Jose Mourinho sacked: How does his Manchester United record compare to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal?


wp header logo 38 - Jose Mourinho sacked: How does his Manchester United record compare to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal?
third time unlucky

The Portuguese becomes the third manager to be sacked by Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era

Jose Mourinho has followed David Moyes and Louis van Gaal in failing to become Manchester United’s long-term successor for Sir Alex Ferguson.

The club announced the Portuguese has lost his job after two-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.

jose1 - Jose Mourinho sacked: How does his Manchester United record compare to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal?

Mourinho is the latest Man United boss to lose his job

Mourinho oversaw the club’s worst start to a Premier League season since 1990, leaving United sixth in the table and 19 points adrift of league-leaders Liverpool.

The Red Devils will now begin their fourth hunt for a permanent boss since 2013 when Sir Alex retired.

So how does Mourinho’s record stack up against Moyes and van Gaal?

Mourinho lasted longer than his two predecessors – Moyes was shown the door after just seven months and van Gaal was not given a third season.

And the ‘Special One’ does boast a slightly better record than the other two:

David Moyes (2013-2014)

Played: 51

Won: 27

Drew: 9

Lost: 15

Win percentage: 52.94%

Trophies: Community Shield (2013)

Louis van Gaal (2014-2016)

Played: 103

Won: 54

Drew: 25

Lost: 24

Win percentage: 52.43%

Trophies: FA Cup (2016)

Jose Mourinho (2016-2018)

Played: 144

Won: 84

Drew: 32

Lost: 28

Win percentage: 58.33%

Trophies: Community Shield (2016), EFL Cup (2017), Europa League (2017)

Mourinho’s win percentage is surprisingly close to Sir Alex’s 59.67%, but stats do not capture style, and United have failed to excite for the last five years.

This was summed up by their dismal 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, which proved to be Mourinho’s final game in charge.

Previous How much it cost Jose Mourinho to live at Lowry Hotel during spell as Manchester United manager
Next Jose Mourinho sacked by Manchester United: ‘Things became TOXIC, he had to go’, says former Red Devil Lee Sha

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *