Liverpool loss the final straw for Jose Mourinho
Manchester United took on Liverpool this past Sunday in a game that would put the final nail in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United coffin.
Man United would lose the game 3-1 thanks to a Sadio Mane goal and a Brace from super sub, Xherdan Shaqiri.
After the weekends defeat to Liverpool, Man United were sat in 6th place in the Premier League.
They are already a staggering 11 points off a Champions League place and an astonishing 19 points away from league leaders, Liverpool.
United also have the worst defence of the current top 15 Premier League sides, letting in 29 goals in 17 games.
This was one more goal than United conceded in the whole of last season’s Premier League campaign.
Klopp on Mourinho being sacked
As a result, Manchester United have, on Tuesday morning, announced that Jose Mourinho has departed the club:
“Jose Mourinho 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.”
After his side beat Mourinho in what would turn out to be his final game as United boss, Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Mourinho being sacked:
“He’s a very competitive, ambitious guy. Unbelievably successful. I can imagine the last few months were not a joy for him. Nobody can take away all the things he won.”
Klopp on Mourinho sacking: “He’s a very competitive, ambitious guy. Unbelievably successful. I can imagine the last few months were not a joy for him. Nobody can take away all the things he won.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) 18 December 2018
Man United are now planning to appoint a caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season before appointing a permanent boss in the summer.
Manchester United are planning to announce a caretaker manager within the next 48 hours – this will be an external appointment.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 18, 2018