Report: Spurs would pay ‘significantly less than £30m’ to sack Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham would have to shell out significantly less than £30m to sack Jose Mourinho this summer, should they so desire.

It has hardly been a campaign of dreams for the Spurs faithful this year, with the club crashing out of the Europa League in embarrassing fashion and falling at every hurdle to make the Premier League top four.

Fortunately, the Lilywhites still have a chance of lifting silverware this season in the form of the League Cup, but they must defeat a rampant Man City in order to do so.

Sources have reportedly informed The Daily Mail that Spurs would not have to pay out Mourinho’s two-year £15m per year contract in full if they sacked him.

This comes down to two main reasons. There is reportedly a performance clause linked to top-tier European qualification (Europa League and Champions League). Therefore, if Spurs do not qualify for Europe, Mourinho will be entitled to less of a pay-out.

It is also claimed that Mourinho’s basic pay at Spurs is closer to £10m, despite his contract having a possible worth of £15m per year.

The report says that, although Mourinho would be entitled to a large sum of money, it would likely fall beneath the full £30m figure.

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