Despite his hiring as the new coach of Roma on Tuesday, May 3, Tottenham will continue to pay former manager Jose Mourinho £10 million.
Mourinho secured a new job with Inter Milan only 15 days after being fired by Tottenham, agreeing a three-year contract worth £5 million per year, compared to the £15 million he was earning at Spurs.
However, as part of his severance package with Tottenham, the club will pay him the difference in compensation if he takes another job with reduced pay before his contract expires next summer.
Mourinho will earn £5 million from Roma and £10 million from Tottenham for next season only when he takes over at the Stadio Olimpico this summer.
But as part of his severance package he entered into with Tottenham, the club will pay him the shortfall in salary if he took another post on lower wages before the end of his contract next summer.
That means when Mourinho takes over at the Stadio Olimpico this summer he will receive £5m from Roma and, for next season only, £10m from Tottenham.
But Spurs see it as a financial victory, as they have saved £5m on what they would have paid him had he not accepted another job.
The ex-Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss wants to show he is not at fault for his Tottenham sack.
He also reportedly wants to show that he has not been affected by his shock departure after just 17 months in charge.