It is no longer news that Jose Mourinho reign at Manchester United has come to an end after the club released a statement on their website announcing his sack.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.” The statement read.
In view of this we take a look at five of Jose Mourinho top quotes this season before his sack.
Mourinho highlighted his achievements after a 3-0 defeat by Tottenham and demanded some respect
“Do you know what the result was? Three-nil. Do you know what this means Three-nil but it also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them. Respect, respect, respect.” August 27, 2018.
A message to his lovers
“Let me send a message to my lovers and say that I played Champions League for 14 years and I qualified 14 times. And the two years where I didn’t play Champions League, I won the Europa League twice, so in 16 years, 14 times I qualify and twice I play Europa League and I won. Just a little curiosity for my lovers and the lovers of the stats.” after Marouane Fellani’s late goal against Young Boys secured Manchester United Champions League round of 16 spot on November 27, 2018.
The Portuguese still hopeful of finishing in the top four after a 3-1 defeat at Anfield
“Yes, I think we can. What gives me that belief? It gives me the belief that we are going to make much more points in the second part of the season than we did in the first part. I know we lost some other matches but we played away at Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City – probably the three best teams apart from Tottenham.” December 16, 2018, Mourinho last game as Manchester United Manager.
A lie is still a lie even after it is repeated 1,000 times
“One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of the people is that it’s true but it’s still a lie. So, when you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it’s a lie that repeated 1,000 times is still a lie,” on August 9, 2018 after ending the summer transfer without signing a center back.
On Manchester City Amazon Prime documentary
“I haven’t seen it but I know a few things about the movie, my reaction is if you are a rich club you can buy top players, you cannot buy class. That is my first reaction.
“The second reaction is because I am in the movie I could ask for some royalties. But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there, the shirts that were saying ‘We did it on derby day.’ If they send me one of these shirts, I give up about the royalties.” August 18, 2018.
The likes of Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino have been tipped to replace the Portuguese. Meanwhile, Michael Carrick could be announced as an interim manager until a new caretaker manager is appointed for the season.