Manchester United would have to fork out just £5million (A$9.5m) to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it can be revealed.
The Norwegian chief has been under huge pressure to save his job over the past few weeks after a season of mixed results.
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He earned a reprieve at the weekend after an impressive 4-0 win at home to bottom of the Premier League Norwich.
United are adamant there is a long-term plan in place, with Solskjaer at the helm, to guide them back to the top.
It is understood the Glazers family are happy to be patient and supportive with youngsters coming through.
But that could change if the Red Devils continue their mixed results, and do not get back into the Champions League.
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It is believed it would cost the owners around £5m ($9.5m) if they wanted to sack him early in the coming few weeks.
Compensation for Jose Mourinho, Loius Van Gaal and David Moyes totalled £40m ($75m), upsetting the board.
That included nearly £20m ($38m) for the Spurs chief, £8.5m for the Dutchman, and £5m ($9.5m) for the new West Ham manager.
And the Old Trafford bean counters will be watching every penny as they are now aware they could soon be trailing rivals Liverpool and Man City in the revenue stakes as well as on the pitch.
Solskjaer earns a £5m-a-year ($9.5m) basic wage at Old Trafford before extra bonuses and he was happy to agree a year’s severance.
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The 46-year-old got less than £400,000-a-year ($750k) at Molde, but was there for more than just the cash demands.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer took a swipe at rivals Liverpool after his young guns demolished Norwich on Saturday.
He put the inconsistencies of the team down to his youthful squad, accusing others of not giving them the same treatment as Liverpool.
This story originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.