Jose Mourinho received an absolutely massive pay-off after Man United sacking

Jose Mourinho received an absolutely massive pay-off after Man United sacking

Jose Mourinho received an absolutely massive pay-off after Man United sacking

It hasn't even been a month since Jose Mourinho was sacked at Manchester United, yet the Portuguese is already being linked with a return to management at the top level.

The Sun now claims Real president Florentino Perez wants the 55-year-old, who departed the club by "mutual agreement" in 2013, back in Madrid.

But United executive chairman Ed Woodward will force Mourinho to stick to the terms of the departure agreement after being stung for £15m when United appointed him in 2016.

Whether Mourinho is actually capable of doing that remains to be seen.

Manchester United have said that they are not preventing their Ex-Manager from joining any club.

United's signing of Mourinho activated that clause, with the payment written off in United's transfer accounts.

There are no longer any ties to Manchester, and it looks as though Jose already has his eyes on his next move.

Mourinho's relationship with United's board and large section of his playing squad was reported to have deteriorated badly towards the end of his tenure.

After overseeing United's worst start to a Premier League season in 28 years, Mourinho was relieved of his duties with the English giants.

"When a professional returns or is invited to return to a club it is a tremendous honour", Mourinho told Portuguese newspaper Record.

"If I were, Benfica would be the first to know my decision". [Returning to Madrid or Inter would be] a huge honour, but I'm talking to you and no-one else right now.

"The best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached".

In the meantime, Mourinho has lined up a stint working as a pundit with beIN Sports in Qatar, where he will cover the upcoming Asian Cup.

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