Manchester United have today announced the sack of Club Manager Jose Mourinho, This announcement has come on the of the 3-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday (December 17th 2018).
Mourinho’s sack comes 2 and a half years into his stay at the club. He was brought in to replace Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal who was sacked a few days earlier.
The Self styled “special one” was an instant hit at the club as he won the Community Shield against the defending champions Leicester City on the 7th of August 2016. He also masterminded the 3-2 victory over Southampton to lift the EFL Cup.
The feat made the Portuguese coach the first manager to win silverware in his first year at Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho also guided the former English champions to Europa Cup victory over Ajax in Stockholm in a game that ended 2-0 in favour of the “Red Devils”, The team however failed to win another silverware when the opportunity presented itself in the Super Cup when the faced Mourinho’s former club Real Madrid.
United’s current season has been topsy turvy at best with the team crashing out in the early stages of the Carabao Cup to lowly Bristol City who trashed Mourinho’s Side 2-1 on the 20th of December 2017.
Mourinho was however rewarded with a contract extension on the 26th of January 2018, The contract was to run until 2020.
His running battle with some of his top players is well documented with French Midfielder Paul Pogba the most obvious one.
Sunday’s loss to league leaders Liverpool must have been the final straw for the Old Trafford management with United 19 points behind their North England Rivals.
Many will say that Mourinho has fallen to the third year jinx that has seen him leave most of the clubs he has managed in the third year of his employment, while many have questioned his style of management that often sees him at loggerheads with his players and of course his constant run-ins with the media, but no matter what you believe Jose Mourinho Still remains one of the best coaches of the the round leather game, and this is evident with amount of trophies he has won at every club he has managed.
The real question now is who replaces Mourinho at the Theatre of Dreams