14 May 2018 10:18:38
What do people think about Jose's decision not to have an assistant next season?

I was hoping that bringing in a new person could help challenge Jose and push him to adapt. Now it looks like he'll have a team of coaches, but no assistant. To me this looks like Jose entrenched in his own methods, and not wanting any fresh perspectives. Not an encouraging sign given how poor the football has been at times this season. Are we going to see peak Jose?

1.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:18:27
The first thing he said yesterday after the game was, I am champion 8 times. It's all about him.
Never mentioned how many times United were champions.
He has an ego bigger than mount Everest.

2.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:43:17
And for me that is the size of ego required to manage this giant club. Remember the Chosen One?

3.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:33:04
We can only hope. I think the value of a number two lies in the reasons why number one has them. Maybe Jose sits with a white cat on his lap and throws Shaw and Martial in to a shark infested pool (and not under a bus) after all.

Poor attempt at humour aside for those old enough to get the gag, I’m not convinced that Jose’s football philosophy would change a great deal irrespective of who his assistants are and what they are called.

Jose is stubborn, and can point to a CV that may justify that, so don’t expect any radical changes simply because of Rui leaving. I’d far sooner see two decent full backs and a dominant midfielder before any number two of choice.

4.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 11:57:58
Not sure about that. Fergie always had the foresight to hire good assistants, particularly when it looked like his methods were getting a bit stale. Jose has had the same assistant for nearly 20 years, and doesn’t want to challenge his views by bringing in a new one. Ego needs to be tempered or it’ll blind you.

5.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 12:03:31
Jose last 12 month imo.

6.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 12:23:39
Jose Mourinho- the miserable one.

7.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 13:33:55
Bearing in mind jose has mentioned people earning his trust before he'll trully open up, you can't be too surprised by his decision surely? as mentioned above, having a different point of view is a BENEFIT most of the time, i'm put to mind that his old no.2 was able to temper jose's anger on the touchline on more than 1 occasion, and when jose was frothing he stepped in to give the after match comments, with no 'safety-net'for next season i hope the special one can make like a zen buddist, and not like a certain character in a well-known play, watching rome burn while he was on the fiddle (figuratively speaking of course! ), this has got to be jose's season i reckon, for all concerned.

8.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 13:58:09
His Ego couldn't handle someone challenging his views, and he is slow to trust people. He has had the same assistant for most of his career. He clearly only considers an assistant as a yes man, someone to relay his demands.

I think this could be the beginning of the end for Jose at United. It's concerning that Rui Daria isn't leaving for a better job or a stab at being a manager, he's leaving to spend more time with his family. Is his living situation the same as Jose's? Has he been living away from his family while at United? If so why? And if that is the case then how much longer will Jose be happy to continue without his family and his right hand man?

Jose tends to implode in his third season, all the ingredients are starting to be added to the pot.

He has lost his right hand man, people within the club still aren't convinced that by him, the fans are starting to get bored of his football and his antics and he still hasn't got his family around him.

I expect headlines in August/ September that he didn't get all the signings he needed, as Jose starts to pick fights he can't win while the team struggles and it all implodes.

Hopefully we can get an FA cup before then, but I don't see Jose seeing out next season.

9.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 14:53:25
"But I'm going to improve my staff in the performance level and, in relation to the tactical work, I'm going to bring some people that, until this moment, have not come with me yet. " He is going to bring in new people, he has mentioned the difficulty motivating some players and criticized the dynamics of the team. This could be a chance to solve all that. let's at least give next season a chance to start before we are writing it off.

10.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 15:04:20
Shappy you really think that or you hoping for it?

I see the manager being backed this summer completely on everything he asks for just like City. For me he sees out his contract and by then the groundwork would be laid for the new man to come in and take us forward.

11.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 15:11:29
There’s going to be a lot of humble pie eaten on this site this time next year, one way or another.

12.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 16:26:57
I think we will be better all round next year but that city will still win the league.

13.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 16:37:34
I agree with Danny. I think the fact he's not recruiting an assistant is utterly stupid and smacks of the big headed nature of our manager. He's a dictator that does not want to be challenged, and we all know that dictators never last anywhere and their methods are mostly wrong.
Fergie was a strong personality but he had the intelligence of asking for help from his right hand man, and look how well it worked out for him. Kidd, knox, Queiros and McLaren all contributed to our success in different ways.
Is Mourinho seriously trying to tell us that he's the font of all knowledgea? Its pathetic and dangerous at the sane time. The man is clearly a complete idiot to be thinking this way.
Agree with Shappy and Jred that it'll all end in tears in 12 months time.

