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Sacking Jose Mourinho would cost Chelsea £37m - reports

James Orr

Published 08/10/2015 | 10:00

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is in line to receive a massive £37m pay-out if he is sacked by Chelsea, according to reports.

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The champions Chelsea have been in woeful form this season, languishing in 16th place having lost four out of their eight Premier League games, however a club statement was released on Monday giving Mourinho the vote of confidence from the board.

Mourinho signed a new four-year deal in the summer that is believed to be worth £10m per season. He would be entitled for his contract to be paid up in full if the club want to terminate the agreement, report the Daily Star.

After Saturday's surprise 3-1 home defeat by Southampton, the Portuguese said the Londoners would have to sack him because he would not be quitting.

"The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support," read the full statement on Chelsea's official website.

"As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team's performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it."

(© Independent News Service)

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