During his tenure, the Portuguese won the Europa League, EFL Cup, and the Community Shield.
Well, we have some good news for Manchester United fans.
Guess what, Jose Mourinho has left the club. Months of frustration with results, team tactics, unnecessary splurges of money on players like Fred, added with the continuous erratic exiles of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial has finally come to an end.
Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.
We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018
In an official statement, the Premier League club stated, “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.”
Appointed in 2016, the two-time UEFA Champions League winner was expected to bring back United to their glory days, but failed, although his time did see some trophies. Under him, The Red Devils won EFL Cup (2016-17), Community Shield (2016), and the Europa League (2016-17).
The Portuguese did see some good times in Old Trafford like winning the Europa League, or the win against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. But all those good moments were overshadowed by his rift with Pogba, and Martial. His troubles were further increased by the unnecessary arrival of Alexis Sanchez, poor form of Romelu Lukaku and other players.
At the beginning of the Premier League season, it was rumored that Zinedine Zidane would replace him, but the news got lost in wind. Also, Mourinho had his stay extended due to the alleged support of club CEO Ed Woodward, but the loss against Liverpool was the final straw.
It is being reported that assistant coach Michael Carrick will fill in the void left by Mourinho on an interim basis. The midfielder will reportedly manage the Old Trafford outfit until the end of the season, with recruitment for a permanent gaffer to kickstart soon.