Chelsea could still have to pay sacked boss even if he lands Man United job

Chelsea may be faced with having to pay Jose Mourinho until the end of the season EVEN if the Portuguese lands another job in the meantime, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 52-year old was sacked at Stamford Bridge after a torrid start to the campaign and has been linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester United as a result.

As the Blues look to move without the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ for the second time in their history, they could be faced with having to pay him even if he is appointed elsewhere.

Reports suggest that due to the nature of his departure, the former Inter Milan and Porto coach will continue to be paid by Roman Abramovich while unemployed.

In fact, even if he takes over at Manchester United, as he is favourite to do, the controversial tactician will be paid by the West London giants should he take a pay cut.

Any decrease in wages elsewhere would reportedly be supplemented by his former charges.

He was handed a £10m a year contract back in August, while current Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal earns around £6m annually.

That means Abramovich could be forced to shell out around £1.5m to his former employee while he manages a Premier League rival, should he land the Old Trafford post.