October 29, 2015 at 8:34 am #685492
Well Jose doesnt have a plan. He is just drifting from one week to the next hoping something happens. I dont call dropping Hazard then playing him the next game a proper plan to rejuvenate him. Rather, it seems like a tactic similar to restarting your computer if it freezes. Ill just drop Hazard for one game, then pick him again and just see if that fixes him.
Jose doesnt know what do to, his team has gotten away from him and its being reported Pedro is already regretting his decision to leave Barcelona. That was another attempt by Jose to reboot Chelsea – signing a new player to add a dimension to the squad. That didnt work.
Jose is trying all these reboot tricks, trying to troubleshoot Chelsea, and they are all failing.
Jose’s bigegest fear is the media catching on, to the fact he doesn’t know what he is doing. Yes thats right, he doesnt know. All these fans and pundits saying ‘Jose will turn it around’ – I dont think he will. I think Chelsea will get better, as any worse means they drop into relegation places. But I think Chelsea will not be playing CL football next season. I think the nightmare season will continue and Chelsea will finish end up finishing between 10th-6th.October 29, 2015 at 8:42 am #685519
We’ll see time will be his judge providing he gets it!October 29, 2015 at 9:50 am #685603
Syd, lolOctober 29, 2015 at 11:25 am #685771
Looks like one of the Paris newspapers that back PSG, are distancing Jose form the PSG job. Doesnt leave Jose with many options if he loses this week. Seems like Italy is his only option.
Maybe he could take a international job, that way we only have to bear him some of the time. With all that extra time on his hands, he could star in his own reality tv show – he would be the perfect fodder for the reality tv stuff.October 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm #685858
Best you save all this until Jose is actually looking for a job Syd.
But I am sure Jose will be touched that you are so concerned that you have taken to the Parisian press to monitor his opportunities. Lol!October 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm #685894
When Wenger fails to win the league again, maybe Arsenal will show some ambition and hire Jose?October 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm #685900
Pretty sure Fergie recently said they wanted Jose.
And of course Wenger didnt take any of those top jobs (assuming that he was actually offered them), he’s one of the top paid managers in the world and all he has to do is finish fourth with no expectations to win anything.
At any of the top clubs in europe you HAVE to win things and I’m not sure Arsene could live up to those expectations, especially under different management structures where he is not commander in chief.October 29, 2015 at 2:02 pm #686047
Jay – you are right Utd did want Jose and he was being lined up to replace Fergie, but after all of his bad publicity while at Madrid, eye gouging and such like, the board decided that they didn’t want the club to be managed by such a character and it would be a blight on the name of the club.October 29, 2015 at 2:46 pm #686134
Not what Ferguson said in his most recent interview Paxman just last week in the one hour documentary on him on BBC1.
Ferguson said in that documentary that Jose had told him that he was going to Chelsea so he wasn’t available as a candidate to replace him at United and United finally turned to David Moyes. But what does it matter.October 29, 2015 at 2:57 pm #686164
Wow Paxman lol gotta hear your source for:
“the board decided that they didn’t want the club to be managed by such a character and it would be a blight on the name of the club.”October 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm #686188
” Do you honestly believe that one man could decide the future of Manchester United? That’s absolute nonsense. I took Pep Guardiola for lunch in New York in September and I said give me a call and tell me what you’re going to do. No answer. There was a good process they know what they’re doing the Glazers and David Gill. Jose was going back to Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti was going to Real Madrid,Jurgen Klopp had signed a contract with Dortmund and Louis Van Gaal was staying with Holland for the World Cup” Sir Alex Ferguson from his recent documentary Secrets of Success.October 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm #686191
The manager of any club needs to carry himself and the team with dignity and class as the manager is the face of the club and it is very important for the clubs brand and worldwide image and also for sponsorship, the trophies will in any event still come in as the owner would demand it. If the club let Mourinho go as is likely should we lose to Liverpool which I highly doubt will happen at the Bridge then maybe someone like Simeone who has achieved much with not too great resources should be considered. Ancelotti and Guardilo are also managers who rely on big signings so I don’t think they are really suitable as clearly the club is driving to integrate the top youngsters from the academy or else they will soon start to phase it down. This is not saying they will not bring in marquee signings but it has to be balanced and worthwhile acquisitions.October 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm #686206
Blueowner I don’t think bar Roman anybody knows whether Chelsea will or will not stick with Jose, football wise though there are few better.
