Tagged: Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has big task at Manchester United to turn club around – ESPN FC

Jose Mourinho has big task at Manchester United to turn club around – ESPN FC

Such excitement. I’m sure everyone’s curious to see how Jose Mourinho does with another big team in the EPL. Seems like managers are either moving up from smaller clubs to bigger ones but I can’t recall many moves from one big club to another. Probably just short-term memory. That last article’s pretty funny and I could see Jose’s time at United playing out as such. Only a whole summer to wait. Should be fun.

José Mourinho is seen as a route to title but 128 years of history are against him

Jose Mourinho’s relief at finally getting a chance with Manchester United

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United tenure: As it will surely unfold

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Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho in Manchester: let the rivalry recommence | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian

Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho in Manchester: let the rivalry recommence | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian

That’s all I have to say about that. Well, except that I hope we don’t get to the eye-gouging level again.

José Mourinho to Manchester United not the best fit but unlikely to be dull | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

José Mourinho to Manchester United not the best fit but unlikely to be dull | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

Is anyone else rubbing their hands with glee? Most Manchester United fans will, quite rightly, expect some success but for neutrals and fans of opponents it’ll be time to open the up the popcorn to see how this turns out. I thought the title about Mourinho moulding an exciting, attacking side was sarcasm but I guess not. Yes, his teams are generally cautious in the biggest of games and their counterattacking can be devastating but I don’t see. There is a lot for the Portuguese manager to do this summer and it’ll be interesting to see what he creates when the summer is done. Fun, fun.

José Mourinho can mould an exciting, attacking Manchester United side

José Mourinho’s Manchester United task list as he prepares for Old Trafford

Premier League Chaos Has Claimed the Elite: Can Incoming Bosses Rise Above It? | Bleacher Report

Premier League Chaos Has Claimed the Elite: Can Incoming Bosses Rise Above It? | Bleacher Report

Really good piece here. Next season will be really interesting and at first glance one would think the incoming high-profile managers will be key and basically restore order. We’ve already seen what Jurgen Klopp can do without a full preseason. Mauricio Pochettino is setting himself apart as well while Wenger is declining at Arsenal. There are other good managers and teams throughout the league but with the resources they have the big clubs look likely to return to the top.

Why Paris Saint-Germain Should Be Going All Out for Jose Mourinho | Bleacher Report

Why Paris Saint-Germain Should Be Going All Out for Jose Mourinho | Bleacher Report

Aside from the fact that Jose Mourinho would be considered the better manager tactically and has a better resume, I don’t really agree. We know the cycle for Mourinho teams and what occurred at Chelsea this season has to give teams some hesitation. PSG should consider whether the likes of Neymar, and even Eden Hazard despite the positive things he’s said publicly, would want to work under Mourinho. Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo will but that’s also a short-term solution and, given his overall lack of success, not a guarantee of anything but a boost commercially. A semifinal berth is by no means a guarantee with Mourinho in charge. This isn’t to say Blanc must stay, though I think he should get the chance, but Mourinho may not be the best option.

Where Would Chelsea Be Had They Kept Jose Mourinho? | Bleacher Report

Where Would Chelsea Be Had They Kept Jose Mourinho? | Bleacher Report

Very interesting question. I think Chelsea’s hierarchy felt Jose Mourinho’s relationship with his players deteriorated to the point that things would’ve gotten worse even if they had tried to push through. Not so bad that Chelsea would’ve been relegated but bad enough that progress recovery and eventual progress was unlikely. Maybe things could have been different but there’s no way to tell now.

Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho: An imaginary WhatsApp chat between the great out-of-work managerial minds – Telegraph

Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho: An imaginary WhatsApp chat between the great out-of-work managerial minds – Telegraph

By far the funniest Whats App convo, as far as football goes.

Jose Mourinho attacking weakness has been exposed – ESPN FC

Jose Mourinho attacking weakness has been exposed – ESPN FC

Thought about this during the summer. Just as Arsene Wenger’s big tactical flaw is the lack of defensive nous, Jose Mourinho’s is in attack. He always got by with solid defense and great individual attacking talents. Can he change that this season? He’ll need to if Chelsea want to recover.

Jose Mourinho must deal with losing at Chelsea – ESPN FC

Jose Mourinho must deal with losing at Chelsea – ESPN FC

I can’t say I’m not smirking at what’s going on at Chelsea but it’s really is crazy to watch. Every third of the pitch needs to get better and Mourinho has to make some tough personnel decisions. Not that he will be bothered by that. Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised if they struggle through their Champions League game then go on to smash Arsenal. Wouldn’t be surprised at all.

José Mourinho’s woes start with Chelsea’s defence, midfield and attack | Paul Wilson | Football | The Guardian

Jose Mourinho’s Current Chelsea Troubles Evoke Memories of 2007 | Bleacher Report

Jose Mourinho’s Current Chelsea Troubles Evoke Memories of 2007 | Bleacher Report

Yes, it does. Really interested to see how things play out. Results may change his mood but I think he’ll blame the executives if things still don’t play out well.