The news everyone has been expecting has happened. Finally, Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho!!! Shocking? Yes! Surprising? No. Well, many football fans and pundits alike has been calling for his sack. Finally, it has happened.
As we all know, Mourinho has never stayed beyond 3 years at a particular club. In fact, his 3rd years at every club used to be known for crises. Many predicted that Mourinho will not even last beyond this season. How prophetic.
Manchester United has been very poor this season. After 17 games, they have conceded more goals this season than they did the whole of last season. There has also been fallout with the players on many occasions. The most prominent being: Paul Pogba.
The last straw that broke the camel back was the 3-1 loss to Liverpool at the Anfield stadium. The management has decided enough is enough. So, the big news is: Manchester United Sack Jose Mourinho.
A club statement reads: “Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.
“We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future.” A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
Mourinho Man United Records
This is a timeline of Mourinho’s time at Man United.
- Mourinho was appointed at Man Utd in May 2016.
- In his first season, he won the UEFA Europa League and the League Cup. He also won the community shield. He also ensured the Red Devils qualified for the UEFA Champions League despite finishing sixth.
- In 2017/18 United finished runners-up in the Premier League, 19 points behind winners Manchester City.
- Currently, they lie sixth in the Premier League, on 26 points after 17 matches.
What next for Jose Mourinho/ Who else takes over Man United? Let’s hear from you.