Following Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to sack their manager, Jose Mourinho, speculation has surrounded the money which would be involved in parting ways with the Portuguese man who still had two years left on his contract.
Were Spurs right to get rid of Mourinho when they did?
The Daily Mirror reported just last month that it would cost Spurs in the region of £25m to pay off Mourinho if they were to sack him before the end of the season.
However, Castles does not believe that to be the case and believes Mourinho’s future at another club would have an effect on Tottenham’s payout.
He said: “Additional bit of information I have in terms of his cost is that the compensation package that was included in his contract at Tottenham which we told you several weeks ago was not the full remaining value of his contract until 2023 as had been generally reported in English press. (7:09)
“But was actually a defined clause which would result in Tottenham, paying less money, far less money than that, should they take the decision to dismiss. That package I’m told is one in which Tottenham are liable for his salary for one year and that his salary be maintained at a level determined in the Tottenham contract.
“Were he to take a job elsewhere and pay at a new job be less than the pay on his Tottenham contract, Tottenham will have to make up the balance until one year after they dismissed him. Which of course gives him more leeway to negotiate a higher net salary at whichever club he goes to.”
TIF Thoughts on Castles’ comments…
There was a lot of concern regarding the amount of money in which Spurs would have to part with to sack Mourinho. Following the humiliation away to Dinamo Zagreb, there was suggestions Mourinho should face the exit door, however, the cost of doing so played a part.
With Mason holding the reins until the end of the campaign, it will be interesting to see how Tottenham’s search for a new manager develops over the next month.