Jose Mourinho has never been the shy and retiring type.

To be fair, when you are managing the biggest club in the world it is very hard to keep out of the limelight.

Before I get criticised by people who get their facts wrong, I turned down the chance to go to Manchester United. It was not because of the limelight necessarily but it was just the wrong time for me.

I would have had to take over from the likes of Sir Matt Busby.

If you compare him with Mr Mourinho, he didn’t dance up and down the touchline, he didn’t accuse the media in his press conferences of inventing things and getting them wrong.

And, without a doubt, like most managers at any level, he didn’t accuse his players publicly. That, to me, sums up why Mourinho is now on his way to the bank.

When you look at his career over a period of about 12 years you will notice he has actually had eight jobs – twice at Chelsea but six other clubs as well.

He never stays longer than three years. The first year he settles in, the second year to be fair to him he has normally won something, but the third year he normally upsets people and moves on.

He certainly has to be praised for winning - as he himself pointed out when he stormed out of a recent press conference - three Premier League titles, which are more than the rest of that current group of managers put together.

But no matter what club you manage you can’t always rest on your laurels. I personally found this out at Sunderland.

Even though I had won league titles, the FA Cup, had highest ever positions etc, you are judged on what happens in the job at any one time.

In football management, probably like most businesses, what goes on behind closed doors should stay there.

To be fair to Jose and any other manager in the top flight now the dressing rooms will probably be much bigger than the old days when most first team squads totalled around about 14 or 15 players with the reserves and youngsters further up the corridor.

As we know now every Premier League club has to put in a list of 25 names at the beginning of the season and a club like Chelsea apparently has around 40 players out on loan.

So a manager in the top flight, apart from having to produce on the field, has to be in control of the dressing room.

Any team in whatever walk of life is made up of various natures.

One of my statements in talking about management has always been that a team is made up of road sweepers and violinists.

The manager’s job is to make sure he has the balance right and not too many of one or the other.

The next challenge is to watch if a road sweeper thinks he is a violinist, or the violinist criticises the road sweeper.

It is the way that is handled then that proves good management.

It has to be done by taking the individual to one side and explaining that without the help of the other neither one would survive.

Also you learn that in any group there are often rascals and villains. I realised quickly I wouldn’t have a villain if the was the best player in the club, but I didn’t mind a rascal as long as he could play.

I had many big names and, with due respect to them, they were nearly all rascals, particularly when I got them when most of them had had great careers at international level.

I enjoyed the challenge and if you could get the best out of them it made things a lot easier in the dressing room and on the pitch.

I think Jose’s biggest problem has been with the biggest signing in the game in England so far, Mr Pogba, who cost £89m and unbelievably an extra £41m to the agent.

Pogba looks as if he needs a certain way of handling which would get the best of his undoubted talents but it appears there was a clash with him and the manager.

I have to ask the question did the manager want that player in the first place or was there someone else in the club who has a position of bringing players in and saying to the manager ‘get on with it.’ I would never have believed this at one time but as recent events at our club have shown Mr Reed, while he was here, had a lot to do with signings apparently and then when things don’t go right on the pitch it is not normally that person that loses his job.

It would appear this was part of the public clash that Jose had and I suppose the people in the director’s box watching the team last week getting hammered by Liverpool while their big money signing sat on the bench drew their own conclusions.

Apart from the odd nod across the room I have never had time with him but I believe away from it all he is quite a nice person.

I could never understand how he lived in a hotel a couple of hundred miles away from his family but he will now presumably have more time with them while the bank sorts out where his latest big cheque will go.

He is still of an age where he can come back again, but I don’t think it will be in the Premier League.