Jose: £12m plus Ronaldo

2012-03-06 11:50

London - Jose Mourinho will hold Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to ransom if he is asked to return as the English Premiership club's saviour by insisting he remains the world’s best-paid manager on £12 million-a-year and demanding to bring Portuguese compatriot and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with him.

According to the Express website, former Chelsea boss Mourinho is high on owner Abramovich’s list of permanent replacements for the recently sacked Andre Villas-Boas.

Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola is understood to be Chelsea’s dream choice, but he will have to be convinced to walk away from the Nou Camp and then talked out of the idea of taking a year off. He would also be an expensive option as he earns £9m a year at Barcelona.
Mourinho is set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and is already stating his intention to return to the Premiership.

His relationship with Abramovich has improved since his Stamford Bridge sacking in 2007, but Mourinho will not make it easy for his former employers if he is asked to return.

He is the highest-paid manager in world football, earning £11.2m a year at Real Madrid - more than double what Villas-Boas was paid at Chelsea - and would want that figure bettered.

But even more costly would be Mourinho’s demand to have full control of the club’s transfer policy and his desire to bring former Manchester United forward Ronaldo with him. Like Mourinho, Ronaldo has become fed up with the constant interference of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and is unsure of his long-term future at the Bernabeu.

Real paid a world-record £80m to sign Ronaldo, 27, from United and, after 96 goals in 88 games, would want at least £100m for him.


  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-06 12:41

    Scary what these guys are worth. I wonder what Ronaldo gets paid per month?

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-06 13:01

      According to Wikipedia , about GBP 11 M per annum from Reo Madrid, but then he has sponsorships from Nike, Armani, etc!

      Mothusi Tiisetso Katlego Raseroka - 2012-03-06 16:35

      He gets paid £200000(R2.4mil) a week so plus minus £800000(R9.5mil) month after tax. But what is even more ridiculous is the Samuel Eto who plays for Anzhi now gets paid £336000(R4 mil) a week after tax! That's £16.1 mil(R193.3 Mil) annually

  • Mahomed Dawjee - 2012-03-06 12:48

    Yeah right. What nonsense is this. Firstly mourinho won't join chelsea as long as roman is the owner. Secondly if ronaldo were to ever leave madrid the only club he would join is manchester united. Unless if they don't want him

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-03-06 18:44

      utd cant afford him.....

      Bob - 2012-03-07 09:39

      Maureen is destined for Liverpool when the great KK calls it a day, the guy is an absolute genius and would love to join the greatest club in the World.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-03-06 13:31

    Pep, whatever you do dont go to Chelsea!!

  • Nkosana - 2012-03-06 18:32

    If Mourinho does indeed do what is speculated here by the press, it would indeed be justice Roman would be getting what has long been coming to him, like firing the "Special One" when he didn't need to.

  • Proto - 2012-03-06 20:57

    100M pound is too steep. Roman wont fork out that much.

  • Chris Malandelwazintombi Languza - 2012-03-07 00:14

    if only this dream would come through. wow

  • Olebogeng Augustinus Sanyane - 2012-03-08 05:05

    I guess the dream team, Real Madrid, might be going for a downfall if Cristiano and Jose leave to Chelsea

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