Jose Mourinho has been sacked and Manchester United have appointed a caretaker coach following the club’s decision to severe its ties with the Portuguese Manager. It seems the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool was the straw that broke the camels back and Mourinho has been given the boot.
Despite given a transfer bounty of £400m, Jose Mourinho who took over from Louis Van Gaal in May 2016 has not been able to mount a serious title challenge as expected by the clubs hierarchy two years into the job.
A statement from the club reads: “A caretaker-manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager. The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”
This season has been United’s worst start to a season since 1991 and Mourinho did not seem to embody the clubs philosophy of attacking football as well as an emphasis on developing young players in the club’s tradition.