Manchester United manager José Mourinho is surely one of the best managers in the world, but, there is one shocking event that often occurs to him — he always get sacked by his employers in his third season with any club.
Is that a coincidence or a myth? That’s one question that many often ask themselves.
At Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Porto, and Chelsea, he didn’t last more than three seasons with any of these clubs before being shown the exit door.
Today makes it exactly three years that the Portuguese’ contract with Chelsea was terminated due an unimpressive run of form which saw the Blues wallowed in the relegation zone.
Is Mourinho set to celebrate his unwanted anniversary with another contract termination?
After yesterday’s woeful display against Liverpool in a game that ended in a 3-1 defeat to his team, Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford became more uncertain.
The Glazers, who have been at loggerheads with the Portuguese manager for the most part of this season, are reportedly considering parting ways with the former Madrid boss.
Losing to in-form Liverpool wasn’t a crime, but the way things are going at Old Trafford is unacceptable.
Players are not willing to put their lives in the line for the team. Mourinho has lost control of his dressing room and his tactics appear too obsolete to succeed with the latest revolution in soccer.
Though Mourinho has much trust in his players to turn things around as the season enters its second period, but the same can’t be said about the players?
Considering the way the whole team performed against the Reds on Sunday, it is certain the players didn’t have any iota of trust in Mourinho.
They were too reluctant to make tackles, sluggish in turning defense to attack. They didn’t look like the United we used to know during Alex Ferguson’s to time.
To complicate the matter for himself, the Portuguese manager is obviously not in good terms with most of his players. Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and summer signing Fred are unwilling to play for the manager.
Everything happening at Old Trafford — unfavourable results, the cold relationship between players, board members and managers — are all pointing to one thing and that’s Mourinho’s inevitable contract termination.
Mauricio Pochetino has been linked with Manchester United’s managerial position, though, the Tottenham manager had already turned down the offer.
As we anxiously await United’s decision over Mourinho’s future, it is important to know that the Red Devils currently sits in the six position — four places higher than when he was at Chelsea at this time of the season in 2015.