After two separate stints with Chelsea FC in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho was sacked and brought on to manage to Manchester United. After his first win in a friendly match with the Red Devils, Mourinho had one more shot to take at his former club.
It’s safe to say that Jose Mourinho won’t be missed by some who attend Stamford Bridge on a frequent basis. After two different stints with Chelsea (2004-07, 2013-15), Mourinho and the Blues mutually parted ways for a second time in December of last year.
After another title-less year for the once-dominant Manchester United, Mourinho was brought on to manage the Red Devils with a three-year deal.
Saturday marked the first match Mourinho managed for Manchester United — a 2-0 victory in a friendly game against Wigan — and the thing Mourinho talked about the most wasn’t his team’s performance. It was the fan support for the Red Devils.
“I’m happy, and best of all, is something I never had before, which is a friendly match, the first match of the season, a match I could call it a training session against opposition, and I never saw something like this,” Mourinho said.
“So many supporters, the permanent support to the team, the manifestation of happiness with a few things that they could see in the team and this is absolutely fantastic.”
Mourinho has coached for five other clubs during his managing days, but only one club has hired him twice and it’s the same place he won the Premier League title with two seasons ago: Chelsea.
Last season was a disaster for the Blues and many fans weren’t happy with Mourinho and the season results, including the incident with team doctor Eva Carneiro.
If Mourinho was attempting to throw a little jab at the Blues, that means the first meeting with Chelsea and Mourinho’s Red Devils (which marks Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge) in October just got even more interesting.
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