Jose Mourinho’s firing by Manchester United has dominated the news agenda this week, but so too has the Portuguese’s eye-watering hotel bill.Having decided against buying a house or apartment during his two-and-a-half year spell at the club, the 55-year-old lived in The Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

Mourinho was widely reportedly to have stayed in its premium Riverside Suite which contains a large bedroom, separate lounge, dining area and small kitchenette.The luxury apartment also offers views over the River Irwell and is decorated with original artwork from acclaimed local artist Alan Rankle.

According to The Lowry website the suite that Mourinho occupied would have cost $758 per night, with his stay of 895 nights working out at approximately $679,000.

Speaking about his plush living conditions, Mourinho confirmed he was very happy in his temporary surroundings.”The apartment is in The Lowry Hotel but I live in a fantastic apartment and it would be difficult to find another one in fantastic conditions, so don’t feel sorry for me in relation to that,” he told the BBC in May.Mourinho’s family remained at their London base throughout his stay in Manchester.