Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Chelsea on Thursday, Manchester United fans have turned their thoughts on whether the Portuguese might be a suitable candidate to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal is currently under immense pressure at Man United following back to back defeats against Wolfsburg and Bournemouth.
Mourinho suffered a disastrous season with Chelsea prior to his departure but the fact remains that he has won trophies at every club he has managed. United fans had their say on whether Mourinho would be a good fit for the club:
Mourinho would divide our fans even more than LVG. And for all that fun, I'm in.
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) December 17, 2015
Pep or Ancelotti. NOT Mourinho. #MUFC
— HannahCarrollDesign (@HannahCDesigns) December 17, 2015
I think Mourinho could replace Van Gaal at Man U he's still got it one bad season doesn't make him a bad manager
— Adam Caton (@adamcatonefc) December 17, 2015
We can't miss out on Mourinho again. Would be stupid to keep Van gaal when there's literally 3 of the best managers in the game available
— Jerome Dias (@jerome_dias) December 17, 2015
I'd take Mourinho today at United for Van Gaal!
— Jamie (@JamieLukeeee) December 17, 2015
Sack Van Gaal now & Take Mourinho till the end of the season. The only chance Utd have of winning any trophy this season & finishin top 4.
— Craig Williams (@ChrisWidge) December 17, 2015
I would replace Van Gaal with Mourinho in a heartbeat ?
— James Hunter (@jamesrhyshunter) December 17, 2015
United should sack Van Gaal and go and get Mourinho.
— Tom Reilly (@TomReilly9) December 17, 2015
United face a potentially huge decision this summer, with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti all reportedly available.
Mourinho’s reputation has taken a hit this season but he has enjoyed success for the majority of his career. However, he wouldn’t be a long-term option, as his second stint at Chelsea has showed.
Of course, van Gaal doesn’t look like losing his job at United anytime soon but the club would be wise to capitalise on the availability of so many top managers if the team continues to produce turgid performances under the Dutchman.