Off to it’s worst start to a season in 28 years; Manchester United fired infamous Manager Jose Mourinho. Michael Carrick will serve as interim coach vs Cardiff City on Saturday, however the big question is who will manage their Champions League game vs. PSG.
According to the Telegraph, former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a “leading candidate” to succeed Mourinho on a temporary basis.
The Red Devils won just seven of 17 EPL games to start the season and currently sit in sixth place on the table. Way behind Liverpool and Manchester City and on the outside looking in for 2019 Champions League (top 4 qualify).
One of five managers to have won league titles in four countries, Mourinho joined United in 2016 after successful runs with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. The self declared the “special one” won the Europa League title in his first season but took a step backwards in his second, and this year’s slow start has come about despite his spending of $500 million in the transfer market.
The main culprit, French midfielder Paul Pogba, who rejoined Manchester United right before Mourinho’s first season with the club after it paid Juventus a then-record $113 million transfer fee. The two were rumored to clash most of this season after Mourinho stripped Pogba of his second captaincy.
Let the coaching rumors fly!