5 possible replacements for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
Manchester United fans wanted Jose Mourinho when Sir Alex Ferguson retired but they had to contend with ex-Everton boss David Moyes. The Red Devils subsequently went through a tough period under Moyes and his successor Louis van Gaal.
United finally got the 'Special One' when van Gaal was sacked in 2016 and a lot was expected from the man who has won trophies with every team he has managed. In came Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, United finished 6th in the Premier League, though they managed to lift the League Cup and the Europa League.
2017/18 started brightly for the team but United have lacked the cutting edge and have sort of turned into a boring outfit under the Portuguese manager.
After a year and a half in charge, Jose Mourinho has failed to transform the United side who have collected just 4 points more than what they managed last season after the same number of games played.
It may be a little too soon to talk about his sacking but we cannot completely ignore the possibility. On that note, Let's have a look the possible candidates to replace Jose Mourinho...
#5 Leonardo Jardim (AS Monaco)
He may not have hit the headlines like Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola, but Jardim, in his own right, has done really well at Monaco.
Jardim led Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years – and, in doing so, toppled the mighty PSG side that seemed domestically invincible. He masterminded the transformation of Monaco into one of Europe’s most exciting units and got the better of Pep and Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League which showed his ability to win big European games.
Leonardo Jardim is exactly the type of manager Manchester United needs. Monaco produced a lot of entertaining football last season and averaged almost 3 goals per game, thanks to the offensive approach of Jardim.