It has been confirmed that the Manchester United Manager, Portuguese Jose Morinho has been sacked today 178th December 2018 due to a poor start of the English Premier League season.
Jose Morinho has been the Red Devil’s manager since May 2016 and his unfortunate dismissal comes just a day a defeat at Anfield to Liverpool FC when his side was thumped 3 – 1.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Morinho has left the club with immediate effect….. The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. 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.” The statement issued by the club on Tuesday morning read.
United now stands in the sixth position on the 20 log table with 26 points from 17 matches, 19 points behind table leaders Liverpool and with a zero goal difference. They have won only once in six league matches, drawing during that sequence with struggling Southampton and Crystal Palace.
According to stats, they now fall off the pace in the hunt for a top-four place that can see them qualify back to the UEFA Champions League next season.
Jose Morinho replaced Louis van Gaal at the Old Traffold and had spent stands at £364.3m on eight buys in two full seasons. In these two seasons, Mourinho has managed to win the Europa League and League Cup (2016-17) before finishing second in the Premier League last season, reaching the FA Cup final that he lost to Chelsea.