Mourinho deletes Instagram account after fan abuse
JOSE Mourinho has deleted his Instagram account after copping a load of online abuse following Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat.
Manchester United lost 1-0 to Chelsea thanks to Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty.
The Old Trafford boss only got on the photo-sharing website after becoming Red Devils chief in 2016.
He had amassed an impressive 2.8 million followers while showcasing his work and family life, according to The Sun.
Users were met with a message saying “user not found” when clicking on a link to Mourinho’s now deactivated account.
Some United fans on Twitter criticised those who forced the Portuguese into getting rid of his only official social media profile.
One wrote, “Jose Mourinho has deleted his Instagram account. Some of our fans can be a disgrace!”
Another posted, “Jose Mourinho has deactivated his Instagram account. Glory hunters out here abusing our OWN manager.”
One user said, “I disagree with a lot of things Jose Mourinho does but he’s deactivated his Instagram because it seems like he’s getting constantly attacked by the angry fans.”
A fellow tweeter wrote, “You guys actually cyber-bullied a big man like Jose Mourinho into deactivating his Instagram account.”
Another said, “I see so many Man United fans abused Jose Mourinho on his Instagram.”
But one hit back, “I feel sorry for him and his family if he was getting abused. But seriously, when you play Jones and Smalling and refuse to play Martial what do you expect?!”
Meanwhile, Mourinho is preparing to reshuffle his backroom staff at Old Trafford this summer, and is looking to a figure from his past to join him.
That man, according to the Mail, is Stefano Rapetti. Rapetti worked as a fitness coach at Inter during Mourinho’s time in charge there between 2008 and 2010.
The Italian is currently working at Sampdoria, but is leaving at the end of the season to link up with the Manchester United manager once again. When Mourinho arrived in Milan, Rapetti was in charge of the Inter Under-19 setup, but was then promoted to a fitness coach in the first team.
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He will also be adding Michael Carrick to his backroom team, alongside current Under-18 coach Kieran McKenna.
With current assistant manager Rui Faria set to leave the club to pursue his own career in management, Mourinho will be eager to replace his long term associate. Mourinho first hired Faria after he took over at União de Leiria in Portugal, and the two have worked together ever since, with Faria following him to Porto, Chelsea, Milan, Madrid and Manchester.