JOSE MOURINHO is still facing the sack despite reports emerging this morning that he is under no immediate threat at Manchester United.
The state of affairs at Old Trafford is in disarray with problems on and off the pitch.
In the midst of a four-match winless streak, the United boss has been said to have lost the confidence of the board as well as alienating members of staff and players.
That is according to the Mirror last night, who revealed in an explosive report that The Special One would be axed this weekend no matter the result against Newcastle later today.
However, senior sources revealed to the BBC that the claims were false and that the Portuguese coach is under no immediate threat.
BBC reporter Dan Roan said on Twitter: “My understanding is that Mourinho is not in any imminent danger.
“There was a meeting in London yesterday between Utd & the manager’s camp, but they were told he’ll be given time to turn things around.
“Newcastle match could obviously change things, but that’s current situation.”
And the Mirror have rebuked THOSE claims with further reports that a decision has been made – it is just a matter of when not if.
It has been revealed that the board have still lost faith in the manager and bookies have made Mourinho the nailed-on favourite to become the first manager sacked this season.
Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville believes there is something “rotten to the core” at his beloved club.
“There is something rotten to the core of the decisions that have been made over the last four or five years,” said Neville, who added that he did not know if the report about Mourinho was true.
“If I’m the person who employs the person underneath me and he fails, eventually I’ve got to take the responsibility. Eventually I’ve got to stand up and say: ‘Look, I’m not good enough to do this.’
“Enough is enough for me. I love that football club, I absolutely love it to death, it’s been my life, it’s given me everything, and I’m not turning on my football club, (but) I have to say something has to change and it isn’t the manager, it’s above that.
“And I’m furious that we’re stood here thinking that there’s a report that’s broken out… journalists don’t break stories of this nature unless they’re absolutely certain.”