Jose Mourinho: Chelsea paid ex-manager and staff £8.3m in compensation

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge with his Manchester United side in October, and was beaten 4-0

Sacking manager Jose Mourinho and his staff in 2015 cost Chelsea £8.3m in compensation, figures released by the Premier League club show.

Mourinho, now in charge of Manchester United, was sacked in December 2015 after a poor start to the Blues' Premier League title defence.

The club eventually finished 10th, and the financial report for the 2015-16 campaign shows a £70.6m loss.

That includes £67m paid to Adidas to terminate a sponsorship deal early.

The club did that to enter into a more lucrative 15-year deal with Nike, worth an extra £30m a year.

The Adidas contract, which Chelsea ended six years into a 10-year agreement, was worth £30m annually.

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