By AYYAZ MALIK
Manchester United have sensationally sacked their manager Jose Mourinho after two and a half years in charge. Mourinho who had also managed clubs such as Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, leave the Old Trafford club in sixth position in the Premier League, which is their worst start to a league season for The Red Devils since 1990. It’s widely been speculated that Jose’s deteriorating relationship with former world record signing Paul Pogba was one of the main reasons for the 53-year old’s departure.
Other factors, which include poor league form, which after Sunday’s defeat against Liverpool sadly for the special one, it was pretty much three years to the day that he endured a similar fate with Premier League rivals Chelsea after delivering the title to West London only that season before. Despite the undoubted criticism of Jose Mourinho’s reign, the Portuguese did win two trophies in his first season however, not even the great Sir Alex Ferguson can say he did that.
As impressive as that achievement was, it’s widely believed that the former Porto manager’s behaviour in press conferences and his general public criticism of the Man United board over lack signings, lead to the powers that be of the Old Trafford boardroom little option but to sack the once called “Special One”. It’s been confirmed that recently retired Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will take caretaker charge on a temporary basis, with Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane heavily linked with Old Trafford hot seat on a more permanent basis.
For a proud club such as Manchester United who had Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm for 27 years, the fact that this is their third manager in just seven years, signifies that the once Theatre of Dreams is currently a Theatre of Horrors.