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Tottenham would have to pay a massive £34.8m to sack Jose Mourinho

The pressure is building up on Jose Mourinho at Spurs due to the prolonged dip in the form of the squad that has resulted in a slide down the Premier League table in recent weeks but it would evidently be a costly exercise to fire him.

Apparently the club would have to pay £34.8m to sack the‘Anointed one’, according to reports.

Tottenham have come up a cropper in four of their last five matches in the Premier League, besides being knocked out of the FA Cup by Everton last week. However reports on Tuesday say that chairman Daniel Levy was willing to stay the execution and keep faith with his manager for the time being.

The principal reason for his patience is said to be the massive cost of paying off the former Chelsea and Manchester United head coach, with Portuguese outlet A-Bola having now revealed that Mourinho would be owed an enormous £34.8m if Tottenham were to give him the sack now.

Mourinho was appointed in November 2019 to take over from Mauricio Pochettino and the 58-year-old is under contract with the north Londoners until the end of the 2022/23 campaign, which means he still has more than two years remaining on his deal.

Mourinho earns upwards of £15.2m per year, and has entitlement to almost £40m in compensation if his contract were to be terminated prematurely.

As it stands, Tottenham have only just stopped remunerating Pochettino after the Argentine took over as PSG’s new manager last month. And with the tight financial squeeze due to the coronavirus pandemic, Spurs would be in a bit of a fix to fulfil their contractual obligations if Mourinho were to be shown the exit door. Safe to say for the Portuguese that fact looks set to earn earn him a stay of execution at least for the meantime, but Tottenham are said to be closely monitoring the situation.

A failure to qualify for European competition could force Levy’s hand, with Spurs currently ninth in the Premier League table.