Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho retains the full backing of his clubs board, despite a pre-season in which the Portuguese coach has done little to hide his frustrations.
Several outlets reported this morning that Mourinho’s relationship with Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward was at an ‘’all-time low,’’ due to a lack of transfer activity.
However, according to the Guardian, the Old Trafford hierarchy remain supportive of the former Chelsea manager and are sympathetic to the difficulty of beginning pre-season without 13 first-team players, due to their exertions at the World Cup.
So far United have only signed made one marquee signing in the form of £52 million Brazil international Fred, with 19-year-old full back Diogo Dalot and former Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant also joining as back up options.
Mourinho recently admitted his unhappiness with his clubs lack of transfer activity and seemed pessimistic that Woodward would be able to fulfil his desire to sign two more players before the summer window shuts on August 9.
However, the report also suggests that United’s board are prepared to do everything they can to try and bring in the players that their Portuguese coach wants, with the acquisition of an attacker and a centre-back his top priorities.
It’s seem the bookmakers do not seem as sure about United’s dedication to the 55-year-old coach though, with Mourinho the 5/1 favourite to become the first Premier League manager to be sacked next season.