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. Today, we want to look at five principal reasons why Mourinho failed at Manchester United.

 Club Official Statement

Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.

A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.

5. Dream Job hoodoo

Hoodoo- ‘A thing that brings bad luck’

Jose Mourinho dream was to manage Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson retirement. He made it clear even before leaving Chelsea in 2007 that he wanted to Coach at Old Trafford one day. When he took over at Inter Milan in 2009, he continued to say so in hidden language and the tone was the same at Real Madrid.

When Ferguson decided to leave in 2013, ‘The Special One’ dream job was gone, the long-serving manager chose his fellow Scotsman David Moyes from Everton. He failed and the club brought in Louis Van Gaal but he also failed.

Now it was the time to bring in Jose Mourinho, he finally got his dream job. There were reports that he shed tears when he learned Moyes had beaten him to the job in 2013. In 2016, he finally got the job when Louis Van Gaal was sacked.

Dream jobs tend to be tougher than expected. There is lots of emotions involved and that is where things go wrong. We all saw what happened to Rafa Benitez at Real Madrid. He lasted for only 8 months at Santiago Bernabeu after shedding all those tears of joy when Fiorentina Perez handed him the job. Mourinho tenure at Old Trafford followed the same direction.

4. Jose is battered Man

Battered- ‘Injured by repeated blows or punishment’.

Jose Mourinho is a battered man. The horrible experience at Stamford Bridge at the end of his second tenure at Chelsea seriously injured his ego. You can still see shadows around his eyes to date, a clear indication of the heavy cloud still hanging over his head. The decline in London went spectacularly wrong for a man so proud. Unfortunately Manchester United is so huge for that kind of redemption. He did not recover.

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