Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 614 59.3%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 373 36.0%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 48 4.6%

  • Total voters
    1,035

punky

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Enjoyed his first interview.

Actually it's a bit mental hearing Jose fucking Mourinho talk about being Spurs manager.

And then saying stuff like how we are too humble about stuff. He's not bullshitting either, he's always spoken well about us. Let's be honest since Levy tried to get him in 2007 Jose has known that if we get big enough for him, he'd love to come here.

Not going to lie got a little bit of a spine tingle watching that and hearing his voice talking about us.

It's either genuine excitement or my motor neurone disease is kicking up a notch. Either way exciting times ahead.
Whilst i'm far from sold on Mourinho, i've definitely soften as the day goes on.

Style and personality aside he's one of the top echleon of managers and he's now ours. Would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. I can't wait to see what happens.
 

Hakkz

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What did Levy build? He built the stadium. The rest was mostly Poch, specially after a whole season without signings. He set up the whole club under the same football phylosophy. That will be destroyed with Mourinho
I don't know what will happen, but we could def be worse that what we are now. United is a mess after Mourinho.

Re the bolded part. It could be that, or it could also be that Mourinho is past his best and his pull is significantly lower.
I think it's a bit of both. We certainly gained popularity with the CL final, but we are not a major force.
United is a mess after Ferguson.
 

Zummerzet Spur

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The video of it all is very impressive - it made me feel very proud of what we've become as a club, in terms of the tools and facilities we have to offer him, and he comes across as very sincere and passionate for the job ahead. Very much gives the impression that he's 100% in already and uses "our" and "we" an awful lot.

What's reassuring is that he comes across as having been wanting the job, rather than it simply being the best offer he had right now.

I thought it was an excellent statement of intent and he comes across like he genuinely wants to be here.
 
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Anyone see Eriksen actually smiling in that 7min clip, he looked like he was a bit giddy commenting with jose, .... its been ages since ive seen Eriksen not miserable and moody. Plus JM clearly loves Dele, and Dele's grin says it all, hopefully we will see him back to his best.
 
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RichieS

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What did Levy build? He built the stadium. The rest was mostly Poch, specially after a whole season without signings. He set up the whole club under the same football phylosophy. That will be destroyed with Mourinho
I don't know what will happen, but we could def be worse that what we are now. United is a mess after Mourinho.

Re the bolded part. It could be that, or it could also be that Mourinho is past his best and his pull is significantly lower.
I think it's a bit of both. We certainly gained popularity with the CL final, but we are not a major force.
Seriously?!
 

Mattspurs1982

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I really liked the moment with Dele, having a push and a cuddle, then Jose lovingly running his hands through Dier’s hair and stroking Harry’s neck. If he can build morale, get some belief back and inject some fresh ideas, at least this season us fans can believe again
 

sirleytonbrisbane

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response on here is polar opposite to all lthe real world spurs fans i know.

arsenal fans on the other hand seem really delighted

i think there will be an improvement in the short term but will be astonished if he doesnt
drag our name thru the mud
make it all about him
leave us in acrimo ious circumstances by sept 21
 

BringBack_leGin

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This is exactly the kind of thing I was on about earlier. The moral high ground is a fantastic place, all power to you and we as Spurs fans take that high ground ritually, every time there's an issue, that's where we head. He did this, he did that, fuck off I don't want him in my club. Oh boofuckinghoo.

Exactly what I was on about. Wanting ones cake and eating it.

Fuck it, get someone with a bit of bite in, someone who'll put people's noses out of joint, who give as good as he gets and who'll stand our corner no matter what. Because 'nice' has won us fuck all for far too long, if you want nice then fine, but don't complain when once again, we're serial losers.

And the worst of it is, should this whole thing work and we actually win something, those morally superior chaps will fight their way to the front of the mob and cheer loudest.

You can bet both your bollocks, your cat and any residual bumfluff you might have lurking betwixt your pert pear like cheeks on it.
So you are happy with this appointment from Levy?
 

spud

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This is kind of exciting isn't it?

I have to admit that back in August when ValenciaYid alluded to what has happened I just about lost my shit, and I'm still conflicted. On the one hand, loved Poch but on the other his time was clearly up. On the one hand Mourinho is a serial winner but on the other hand this could all go horribly wrong the first time he doesn't get what he wants exactly when he wants it.

But I'm kind of positive now. Until yesterday I was dreading the pikeys' cup final on saturday. Now I think we're going to give them a bitch-slapping (in a non-sexist, non-mysogynistic sort of way). I'd completely written-off all hope of top 4, and probably top 6, this season; now I'm not so sure. And while it is extremely unlikely, would anybody be completely amazed if we went and won the CL this year?

It's just time to strap myself in and enjoy the ride; and hope against hope that it doesn't all go tits up before we've seen some trophies won.
 

spursfan77

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Interesting that he was quite hands on in the training video; he's a proper coach. Also his little interactions with the players, touching their heads etc. He had a moment with Alli where he was obviously giving him some praise.
He walks over to tananga in the longer video on the app and says to his other coach “he marked Ronaldo (something inaudible) him”.

He must of been talking about our preseason game. Now that kind of detail is going to impress a set of players. There’s no way he didn’t do that for an effect.
 

nasescoba1985

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So excited by this appointment. How can anyone not be pumped listening to that interview ? Serial winner in charge of Spurs and one of the most successful managers in world football, welcome Jose.
 
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