Johnny Giles: Why Man United won’t touch Jose Mourinho after Chelsea sacking
Johnny Giles says Manchester United won't appoint Jose Mourinho as Louis van Gaal's successor
Johnny Giles says there is no chance Manchester United will appoint Jose Mourinho as their manager.
The 52-year-old parted company with the defending Premier League champions on Thursday evening after a run of nine defeats in 16 top-flight games this season.
Mourinho led the Blues to the Premier League title and the League Cup last term after the Portuguese head coach returned to Stamford Bridge in June 2013.
However, Chelsea sacked Mourinho after the Blues were left languishing a point above the relegation zone following a 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Monday night.
Louis van Gaal is coming under pressure at Old Trafford after United slumped to a 2-1 loss to promoted side Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium last weekend.
However, former Red Devils midfielder Giles doesn’t believe United view Mourinho as a future manager of the 20-time English champions after the club snubbed the Chelsea legend following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
“I don’t think Manchester United would touch him,” Giles told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“They didn’t touch him when Sir Alex Ferguson left.
“Sir Bobby Charlton was very public about it. He said that he wasn’t the type of manager that United wanted.
“He is a very successful manager. He has been a brilliant manager. But he has caused trouble wherever he has been.”
Chelsea have 15 points after 16 Premier League games so far this season.
The Blues host fellow strugglers Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.