Manchester United have confirmed they’ve sacked Jose Mourinho after two-and-half years in charge at Old Trafford.
A club statement published on Tuesday morning read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
The Portuguese’s spell as Manchester United manager took in a total 144 matches, with 84 wins recorded and 251 goals scored during that time.
Mourinho guided the club to EFL Cup and Europa League success in 2016/17, and United’s highest Premier League finish under him was second.
During his two-and-a-half year spell as Manchester United manager, Mourinho famously lived at Salford’s Lowry Hotel, rather than buying a property of his own.
Despite clearly taking inspiration from Alan Partridge, Mourinho never resorted to dressing up as a zombie or checking out the local owl sanctuaries.
But just how much will Mourinho’s bill come to now he has to check-out following his sacking?
The Portuguese was hired by Manchester United on May 27, 2016, but he did not begin working until July 1 – the date we shall use for his check-in.
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With Mourinho dismissed today (December 18), he has spent a total 901 days living at the Lowry while in his role as United manager.
Mourinho is believed to have stayed in one of the riverside suites, which, according to the Lowry’s official website, cost £600 per night.
The suites provide ‘bedrooms large enough for a selection of soft sofas with restful river views’ and ‘a separate lounge and dining area with a small kitchenette for the thrill of entertaining in a five star hotel’, and they are for ‘families and longer stays or for big shot business types who dream big’.
With his 901-day stay coming in at £600 per night, Mourinho faces a check-out bill of around £540,600!
Given Mourinho is reportedly in line for a £24million pay-off following his sacking, he should have no trouble paying the bill.
In fact, he could stay in his riverside suite every day for another 107 years only spending the money from his pay-off!