A section of the Premier League fans took to the media to express their views following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal from the head coach position at Manchester United. The Portuguese tactician has been under pressure since the early stages of the ongoing campaign and things only got worse during the previous weekend where the Red Devils suffered a damaging 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.
As such, there was the presumption that the 55-year-old’s position would be seriously analysed by the United hierarchy and the club have now officially announced that they have parted ways with the experienced manager. Amidst this, there has been plenty of reaction from both United and rival Premier League supporters elsewhere and here are some of the best tweets we have collected;
Manchester United have sacked the best coach in the world, Jose Mourinho pic.twitter.com/MdrFAr0Kkz— Lexis Bill (@lexisbill) December 18, 2018
So sad to see Jose Mourinho sacked. I thought he was doing a great job.— arseblog (@arseblog) December 18, 2018
All Non-Manchester United fans when they hear Jose Mourinho has been sacked… pic.twitter.com/41WQRO3uE1— Zlatan Facts (@ZIatanFacts) December 18, 2018
Three years and a day since Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea. His dad was sacked by Rio Ave at Christmas in 1984 as well.— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) December 18, 2018
17th December 2015 – Sacked by Chelsea.18th December 2018 – Sacked by Manchester United.Jose Mourinho – ‘The Sacked One.’ pic.twitter.com/2ETGW8t8h3— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) December 18, 2018
— WorldWideChels (@WorldWideChels) December 18, 2018
Spurs players ‘accompanying’ Mauricio Pochettino to work this morning after hearing that José Mourinho has been sacked…? pic.twitter.com/Vdu0G1u5FO #THFC #mufc— nurudeen shehu (@nurudeen66) December 18, 2018
Liverpool fans are so weird. Mourinho got sacked by Chelsea two months after they lost to Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/LEJnTNuC2U— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) December 18, 2018
JOSE MOURINHO HAS BEEN SACKED! ???? pic.twitter.com/DOj7wj47od— Frimpon (@FrimponOnline) December 18, 2018
Mourinho had taken United to their best-ever Premier League finish since the Sir Alex Ferguson era during the previous campaign and there had been the expectation that the club could make the next level to compete for the title. However, right from pre-season, United struggled to find any sort of form and the same has pretty much remained the case during the current Premier League season where the Portuguese found himself experiencing a shrewd relationship with a section of the first-team players.
At present, Michael Carrick has been handed charge for the training duties for the forthcoming days but the club have confirmed that a replacement would be announced before the weekend league game against Cardiff City. According to Sky Sports News, ex-Manchester United ace Laurent Blanc has recently emerged as a probable candidate to take over the reigns for the season, although the Frenchman has been out of management since parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain two years ago.