Reports claim ex Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to lose close to £11million when appointed as new Tottenham head coach
After a difficult start to his tenure as Chelsea manager, 34 year old Portuguese coach, Andre Villas-Boas, was sacked just eight months into his three year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Instead of receiving a hefty lump sum covering the remaining 28 months of his lucrative contract, the former Porto coach negotiated a deal with Chelsea executives, which kept him on the club's wage bill; the newly crowned European Champions continuing to pay the young coach's £100,000 a week salary until he finds employment elsewhere.
Villas-Boas has so far received three months of payment. Should he become Spurs' new manager, Chelsea will no longer have to remunerate their former coach, meaning the deposed Blues boss stands to miss out on a potential £10.8m.
Rumours in Portugal, however, suggest Villas-Boas' negotiations with Spurs have hit a financial roadblock; while some outlets have reported Chelsea officials have gone out of their way to prevent the Portuguese coach from managing another British side for at least 12 months. Chelsea have denied the claims.