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José Mourinho Received £15M Compensation Package From ManU

José Mourinho

ManU paid José Mourinho's £15M ($19M) compensation package "immediately after he was sacked," according to David Woods of the London DAILY MAIL. The 55-year-old was dismissed on Dec. 18 after two-and-a-half seasons in charge. The fact that he received the payoff on his departure from Old Trafford means "he is free to return to management." A source close to Mourinho said, "There are no issues over José's contract with Manchester United. Everything has been sorted." The improved contract ManU agreed to with Mourinho a year ago was due to run until the end of the '19-20 season, with an option of a further season (DAILY MAIL, 1/9).

GRAB THE MIC: Mourinho will join beIN Sports as part of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2019 and Premier League coverage across Middle East and North Africa. In his first TV appearance since leaving ManU, the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto manager will be part of a panel of expert analysts based in beIN Sports' studios. He will giving his opinions for the Asian Cup group stage match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia on Jan. 17 as well as the EPL match between Arsenal and Chelsea on Jan. 19 (beIN Sports).