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Bosnich says issues at Manchester United run “deep”

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich said he “wasn’t surprised” that Jose Mourinho has been sacked from his position as Manager of United overnight.

Jose’s final game in charge of Manchester United was a 3-1 defeat to the league leaders Liverpool on the weekend. It left United with their worst start to a season in nearly 30 years.

Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast with Matt Granland & James Willis, Bozza said the only thing that was surprising about the decision was the “suddenness of it” and “at the end of the day with Manchester United since Sir Alex (Ferguson) has left, it hasn’t been a very happy time. They’ve got to be very careful which way they go in the future”

Mourinho’s sacking comes just two-and-a-half years into his tenure and three years and a day since Chelsea sacked him just months after he had guided them to the title. Bosnich had 2 stints with United playing 3 games between 1989 – 1991 and 23 games from 1999 – 2001 under the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

Since CEO Ed Woodward came in with the new owners United have had 3 managers at the club, Bosnich says the issues run deeper than just an issue with the coach “Obviously Mourinho has to share his portion of the blame and in the end he takes all the heat and that’s what managers do, but the problems definitely go deeper. The recruitment is a big question, they have to look at getting a sporting director”

Bozza believes Mourinho’s coaching philosophies are not “outdated” but he may need to look at his man-management skills “it’s a different type of generation and I think he failed to get the grip of that” he said.