Manchester United sack Mourinho after loss against Liverpool, abysmal start to season
- Author: Angelo Rivera Dec 19, 2018,
Dec 19, 2018, 2:02
After a 3-1 loss to Liverpool, Manchester United fired manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.
The decision came on Tuesday as United laboured to their worst start for 28 years, playing boring, defensive football, with Mourinho cutting an ever-angrier figure after each setback, but Sunday's 3-1 defeat by Liverpool was one humiliation too far.
While his success in the commercial market has taken the club to new heights on the balance sheet, the football side of the business has been a train wreck by Manchester United's standards under his watch.
United said they would appoint a caretaker while conducting a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.
Their current haul of 26 points from 17 games is their lowest ever at this stage in a Premier League season.
His departure from Old Trafford came a day after the third anniversary of his sacking from a second spell at Chelsea just six months after winning the title with the Blues. So United knew just what it was getting when it gave the game's most volatile character a route back into the dugout in 2016.
While Liverpool fans will be celebrating their club ending Mourinho's time at United and revelling in the emphatic victory, Celtic fans will be wondering how much the bookies have been drinking to even consider placing odds on Rodgers leaving Celtic for United.
Since then David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all been sacked after failing to win the league or maintain the philosophy the Scot instilled into the giants of English football.
FOLLOWING a short meeting with Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning, the news filtered out to the press quickly. Now, it appears the United board have had enough and have shown him the door. He said: 'It's not that I don't feel for him.
The famously self-assured Mourinho has admitted to being lazy and with his family remaining in London, he stayed in a luxury hotel rather than find a house during his failed tenure as United's manager.
The manager's overall EPL points haul of 176 since his appointment by United lagged behind City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea during the same period.