Manchester United has finally sacked first team manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese leave the club after two-and-half years in charge. He delivered 3 trophies which include FA Community Shield, League Cup, and UEFA Europa League. However, the team has struggled to get results this season. The Red Devils are currently 6th on the table with 26 points after 17 matches. It represents the worst start for the club since 1990/91 season. The search for a new boss has started but before we forget about Jose, let us look at 7 crazy things only Jose Mourinho can do.
7. Mourinho never lost a home game for 9 years
🔴 Jose Mourinho at Man Utd:
🏆 Trophies won: 2
📊 Win percentage: 58.3%
⚪️ Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs:
🏆 Trophies won: 0
📊 Win percentage: 56.4%
🔴 Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool:
🏆 Trophies won: 0
📊 Win percentage: 54.7% pic.twitter.com/9pdi7u9h6m
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 18, 2018
Jose Mourinho did not lose a single home game for nine years between 23rd February 2002 and April 2nd, 2011. In that period he managed Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. He finally lost a home game 1-0 to Sporting Gijon on April 2nd, 2011. What a record. Take a bow, Jose.
6. Mourinho speaks 6 languages
José Mourinho has won 23 trophies. He speaks 6 languages – English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan. But can someone tell him that when starting a sentence in English it is customary to insert a word such as "it" before the word "is". Is very irritating. Is all. pic.twitter.com/BJPry4K8uw
— Richard Brecker (@RichardBrecker) January 27, 2018
Jose Mourinho is a language master. He speaks a total of six languages. They include Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Catalan. It is interesting he speaks Catalunya language given his fierce rivalry with Barcelona during his time at Real Madrid. However, Mourinho worked at Camp Nou under former boss Louis Van Gaal.
5. Mourinho dropped out of school after only ONE day
£400m on 11 players.
Players and staff not happy.
No progress with results or style.
The reasons have emerged for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United sacking.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 19, 2018
Jose Mourinho gave up his playing career at the age of 23 years. His mother immediately decided to enrol him in a business school to try to offer him a new purpose in life. However, the ‘Special One’ only attended the school for only one day. He then decided to chase a dream in football and he turned out well. As a coach, he has achieved everything.
4. Mourinho forced a referee to retire
— SBO (@SBOnet_) June 22, 2018
Jose Mourinho problems with match officials have not started yesterday. Back in 2005, after a bitter encounter with Barcelona, the Portuguese accused match referee Anders Frisk of allowing Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard to visit official’s room at halftime. Mourinho reported the matter to UEFA but the referee resigned days later after receiving death threats over the incident. You will remember last season he said Premier League referees had started a campaign against his team.