Report reveals Roma job gives Spurs boost in Mourinho pay-out

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Dom Le Roy

It was announced this afternoon that Jose Mourinho has been named the new head coach of Roma and will take up his duties for the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

The Special One was only sacked by Daniel Levy back in April, with Ryan Mason taking charge of the Lilywhites until the end of the season.

At the time, some reports claimed that Tottenham would have to shell out a whopping £15m severance package to Mourinho with there being 18 months left on his contract.

However, Football London have now revealed that the former Spurs head coach was technically put on gardening leave when he parted ways with the North Londoners.

Therefore, the club were set to continue paying his wages until he either found a new job or the 18 months of his contract ran out.

Fortunately for the Lilywhites, with Mourinho heading back into work so quickly, it now seems as though Tottenham will only have to pay around two month’s worth of wages.

Football London add that this boost of funds could help in the search for a new head coach in North London.

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