Tottenham find themselves £7.5million out of pocket following Jose Mourinho’s sacking – and Daniel Levy is to blame.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Mourinho was appointed Roma boss on Tuesday.
The Sun report that the 58-year-old will earn £5m a year in the Italian capital and that Spurs must make up the shortfall on his deal in North London.
Football Insider understands Mourinho’s salary at Tottenham was £12.5m, meaning Levy must fork out £7.5m-a-year for the remainder of his contract length.
And Maguire claimed that offering Mourinho a long-term contract was a rare miscalculation from Levy.
“Yes, he will be frustrated,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“But ultimately, Levy agreed to recruit Jose Mourinho and agreed to his contract length. If you sign a long-term contract, so be it.
“Nobody forced Spurs to sack Mourinho just days before their first chances at silverware for over a decade. It was his decision.
“The timing was strange but they were trying to get it under the radar while the storm was taking place over the Super League.
“From a business perspective, Levy’s very good. But he checks everything when it might sometimes be better to delegate.”
Ryan Mason has been placed in temporary charge of Spurs until a new manager is appointed.