If sam allerdyce was our manager he would be getting nowhere near this level of support. You can go on about his past all you like, his unemployed because his football whilst somewhat successful turns his own fans against him in large numbers.Phew. For a minute there I assumed you might have been pulling figures out the air. At least there's some science involved! Does it only apply to Northerners? I ask because Allardyce isn't northern, he's from the midlands. It'd be interested to know where the 99% start getting diluted. Does it get worse the more northern you get? Is that why George Graham's football was so crap?
Or, have you considered that it's nothing to do with any of that stuff and it's the fact that Mourinho is one of the most successful managers of all time?
So, unsurprisingly enough, many 'supporters' are happy to have faith in a process because the bloke has been there, done that, and no doubt passes bowel movements with more experience in football than the majority of his critics. If Tony Pulis was stuck on the sidelines we'd be less optimistic because there would be little evidence that hoping would yield anything. He's from Welsh and from Newport though, so probably not Northern or English enough to cause discord.
Irony with this kind of opinion is in guys like Steve Bruce. Geordie lad (that's very north of England) managing his home team and, although there's Sunderland connotations there, was slated for not being Benitez right from the moment he was linked. Turns out he has then playing better than Benitez after all.
You may not be one of them.but large numbers of people defending mourinho would not be doing so if he wasn't jose mourinho and the Newcastle analogy proves my point so thanks for that. Big name manager does ok is worshipped , English manager of northern descent does ok, gets dogs abuse.
And yes it has occurred to me that the blind faith in mourinho is due to his ever more distant past and sure thats part of it. He's the sexy appointment I get it. You may not like my comparison to northern British managers like allerdyce who suffer from stereotyping that prevents them getting jobs but its a valid one. Hes playing that sort of football and it doesn't even look convincing.
Not sure why your response is so shitty when id conceded a difference of opinion, I guess you have watched too much of mourinhos football, I know it puts me in a bad mood everytime I watch it.