There are reportedly concerns growing at Old Trafford that manager Jose Mourinho will decide to leave at the end of this season.
The former Blues boss joined the Red Devils at the start of last season and has since led them to a Europa League trophy and an EFL league cup. However, Jose Mourinho has never been at a club for too long with his longest spell being his first spell at Chelsea, where he managed the club for four years. But according to reports, his Manchester United spell could end at the end of the current campaign.
With his side, 15 points behind unbeaten and the very rampant Manchester City, the former Real Madrid boss will probably have his doubts about winning the title and will have to settle for a top-four spot instead. But while that’s no reason to leave, especially since he was brought in to breathe new life into a dying post-Louis Van Gaal Manchester United, which he has done but despite that according to reports from the Daily Mail, things could be over.
It states that the Manchester United boss has isolated himself from the club, speaking to only his coaching team and even spending less and less time in Manchester. The former Blues boss even said in an interview, that his home is in London and he’s made no small secret of his decision to stay in a hotel when in Manchester. What is causing concerns with the Red Devil’s board is the frequency of his trips back home.
Not only that, his recent comments both about Paul Scholes and the club’s lack of spending have caused further concerns among both fans and the board. While Mourinho has spent 300 million over the last two seasons bring in 7 players, the 54-year-old criticized United’s lack of spending as compared to Manchester City. A source from the Daily Mail even went on to say “Jose seems to be having third-season syndrome a year early with us.”
From a neutral’s point of view, Manchester United with Jose Mourinho is miles better than what they were under Louis Van Gaal. However, while Mourinho does have his share of controversies and fights with critics and even staff if he leaves, there are few managers in the world right now who could bring Manchester United that coveted title that they crave so much.