Mourinho sacked: Klopp praises departed Manchester United boss

Ruben Holloway
December 19, 2018

After Jose Mourinho was sacked, Manchester United seemingly announced their new caretaker coach by accident via a video on the club's official website, but later deleted it.

United revealed the news in a short media release less than 48 hours after a 3-1 Premier League loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The Red Devils sacked Mourinho on Tuesday after the club fell 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool and 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

The club appeared to accidentally leak the news
Image This message appeared on United's website

United will look to appoint a permanent boss at the end of the season.

At the time, United called Mourinho the best manager in the game, but the job was too big for him and his tenure was marked with high-profile spats with key players, notably French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba who cost £90m.

He won six EPL titles, a Champions League and two FA Cups during his time in Manchester. "The only person who can really say what happened is him".

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The former United defender said: "I've been fortunate to spend time at Tottenham's training ground and, for me, he feels like the ideal candidate".

"My view is they need someone who meets the three key principles of the football club, and that is promotion of youth, entertaining football and to win football matches".

Should the United hierarchy move for the former Espanyol boss, it is set to cost them £34 million, with Pochettino still having four years left on his contract with the London club.

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I can see where an interim coach like Ole Gunnar Solksjaer brings favour and good will, as would Steve Bruce or Laurent Blanc. Her tweet, however, was later deleted.

Ironically, Man Utd's next Premier League fixture is a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday evening.

French World Cup victor Pogba posted "Caption this!" alongside a picture of himself wearing a knowing look on his Instagram and Twitter accounts in the wake of Mourinho's sacking on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT).

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