Manchester United’s search for a new manager has begun, as Jose Mourinho was, somewhat surprisingly, relieved of his duties earlier today.
The self-proclaimed Special One won two major trophies during his two-and-a-half year stint at Old Trafford, but this season has been a complete disaster, and it always looked as though he’d be on his way out at some point this term.
However, sacking the Portuguese has come at a hefty cost if the pay-off fee reported by the Daily Mail is to be believed. They say that Mourinho will receive an eyewatering £22.5million payout, largely because he signed a two-year contract extension back in January.
No wonder when he left Carrington for one final time he didn’t look too disappointed! That’s a colossal sum of money, and honestly, if I had just pocketed that much, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t work again.
Mourinho’s cut from a different cloth, though, you know he’ll go out to prove United wrong, that’s just the way he is. After a nice six-month break, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in a job come next season, and you know what, I hope he does well.
Although he was part of the problem at United, he wasn’t the sole issue. Managers often tend to be the fall guys when problems arise, but don’t be surprised if the Red Devils aren’t back at the top for quite a few years yet…