Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 561 64.3%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 287 32.9%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 25 2.9%

  • Total voters
    873

Shadydan

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I'm not too fussed about what Vertonghen does if we're bringing another CB in, but hoping Toby signs at least. Eriksen staying seems like a pipe dream now so just get a DM to replace him.
Yeah we can't let 3 players leave for 3, that's too much money to lose so even if Vertonghen signs up and is eventually sold then it puts us in a better position.
 

doctor stefan Freud

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Anyone at this point who isn't on the Jose bandwagon is just being stubborn for the sake of it.
He’s had an excellent start. His demeanour is brilliant , his galvanising of our attack has been fantastic. I hope he and Levy are able to agree upon and secure a quality CDM in the January window, the sort of purchase that enhances our top four aspirations and makes us difficult fuckers to play in the CL
 

Gb160

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Don’t worry, if we lose tomorrow the Mourinho haters will start creeping out. It won’t take much.
Oh it’ll happen, we’ll lose games under Jose obviously, and you can bet your bollocks they’ll be out in force as soon as they get the chance.
 

dagraham

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Couldn't stand the toxic **** a fortnight a go, now he has me cooing like a mother who has just given birth, he has went from toxic to intoxicating. Thump United tomorrow night and we are well and truly in business.
Definitely this.

You lot are so fucking easy ;). A few sweet nothings whispered in your ear and you’ll put out quicker than a drunk student with low self esteem :D.
 

jeremystorey

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Jose's first ten days shows how important confidence is for players... and opposition perception.

When a team is low on confidence, opposition smells blood in the water. Each of our players start to look like a weak link in a chain on the verge of breaking. That gives impetus to the other team. Gives them confidence to turn us over. That's where we were for the first three months of the season. I don't think anyone feared us in the slightest. And I mean anyone (Rochdale).

Fast forward ten days, and I can guarantee you, those same teams and their players aren't nearly as confident. Suddenly, players like Dele, Sissoko, Harry, Sonny, Aurier, etc, all look really dangerous. Which makes the opposition approach the game from a different perspective. They're not nearly as sure of themselves. Not nearly as intrepid or brave. As they now know that we are the ones smelling fear in the water. Again goes to show the psychological aspect of the game is so critical. And sadly, as long as Poch remained in charge with this current crop of players, they were unlikely to ever get back their mojo.

If nothing else, Jose has got the boys believing in themselves again. And that's the last thing teams around us would've wanted.
 

IfiHadTheWings

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It'll just be Lighty left soon.
He's like the band still playing as the Titanic went down.
I skim read this comment and it was only when i got to the next page i took in what you said and started chuckling so came back for a funny rating...

superb work.
 

piedpiper

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Anyone at this point who isn't on the Jose bandwagon is just being stubborn for the sake of it.

Not really... I watched the first half (20 minutes) of our game against Bournemouth at half time I jumped into the pool and didn't bother with the 2nd half..

In 30yrs of supporting Spurs I've never missed a game deliberately. I plan my life around our games and even the wife knows to not try anything differently.

I don't not support Jose' I've come to like his interviews but we all know how this will end....maybe after the Poch stint I don't have the energy of being so close yet so far.
 

olliec

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Not really... I watched the first half (20 minutes) of our game against Bournemouth at half time I jumped into the pool and didn't bother with the 2nd half..

In 30yrs of supporting Spurs I've never missed a game deliberately. I plan my life around our games and even the wife knows to not try anything differently.

I don't not support Jose' I've come to like his interviews but we all know how this will end....maybe after the Poch stint I don't have the energy of being so close yet so far.
Just because he left a shit utd and wasn’t backed and a toxic Chelsea where fans won’t accept anything less then the title. What makes you think this is going to end badly? Let’s just see how it goes and stop trying to mind read. Expectations are a lot less at us so the pressure is off. We as fans are happy with a trophy and top 4. Anything else IlIs a bonus. Overall Jose’s persona is a lot more calm than its ever been at Utd.
 

doctor stefan Freud

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Don’t most managerial tenures finish badly? For every Ferguson there are hundreds of managers who are fired or leave under mutual consent because things sour. Even a club legend like Poch went through this.

If we can get three or four good years out of Mourinho, I’d say we’ve done well
 

Shadydan

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Not really... I watched the first half (20 minutes) of our game against Bournemouth at half time I jumped into the pool and didn't bother with the 2nd half..

In 30yrs of supporting Spurs I've never missed a game deliberately. I plan my life around our games and even the wife knows to not try anything differently.

I don't not support Jose' I've come to like his interviews but we all know how this will end....maybe after the Poch stint I don't have the energy of being so close yet so far.
God knows how you coped with our matches towards the end of Poch's reign then.
 
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did that happen after we lost one game with him then? I can’t remember back then.
Poch didn't start winning people around until November/December. It took him a few months to identify the players who would suit him. Even then, over the past 5 years there's still been plenty of moaning about in game management, worrying that he's going to leave us, and that in some undefined way he's just not good enough.
 
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jolsnogross

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Don’t most managerial tenures finish badly? For every Ferguson there are hundreds of managers who are fired or leave under mutual consent because things sour. Even a club legend like Poch went through this.

If we can get three or four good years out of Mourinho, I’d say we’ve done well
We might have just dispatched with our Ferguson. United famously nearly pulled the trigger on sacking him, but they didn't and the rest is history. We hit our first bump in the road with Poch and he got the flick. Two wins later, were in 5th and all appears well.

Good luck to Mourinho, it'll be great if we maintain or exceed recent seasons. But we all know no bumps in the road allowed.
 
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