Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has insisted that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho doesn’t tick all the boxes required to become a Manchester United manager.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, the former England international insisted that Mourinho’s style of management in particular wouldn’t suit the club.
The Portuguese tactician has a reputation for building from the back, which is a strategy that has proven successful over the years given the number of trophies that he has collected in England, Italy and Spain.
However, Carragher believes that United will expect more in terms of an attacking style of play, and with frustration building under Louis van Gaal for the same reason at this moment, it wouldn’t seem like a sensible appointment if United decide to part company with the Dutchman.
Furthermore, the 37-year-old argued that Mourinho has shown no signs of an ability to bring young players through during his career, having relied on heavy investment at the likes of Chelsea and Inter to build successful squads.
With United’s tradition and history in developing young talent, it is another philosophy that doesn’t match up with the former Chelsea boss and could see the club move further away from their identity.
While Carragher did concede that Mourinho’s record as a manager in terms of the number of titles and cups he has won certainly would appeal to United, he questioned whether or not it is merely a panic decision from the club with Pep Guardiola linked with the Manchester City post, as reported by The Telegraph.
Mourinho will continue to assess his options in the coming months after being sacked by Chelsea last week, and there is also the possibility that Van Gaal will turn things around in the second half of the campaign to save his job at Old Trafford.