Jamie Carragher: Why Man United won’t appoint Jose Mourinho
Jamie Carragher says Manchester United won't appoint Jose Mourinho as their manager
Jamie Carragher says Manchester United won’t appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager after the Portuguese coach was sacked by Chelsea on Thursday evening.
The defending Premier League champions parted company with the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager after Chelsea suffered their ninth top-flight defeat of the season on Monday night.
The Blues were left trailing surprise leaders Leicester City by 20 points in the table after the Foxes’s were convincing 2-1 winners against the Premier League holders at King Power Stadium.
Louis van Gaal is facing his own crisis at Old Trafford after the Red Devils extended their winless run to five games following a 2-1 loss to promoted side Bournemouth on Saturday evening.
However, former Liverpool defender Carragher doesn’t believe the 20-time English champions will turn to the axed Chelsea manager if United continue to struggle under Van Gaal.
Carragher told Daily Mail: “I know Jose Mourinho is on the market but it won’t happen. United could have got him in 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson retired but, instead, they chose David Moyes.
“Don’t think this is me saying Louis van Gaal should be sacked. I’m not. Whether you are a fan of Van Gaal or not, he has delivered the minimum requirement so far — a return to the Champions League in his first year — and he is in a position to challenge for the title this season.”
The Red Devils are in fourth place and six points adrift of Leicester.
The west London side are 14 points behind United after their 2-1 loss at the Foxes.