Manchester United may want to tread carefully as they consider Jose Mourinho’s future at the club after a difficult start to the season.
The Portuguese looks a man under pressure after appearing grumpy and unsettled in pre-season, with his side now losing two of their three opening matches in the Premier League.
This looks all too familiar after the way things fell apart for Mourinho at his last club Chelsea, with the Independent revealing some incredible details about how that unfolded.
The report states that as many as *ten* Chelsea players spoke to the club about leaving the summer just after their 2014/15 title victory – the last major trophy Mourinho won.
Remarkably, despite CFC being so dominant in England that year, the players become confused and unsettled by their manager’s behaviour in the latter half of the campaign.
This is because of the way Mourinho began to encourage them to talk in press conferences, according to the Independent.
The report also states some were simply unhappy with his hard-line approach anyway, and it’s little wonder now that he seemed to lose the dressing room so spectacularly the following season, with the club hovering just above the relegation zone at the time of his departure – one of the most drastic collapses ever by a reigning champion and a real illustration of just how badly Mourinho must have played it.
The Independent suggests United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is not currently eager to sack the 55-year-old any time soon, though other board members are perhaps feeling less patient.