Manchester United are facing to pay millions in compensation to outgoing coaches after giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff new three-year contracts just weeks ago.
Solskjaer was fired on Sunday morning following a 4-1 loss at Watford.
His dismissal came less than four months after he signed a new deal at Old Trafford until 2024.
United have had to pay Solskjaer £7.5m for sacking him with such a long period left on his contract and it looks like they will be hit with another hefty bill.
The Daily Mail reports that assistant boss, Mike Phelan signed a new contract in October and coaches Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Richard Hartis all followed suit shortly after.
All four men were reportedly given three-year deals.
Carrick is now in temporary charge of the first team, while Phelan, McKenna and Hartis all remain at the club, but it is possible that all four could move on as and when a new manager takes over.
Their compensation would run into millions of pounds to pay all four off.
United are considering putting an interim manager in place until the end of the season, which would likely see the coaching staff stay on until the summer, although even if they were let go then it would be a costly affair for the club.