14.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 17:12:34
AAA you are just making assumptions. How do you know the club aren’t looking into an assistant? We all know Jose says one thing in the media and then does another. Don’t just come to the conclusion Jose is a dictator and a tyrant to suit your agenda against him because it is quite frankly getting boring. Carrick has already been drafted in and Jose said he would restructure the coaching team so there would not necessarily be an ‘official’ assistant coach. He may well add to his team but this Jose bashing is so tiresome. I’m not a fan but he isn’t going anywhere for at least a year. Get behind the manager as sir alex told us to because that is part of the traditions of the club. Seems a lot of people pick and choose what traditions they endorse. Apparently we must play attacking football but we don’t have to support the manager? Ed002 was right we are a bunch of toxics.

15.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:03:35
United addict, of course I don't want it to happen. I just think it will. Jose has a proven track record of imploding in his third season at clubs. He has managed to implode when he has a happy home life, when he has just come off the back of winning a title so you would assume he was enjoying his professional life, and yet he still imploded.

Now he isn't having the same level of success, and he is isolated in his private life.

If I was a betting man I would bet on him being close to the edge.

All it will take is some poor performances at the start of next season for pressure to build and the house of cards to come tumbling down. Most of our players will be at the world cup this summer and will likely come back tired and jaded having not had much of a break either physical or mentally. That is likely to lead to poor performances. It happens after every international tournament.

I agree with Tokyo, one way or another people will be eating humble pie. Unless of course United continue to play a boring style, we don't challenge for the title and Jose doesn't implode and gets sacked/ leaves.

Who eats humble pie then?

16.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:05:32
I'm still shocked by a serious Danny post.

17.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:10:15
Did Chelsea not Winn the league with a best point record last season and fail to qualify for cl this season. I don't see that happening at city but to say that they will win the league for next 2 years because of the way they played this season is nonsense really. Aguero might leave anyone could get injured the loss of Silva or maybe arteta could prove pivotal .
Players there might lose form they are not machines.
Our new signings could make all the difference like city's signings did this season.
Martial might do a sterling and actually force his way in.
If you think it's all over before it starts your better off not watching at all.

18.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:10:51
So United have hired a chief scout from Juventus last year or so, add Michael Carrick to the set up. looks more like a re-structure. I wouldn't be surprised if Rui Faria was made redundant.

19.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:33:54
Or Utd May well be looking to re-structure the antiquated assistant manager model. Nowhere else does a company have a number 2, just a group of senior skilled professionals on a board reporting into the CEO. maybe this method means Jose is open to more varied and direct input from his staff not less.

Spin the story however you want to.

20.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:50:14
I don't think anyone will be eating humble pie or needs to.
Everybody wants the same thing.
If we win the league or mount a serious title challenge next season i'm sure everyone will be happy.
Personally I have 100% faith in the manager and i hope he is with us for a few more years. It's unlikely that will happen but that's what I hope for. If it does happen then we will be winning titles because it won't happen if we aren't.
If he fails and implodes and leaves or gets sacked my support for jose dies and goes towards the new manager 100% and i won't look back. I won't mind reading the 'I told you so's and i won't be eating humble pie for supporting a manager 100% even if he fails.
The need to win is what drives jose. He has always imploded left or got fired after winning a league his will to succeed at United won't be gone until he does.
Our problem is not only the manager. I think he has done well this season in many respects.
He inherited a really poor squad with our only top class player being our goal keeper. Players chins were on the ground.
Signings Fergies made before he had built his squad and got rid of the poor longstanding people's hero's that were ultra bad professionals looked very poor at first.
But once the squad had been turned around and everybody was on the same page with the same ambitions attitude and mentality improvement came quickly.
We have too many players who don't have the desire attitude and killer instinct and required application to be the best. Too many mentally weak players who think they have made it just because they are a United player. Well imo you have made nothing unless you are a winning Manchester United player.

21.) 14 May 2018
14 May 2018 18:59:28
Top post ken. Sums up exactly how I’m feeling at the moment.