Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Third-Season Syndrome of Jose Mourinho and His Next Successor

By news-admin

Jose Mourinho – Man United repeat the poor start from 7 matches of Premier League since the 2013-2014 season (10 points from 7 Premier League matches). The performance was also bad: no direction, monotonous, and not passionate.

All the talks about the third-season syndrome of Jose Mourinho, that usually leads to firing, is slowly comes to the reality in Manchester United. The 1-3 defeat from West Ham United in the Premier League last week made it worse.

Man United players’ seem like confirming the internal problem in the dressing room. The problem involved the poor relationships between Mourinho and Pogba, also Mourinho with the board of directors. The situation is getting worse after the argument video of Pogba-Mourinho in the training session gone viral.

The disturbances influenced the overall team’s performance. Hashtag #MourinhoOut also trending on Twitter after the failure against West Ham. Mourinho is still coaching until now, but no one can make sure that he will stay until the end of the season. David Moyes also fired amid of 2013-2014 season.

So, if Mourinho is fired amid of 2018-2019 season, what would be the realistic options for the management? Or, who will be brave enough to handle Man United with their current situation?

  1. Michael Carrick

The most realistic option for Man United if they fire Mourinho in the near future is him. Michael Carrick just starts his coaching career and becomes the assistant manager of Man United after retiring last season.

However, seeing Ryan Giggs as the temporary manager of Man United in the 2013-2014 season when Moyes got fired, Carrick could do it until the end of the season. He knows the club’s internal situation after his 12 years of career, and also he is respected by the team. Carrick has the strong assets to replace Mourinho.

  1. Zinedine Zidane

He is the candidate to replace Mourinho that’s adored by Man United’s fans to come soon to Old Trafford. Zinedine Zidane also has no club since leaving Real Madrid last season with the fantastic records: three Champions League titles, one LaLiga, two UEFA, two Interclub World Cup, and one Spanish Super Cup.

In his 46, Zidane hasn’t coached many European clubs. However, his history as the football icon in the world is enough to coach United. The rumor is getting stronger since Zidane is now learning the English language.

The question is, will Zidane nod his head to coach Man United in the middle of the season? With no training and preparation since the pre-season, also considering Zidane’s lack of capability to speak English.

  1. Laurent Blanc

This is another figure that also understands Man United well. Laurent Blanc once supported The Red Devils in 2001-2003 and now he isn’t coaching any club after Girondins Bordeaux, France national team, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Blanc has more experiences compared to Carrick and Zidane. But, he hasn’t coached any club in two recent years. Appointing him as Mourinho’s successor might be too risky for Man United.

  1. Rene Meulensteen

The Netherlands man could be the potential candidate to coach Man United, at least until the end of the season. Besides his experience in coaching many clubs in his career, Rene Meulensteen also once became Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager in 2007-2013.

No one knows Ferguson better than Meulensteen. The 54-year-old coach could be the Guus Hiddink of Chelsea who became the key figure after The Blues fired the manager in the middle of the season.

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