Jose Mourinho once famously remarked that the then Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, was a specialist in failure, but ever since the Portuguese left Inter Milan, he could just as easily have taken up the mantle.
A treble in 2009/10 with the Serie A outfit and a barnstorming season at Real Madrid were arguably the last times that a Mourinho side was something approaching acceptable.
For the most part at Madrid, many of Mourinho’s teams were overly defensive, though goals at the right end would always tell a different story.
It wasn’t really a surprise when Florentino Perez wielded the axe just a few months after awarding Mourinho a new, long-term contract, and that’s been followed by other unsuccessful periods of employment at Chelsea (for the second time), Man United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Though his professional standing will have taken a hit, his bank balance will be swollen nicely again.
According to the Daily Mirror, his latest payout will see him having earned over £50m from severance packages alone.
Nice work if you can get it.