Jose Mourinho could be sacked THIS WEEK in wake of West Ham defeat

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by

Jose Mourinho could be sacked THIS WEEK in wake of West Ham defeat
Jose Mourinho is under increasing pressure at Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho could be sacked this week, according to reports.

United were beaten 3-1 by West Ham on Saturday leaving them with just 10 points from their opening seven Premier League games.

That represents the worst start to a season for the Red Devils since 1989-90 and Mourinho is under increasing pressure.

Reports have circulated of a falling out with Paul Pogba and the Frenchman was stripped of his captaincy role earlier this week.

Alexis Sanchez was then left out of the match-day squad for the trip to West Ham having failed to impress since his move from Arsenal in January.

And the Daily Mail now report that Manchester United staff believe Mourinho could be sacked by the end of this week.

It’s claimed that the Portuguese boss’s future was discussed on the way back to Manchester from London with Mourinho absent from the journey.

It’s believed that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is reluctant to sack Mourinho but a poor atmosphere around Old Trafford could change that.

That atmosphere was not helped by a Carabao Cup defeat to Derby in midweek with training ground photos showing more frosty confrontations between Pogba and Mourinho.

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly interested in the Manchester United job should Mourinho exit with some claiming that the former Real Madrid boss is already learning English.

And Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says Woodward must act now.

“I think there are some big decisions to be made at Manchester United now,” he said on BT Sport.

“I think from the hierarchy, from the people who run the club, the likes of Ed Woodward, I’m sure there are going to be conversations at that level about where they go from here.

“At the moment there doesn’t seem to be that togetherness within that changing room.

“The manager, the squad, how they’re going to take this club forward. There has to be improvements.

“I believe that the powers that be at this football club have a decision to make.

“I think you can’t let a situation like this just continue through the season.

“Things leaking out in the press, little wars going on in the changing rooms that’s creeping out and everyone’s finding out about it.

“So someone’s got to make a decision right now, bang - this is what happens.”



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