Dietmar Hamann questions Man United’s decision to appoint Jose Mourinho
Dietmar Hamann is confused by Manchester United's change in stance on Jose Mourinho
Dietmar Hamann has questioned why Manchester United have changed their stance on Jose Mourinho since 2013.
The Portuguese coach was overlooked in the hunt for Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor following their 13th Premier League title success in May 2013, with David Moyes appointed at Old Trafford.
Sir Bobby Charlton has been previously quoted as expressing his reservations about the outspoken Portuguese coach.
Asked about Mourinho’s eye-gouging in December 2012, Charlton is quoted as saying to The Guardian: “A United manager wouldn’t do that. Mourinho is a really good coach but that’s as far as I would go really.”
However, Mourinho is the clear favourite to replace Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman was sacked on Monday night.
Former Liverpool and Newcastle midfielder Hamann is unsure what has changed at the top level at United for the Red Devils to now turn to Mourinho.
“Two or three years ago, Sir Bobby Charlton said Jose Mourinho wasn’t the right fit for Manchester United because he is too loud and too brash,” Hamann is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“He doesn’t fit into the philosophy of Manchester United. So I don’t know what has changed in the last two or three years.”
The 53-year-old was sacked by Chelsea in December after a dreadful start to the defence of their Premier League crown.