The Eye-Bulging Amount Manchester United Have Spent On Sacking Managers Since Sir Alex Ferguson
Jose Mourinho was the latest in a growing line of managers to be sacked by Manchester United and receive a huge pay off for his troubles. It has been confirmed that Mourinho and his staff scooped £19.6m in compensation in December after the Portuguese manager was sacked by the club after United’s worst ever start to a Premier League season.
This figure has been released in the club’s quarterly financial results and is listed under ‘exceptional items’ something Mourinho certainly was not at the end of his tenure. This figure is almost four times the amount that the club had to pay David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, who were both sacked at Old Trafford in unexceptional circumstances.
Moyes was awarded £5million after being sacked just 10 months into his six-year deal and Louis Van Gaal came in as his replacement. The Dutchman won the FA Cup and lead the side to a fifth-place finish in his final year but ultimately it was not enough as he was sacked at the end of the season, scooping a pay off of £8.4m.
United’s total figure for sacking managers since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson now stands at a remarkable £33m which is a ridiculous figure to spend on getting rid of managers. To put that in perspective, Chelsea bought one of the best midfielders in the world in N’Golo Kante in 2016 for less than that, whilst United have wasted the money away.
Admittedly, the club does make a huge amount of money and in the grand scheme of things, this will not affect them. However, they also let Jose Mourinho spend £50m on Fred and £22m on Diogo Dalot which is a huge expenditure with little return to show for it so far.
For a club that prided itself on not being a sacking club, United have splashed the cash on getting rid of these failed gaffers.