Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 625 57.9%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 391 36.2%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 64 5.9%

  • Total voters
    1,080

Bulletspur

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I think because of how he left Man Utd, he will want to restore his reputation, which can only benefit us. A good appointment in my opinion.
 

ILS

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A lovely catchy phrase that ultimately means nothing

- He's a largely prosaic manager, the football his teams play is pretty unexciting...let's be kind and call it sh*t
- His track record of success is usually based on buying expensive oven-ready players...and his recent record of buying players has been truly awful
- He doesn't have a good track record of developing young players...or players more generally. He turns flair players into work horses
- His recent record is terrible - Utd were awful

I don't like this personally. It's always impossible to say how it'll turn out but I think this is bad
Did his Porto team, did his first stint at Chelsea and did his Real Madrid team play shit football??

As I would argue for the last 10 months Spurs have played some of the shittest football on par with AVB tenue I can remember.
 

dudu

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A lot of this is revisionism. He worked miracles with Porto, Inter and Chelsea (first time). When he is the underdog he steps up and gets the most out of a team. He is incredibly tactically sound and he creates a defiant mentality around his players.

He struggles though when the pressure is on. Real, Utd and Chelsea 2nd time round were different prospects. Suddenly winning wasn't enough for these teams, they wanted to win a certain way, the fans were more demanding, the players more precocious. His ego sees him demanding respect that he was never going to get from the media or the fans and I don't think he could cope with it.

Let's face it, we are more of the first set of teams than the second! If he can bring our clearly talented group of players together, and instill a tougher mentality then maybe together we can see something "special".
I agree with you mate. I've said it before. He is not coming here thinking he will get things fr Levy that he won't.

Transfer budget etc would have been discussed.

He will have less pressure on him and I hope that will translate to a slightly different Jose.
 

Shadydan

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so we go and on and on with a manager that I’m not sure wanted to be here and who was showing relegation form ?

so who should we have gone with then Einstein?
Don't quote me on this but I think he passed away a few years ago RIP
 

Sarsipius

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Yeah I'm gonna harbour a guess that no one actually thinks that
Shady tell me something, in the grand scheme of things do you value the occasional FA or League cup win versus continued champions League qualification? Just interested to know the thought process.
 

dudu

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I hope he's amazing, I hope the time off has got Jose his fire back, I hope he's had a personality transplant and is not going to throw spurs under the bus when it all goes wrong.

.... But I'm spurs and as we all know. It's the hope that kills you.
That's the spirit! :)
 

easley91

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Think people are forgetting he has had a near year long break from management, while doing punditry in the mean time, which may have let him recharge the batteries so to speak (something I think Poch needs before going into a new club).

Might be in the minority, but to have someone who has a proven track record of trophies at every club he has been at is huge for us. We've always been the nearly men, now hopefully Mourinho can imprint the actual winners mentality we have desperately needed on the players we have. We already have a good squad, we know they're capable, hopefully they start showing it again starting Saturday.

I, for one, welcome this and look forward to seeing what happens. Oh and I have a reason to watch this again:

 

Graysonti

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Feels like we have picked up someone else's dirty washing - non inspiring football - easy option from Levy - from his time at Man u it felt like he was living in the past as a manager - don't like the man or what he represents
what crap - no wonder we never win things.

and at Man U he won two trophies and finished 2nd - better than poch
 

lis spur

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Lot of chat about Jose needing to buy ready made players ,Jesus wept guys wake up ,this is a ready made team with multiple experienced /quality international players,maybe a tweak in Jan ,but lets buckle in and enjoy the ride COYS.
 

yankspurs

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If he doesn’t win we’re left with an arrogant, cut throat, smug bastard. That’ll be fun.
That would only be the next chapter of the tragic comedy known as Tottenham Hotspur that short stack built up here.
 

Shadydan

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Shady tell me something, in the grand scheme of things do you value the occasional FA or League cup win versus continued champions League qualification? Just interested to know the thought process.
I don't see why that needs to be the comparison, can I not value both?

If I were to pick on though in the context of this season as it looks difficult to qualify for the top 4 I'd love a trophy.
 

Hotspur33

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If Mourinho replicates his on field success at United here, and wins the Europa league and the FA Cup/league Cup, then we would probably built a bloody statue of him.
The expectations of United and Spurs are not the same. I believe we have a better squad than United.
This is a short term plan. But I'll take it
 

spursfan77

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have they said when the press conference/unveiling is?

I’m assuming we will have one today.
 

tttcowan

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so we go and on and on with a manager that I’m not sure wanted to be here and who was showing relegation form ?

so who should we have gone with then Einstein?
He should of got the chance to turn it around, at least until the end of the season. It feels like we pulled the trigger because Levy had always wanted Jose and he was probably worried Arsenal would get there first. We need to do things differently to other top 6 if we wanted to continue to punch above our weight.

"If we play like the Yankees in here. We will lose to the Yankees out there"

We should of gone with someone more long term. Jose is the very epitome of a short term manager.

Every other manager we could of got comes with less baggage and less ego. Welcome to the Jose show.
 

spursfan77

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gooner mate of mine was been screaming for them to appoint Mourinho for months. Had they sacked Emery and done so, most on these boards would have been pissed off.

I expect at some point it will end in acrimony, but until then lets hope we can have a few good times.
I can smell the fear in the texts I’ve had off gooners already.
 

L.S.U.Yiddo

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I think over the next few seasons we'll win a cup or two, we'll get fed up with the style of football we're playing and Jose will fall out with Levy. Mourinho's appointment feels a bit like George Graham Mk. II.
 
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