Jose Mourinho Face Fresh Sack Pressure. Jose Mourinho faces a must-win encounter against Newcastle this weekend.
Manchester United have gone four games without a win to pile the pressure on beleaguered boss Mourinho.
He came out fighting this week after his side stuttered to a goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League.
But if reports are believed to be true, Mourinho could be axed next week if his side lose to Newcastle and old foe Rafa Benitez.
The United boss will be speaking to the media on Friday but there is plenty of news and reaction before then.
Manchester United vice-executive chairman Ed Woodward isn’t prepared to wield the axe and part company with the Portuguese just yet.
But he will certainly be taking a closer look at Mourinho and his importance to the club in the coming weeks, especially if results continue to go against United.
Zinedine Zidane’s name has been bandied about in recent weeks as a possible replacement to Mourinho, should he leave his post.
Instead, it has been reported that he is looking closer to home for a possible Mourinho replacement, and considers Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino to be the perfect candidate.
Mourinho could be sacked next week?
Jose Mourinho could be sacked next week by Manchester United if he loses to Newcastle this weekend.
The Portuguese is struggling to inspire his side out of their dismal run of form, with the goalless draw vs Valencia adding pressure.
With United stuck in 10th place, nine points behind Manchester City , the title appears to be beyond them already.
And United could act if Mourinho loses yet again on Saturday against the struggling Newcastle at Old Trafford.
After the public fallout with Paul Pogba, Mourinho appears to have lost the dressing room.