Football: United need a sporting director, Pochettino to rebuild

Few at Manchester United will mourn the departure of Jose Mourinho as he had become moody and graceless. He even upset the most placid of staff at MUTV, the in-house broadcaster. The Charmless One had to go.

Some at Carrington and Old Trafford admit they felt a temptation to scream at him - stop being so miserable and appreciate being at one of the greatest clubs in the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 20, 2018, with the headline 'United need a sporting director, Pochettino to rebuild'. Print Edition | Subscribe