After the deceptive start of the season, Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United .
The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League table, but they have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind the Liverpool leaders and 11 points behind fourth – placed Chelsea in the Champions League.
This follows a summer transfer window, in which Mourinho routinely complained about the lack of signatures, with the Portuguese unable to persuade the club’s hierarchy to sign a new center back.
Jose Mourinho continued to drop hints that he was unhappy with the failure to spend a lot, and now, after two and a half years in office at Old Trafford, with his final match in charge of the 3 – 1 defeat on Sunday for the Liverpool archrivals.
In the summer of 2016, Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in the United Hotseat and was given the task of leading the 20-time English champions back to the top of the domestic game three years after Sir Alex Ferguson ‘s nomination.
The form in the league was not as strong, but the Red Devils were only able to finish in sixth place, although their season ended with a 2 – 0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final and they qualified for the Champions League 2017 – 18.
The second season in charge of Mourinho saw United finish a distant second in the Premier League at the record breaking Manchester City of Pep Guardiola and crashed from the Champions League to Seville in the last 16 years.
And lost the final of the FA Cup in Chelsea, it was hoped that in the early weeks of 2018 the former Real Madrid boss could start again after signing a new contract.
However, this did not happen with United, which currently has only two wins from eight matches in all competitions.