggest titles in the game.

Spurs were sitting at the top of the table and the Portuguese coach seemed to have won many Tottenham fans over despite the fact that his style of football was not in keeping with the club’s traditions.

Given Mourinho’s outstanding record during his second seasons at clubs, some Spurs fans could be forgiven for dreaming of a potential title tilt.

However, the wheels seem to have well and truely come off over the last two months, with the North Londoners dropping down to ninth in the Premier League table.

Mourinho has come under some scathing criticism recently but if The Athletic are to be believed, the Portuguese coach’s job is safe and Tottenham are not considering replacing him.

The report reveals that there is no exit clause in the contract that the 58-year-old signed with Spurs in November of last year.

With the Tottenham boss being one of the highest-paid managers in world football, he would thus be entitled to a substantial payout if Daniel Levy decides to pull the plug.

Ornstein suggests that there is no indication of that happening as of yet, with Tottenham viewing this as a long-term project.

Spurs Web Opinion

Calls for Mourinho to be sacked are premature. I believe he should get at least one more transfer window and the club should back him in the summer by buying a top-quality central defender and a potential midfield partner for Hojbjerg (depending on whether Mourinho feels Skipp is ready).

The only way that should change is if our poor form continues for the rest of the season and we end up a long way behind the top four. In that case, Levy would be justified in parting ways with him at the end of the season so that the new manger can have an input on transfers.

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