This season, both Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag have been under increasing criticism and scrutiny. As a result, both Chelsea and Man United have been linked with new managers. Recent reports have linked Jose Mourinho to a return to Old Trafford. Despite such rumors in the media, former Chelsea full-back Glen Johnson—who was a member of Jose’s first team squad at Stamford Bridge—thinks a return to Stamford Bridge is more likely.
Johnson talks about Mourinho, United and Chelsea
Johnson told Betfred: “He’s obviously a fantastic manager; and regardless of whether there’s any substance to these rumors or not, there’s definitely some unfinished business between himself and Manchester United.
“If he went back, it would be no different to the club that he left in the first place; because the squad still isn’t good enough and they’re not performing well on a consistent basis. However, Manchester United is still a giant of a football club and on paper, their team looks pretty bloody good. But something isn’t right there.
“Jose going back to Chelsea seems more believable than him returning to Manchester United. He would certainly get the players attention and I think it could give fans and the club a lift but it doesn’t change all the issues that are affecting them at the moment.”
Manchester United should not go for ‘The Speacial One’
The recent rumors linking Mourinho to United make no sense. The club has moved on from the days of Mourinho. He cannot be the present and the future of the club.
United need a forward thinking manager who can create a unique playing style while also producing results and nurturing younger players. Erik ten Hag has done a brilliant job with the young players with Garnacho, Mainoo and Hojlund all becoming key members of the squad. Now he just needs consistent results.
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