Time’s up for José Mourinho as Manchester United’s manager, sacked after a troubled tenure this season.
Manchester United under pressure for poor season
Back-to-back defeats versus Valencia and arch-rivals Liverpool continue Manchester United’s run of poor form in the Premier League. They’ve only succeeded in seven out of their 17 matches, with five matches tied and five lost. Their tally of 26 points after 17 games(41.7%) is their lowest tally of a season in the modern era.
José Mourinho sacked “with immediate effect”
A statement from Manchester United said the Portuguese coach departed from the club “with immediate effect” and announced they will be conducting a “thorough recruitment process” for its next manager. They said, “A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
84 wins under Mourinho’s reign
Despite José Mourinho’s sacking due to Manchester United’s poor form this season, his reign ends as the second-best Manager the club has ever had in all competitions during the Premier League era. During his two-year-long term, Manchester United recorded 84 victories in 144 matches, with a win percentage of 58.3%. He ranks ahead of his predecessors, like Louis van Gaal (52.4%) and David Moyes (52.9%). His ranking comes second to Sir Alex Ferguson, who’s record boasts 895 victories from 1500 matches and a 59.7% win percentage.