Jose Mourinho's downfall at Manchester United is believed to have been sparked by a series of issues which the axed boss had ultimately failed to address.
The former Chelsea boss’ two-and-a-half year reign was brought to an abrupt end on Tuesday morning when Ed Woodward sacked him at United's Carrington training HQ. It followed United's humiliating defeat by rivals Liverpool on Sunday with the Red Devils 19 points behind the current Premier League pacesetters.
Mourinho got a handsome £15million severance package and has been replaced until the end of the season by United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sky Sports pundit, Redknapp believes things might have been different had Mourinho addressed four aspects.
“He never embraced the city in which he worked in,” said Redknapp, writing in the Daily Mail.
“While Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has bought a city-centre apartment, Mourinho spent his entire time in Manchester living at the Lowry Hotel.”
Mourinho shelled out almost £400m on players during his spell but blasted the board for not giving him further resources, which Redknapp believes contributed to his sack – along with falling out with players and not giving the team a playing identity.
“He moaned at his board for not giving him enough money to spend in the summer – despite already splashing out more than £350m,” Redknapp added.
“He fell out with all his star players and subjected them to public criticism.”
“And he failed to give his identity, playing a negative style of football at odds with the history and traditions of Manchester United.”
Solskjaer will launch his temporary reign this Saturday against Cardiff – the club he disastrously steered to relegation four years ago.
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