Manchester United will have to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5m if they sack him.
But that wouldn’t put Norwegian in the top ten list of the biggest administrative takedown packages ever.
SunSport exclusively revealed that he will have to take a full year’s salary if he is fired less than half way through the season.
The pressure on Solskjaer reached a fever pitch after the shocking 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool.
The 41-year-old has been told his job is “safe for the time being” but Saturday’s game against Tottenham is certainly a must for the beleaguered coach.
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1. Antonio Conte (Chelsea, 2018) – 26.2 million pounds
The fallout with players such as Eden Hazard and Diego Costa was leading to Conte getting into trouble with the fans.
The Italian won the Premier League and the FA Cup in his first season but finished fifth and out of the decisive spots in the Champions League in the second season.
2. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United, 2018) – £19.6 million
Serial winner – but United fans would never accept that the former Chelsea boss was in charge.
His style of football has left many disappointed at Old Trafford – but some may now bring him back.
3. Jose Mourinho (Chelsea, 2007) – £18 million
The Special One left Stamford Bridge after three years on his contract in 2007 – which means a healthy bonus.
Several players were said to have been left in tears upon his exit – he won the Premier League in his first two seasons in charge.
4. Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain, 2016) – 17 million pounds
Even France legend Laurent Blanc couldn’t beat what appeared to be a poisoned trophy at Paris Saint-Germain.
Behind him is Unai Emery – who had an even more miserable time at the helm before moving to Arsenal, and yet another disappointment.
5. Luis Felipe Scolari (Chelsea, 2009) – 13.6 million pounds
Blues fans must have been excited when the World Cup winner came in Brazil.
But seven months later, seven points behind leaders Manchester United and fourth, Scolari walked out the door and Guus Hiddink was brought in.
6. Fabio Capello (Russia, 2015) – 13.4 million pounds
It was always possible that there was a lot of money on the table when the Russian Federation decided to sign the legendary Capello for the job.
But he failed to win a World Cup match in Brazil and was dumped when the European Championship campaign started poorly.
7- Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur 2019) – 12.5 million pounds
At the time, Poch seemed to be struggling with the team trailing in 14th place.
But for the past five years, he’s been working on a project – many Spurs fans would have liked now, he’s been allowed to continue.
8. Andre Villas-Boas (Chelsea, 2012): £12m
Chelsea fans probably thought they would get the ‘next Mourinho’ when Villas Boa was appointed in 2008.
But only a string of three Premier League wins in the last 12 games has seen the former Porto coach ousted.
9. Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea, 2012) – 10.7 million pounds
The club’s playing legend, Di Matteo led Chelsea to double victories in the Champions League and FA Cup.
This saw the interim coach awarded a two-year contract – but a 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the competition they were defending had him sent off.
10. Ronald Koeman (Barcelona, 2021) – £10m
No one would be surprised to see Barcelona sack Koeman.
The club is a shadow of their former selves – Messi was replaced at the front by Martin Braithwaite. That left them in ninth place in the League and Coman in the back.
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