Jose Mourinho reign at Man United may be coming to an end soon as it has been revealed and being circulated that the Portuguese is set to be sacked irrespective of the outcome of the game against Newcastle on Saturday. Mourinho’s third season syndrome may have become a myth as he is on the verge of setting a bad record for the poorest start of their Premier League season career if they fail to beat Newcastle this weekend.
Mourinho had an ironic but successful first season with Man United after winning a record Europa League title and the EFL. And since then, he has failed to win any trophy despite some investment. The fans have become fed up of the team’s poor style of play and also their inability to grind out results. The news of his imminent sack was first broke by Daily Mirror newspaper when they report that the United hierarchy have already made up their minds that the ‘Special One’ must go.
Although, Mourinho gave a three and a half minute Press conference on Friday morning gave no hint about his imminent sack but admitted the club’s poor start to the season is unacceptable. As well United’s struggles on the pitch this term, there have been numerous issues off the pitch.
Mourinho has had arguments with key players, including Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, and appears to have alienated the squad.
The Mirror claim Michael Carrick will take temporary charge of the team, with Zinedine Zidane the primary target to replace Mourinho permanently.
Mourinho is set to receive a windfall of around £20 million as compensation.