Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho - a £24m risk worth taking?

⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Bet365
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits.Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits Stake. Time Limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

MANCHESTER UNITED SACK JOSE MOURINHO - A £24M RISK WORTH TAKING?

Manchester United have this morning sacked manager Jose Mourinho, ending the Portuguese boss’ two-year spell at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have finally made the decision to end their relationship with manager Jose Mourinho after a very disappointing start to the season.

United currently sit in sixth place and with very little hope of even reaching the top five between now and the end of the season.

Mourinho’s position as manager has been much debated this season with the poor performances on the pitch also being topped up by the Portuguese’s poor relationships with key players in the squad.

However, many thought United wouldn’t take the decision due to the £24 million cost involved in cancelling Mourinho’s contract. But even that scary amount of money wasn’t enough to save Jose, who now returns to unemployment.

So, was it a £24 million gamble worth taking? Or have Manchester United acted prematurely to please their highly-paid stars?

LOSING TOUCH

A risk worth taking? It has to be, doesn’t it? This is a club that has been rotting under Jose Mourinho’s control. It’s been tiresome listening to his interviews and watching his bad attitude have a negative effect on these young players.

His man management proved to be his downfall at Chelsea, leading to a fractured changing room just one season after the same group of players won the Premier League.

It’s taken even less time this time around. Mourinho’s poisonous presence has led to a poisonous dressing room and boy has it shown on the pitch.

At times, this team, which featured at least two players who are talked about as the best in the world in their position, has looked clueless. When you’ve spent as much money as Jose Mourinho has at Manchester United, there cannot be any excuses for performances like we have seen this season.

There’ll be talk of player pressure, of players like Paul Pogba ‘getting what they want’, but when you see how some of these players have been treated, you could hardly blame them for throwing their toys out of the pram.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho remains a top-class coach, one of the best in the world, but if he doesn’t adjust his man-management style, fewer and fewer top clubs are going to take the chance on him.

Trophies have been his saving grace, but at United, he has won just three, including the Community Shield. Clubs are surely now going to ask whether he is worth the risk when he has a track record, in recent times, of leaving clubs in worse positions that when he took over. This United dressing room could hardly be in a worse place.

Football management is about more than coaching, it’s probably more than 50% about man management, getting the best out of players and getting players to play for you as a manager.

Mourinho misses that and it has shown during his woeful spell at Old Trafford.

IS IT THE CORRECT DECISION?

It’s an expensive decision for Manchester United, but it’s also important to keep in context that this is a club that has the luxury of making such decisions. It’s a club that has the money to protect itself in these unfortunate circumstances.

It’s a decision they had to make to ensure things don’t get any worse, and to ensure there’s enough time for someone to fix the mess left behind by Jose Mourinho.

Now it’s about getting a new manager in with limited hesitation to ensure that person has a transfer window to work with, and to ensure they have half a season to put things right before having a go at the top four and maybe even better next season.

This huge club cannot afford another season of failure beyond this one.

Mourinho Manchester United
🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
Skybet
New Customer Offer 18+. T&Cs Apply. Free bets non withdraw-able. Single & E/W bets only. Free bet stake not included in returns. 30 day free bet expiry. gambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus

FREE BETS & OFFERS

🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
Skybet
New Customer Offer 18+. T&Cs Apply. Free bets non withdraw-able. Single & E/W bets only. Free bet stake not included in returns. 30 day free bet expiry. gambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Bet365
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits.Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits Stake. Time Limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🎲 DOUBLE THE ODDS + £20 CASINO BONUS 🎲
Grosvenor Sport
Only valid for new registrations to www.grosvenorcasinos.com. Existing members do not qualify. Bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token. Offer applies to Sport bets only. Maximum total stake is £10. Each way bets are a maximum of £5 each way (£10 total stake). If you stake less than £10 you will forfeit the remaining amount of the odds boost token. 'Double the odds' refers to fractional odds only. For the avoidance of doubt, it is the profit from the eligible bet that is doubled. Extra winnings are paid in cash upon bet settlement. Customers have 60 days after registration to use the Odds Boost token. A maximum of 1 offer is available per person, household, IP, device, e-mail address or payment details. Members depositing with Neteller or Skrill will not be eligible for this promotion. Member bet limits also apply to Odds Boost token placement.
Claim Bonus
👌 MATCHED DEPOSIT UP TO £25! 👌
Novibet
| New UK customers only | min bet £10 | match max £25 free bet | Min of 3 selections in accumulator | min odds per selection 7/10 (1.70) | Free bet stake not returned | Certain Markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply | Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days | Free bet valid for 30 days | T&Cs Apply
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 👏🏻
Betfair
New customers only, place a min €/£10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you €/£30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Get a RISK FREE bet on any sports market up to £20 - money back in CASH if it loses! 🏆
Paddy Power
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ £30 Welcome Offer! ⚫️
Betway
*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 💪🏻
888
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
⚡️Money Back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses And £10 To Spend In Our Casino ⚡️
Unibet
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Minimum deposit £10. You must wager your bonus money 3x to make it withdrawable at minimum odds of 1.40 (2/5) in Sportsbook, 25x for Casino. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
BetVictor
New Customers Only. Deposit via Credit/Debit card only and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types (1 @ odds 2.0+ or greater) & a £10 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographical restrictions apply. Click for T&C?s. 18+|begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 💥
William Hill
New online customers only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X£10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply
Claim Bonus
Get a Now TV Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass when you bet £5 at Kwiff
Kwiff
18+|PLEASE BET RESPONSIBLY|BEGABMLEAWARE.ORG|NEW CUSTOMER OFFER ONLY|£5 MIN DEPOSIT|PLACE ANY SPORTS BET TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOW TV SKY SPORTS MOBILE MONTH PASS|MUST BE CONTACTABLE VIA SMS| T&Cs APPLY
Claim Bonus
⚡️ Claim £5 No Deposit! ⚡️
Energy Bet
New players 18+ only. Must email to get bonus. Offer valid 19/07/18 – 31/12/2019. Subject to 7x wagering req. (within 30 days). Max. withdrawal £50. Further T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.