Tottenham Hotspur are expected to save approximately $12.5 million in compensation payments to Jose Mourinho after he accepted Roma's managerial job.

Mourinho initially agreed to a severance package worth around $27.8 million. Mourinho was making $20.8 million per year with Spurs.

With Roma, Mourinho will earn $12.2 million per year pre tax with Roma. Mourinho is also set to benefit from a new tax break in Italy which offers a 50% reduction for top sports stars -- but only if he stays in the country for two years.