Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the new head coach of AS Roma has saved Tottenham Hotspur millions of pounds in compensation. It is understood that Mourinho was due around 18 months’ worth of salary — around £16 million — from Tottenham following his sacking last month. His decision to take the Roma job ahead of next season means he has therefore sacrificed more than a year’s worth of compensation, estimated to be worth around £13m. Roma have not specified Mourinho’s official start date, saying only that he will “begin his new role ahead of the 2021/22 campaign”. It is likely that Mourinho’s contract in Italy begins in July this year, meaning that Tottenham will continue to pay their former manager for the next three months. Mourinho’s appointment at Roma comes just 15 days after he was sacked by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
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The 58-year-old was fired from Tottenham on April 19 but will take over at the Serie A club from Paulo Fonseca for the 2021/22 campaign.