Manchester United handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and certain members of his staff a collective payout of up to £10m following the Norwegian’s dismissal in November.
United decided to cut ties with Solskjaer the day after an embarrassing defeat to Watford, which had followed previous humiliations against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Solskjaer had only signed a new contract until a 2024 a few months earlier, which likely entitled him to a significantly larger severance payment than if his deal was soon due to expire. The exact breakdown of his personal compensation figure has been reported as £7m.
Not all of the backroom staff left Old Trafford, but those that did also received compensation.
United later hired Ralf Rangnick as interim manager following Michael Carrick’s brief stint as caretaker, with the German brining in a couple of his own staff to complement the existing first-team coaching setup.
The Old Trafford club has announced financial results for three months ending 31 December 2021, with revenue 7.3% up on the same period of last season. Commercial revenue marginally increased, and while broadcasting revenue is down because of fewer games played, matchday revenue has recovered by over 2,200% due to fans being allowed back in the stadium at full capacity.
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