Speaking to Football Insider, pundit and former Tottenham Hotspur defender Alan Hutton has been blown away by the major news of Jose Mourinho’s appointment at AS Roma.
The Lowdown: Mourinho announcement great for Spurs?
Just two weeks after Spurs chiefs opted to sack the Portuguese, coming a year and a half after his appointment at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Mourinho managed to find a new job very quickly.
Indeed, as confirmed by the Serie A side, Mourinho will take charge at the Stadio Olimpico from the 2021/2022 season onwards – with current boss Paulo Fonseca being aloud to finish the current campaign.
The Latest: Hutton blown away by Mourinho announcement
Dropping his take in an interview with Football Insider, it’s safe to say Hutton is one of the pundits who have been simply blown away by the surprise announcement.
“Amazing, unbelievable,” Hutton explained.
“Two weeks out a job and then bang, there’s Roma? Unbelievable. What a result for Levy.
“I’m pretty sure he was on gardening leave so that was a lot of money they’d have had to have paid until he got another job.
“It’s worked out well in the end.”
The Verdict: Hutton right to be overjoyed
Indeed, journalist Kaveh Solhekol recently revealed that Spurs could be set to save ‘millions and millions‘ from the end of Mourinho’s gardening leave once he commences the Roma job.
His salary is reported to be around £13m-per-year (Sky via Football Daily) and Tottenham would have had to keep on paying it despite his dismissal due to gardening leave.
This could have gone on for as long as 18 months (Alasdair Gold), but Mourinho finding a new job so soon will cut the time right down in a big financial bolster.
Amid uncertain times caused by coronavirus, it’s safe to say this does indeed comes as brilliant news for the Lilywhites.
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