No Surprise – Mourinho Finally Confirmed As Manchester United Boss
The “Special One” is back, finally securing the position he has coveted ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United three years ago. Missing out on a Champions League place next season was enough for the board to part ways with Louis Van Gaal two years into a three year contract, handing Mourinho the reins and a reported $220 million transfer kitty.
The Portuguese’s reputation is not entirely unblemished however. A run of nine defeats in the opening 14 games of last season’s English Premier League with Chelsea routinely saw him deflect blame for performances, blaming everyone from the club doctor, all the way to accusing his players of “betraying” him.
Is he the right fit for Manchester United, or has football moved past the Mourinho era?