Manchester United’s well-earned 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford earlier doesn’t seem to have swung a lot of fans in his favour, according to the latest polling data from The Sportsman’s Manchester Referendum.
The campaign allows football fans - Reds and non-Reds alike - to vote on whether the beleaguered United boss should Leave or Remain in his job.
It seems his touchline antics at the Bridge today, where he had to be physically restrained from chasing a Chelsea assistant coach down the tunnel after he’d goaded him with his celebrations, hasn’t done his popularity among them any good - who’d have thunk it!
The polls reveal that 70% of Manchester United fans want him out of the job, despite today’s fine result.
Funnily enough only 62% of non-United fans who voted would like him to Leave, perhaps an indication that a lot of other Premier League team’s fans are enjoying a bit of schadenfreude at seeing the team that has loomed over English football for decades hitting troubled water under his control.
Manchester United sit in ninth place in the Premier League after today’s game, nine points behind their pace-setting pair of rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, at this venture.
It’s perhaps the feeling around the club, with stories of dressing room mutinies and boardroom dysfunction abounding all reflecting badly on the state of affairs at Old Trafford in the Mourinho era.
There’s still time for a late swing, of course, the polls remain open - cast your vote and have your say before the red curtain closes on the Manchester Referendum!