Date: 6th May 2021 at 5:22pm
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Amid the European Super League meltdown, it was hard to gauge whether people were surprised or not at Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur sacking. 

Results and morale were poor, but it was merely days before they were due to play Manchester City in the EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium – a chance to win their first silverware in over a decade.

Things move on quickly in football; the final went the way of the Cityzens, 1-0, new boss Ryan Mason was unable to win the trophy which Mourinho’s side had reached, and the Portuguese gaffer has already accepted a new job at AS Roma.

This will come as good news to the bosses of the London side, who will now make a saving of £8.8m a year, according to ESPN.

They report that Mourinho had agreed to a severance package that would have seen him paid his full salary up until the end of the contract in summer 2022, but when he joins Roma this summer they will only need to ‘top up’ his wages to match what they would have been at Spurs.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham in the same week they were due to play Manchester City for the EFL Cup

The 58-year-old would have received £15m a year from the Lilywhites, with Roma reportedly going to pay him £8.8m a year on his new deal – which will now effectively be a saving for owner Daniel Levy.

Spurs will still have to pay him the full amount until he starts his contract in the summer, though.

Mourinho has managed in Italy with a great deal of success already after he spent two seasons with Inter Milan, which produced two Serie A titles including a Champion League, cup and league treble in the second year.

With Roma currently seventh in the table and 27 points behind Scudetto winners Inter, he has a long, long way to go if he wants to match that level of success.

 
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