Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich must pay a world record fee of £37.5million to sack current manager Jose Mourinho, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Mourinho’s future at the champions has been put into doubt in recent weeks following a poor start to the campaign, in which the Blues are 16th on the Premier League table after eight games.
However, the Portuguese boss was reassured that he will not be sacked if he remains in the top four, yet if the poor results continue it is not a guarantee.
The fact that Mourinho only signed a new Chelsea contract over the summer makes it difficult for Abramovich to relieve him of his duties, with the ex-Real Madrid gaffer earning over £10million a year at Stamford Bridge.
The Russian billionaire has had to fork out massive sums to sack former managers before, with Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas receiving around £12million while Carlo Ancelotti pocketed £6million following his tenure.
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