After a humiliating defeat (3-1) against their arch-rivals Liverpool Manchester United have confirmed that Jose has left the club after 3 years.
Heartbreaking news for some but many believe it was best for the club to let Jose go. Will the new manager get the club out of trouble?
With just 7 wins in total this season and just days before January transfer window Jose have decided to leave the club with nothing.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to 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”
Jose had signed a two-year contract extension in January has decided to leave United who is 6th on the Premier League Table, 19 points away from Liverpool, with just 7 wins till December. Mourinho becomes the third manager to fail at United. He had a good first season but everything went against him after that. Most of the fans wanted him gone since he wasn’t able to control the club and get back to winning ways.
The club will announce the new caretaker manager on Saturday before the game against Cardiff, meantime Michael Carrick will take the first team training before confirming a permanent manager.
Gary Neville believes Mauricio Pochettuno can be “ideal” candidate to take over from Mourinho.
“I was fortunate enough to spend two or three days at Tottenham’s training ground and for me, he just feels like the most ideal candidate.
Manchester United have tried managers who have won European Cups, managers who have a solid grounding in the Premier League. My view is they need someone who follows the three key principles of that football club which is promoting youth, entertaining football and winning football matches.”
Louis Van Gaal
Who is next? will United find the perfect manager? when will we realize that managers are not the “only” problem?
Jose was the most successful manager after SAF retired, if he wasn’t able to get things done then I don’t know who can.