THE dismissal of coach Jose Mourinho cost Chelsea 9.5 million euros ($10.1 million) in late 2015, the capital football club has revealed.
The Portuguese coach, who is now in chargeof Manchester United, was fired in December 2015 after Chelsea’s poor start in the English Premier League (EPL), reports Efe. Mourinho received that amount as compensation for the termination, according to Chelsea on Saturday.
According toChelsea’s financial report for the 2015/2016 season, the English club lost some 80.8 million euros during the season,when the team finished the EPL in the 10th position.
Thatloss included 76.6 million euros ($81.5million)paid to the German sports wear brand Adidasto end its sponsorship deal.
Last October,Chelsea reached a new sponsorship deal with Nike value dat66.3 million euros and is set to last until 2032.