The Special One – is back.
Two massive ego’s joined up to form as one. Success or disaster?
I believe this appointment is a very risky one, however Louis Van Gaal’s poor spell at Manchester United meant his departure was almost inevitable , despite winning the FA Cup only to be sacked shortly afterwards.
Mourinho’s somewhat arrogant nature and ‘ win at any cost’ attitude is one that appeals to the fans of the red devils. United fans pride themselves upon their prestigious history and worldwide backing which makes them a force to be reckoned with. However, this indestructible aurora which they possessed under Sir Alex Ferguson has diminished; but Man United supporters still see themselves in this manner. Someone like Jose Mourinho could be the man to turn the tides and bring back the glory days.
The retirement of Sir Alex sparked the end of an era for United, although not many quite expected the rate of the demise that the Old Trafford faithful have endured. As soon as Ferguson left it was almost like the fear factor scurried its way out of the door also. No one was ever going to live up to the success of Alex Ferguson and many believe that his decision to appoint David Moyes of Everton at the time was perhaps to empower himself as he knew that someone like Moyes wouldn’t be able to fill his shoes. ” Your job now, is to stand by your new manager” the words that flew out of Ferguson’s mouth during his last home match during his reign. Stand by was the complete opposite of what the fans did, ‘ Moyes out banners and planes flying over the stadium – showing a message, when in fact the only thing it was signalling was that Ferguson would not be matched- ‘ the wrong one’. Fans left pleading for their cult hero to return! – was this what Ferguson wanted? Or did he want success to follow him?…
Now, his match may well have been found. A man who is renowned for success and winning trophies. The Special One could be the one to drag the club out of its mess. This challenge only bolstered by the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has allegedly agreed to join United- of course a player who has worked under Mourinho at Inter Milan and will be hoping to replicate his form which he has shown in each league he has graced. Will he be able to keep up with the speed of the Premier League is the question?
Will Mourinho succeed?
Leave a comment on how you believe he will do.
By Tom Cavilla- 17 years old.