Jose Mourinho sacked!

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Will this be the big headline this week. Jose looks finished at Manchester United, with so many talking about his possible exit being printed on the walls of the offices at Old Trafford.

Tiresome to listen to Jose Mourinho’s post match comments about referee’s not doing their job and his team getting all decisions against them, that is a path we have seen before at other clubs he’s been with.

The situation is not good and star players such as Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez looks a bit away from being “happy”, so we just have to wait and see what will happen.

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The fact that Jose has lost three important people around him in the last season or so, with his assistant Rui Faria gone, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney also shipped out, has upset balance in the dressing room and other people has a new role to play.

When big names and stars disappear from a dressing room or important figures who have been of great support suddenly are gone, the replacement of such people will be of great importance and to find the balance and keep the spirit high can be difficult.

Rumours about Zinedine Zidane as a possible man to walk in at Old Trafford is seen as the only alternative, with him stepping down from his throne at Real Madrid last season and being available for his next adventure in football.

The last week has been difficult being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby and former pupil Frank Lampard and then going down to London and see another defeat blossoming in your face.

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Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer also said in yesterday’s show that he believed that Jose would lose his job and not be able to turn this feud to his favor, which in a way will force either a player or two out or seeing some of the officials at the club leaving. When Rui Faria left after last season you could see a pattern, since Jose works best together with his faithful assistant. Why Faria left is not easy to say, since he has not yet found any new club to work with and not been stepping up to a manager seat anywhere, despite Jose saying that Faria should be his own man and start to be the boss himself.

So we believe that this next week will se the headline, Jose Mourinho sacked!, and rather sooner than later, the battle inside the dressing room, among top officials and again Manchester United is ready to sacrifice another post Sir Alex manager.

The hot seat at Manchester United, could it really suit a French gentleman, as we have seen in the past Scottish has been a path of good judgement at Old Trafford, with Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson being the dominant leaders. Tommy Docherty also had a relatively good spell as manager, with David Moyes being the fourth scot but as we all know, not of the standards of those before him.

Jose Mourinho will go out on top anyway if he is dismissed from his duties at the club. Winning two trophies, qualified for Champions League in all his seasons, ending runners-up in the Premier League last season. Sadly that is not enough to get a club settled at the top, seeing a troublesome and disastrous start to this Premier League campaign.

Latest football rumours, Arsenal, West Ham, Liverpool, Manchester United

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The Telegraph reports of that disturbance at Manchester United is getting to new heights, and today the name Zinedine Zidane is again mentioned as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho, but at this moment the rumor is stamped by the club officials as nonsense.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is ready to make a £200 million bid for Paris St Germain star Kylian Mbappe. While John Terry is close to a return to Chelsea, becoming the clubs U.23 team manager.

Player unrest at Chelsea came to a height that made it impossible to keep Antonio Conte at the club, with Willian earlier expressing his concern and now David Luiz has said the same and are happy to be part of the plans of Maurizio Sarri.

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Chelsea will, if the form of Eden Hazard continue to grow, be in a difficult place to be able to keep the Belgian from wanting a dream move to Real Madrid.

Sergio Aguero is fighting a fitness battle to be able to play against Liverpool next week, and he would be saddened if he can’t be able to play in that important game.

Gareth Southgate has high hopes for Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, who at the moment are not first choice at Anfield, but the 21 year old is seen as a future stalwart in the England defence.

Mail on Sunday reports that the staff at Manchester United are ready to swipe the floor for a new man, Jose Mourinho looks finished at Old Trafford. So far it’s pure speculation but life at Old Trafford is at the moment not as happy as it should be.

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Aaron Ramsey is a wanted man if he decides to quit Arsenal. The Welsh international will be a target for both Manchester City and Chelsea, even Tottenham Hotspur and foreign clubs could be looking at Ramsey as a possible signing.

Eden Hazard’s younger brother Ethan is a target for Chelsea, just a young teenage boy but blessed with a crazy talent so the World of football could be Hazardious for another couple of decades.

Sir Alex Ferguson is afraid that Manchester United are turning into a circus and that the club are on a run of strange behaviour, seeing Jose Mourinho walking out of the door as the third manager to do so in less than five years.

Didier Deschamps has backed Paul Pogba in the feud with Jose Mourinho over his leadership qualities. Pogba is eager to win the battle over his manager and to have such battles in a club is sickening. Mourinho needs to able to sell players, as Sir Alex did, when they started campaigns. This is the weakest link at Old Trafford, previously seen managers losing their “power”, now it looks as if Jose will follow David Moyes and Luis Van Gaal out the gates at Old Trafford.

Footballers in odd colors, Stapleton, Ardiles, Beckham and Lampard

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The path of a footballer can often be one going from the limelight and out in the shadows and they are often remembered for playing one place or another, getting legendary status one place but at at other clubs they were almost not noticed.

We have gone back in history to look up a few players and places you cannot really say you remember them from. Osvaldo Ardiles always associated with his career at Tottenham, but the one at Queens Park Rangers has gone unnoticed.

Frank Stapleton a legend at Arsenal and Manchester United moved abroad an joined Ajax Amsterdam. A team often connected to big star names as Cruyff and Neeskens, but hardly Stapleton. After just three league appearances Frank was back in England with Derby County, and then faded out of the game a few years later.

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Ardiles played 8 league games for QPR from 1988 to 1989, and after that moved on to play at Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Swindon Town before he moved into management. But a fact is a fact. All games were played at the highest level, since QPR still was very much part of the top flight.

To see Alan Hudson in an Arsenal shirt is not really what we remember, his best years was with Stoke City and Chelsea, and that is the shirts we really remember him from. His stay at Highbury just lasted just a year or so before he moved to the NASL and Seattle Sounders, also making a name for himself over the pond. Hudson played 36 league games at Arsenal and appeared in the FA Cup final v. Ipswich Town, losing the game 1-0.

Despite being a good player with West Ham United, Liam Brady is never really much remembered for his time at Upton Park, but of course Juventus and Arsenal. To see him playing in Hammers colours is not familier and a bit odd. Brady played in the East End from 1987 to 1990, getting 89 league appearances and scoring 9 goals.

David Beckham made his last appearances as a football in a Paris St Germain shirt, finishing his career in France, playing 10 league games before his final retirement in 2013. Beckham made a number of loan appearances at AC Milan also, but of course mostly remembered for his time with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy.

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Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard is a Manchester United player through and through and few might have noticed that the player once turned out for Brighton & Hove Albion on loan. It all happened in 2014 playing 15 league games and scoring 3 goals. Lingard has also turned out for Birmingham City, Derby County and Leicester City on loan.

Harry Kane, today only seen as a Tottenham Hotspur player, did in his early days at White Hart Lane, move around a lot to other clubs, one was Norwich City. He only played three games in short stay. Kane has also been on loan at Leyton Orient, Millwall and Leicester City.

To see Frank Lampard appear for Manchester City was also a bit strange, he had a loan spell at The Etihad in 2014-15, playing 32 league games and scoring 6 goals. He did contribute in his latter years and moved out to the MLS where he finished his career with New York City.

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