The majority of Jose’s problems particularly this season are not football related and have been self created and reflect badly on both Jose and the club.
Simeone is a great Manager but he is very emotional and is liable to be just as bad for the clubs PR as Jose has been recently and if Jose does go I suspect that protecting the image of the club will be one of the objectives that Roman has in mind if that’s the way it finally goes.Cheers 999October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm #686323
Out of that list then, the only person Utd spoke to then was Guardiola?October 29, 2015 at 6:12 pm #686428
Indeed and that was in the September prior to SAF even having taken the decision to retire, what SAF was doing in this interview was demonstrating how United came to choose David Moyes having gone through a list of names that were seemingly under consideration but not available to them for one reason or another.October 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm #687307
999 – As you said no, one person decides on what happens with Man Utd, which is why I said the board came to a decision, the board is not a person. You then go on about Fergie, who is one person. The source was from one of the Guardian Journalist’s that is Man Utd fan, and is very close to many people on the inside at Utd, including board level and he reported it well before Moyes was given the nod. Fergie is a club ambassador not a board member.October 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm #687328
Jay Belfast there are plenty of sources for that, read the book written when he was at Madrid, or look up what Bobby Charlton thinks of Mourinho, among others, and im sorry but if Sir Bobby doesnt want you managing Manchester United, then you sure as hell will not be managing Manchester United. While he was considered at first (of course he would be his record speaks for itself) he was thought to be far too self-destructive and bring too much negative publicity to be the right fit for the job.
Extract from the book… “Mourinho … thought that Ferguson was, besides his ally, also his friend and godfather. He was convinced that they were tied by a relationship of genuine trust. He thought that his fabulous collection of titles constituted an ‘endorsement’ unreachable to any other contenders. When he knew that Ferguson had chosen Moyes, the Everton coach, he was struck by a terrible disbelief. Moyes hadn’t won absolutely anything!”
Torres said that Mourinho was on the phone constantly to his sports agency Gestifute. “Mourinho wouldn’t stop calling them. His ‘interlocutors’ had heard him sob loudly and they were spreading the word. The most feared man in the company was crushed.”
On Bobby Charlton… “He was tormented by the memory of an interview of Sir Bobby Charlton in the Guardian in December. His judgments gave him a big uncertainty. ‘A United coach wouldn’t do what he did to Tito Vilanova’, stated Charlton, evoking the finger in the eye, when asked if he saw Mourinho as a successor for Ferguson. In regards to the admiration that Ferguson professed towards him, the veteran footballer implied that it was a fable: ‘He doesn’t like him that much’.
There was never any chance of Jose getting the Man United job.October 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm #687406
Quotes from the book by Diego Torres? Lol really?!
a Spanish journalist vs directly from the mouth of man utds most successful manager? I know which one I’ll give more credibility to.October 30, 2015 at 1:12 pm #687409
Paxman along with your avb story you clearly you go along with the philosophy “if it’s in the papers it must be true” lol keep em coming.October 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm #687424
Chris, afternoon mate,in fairness that book was written by a well known journalistic enemy of Mourinho’s and whilst I know he has plenty of enemies it is hardly a fair and balanced assessment of what actually happened and it has been widely criticised.
In his one hour documentary SAF explaining how United finally decided on Moyes he went through a list of those that he was seemingly indicating were under consideration and explained why they didn’t happen for one reason or another “there was a good process they know what they are doing the Glazers and David Gill, Jose was going back to Chelsea , Carlo Ancelotti was going to Real Madrid,Klopp had signed a contract with Dortmund and Louis Van Gaal was staying with Holland” Given that interview with SAF that was a clear indication that Jose was under consideration as part of that process but had already decided that he was joining Chelsea otherwise why would SAF have said what he did.
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