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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Manchester United? For most it is probably the Sir Alex Ferguson era, but the man has been retired for almost a year. With that in mind, who can we look forward to now? In my eyes, there are two obvious options. The first of which is Jose Mourinho. He was sacked as Chelsea manager after finishing third in the Premier League last season with the Blues suffering an embarrassing away-day at Sunderland in his final game. Not many were happy with how he ended his time at Stamford Bridge, but I am sure many would be interested to see where he goes next. His stints with Porto and Inter showed us that he is not just a pretty face; rather, he knows how to get results in European football. Aided by some big names, such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he led both clubs to quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League before they were knocked out by Barcelona and Juventus respectively. However, Mourinho’s tenure at Real Madrid was not quite as successful as one might have hoped when you consider his achievements elsewhere. He came into the club with so much expectation and ended up leaving disappointed after just one season after failing to win La Liga or Copa del Rey during his time there. At Manchester United under Louis van Gaal we have seen glimpses of success including winning the EFL Cup and Europa League last season along with reaching the final of the same.
Jose Mourinho’s record with Man United
So what exactly would Jose Mourinho bring to Manchester United? It’s hard to say, but one thing is for sure: there would be plenty of changes. He has been known in the past to change his tactics from game-to-game in order to adapt to his team’s strengths. So it could go either way. With that being said, I have a feeling we will see plenty of attacking football and some more flair on the pitch. You can’t fault people for not liking him. If you are familiar with his history and his reputation, you know he’s not someone you want at your club. But if you’re looking for an entertaining footballing spectacle then he might just be your man!
Mourinho’s recent managerial appointments
Let’s not forget that the Special One has made a number of recent appointments. Firstly he took over at Manchester United and guided the team to their first trophy in three years –the EFL Cup. Then came the appointment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who proved to be a major success on and off the field. Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in his debut season at Old Trafford and brought an instant energy to what had been a dull midfield. And finally, he appointed Paul Pogba as his first signing for Manchester United after making a £89 million move from Juventus during the summer transfer window. He was also linked with Sunderland after another Premier League managerial vacancy arose following Sam Allardyce’s departure last month but I don’t think it will happen!
Mourinho has a proven track record with winning trophies
If Mourinho is appointed, then Manchester United can expect more success on the pitch. He has a proven track record with winning trophies and making teams competitive. With Mourinho in charge, United should be able to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title yet again next season. One of the downsides that Mourinho brings is his personality, which is not always very warm and fuzzy for everyone. If you’re one of those who doesn’t like him, then you might want to reconsider before he starts working at your club.
What’s not to love?
The one thing that Jose Mourinho has been criticised for is his man-management skills. He doesn’t seem to be a big talker, but he does have the ability to get results. His style of football is all about getting the best out of your players and winning trophies. When it comes to what’s not to love about him, his style of play could be seen as something that isn’t for everyone, but it does have its benefits. Despite criticism from many pundits, I personally think he can turn Manchester United around if given time.
Jose Mourinho’s future at Man United is up in the air
It is difficult to know what Mourinho will do when he takes the helm of Manchester United. He has a great track record with both Barcelona and Real Madrid so it would be no surprise if he was looking for another big club in Europe. However, I believe that Manchester United is not his only option in the Premier League; there are plenty of teams who need a manager. There are many reasons why I believe Jose Mourinho will come to the Premier League, but it comes down to money and prestige. For an ambitious man like him, working in the best league in the world would be too good to turn down. And at Manchester United, there are great opportunities to win trophies with players such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic still around. So if you don’t think Jose Mourinho is going anywhere anytime soon then you should pick your favorite team now because his name could be on their shirt next season!
Why you should be cautious about trusting him.
Mourinho has had some really good results at the top level, but these successes have been tempered by some big failures. Mourinho’s first season at Chelsea saw him finish third in the Premier League and he also failed to win a major trophy that year. His time with Real Madrid was not as successful as one might have hoped and he ended up getting sacked after just one season there. While it is easy to trust Mourinho when he is winning, it is difficult to trust him when his record isn’t so impressive. You should be cautious about trusting any manager of his experience because they are all capable of letting you down.