Chelsea need to pay world record £37.5m fee to sack current manager

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.

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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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