Jose Mourinho paid £19.6m after Manchester United sacked him

Jose Mourinho paid £19.6m after Manchester United sacked him

- Jose Mourinho was paid £19.6million by Man United after he was sacked last December

- This was revealed during their financial result at the New York Stock Exchange

- The Red Devils employed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan on interim basis

Jose Mourinho was paid £19.6million as compensation by Manchester United following his sacking last December.

The figures were revealed in The Red Devils' second quarter financial results recently released.

The Portuguese was relieved of his duties after the humiliating 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in December that let United 11 points off fourth place in the Premier League.

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Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 11 matches out of 12 since taking over on temporary basis.

According to the financial results released to the New York Stock Exchange, it said: "Exceptional items for the quarter were £19.6m, relating to compensation to the former manager and certain members of the coaching staff for loss of office."

Mourinho was employed in May 2016 and led the club to League Cup and Europa League titles.

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In January 2018 he signed a new deal that would have kept him until 2020 with the option of an extra year.

United chief Ed Woodward says Solskjaer's appointment, along with Mike Phelan as his assistant has "had a positive impact throughout the club".

Woodward added that United will have "a strong finish to the season" after reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup and fourth in the Premier League, above Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Jose Mourinho has found new love in the journalism profession as the former Manchester United boss is set to host a show on Russian TV channel RT.

The 56-year-old will give analysis at the ongoing Champions League tournament in the fortnightly football program.

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