Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions he is in danger of losing his job at Manchester United, claiming it would cost the club too much money to sack him anyway.
The 55-year-old, who was appointed Red Devils boss back in May 2016, eased the pressure on his own shoulders following Sunday’s 2-0 victory against Burnley at Turf Moor, lifting United up to tenth in the Premier League table after four games.
Mourinho has laughed off reports his position at Old Trafford is “shaky” after an underwhelming start to the 2018-19 season and following a frustrating summer transfer window, where he failed to land any of his top defensive transfer targets.
When quizzed by Italian publications, La Repubblica and Gazzetta dello Sport, former Chelsea boss Mourinho laughed off the chances of him facing the axe at United.
“They say I’m in danger but I don’t think it,” said Mourinho (via The Telegraph).
“If they send me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me? Ah ah.”
The ‘Special One’ is understood to be earning up to £15 million a year at The Theatre of Dreams, and he would be entitled to a hefty pay-off of at least 12 months’ salary.
Mourinho’s current contract at Old Trafford does not expire until June 2020.