Since joining Porto, Jose Mourinho has won the league title with every club that he has managed so far.
The Portuguese boss left the Primeira Liga to join Chelsea in 2004 and won two league titles in his first reign at Stamford Bridge.
He left the Blues to join Inter, won two Serie A titles and also won the famous treble in 2010. Mourinho then left for Real Madrid and won his only La Liga title in 2012. He is the only manager to have won the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga titles.
Jose’s latest league triumph came two seasons ago with Chelsea during his second reign. Now, Manchester United fans surely expect Mou to continue this brilliant record at Old Trafford. However, things are not looking good at the moment.
United are 8 points behind league leaders Liverpool. It seems highly unlikely that they will win the title this season because there is just too much traffic in front of them and the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, City and Arsenal are playing much better football.
Jose is still not sure about his best XI and all his big money signings have so far failed to live up to the very high expectations. If the league woes were not enough then United have been average in the Europa League as well. After four games, they are third in the group and European elimination will be a huge setback.
United’s management are surely going to give him time but if the situation deteriorates further then it will not come as a surprise if Jose is shown the exit door. The so called “Special One” has been average for over a year now and his style of football has not worked at all.
The question is, who will replace Mourinho if he is sacked? The dilemma is that no top manager is available in the market at the moment. Ancelotti, Guardiola and Conte are doing good so far in their debut seasons with Bayern, City and Chelsea respectively.
Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer. The French manager ended his playing career with Manchester United and a move for him may make sense. However, Blanc never faced much competition in Ligue 1 and the scenario is completely different in the Premier League.
The best possible appointment will that be of Diego Simeone. The Argentine is one of the best managers in the world and can sort out the mess at Old Trafford. Again, will he look to leave his much beloved Atletico Madrid to join the Red Devils?
Should United sack Mourinho if he fails to finish in the top four after spending so heavily?