Third season syndrome continues to haunt Mourinho


From ‘the special one’ to ‘park the bus manager’, that is what Manchester United ‘s manager Jose Mourinho has turned to, maybe because of his defensive approach to the game.

But again, to be fair, the Portuguese tactician in his stellar career as a coach has rarely deployed attacking or the tiki-taka style of play used by his opposite at Manchester City.

Well, that said, Mourinho seems to be running out of ideas as he is approaching his third season, and this might come to pass if his recent bickering is anything to bank on.

Complaints, excuses, and criticism of his players has been Mourinho’s way of addressing the press, a move that has seen bookmarkers rank him top among tacticians who are likely to be rendered jobless in the upcoming season.

This has in turn seen gamblers rush to place their bets on the Portuguese being relieved of his duties by the Manchester United hierarchy, With Betin experiencing a huge number of backers going with its attractive stakes and offers under  betin promotion code   where one is awarded an extra Sh10 when you deposit Sh99.

Meanwhile, it’s worth debating on whether Manchester United really needs to upgrade their defense having conceded only 28 Premier League goals last season just one more than champions Manchester City.

United’s best player of the season David De Gea effortlessly helped his team to keep things tight at the back with the backing of able willed defenders.

Mourinho in his shopping wish-list prioritizes on improving his backline, with Tottenham contract rebel Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire being his main targets.

This, however, seems to have fallen on deaf ears as United’s board remains reluctant to dig deeper into their pockets after spending a combined total of more than £60m on Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof last season, both who were sanctioned by Mourinho.

With rival clubs Liverpool moving to seal all their loopholes, champions Manchester City are even better following the acquisition of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, it is obvious Mourinho will not  remain mum but  will rather raise his frustrations, which indeed he did after United put a shambolic display in their 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in their final pre-season match on Sunday.

‘We are in for a tough season if we don’t move with speed and sign new players, Liverpool are signing everything, Manchester City looks decent, this put us in trouble,” a disappointed Jose Mourinho was once quoted.

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidan is rumored to be in line to replace Mourinho at Old Trafford should the latter decide to quit, meaning he has his fate in his hands irrespective of what will transpire in the summer transfer window.