Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: ‘I have turned down three job offers’

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that he is happy to bide his time before returning to management, having turned down three jobs over the last month. Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has already rejected three job offers since being sacked as Manchester United manager a month ago. The 55-year-old was given the shove by United’s hierarchy on December 18 following the Red Devils’ worst start to a season in 29 years. United have not looked back since swapping Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning their seventh game in a row on Saturday thanks to a 2-1 victory at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. While his former club have slowly got their campaign back on track, the Portuguese has been out in the Middle East working as a television pundit for the Asian Cu...

Juan Mata ‘set for crunch Manchester United talks’

Manchester United are reportedly scheduled to hold talks regarding the future of Juan Mata, who has less than six months remaining on his contract. Manchester United have reportedly agreed to hold discussions regarding the future of Juan Mata. The Spaniard has spent the last five years at Old Trafford and remains an important member of the squad, but the 29-year-old has less than six months left on his contract. Mata is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs but according to The Sun, the player’s father and agent Juan Mata Snr is due to hold talks with United’s hierarchy. The report also claims that the creative midfielder will speak with caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has named Mata in just three of his six starting lineups since replacing Jose M...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘set for make-or-break Manchester United interview’

A report claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to meet with high-ranking Manchester United officials to discuss taking on the managerial job on a full-time basis. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly meet with Manchester United officials in the coming days to put forward his case to land the managerial job on a permanent basis. The club legend has rejuvenated the Red Devils since succeeding Jose Mourinho in a caretaker capacity in December by winning six games out of six. United’s most recent victory came against Mauricio Pochettino‘s Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, apparently lifting Solskjaer above the Argentinian as the Red Devils’ top choice to lead the club forward for the long term. According to The Sun, the 45-year-old’s future will soon become clearer as a mee...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘to build Manchester United team around Paul Pogba’

A report claims that Paul Pogba’s form has improved since being informed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester United’s team will be built around him. Paul Pogba has reportedly been told by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will be Manchester United‘s focal figure for as long as the Norwegian is in charge. The 25-year-old has showed glimpses of his best form since Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford dugout in December, scoring four goals and setting up four more in five appearances. That is in stark contrast to a run of seven games without a goal or assist in Mourinho’s final weeks in charge, at which point Pogba was in and out of the side. According to The Sun, there is no risk of the France international dropping back down to the bench anytime ...

Manchester United to consider loan deal for Scott McTominay?

Manchester United are reportedly willing to consider any loan offers for midfielder Scott McTominay during the January transfer window. Manchester United have reportedly started to consider loaning out Scott McTominay during the January transfer window. McTominay was given his first-team debut by Jose Mourinho in May 2017, and the Scot has gone on to make a total of 19 starts and 14 substitute appearances in all competitions. However, the 22-year-old has only been used twice during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s six matches in charge and according to Sky Sports News, it could lead to an exit from Old Trafford. The report suggests that United are open to any loan offers for McTominay, with a number of English and Scottish clubs showing an interest in the academy graduate’s signature. Mc...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at “stupid” Jose Mourinho tactics

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to label Jose Mourinho’s tactics during his time in charge of the club as “stupid”. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has appeared to aim a thinly-veiled dig at his predecessor Jose Mourinho‘s tactics during his time in charge of the club. Mourinho was often criticised for adopting a negative style, particularly in big games, and his approach is understood to have been one of the reasons behind his sacking in December. Solskjaer has since won all six of his games in interim charge, scoring 17 goals along the way, and he suggested that the previous regime’s style was not in line with the club’s attacking ethos. “The first thing is to smile when you’re at Manchester United beca...

Manchester United players ‘wanted Jose Mourinho sacked in September’

A report claims that, had Manchester United’s players got their wish, Jose Mourinho would have been sacked as far back as September. Manchester United‘s players reportedly wanted to see Jose Mourinho dismissed three months before his actual sacking. The Red Devils parted company with the Portuguese a week before Christmas after making their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was placed in caretaker charge and United have looked rejuvenated ever since, winning six straight matches under their temporary boss. Had United’s first-team stars got their way, however, the Manchester Evening News reports that the club would have had a new manager as far back as September. The report cites the desire for a more attacking brand of football for the pl...

Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 22, including Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and three Chelsea players. The gap at the top of the Premier League table remains four points after gameweek 22 as Liverpool‘s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up by a 3-0 win for Manchester City against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It looks like developing into a two-horse title race once again, though, with Tottenham Hotspur falling to a costly defeat at home to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his 100% start at the helm. United now sit level on points with Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime, and both sides sit six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United this weekend. Hud...

David de Gea ‘wants to stay at Manchester United’

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reportedly wants to commit his long-term future to the club, but only if they can match his £300,000-a-week wage demands. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reportedly wants to stay at the club, but only if they can match his wage demands. De Gea’s long-term future has been uncertain for a while now, with his current deal expiring in 2020 after United triggered a 12-month extension clause in November. The Spaniard has regularly been linked with a move away from the club in recent years, and United’s struggles under former boss Jose Mourinho are understood to have pushed him closer to the exit door due to a desire to win trophies. However, De Gea has now decided that he would be willing to commit his long-term future to the club a...

Report: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to push for Marouane Fellaini exit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly shaping Manchester United’s squad for the long term and is ready to offload deadwood such as Marouane Fellaini. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly intends to offload the deadwood from Manchester United‘s squad, starting with midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Interim boss Solskjaer has made a strong case to land the job on a permanent basis after winning all six of his games in charge, including Sunday’s 1-0 win away at Tottenham Hotspur. Fellaini has featured for a combined half an hour across those fixtures and, according to talkSPORT, he could soon be on his way out of Old Trafford. Solskjaer is said to have already decided on his favoured team and is now preparing to rid United of unwanted players – a category Fellaini falls into ̵...

Paulo Dybala: ‘I want to play with Paul Pogba again’

Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala says that he is desperate to play alongside Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba once again. Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala has revealed that he is desperate to play with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba once again. Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015 and played alongside Pogba in Turin for one season before the France international returned to United in the summer of 2016. Pogba has been strongly linked with a return to Juventus in recent months and Dybala has said that he wants to again operate in the same team as the World Cup winner. “I’d always like to play with someone of his level. Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck,” Dybala told La Joya. Pogba has had a new lease of life at United since O...

Football Association ‘confident over Gareth Southgate future’

The FA are reportedly confident that England boss Gareth Southgate will not break his contract if given the opportunity to take charge of Manchester United. The Football Association are reportedly confident that England boss Gareth Southgate will not break his contract if given the opportunity to take charge of Manchester United at the end of the season. United are currently under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club’s former striker has a 100% record since replacing Jose Mourinho as head coach last month. The Red Devils are expected to appoint a long-term manager at the end of the season, however, and Southgate was linked with the position over the weekend. Southgate, who led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, has a contract with the FA until after the ...

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