Jose Mourinho has been asked to keep his behaviour in check by the owners of Manchester United.
The Portuguese tactician has always been a controversial figure, and he has carried on his antics – some on purpose, whilst others accidentally – at the Old Trafford club as well.
However, the club’s owners, the Glazer Family, appears to have finally had enough of these consistent occurrences, which is why they have asked Mourinho to keep his behaviour in check from now on, reports the Sun.
Mourinho has been publicly critical of some of his players, and while he seems to have resolved his issues with the likes of Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, his feud with team talisman Paul Pogba hasn’t died down just yet.
Furthermore, Jose was also involved in several touchline incidents in recent weeks, be it him swearing in front of the camera post United’s win over Newcastle, or getting involved in a tussle with Chelsea’s assistant coach at Stamford Bridge.
The Special One has also been exchanging verbal blows with club legend Paul Scholes, who hasn’t shied away from criticising the Manchester United manager and his team’s inconsistent performances on the pitch.
The Glazers believe such instances are not only tearing the club’s fan-base apart, but are also ruining Manchester United‘s global image altogether. Therefore, Mourinho has been asked to be at his best behaviour, and also change his tune during public interviews and conferences.
The report further adds that these instructions were quite evident during Jose’s interview post Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Juventus, wherein the gaffer kept himself from criticising Romelu Lukaku.
“No criticism at all,” said the Portuguese when asked about his goal-shy striker. “But I have to agree his moment is not sweet.
“A complete understanding that the player is a fantastic professional that wants to give everything. Not just with the goals he is not scoring but also in his confidence, in his movement, his touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.”