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United Paid Mourinho $5.8m To Snub Rivals …Pays LVG £5m Compensation 

Mourinho before the press
Posted: May 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Manchester United, it has been revealed, paid Jose Mourinho, former Chelsea manager, a whopping $5.8million to hold on and not signing for clubs that wanted his signature.

This is even as the club has paid off Louis Van Gaal, its sacked manager, £5 million on top of £400,000 for winning the FA Cup on Saturday.

Meanwhile, it emerged that Jose Mourinho would be the next manager at Old Trafford but what was not disclosed was that the former Chelsea manager was paid to hold on and not sign for the clubs that wanted his signature. Daily Mail revealed this on Monday.

As reported in the Daily Mail on Monday, Matt Lawton, in an exclusive chat, revealed that the 53-year-old was paid the huge sum by the Ed Woodward-led United board to hold off taking any other job as they decided on the fate of Louis van Gaal.

It was also revealed that “Mourinho refused to accept a ‘behavioural clause’ in his five-year, £75 million deal despite concerns among the United hierarchy over his eccentric touchline behaviour.”

United is expected to make the announcement today and the new manager will be given more than $200 million to spend on new players.

Van Gaal was the manager who gave the Portuguese his break at Barcelona and the student will now replace his teacher in the red half of Manchester.