It’s hard to stay out of the news when your are a manager in world football, and it’s harder still when you are Jose Mourinho.
But it is impossible when you are the manager of the fallen giants of England, having gone without a win in the previous 4 games and sitting in the middle of the Premier League table after 7 matches played.
Manchester United are facing their worst run in the 21st century, and whether it is fair or not, the blame is majorly on Mourinho for the same. The Portuguese has had to face some serious criticism in the past few weeks, and time seems to finally be running out of his hands.
If recent report from The Sun holds any truth, then the Portuguese tactician will finally be walking out the exit gates if his team fails to beat Newcastle United this weekend.
The patience of Ed Woodward and the think-tank with him has been worn thin, and looks to be reaching an explosive conclusion.
After two decent seasons in charge and a couple of trophies bagged, Mourinho got the third season trust from those who matter. However, player criticism, dreadful dressing room atmosphere and horrendous results are factors that are making it tough for him to save his job.
At the moment, the only reason his stay might be extended is if Zinedine Zidane distances himself from the management role at United, and another top boss becomes hard to find.
The club’s recent results include losses to Tottenham and West Ham, and poor draws against Wolves and Valencia.
Times are tough at the club, but they are tougher if you are the Special One.