Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 606 59.4%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 367 35.9%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 48 4.7%

  • Total voters
    1,021

Hakkz

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Oh I thought it was some random fan stalking our staff. Still creepy :cautious::shifty:
Haha! Yeah that would have been slightly more creepy.

I think it's probably about getting more material for Korean viewers. Wouldn't surprise me if Levy is behind it. :LOL:
 

SpartanSpur

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Burnley game will be telling.

My biggest issue this season has been our inability to bounce back from shocking performances like last night. That horror show at Brighton after being hammered by Bayern was when I knew the Poch era was over. Then after that more dross against Watford and Everton, failing to build on good CL performances.

Big response needed this weekend.
I think 5-0 was a pretty good response to be fair. Great to see.
 

Gb160

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Wonder out of the 25 posters who voted 'Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off'...how many of them have changed their minds, or are at least softening their stances slightly?
These votes should be publicly viewable.
Not a dig or anything, I'm honestly interested.
 

ClintEastwould

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Wonder out of the 25 posters who voted 'Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off'...how many of them have changed their minds, or are at least softening their stances slightly?
These votes should be publicly viewable.
Not a dig or anything, I'm honestly interested.
Mourinho isn’t going to date you mate.
 

TwanYid

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I love being able to enjoy pressers again. I hadn't watched a Poch cat-'n-mouser in months (the only ones I saw were the obviously joyful Champions League ones; as for the League, I hadn't seen one in ages). I will always adore Poch but his public persona was always that of a coy, often disgusted and at times outright hostile individual who seemed to hate every minute of the give-and-take with the various writers. He morphed from being a fun-loving guy to being- well- kind of a dick. Yes, I understand that the queries could be annoying but fuck me was he monetarily compensated for enduring them so yeah- not to mention his English was- frankly- pretty terrible given the length of time he'd been in the UK. Jose, otoh, is such a breath of fresh air in that regard; he answers as truthfully as he can and doesn't seem to regard the press as the enemy. Yes- I'm aware that it all could change but for now at least it's refreshing to see him explain his thought processes. I have to say the more I watch him the more he grows on me. If we win a major trophy (a European Cup or the League) in his time here I will see him as a God among men- and I get the feeling that he might just deliver for us. The guy just straight-up knows the game, and he truly wants the best for our (his) club. Dude has me all tingly inside.
 

thelak

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The more you see Jose speak the more you think without the primadonnas that think about themselves over the team (Pogba, Hazard etc) that we might have exactly the sort of group of players that respond to him and especially if he can bring more carrot than stick to his approach that worked in his early roles and improve the squad in certain areas and bring in a battle hardened warrior or two as we can be a bit too nice at times
 

-Afri-Coy-

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Feel like if things continue the way the have, even with the inevitable ups and downs, we are on the cusp of something special with Mourinho at the Helm.

The club, players and fans all have a new found positive energy since he arrived. That can be the monumental push we need to finally deliver some silverware.
 

spursfan77

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He looked as bored as poch with doing the CL press conferences. I wonder why they are so much more hassle for managers than the normal league ones. He couldn't wait for it to be over. In fairness they did ask silly questions.
 
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SpartanSpur

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The more you see Jose speak the more you think without the primadonnas that think about themselves over the team (Pogba, Hazard etc) that we might have exactly the sort of group of players that respond to him and especially if he can bring more carrot than stick to his approach that worked in his early roles and improve the squad in certain areas and bring in a battle hardened warrior or two as we can be a bit too nice at times
This was the whole basis on why I thought Mourinho would be a clever appointment for us, regardless of what happened in his last two PL jobs. So far it does seem like it's panning out that way so far. Neville called it a marriage of convenience but I think both the manager and squad are getting just what they need at the right time.
 

whitelightwhiteheat

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He looked as bored as posh with doing the CL press conferences. I wonder why they are so much more hassle for managers than the normal league ones. He couldn't wait for it to be over. In fairness they did ask silly questions.
My favourite was the pointless final question about his first game away against Bayern Munich as Chelsea manager when he had the touchline ban. He must have thought why are you bring this up nearly 15 years later? His answer of how he planned to go to his hotel room and guide the team from there by contacting his assistant there - but he was pissing himself laughing saying "We were already 1-0 up before I got to my hotel room..." - He just laughed, got up and left. Pretty hilarious.
 
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