- Jose Mourinho, is already guaranteed to be one of the big winners at the incoming FIFA World Cup
- The United boss signed a deal as a pundit in the World Cup that will see him earn over Ksh140 million in four days
- That is approximately R16 million
Manchester United gaffer, Jose Mourinho, is already guaranteed to be one of the big winners at the incoming FIFA World Cup and is set to earn a massive Ksh140 million for spending just four days in Russia during the tournament.
BBC and ITV were keen on signing the highly rated Portuguese gaffer signed up for Russia’s international news channel RT, who have no live rights.
Their agreement with Mourinho requires him to be in Moscow at the start of the World Cup for those lucrative four days doing a variety of punditry.
Mourinho will then work for RT on World Cup final day, but that will be done via a satellite link-up with Manchester. He also advertised RT’s World Cup service through a video launched yesterday, which mainly promotes himself.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach is not new to earning from the World Cup as he was paid more than £1m when he provided his views for Yahoo in 2014.
Mourinho’s commercial agents Creative Artists wanted to negotiate a deal that earned their client the biggest fee for the smallest amount of his time, and they have certainly succeeded.
The Portuguese intends to take a family holiday between his RT commitments at the start and end of the World Cup.
Speaking about his new deal, a happy Mourinho said: "I am looking forward to attending the World Cup in Russia and sharing my insights."
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