‘Jose’s playing the way Man United should, something tells me I’m into something good,’ goes the popular chant that is jubilantly sung by Red Devils both at home and away in approval of Mourinho’s antics at guiding the club back to formidable performances.
However, in what will be a big blow to the supporters, the illustrious manager might leave the English giants.
Earlier, in an interview with French channel TF1, Mourinho revealed: “What I can say is that I am still a manager with questions, with ambitions, with a desire to do new things and I do not think – I am sure – that I will not finish my career here.”
Now, as per Daily Record, the reason for his departure might be one individual in particular – Ed Woodward.
This is apart from the already surprising fact that the club vice president hasn’t made an approach to renew the former Chelsea boss’ three-year contract, which culminates at the end of next season, despite the manner in which he led them to EFL Cup and Europa League triumphs last season.
Further, the same source believes that the main factor behind the tactician’s exit to be an increasingly frustrating relationship between the two over key areas in the running of the club.
It is believed that Mourinho considers there to exist simply too much bureaucracy and inefficient organization at the Mancunian outfit. This is in addition to their surprising failure to provide the same kind of funding that their English and European rivals enjoy in abundance, despite having brought in record profits this year.
Mourinho was undoubtedly of paramount importance at removing the blemishes that the David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal eras etched at United, and will certainly be a primary force in their attempt to regain the Premier League trophy and their glorious past.
However, if there isn’t a long-term future in sight for the Portuguese boss, is the club looking at another post-Sir Alex Ferguson meltdown?
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.