Steven Gerrard Believes Mourinho Is The Best Manchester United Manager Since Sir Alex Ferguson
Steven Gerrard has suggested that José Mourinho has been the best Manchester United manager since Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Red Devils sacked the former Chelsea boss today after a poor start to the season, with the club sitting sixth in the Premier League.
However, the Liverpool legend and Rangers boss has showered Mourinho with praise, claiming that he helped to restore the club's prestige after David Moyes and Louis van Gaal's time in charge.
"He's a winner, isn't he? How can I sit here and say anything bad about José Mourinho?" he said (via Goal).
"He's a serial winner everywhere he has gone.
"He's been sacked at United, but he's won them a couple of trophies. He's done the best job since Alex Ferguson left.
"It seems like they sort of struggled, but José came in and put a couple of trophies in the cabinet, so I don't think you can criticise him too much.
"It will be interesting to see which direction they go with the new manager, but none of the Man Utd fans care what I say about it!"
United have confirmed that they will be looking for a caretaker manager to take over until the rest of the season.
"A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager," reads United's statement.
"The club would like to thank José for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future."
Meanwhile, United assistant manager Michael Carrick will be appointed as interim coach while the club searches for their new caretaker boss.
Spurs players 'accompanying' Mauricio Pochettino to work this morning after hearing that José Mourinho has been sacked...:joy: pic.twitter.com/WtLGEp450d
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) 18 December 2018
"Bye guys." :wave:
Jose Mourinho departs The Lowry Hotel this afternoon, after being sacked by @ManUtd today. :hotel:
Follow updates and reaction after Jose Mourinho is sacked as @ManUtd manager here: https://t.co/kouvEuOFMj pic.twitter.com/hbpxrfTKcQ
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) 18 December 2018
The thing that is annoying me the most right now is why are people so focused on @paulpogba and Jose Mourinho. Let's focus on rebuilding something solid instead of being in a playground. Doing this is only disrespecting the badge, from now we only need positivity. #ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ClmWqmgf7G
- Patrice Evra (@Evra) 18 December 2018
11 players :red_circle:
A Manchester United XI signed by Jose Mourinho... pic.twitter.com/NUSCKraEn0
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 18 December 2018
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