Jose Mourinho has been sacked finally by Manchester United.
The lame defeat at Liverpool being the final push.
Losing 3-1 and leaving them a distant sixth in the table, a massive 19 points behind their big rivals after only 17 PL games.
In 15 days time Man Utd travel to St James Park and Newcastle fans will be interested to see who is in charge by then.
Manchester United claim it will be a caretaker manager until the end of the season, with maybe the possibility of Geordie Michael Carrick stepping up in the meantime?
Manchester United official statement:
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
Ahead of his last visit to St James Park 10 months ago, Jose Mourino yet again talked positively about Newcastle United and the NUFC fans, inspired largely by his past relationship with Sir Bobby Robson.
Jose Mourinho on 9 February 2018:
Asked about Newcastle United in general and never having won a Premier League match at St James Park:
“It’s true. I think it’s the only stadium in the PL. Also Huddersfield but only (managed a team in a game there) once.
“I think it’s difficult, honestly, I’ve always felt beautiful matches but difficult. I like to go there and like the feeling of going to Mr Robson’s home.
“I like St James Park, I think it’s really nice and the atmosphere.
“The fans are good and enthusiastic. I like the Geordies.
“I lost and drew a few times (at Newcastle in the Premier League).
“I hope the result is different but I know the characteristics of the game are not going to be different.
“Newcastle are a good team, they have had a very good (January) transfer window with Kenedy and Slimani – two players I know well and who can improve their team.
“Benitez knows how to get points.”