Manchester United chiefs are becoming increasingly worried that Jose Mourinho will walk away from Old Trafford this season, according to reports in The Sun.
The Portuguese manager is said to feel that he simply has no chance of competing with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side for the Premier title either this season or next.
Mourinho has come in for some heavy criticism recently from both fans and the media for his perceived negative tactics. His side have lost two of their last three league fixtures and now sit eight points behind leaders City.
If Guardiola’s side, as most of us expect, do beat United to England’s most coveted prize this term it would mean Mourinho has not won a league trophy for three seasons. There is little doubt that this would wound United’s manager severely considering his longest wait between titles so far in his career has been just the one season.
In fact, the Old Trafford hierarchy are fearful that this may be too much for Mourinho, who is a notoriously bad loser, to take and he may be willing to leave the club this summer with money bags PSG waiting in the wings.
It was only earlier this month that the former Chelsea coach stated his admiration for the Parisien club and as we said here he is already thought to be on the three man shortlist PSG have drawn up to replace under-fire coach Unai Emery.
Taking the reigns at the Parc De Princes would easily allow Mourinho to add to his impressive haul of eight league titles and he may well feel he would have a more realistic chance of becoming the first manager to win the Champions League with three different clubs when you consider the squad the French Champions have assembled in Paris over the last few years.
United fans will not be happy that these types of reports are emerging at a time when the club is struggling for form and in many ways this type of furore surrounding the club’s manager is exactly why many supporters objected to his appointment in the first place.
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