Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is facing the sack after this weekend’s Premier League match against Newcastle United, according to reports in the British media.
United’s stuttering start to the season has seen the experienced Portuguese manager’s position at Old Trafford repeatedly called into question.
But the spotlight on Mourinho intensified when the Daily Mirror reported late Friday he would be sacked regardless of the result of United’s match at home to Newcastle on Saturday.
United are struggling in 10th place and last week’s 3-1 loss to West Ham United meant they had suffered their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years.
According to the Mirror, Mourinho, 55, has lost the confidence of the board with “senior United sources” telling the paper his nearly two-and-a-half years in charge will end whatever the outcome of the Newcastle game.
Tuesday’s goalless draw against Valencia in the UEFA Champions League – a match where United struggled to live up to their fans’ expectation of attacking football – also meant former Chelsea manager Mourinho had gone four home matches without a win for the first time in his managerial career. Read more