Tuesday May 26, 2020

Mourinho pays price for United's fear of missing out

A failure to qualify for the Champions League would have significant implications for the club's revenue growth in the 2020 financial year, with the cumulative value of broadcasting rights set to jump by more than half for the 2019 to 2021 seasons

18th December, 2018
Jose Mourinho watching Manchester United's defeat at Liverpool. Pic: Getty

Love him or hate him, one thing is undeniable about Jose Mourinho: he was not good for Manchester United’s share price. The shares declined 12 per cent in his two and a half years as manager of the English Premier League football club.

The decision to fire him, announced on Tuesday morning, is more than understandable given what's at stake, namely qualification for Europe's lucrative Champions League. Only the top four teams in England's...

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