Darlin' you got to let me know, should I stay or should I go?
Last weekend, the big story was that if Mourinho loses against Liverpool, he would then lose his job as well. Adding further insult to Saturday's insult was the midweek penalty kick shootout loss to Stoke City in the League Cup.
This indecision's buggin' me, if you don't want me, set me free
Surely, Mourinho's job is untenable. Nothing's going right. Nothing's working. Everybody's playing terribly. The attention and the media pressure is unrelenting. Every mistake is amplified, every decent bit of play is ignored. Something has to change, and the manager is the only component of the team that can be easily changed. Perhaps Guus Hiddink can catch lighting in a bottle twice as replacement manager. The Mirror leads the axe-swinging charge, claiming a severance payout of just one-year's worth of salary.
If you say that you are mine, I'll be here 'til the end of time
On the other hand, it would be madness to fire our once and future forever manager, right? The fans are firmly behind the man. The owner, the board seem to be following suit. The players remain united, or so we and they all claim. There are no quality replacements available anyway (though that didn't stop us last time) and the severance payout (not just Mourinho but for the rest of his usual staff) would be a huge financial hit. Sky Sports claim "no immediate threat" for The Special One.
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble
And if I stay there will be double
So you gotta let me know
Should I stay or should I go
Last week, over 50% of responders wanted to keep Mourinho regardless of the results of the Stoke and Liverpool matches. This poll is a bit simpler than that. Yes or no. Have at it.