David Moyes has officially been sacked as Manchester United manager today and focus has immediately turned to who his replacement will be.
Netherland’s boss Louis van Gaal is considered one of the strongest candidates while Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp is a fans’ favourite choice but he has ruled himself out of the running.
Interestingly, reports from the usually reliable Gianluca Di Marzio suggest Manchester United have already contacted Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho and that he is considering the job.
Mourinho wooed United as much as he could last year when the job was available but wasn’t chosen for the job. Despite that, if United came back for him this season, he’d bite the Glazers’ hand off to get the job, regardless of his situation at Chelsea.
The main reason most United fans, myself included, didn’t want Mourinho in the job was because of his crass and embarrassing approach to the media. However, Moyes was just as embarrassing in how he presented himself to the media but did so without backing it up with results on the pitch.
Now is the time for United to bring an established manager in with a proven track record of winning at the highest level because we can’t afford to make the same mistake again. Could Mourinho become United’s new manager?