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18th Dec 2015

Chelsea worked a very smart compensation clause into Jose Mourinho’s contract

This could save Chelsea millions...


Listen, we have 100% faith in you but just in case…

Jose Mourinho should not be out of a job for too long. Chelsea are relying on it.

The Portuguese was unceremoniously flicked by the Blues after a stuttering start to the season that has left the league champions two points off the relegation zone.

Mourinho only signed a new deal with Chelsea during the summer, after guiding his side to another league title, and was due to stay on until June 2019.

Six months later and Mourinho was given his marching orders.

Under the terms of his contract, Chelsea will pay Mourinho £250,000 a week UNTIL he gets a new coaching job. It is a smart clause, revealed by The Mirror, in a mega contract.

Chelsea Press Conference

Were Mourinho to decide football management is not for him , it could cost Chelsea €62m [£45m] over the next three and a half years.

However, it is more likely that Mourinho will find steady employment soon and get his former employers off the hook.