The axe was falling for some time.
Daniel Levy also left the announcement until a time that would benefit the club, so not all of the questioning coming his way will be on the controversial European Super League, which we are ashamed to say Manchester United are also a greedy founding member of.
But to sack a manager just days before your team plays in a cup final is a gigantic kick in the teeth.
Mourinho seemed in good spirits as he took to Instagram to upload a video of surrounding paparazzi, and members of the Sky Sports News media team.
No sympathy from these corners, though. Just a congratulations on becoming the first European Super League manager to get the sack. Put that in your notepad for a future quiz question.
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