Mourinho earning £15m-a-year at Spurs… almost DOUBLE Poch’s salary

first_imgThe Spaniard is the best-paid manager in the country, having led Manchester City to two consecutive Premier League titles.The Eithad club want to tie him down to a new contract and the former Barcelona boss’ wage is estimated to be between £15m and £20m.Mourinho’s former protegee Frank Lampard agreed a £5.5m per season deal to take charge of Chelsea, in only his second season in the dugout.Super Frank’s boyhood club West Ham went all out to land Manuel Pellegrini by paying him £7m, while Southampton fork out £6m a year to Ralph Hasenhuttl for his services.Arsenal coach Unai Emery is also on a £6m salary, ironically off the pace again of his top-four competitors.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCompleting the top ten are Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, on £5m per season, and £4m earner Eddie Howe of Bournemouth.Burnley manager Sean Dyche is thought to be on £3.5m after keeping the club up once again last season with Everton and Wolves’ Portuguese bosses, Marco Silva and Nuno Espirito Santo, taking home £3m.Steve Bruce is thought to be the worst paid boss in the top-flight, reportedly netting a paltry £1m, a sixth of what predecessor Rafa Benitez was taking home.2Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of form TOTTENHAM have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager — but the cost of winning silverware has finally forced Daniel Levy to loosen the purse strings.The Special One will earn almost double the wage of his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino at a whopping £15million a year.2 Jose Mourinho’s yearly salary at Tottenham will be almost double his predecessor Mauricio PochettinoThe Portuguese manager, 56, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the north London club that is worth the same as his contract at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.It means that Mourinho will also be replacing Pochettino as the Premier League’s second-highest-paid boss…but at double the cost.But Poch, 47, – who was sacked five months after leading Spurs to their first-ever Champions League final – was on £7.5m less than his successor following the £42.5m-worth deal he signed last year.After impressing as United interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed half of Mourinho’s wage at £7.5m for three years, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp understood to be on the same amount.Meanwhile Jose, who counts finishing second with the Red Devils as among his best achievements, may not be so thrilled to be runners-up in the wages table to old rival Pep Guardiola.last_img read more

Space shuttle Atlantis lands for final time

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Atlantis returned from orbit for the last time this morning, closing out a 25-year flying career and safely bringing back six astronauts who boosted the International Space Station’s power and size.The smooth landing was indicative of the entire 12-day mission — NASA’s third-to-last shuttle flight.“That was pretty sweet,” Mission Control radioed after Atlantis glided through a clear morning sky and rolled down the runway. “That was a suiting end to an incredible mission.”Commander Kenneth Ham said he was ready to turn the shuttle over to the ground teams and get Atlantis “back in the barn for a little bit.”Mission Control had monitored storms throughout the early hours, but they dissipated by daybreak and remained at a safe distance. The cockpit erupted in cheers when Mission Control finally radioed up the “go” to come home.About 1,200 guests lined the Kennedy Space Center runway to welcome Atlantis and its crew home, the maximum allowable crowd. The lead flight directors for the space station construction mission came in from Houston for the event. Space center employees wore white ribbons with the name “Atlantis” and its picture embossed in gold.last_img read more