- New Premier League season will kick off this Friday with Manchester United hosting former champions Leicester City, however, with the Red Devils heavy complaints over the performances of his player during the preseason preparations, the Portuguese tactician has been tipped as the first manager to be booted out in the course of the season
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been tipped as the first Premier League boss to be sacked in the 2018-19 league season.
The Portuguese tactician has not been able to attract quality signing in the summer transfer window that will close on Thursday, August 9.
With his side kicking off their campaign for the new season a day after against Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Mourinho signed Brazil star from Shakhtar Donetsk in a five year deal valued at €59 million but his efforts to bring more have been fruitless.
However, the tactician has been complaining bitterly with the results and the performances of his players during their preseason tour in the United States.
Javi Martinez's second half header compounded Jose Mourinho's woes as United were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich in their last friendly game.
And all these indices have pushed the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss to the top of the list of managers that will be sacked in the course of the 2018-19 season.
Mourinho recently signed a new two year deal with the Red Devils having won the Europa League and the EFL Cup titles with the Old Trafford club in his debut.
Though, his second season went trophy-less yet United chiefs still gave him contract extension to win more laurels for the club.
However, it is looking unlikely he will see out his contract as his third-season syndrome is already playing out again this time.
He landed Chile striker Alexis Sanchez in January and made him the club's highest paid player but the former Barcelona and Arsenal star has not been able to prove himself.
Mourinho was also responsible for the return of Paul Pogba in the club's record fee but has gone back and forth with the player in the last one season.
United open their campaign this weekend and will be hoping they can better their last season finish on the Premier League table at the end of the season.
Legit.ng previously reported that Jose Mourinho has warned of a “difficult” season Manchester United should they fail to bolster their squad before the close of summer transfer window.
The Red Devils ended their pre-season tour with a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich thanks to a second half header from defensive midfielder Javi Martinez.
Mourinho feels the club might not be ready to challenge the big boys in the league because according to him, the squad is still lacking in several key areas.
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