Manchester United manager José Mourinho dismissed, as the English football club on Tuesday announced. The Portuguese is held responsible for the poor results.
United let in a brief statement to know that in the short term, an interim coach is appointed, and that the club take the time in the search for a permanent successor to Mourinho. According to Sky Sports, is assistant coach Michael Carrick temporarily put forward.
The 55-year-old Mourinho was Sunday during the away game against Liverpool for the last time on the bench as United manager. The 3-1 defeat at Anfield was a new disappointment for the ‘Red Devils’.
After seventeen rounds occupied United the sixth place in the Premier League. Behind leader Liverpool is already nineteen points.
Mourinho was in the summer of 2016 at the helm at United, where he still has a contract until mid-2020. Previously, he was coach of FC Porto, Internazionale, Real Madrid and Chelsea. With both Porto and Inter he won the Champions League.
He followed Van Gaal to
In the summer of 2016 was Mourinho was appointed the successor of Louis van Gaal, under whom United also moderately satisfactory. The Portuguese ended in his first season at Old Trafford, disappointing when sixth in the league.
The pain was somewhat mitigated by the winning of the Europa League. In the final of the second most important European clubtoernooi was Ajax with 2-0 records. Moreover, United seized the League Cup.
Last season ended United as the second, which led to participation in the Champions League. The adventure in the miljoenenbal turned out to be a disappointment for the winner of the 1968, 1999 and 2008, because in the eighth-finals was the club over two matches off by Sevilla.
Passport José Mourinho
- 2001-2004: FC Porto (left)
- 2004-2007: Chelsea (sacked)
- 2008-2010: Internazionale (dismissed)
- 2010-2013: Real Madrid (left)
- 2013-2015: Chelsea (sacked)
- 2016-2018: Manchester United (sacked)
Weak performance put this season to continue
The disappointing performance put this season, and so forth, were already in the Champions League but the eighth-finals reached. In the battle for a place in the last eight is Paris Saint-Germain the opponent.
Mourinho had because of the poor results increasingly, criticism on his team. He said that he is real top players missed the ‘Red Devils’.
United works now without Mourinho, the uitduel with Cardiff City in the Premier League. The game in Wales starts on Saturday at 18.30 hours.
View the programme and the position in the Premier League