If reports are to be believed, Jose Mourinho's time at Old Trafford might be over, after reports regarding his sacking recently surfacing. As far the media reports suggest, the Portuguse is set to get the sack after Manchester United's Premier League away fixture against Newcastle, irrespective of what the outcome of the match might be on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho finds himself in a major mess after Manchester United endured their worst start to the season in the last 29 years. The Red Devils' string of lackluster performances comes as a result of the Portuguese manager's strained relations with few players of the club and board members.
According to several reports, the Manchester United hierarchy has lost confidence in Jose Mourinho, who has reached a 'point of no return' at Old Trafford. Mourinho's behavior in recent months has invited the wrath of fans, and the club CEO Ed Woodward is reported to have fallen out of favor with the Special One.
Jose Mourinho's approach has been severely criticized by many, and the most prominent to hit out at the Portuguese's tactics was Paul Pogba, who insisted the team needed to 'Attack, Attack, Attack' following their 1-1 draw against Wolves.
Post that, the World Cup winner has clashed with Jose Mourinho several times, with the latest being their heated training ground bust-up. Jose Mourinho was said to be left annoyed by Paul Pogba's Instagram story after Manchester United's Carabao Cup loss against Derby County.
After that, the Red Devils never looked to be in their element going four games without a win in all competitions. The latest goalless draw against Valencia seemed to be final nail in the coffin for Jose Mourinho, with the Old Trafford faithful booing the team after the match.
Now, as far as the press conference ahead of the Newcastle game was concerned, Jose Mourinho appeared to look downbeat knowing of his fate, while admitting the form of his side wasn't something he could not boast about.
In a early-morning presser that lasted only 3 minutes and 21 seconds, the Special One was frosty as ever when questions surrounding his sacking was posed at him. Here are the key takeaways.
However, this isn't the first time that reports have emerged regarding the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The question of wether he was the right candidate to lead the club have been posed earlier, but the Portuguese in typical fashion has brushed aside those journalists, insisting if they knew 'how much it was going to cost the club to sack him?'.
It is believed that the Premier League giants would need to shell out a total of 26 million euros to get rid of Jose Mourinho, and maybe that is one of the reasons why Jose Mourinho has not got the sack yet. Well, if all the reports turn out to be true, Jose Mourinho could become the first manager to be sacked in the Premier League this season.