Roman Abramovich could be forced to pay Mourinho up to £10million after the Portuguese manager signed a four-year deal this summer.
With that deal only a few months old, and no clause in Mourinho’s contract, Sportsmail understands that the sacked manager will be paid by Chelsea until he lands another job.
As part of the settlement to leave by ‘mutual consent’, he is being paid £250,000 a week up to a maximum of £10m.
If he were to take a job next week they would only pay him nominal compensation, but an extended break from football would see him earn the full £10m.
Mourinho’s management career
Uniao de Leiria (2001-02)
Porto (2002-04) 2 League titles, 1 Cup, 1 Champions League
Chelsea (2004-07) 2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cups
Inter (2008-10) 2 Serie A titles, 1 Coppa Italia, 1 Champions League
Real Madrid (2010-13) 1 La Liga title, 1 Copa del Rey
Chelsea (2013-15) 1 Premier League title, 1 League Cup