Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 630 55.9%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 418 37.1%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 80 7.1%

  • Total voters
    1,128

Hakkz

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The thought of working with Levy was just too much for him to ignore :ROFLMAO:

With him not having the title of manager the dof seems to be in play not sure how much that'll keep Levy away from fucking shit up at that level, I guess we'll see. Hopefully Mourinho can get the squad playing again, too much talent to be outside the top six right now.
I find it interesting that he wants to do it. I'm as sceptical to the combination as most other people, yet both Mourinho wanted to come and Levy has been chasing him for years (decades).

I think some players will be shocked when the cozy atmosphere is changed.
 

joelstinton14

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Risky for us, and not overally a fan of his football or the way he conducts himself - although he seems to be rather well spoken and alright outside the game but you can’t deny that he is a hugely successful manager and a genuine world class one at that too.

Despite my reservations i was really worried that he would go to arsenal last week which probably says a lot
 

Shadydan

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Odious character. Hard to forget the eye gouging of another manager. Maybe we'll perk up a bit for a while, but I wouldn't bank on it. It's almost cute that he dropped the academy into his statement. I look forward to his eventual sacking.
Lol that's the spirit!
 

Col_M

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Hey. I bet we land the Stadium sponsorship now. That’ll pay for his holding midfielder
 

Vinny_Sammways_left_peg

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I find it interesting that he wants to do it. I'm as sceptical to the combination as most other people, yet both Mourinho wanted to come and Levy has been chasing him for years (decades).

I think some players will be shocked when the cozy atmosphere is changed.
Agree.

It'll be about mentality, do you want to win or not.

That's why people try to become the best in sport, to win things.

Be interesting to see how many of them, including Mourinho himself, want it.

As ever, we the fans go through it again, hopefully with a few (or lots) of pots at the end of it all.
 

wirE

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Everbody and their mother knows about this man; he probably garners more attention than any coach on earth right now, which means if nothing else we will be in the spotlight for his entire tenure here. So, questions:

1). Are you happy/pleased/content/relieved or- conversely- are you beyond disgusted now that "The Special One" is taking the reign from Poch?

I'm actually quite positive. On a short term, he could be the special one for us. He knows the PL and obviously as a pundit recently, he knows the situation in our team quite well.

2). Do you think his appointment will be beneficial to us in the short term? How about over the long term?

I expect him to last 2,5 yrs and then he's out

3). Do you reckon he will play boring, lockdown, 1-nil to the Tottenham-style football or do you think he'll produce a good product on the pitch?

I'll take three points any day

4). Which players- if any- do you think will benefit from his appointment, and which players do you think will suffer with him taking the helm?

Easy! The ones that are satisfied with his methods

5). Do you predict a trophy- or trophies- under him?

I do!

Lastly, what are you thoughts in general about his hiring? My Ars*nal mate reckoned he'd never come to Spurs because of Levy's tightfistedness, but now he's here so, yeah...is this a good thing or will it all end in tears (or both)?
 

sidford

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You just know how this will play out. We'll get some decent results, we'll make a signing or 2 in Jan and then come mid to late summer the rumours will start that Jose isn't happy with what Levy's delivering and he will act the boll0x in the press which will only get worse after the window has closed and by this time next year he'll be gone.
 

Mr Pink

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Buzzing. By far the best appointment we could make.

And what numpty said he was past it, he's only 56 ffs 😂

We're going to hit the next level now.
 

Hakkz

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Agree.

It'll be about mentality, do you want to win or not.

That's why people try to become the best in sport, to win things.

Be interesting to see how many of them, including Mourinho himself, want it.


As ever, we the fans go through it again, hopefully with a few (or lots) of pots at the end of it all.
Mourinho will always want to win, first. But it will be interesting to test our players' mentalities.
 

allpaths

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I hope he gives this club a spine at least. As destructive as he's been of late, he was able to turn Chelsea into a club that even when they dont play well they win shit and expect to win. I'd like for us to embrace that part of his identity.
 

tttcowan

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Is he going to take charge for West Ham? Just trying to work out when #JoseOut is going to start trending.

If you thought fans were fickle over Poch, this is going to be another level. This guy puts one foot wrong and there's a large proportion of angry fans ready to stick the boot in immediately. This will be repeated ad nauseam.

And if we get to summer 2021 without trophies, then fuck me. Been a complete waste of time hasn't it.

I said this in the Poch thread, the thing which Levy will never get is the mob mentality of match day going fans. Remember Stratford? Is this the first time Jose has turned up somewhere where a large section of the fans don't want him? And with Levy's transfer budget as well? Sounds like a complete car crash to me.

I guess the one good thing is spurs will probably be responsible for finally ending the legend of Joses ability to win trophies wherever he goes. Having said that, we'll be getting shit from Chelsea fans for years to come about "secret agent Jose".

Yeah, sounds wonderful, can't wait.
 
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