Report: The staggering amount Spurs have paid to sack managers over last decade

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According to research conducted by Managerial Payouts (as relayed by The Sun), Tottenham Hotspur have paid almost £90m to sacked managers in the last decade.

Nuno Espirito Santo was the latest Spurs head coach to be sacked, with the Portuguese coach losing his job after just four months at the helm in North London. 

According to the report, the Portuguese coach’s sacking takes Tottenham’s total expenditure on sacked managers to a whopping £85,919,178, averaging out at £21,479,794 per manager. 

It is alleged that Jose Mourinho made more than £21m at Spurs despite only being in charge at the club for 17 months.

Mauricio Pochettino is thought to have made £46m over the course of his time in North London.

Additionally, the two other managers Spurs sacked this decade, Andre Villas-Boas and Harry Redknapp, are reported to have taken home almost £20m between them.

Tim Sherwood, who replaced Villas-Boas as interim coach for half a season is not thought to have been paid any compensation due to a break clause in his contract.

The report explains that Spurs have paid the highest amount to sacked managers over the last decade, ahead of Manchester United, who have spent £80,897,808 in managerial wages over the past decade and Chelsea, who are third with £67,835,068. 

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Interestingly the report in The Sun mentions that these figures do not take into account severance packages paid to each manager, which would take Tottenham’s expenditure even higher.

This shows that the Spurs hierarchy have certainly not hesitated in spending big on managerial appointments over the last decade despite the investment into the stadium. 

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