Top 10 biggest manager severance packages including Mourinho and Conte with Solskjaer set for £7.5m if Man Utd swing axe
MANCHESTER UNITED will have to pay off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5MILLION if they sack him.
But that wouldn't even put the Norwegian in the top 10 of the biggest managerial severance packages ever.
SunSport exclusively revealed that he would have to be given a full year's salary if he is axed less than half-way through the season.
The pressure on Solskajer has hit fever pitch after the dreadful 5-0 home defeat against Liverpool.
The 41-year-old has been told his job is 'safe for now' but the Tottenham game on Saturday is surely must-win for the beleaguered boss.
Copa90 have calculated the highest managerial pay-offs ever – and it makes for startling viewing.
And one London club appears FIVE TIMES in the list – costly for their billionaire Russian oligarch.
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1.Antonio Conte (Chelsea, 2018) – £26.2m
Fallouts with the likes of fan-favourites Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were bound to get Conte into trouble with the fans.
The Italian won the Premier League and FA Cup in his first season but finished in fifth and outside the crucial Champions League spots in his second
2.Jose Mourinho (Man Utd, 2018) – £19.6m
A serial winner – but United fans could just never accept having the former Chelsea boss in charge.
His style of football left many disillusioned at Old Trafford – but some might take him back right now.
3.Jose Mourinho (Chelsea, 2007) – £18m
The Special One departed Stamford Bridge with three years of his contract back in 2007 – meaning a healthy pay off.
Several players were said to have been left in tears at his exit – he won the Premier League club in his first two seasons in charge.
4.Laurent Blanc (PSG, 2016) – £17m
Even France legend Laurent Blanc couldn't overcome what is seeming to be a poisoned chalice at PSG.
He was succeeded by Unai Emery – who had an even more miserable time in charge before moving on to Arsenal, and yet more disappointment
5.Luis Felipe Scolari (Chelsea, 2009) – £13.6m
Blues fans must have been excited when in came the Brazil World Cup winner.
But seven months later, seven points behind top-of-the-table Manchester United and in fourth, Scolari was out the door and Guus Hiddink was brought in.
6.Fabio Capello (Russia, 2015) – £13.4m
There was always likely to be plenty of money on the table when the Russian FA decided to hire the legendary Capello for the job.
But he failed to win a match at the Brazil World Cup and was ditched when the European Championship campaign started poorly.
7.Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham, 2019) – £12.5m
At the time it DID appear Poch was struggling with the team down in 14th spot.
But over the five years he had been on a project – that many Spurs fans wish now he had been allowed to continue.
8.Andre Villas-Boas (Chelsea, 2012) – £12m
Chelsea fans might have thought they were getting 'the next Mourinho' when Villas-Boas was appointed in 2008.
But a run of just three Premier League wins in their last 12 games saw the former Porto boss axed.
9.Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea, 2012) – £10.7m
A playing legend at the club, Di Matteo had guided Chelsea to the most remarkable of Champions League and FA Cup double triumphs.
That saw the caretaker boss given a two-year deal – but a 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the competition they were defending saw him booted.
10.Ronald Koeman (Barcelona, 2021) – £10m
No-one will have been surprised to see Barcelona sack Koeman.
The club are a shadow of their former selves – Messi has been replaced up front by Martin Braithwaite. That has left them in ninth spot in LaLiga and Koeman out on his backside.
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