Jose Mourinho was appointed AS Roma’s new manager on Tuesday, but Tottenham Hotspur will still have to pay him ₤10m next season.
The Special One landed a new contract just 16 days after being fired by the Premier League side for not delivering as expected, as Tottenham are currently placed sixth on the League table.
However, with a year left on his contract in North London when he was dismissed, his contract stated that Spurs will pay out his deal if he didn’t get a new job, or make up the shortfall if his new employee was paying him less.
According to The Sun, Roma agreed to pay him ₤5m per year, which means Spurs will have to foot the remaining ₤10m even though he’s managing another club.
In a statement on his official Instagram page, Mourinho said he couldn’t turn down a club with Roma’s ‘ambition’.
“I thank the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and for making me part of their vision,” Mourinho said.
“After discussing with the owners and with Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood how high the ambition of this club is. This aspiration and this drive are the same ones that have always motivated me and together we want to build a winning path in the years to come. The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I can’t wait to start next season. At the same time, I wish Paulo Fonseca the best of luck and ask the media to understand that I will only make statements in due course. Daje Roma! @Asroma.”