Whatever about Mourinhos views on the price of other players and/or the spending power of other teams, he is ultimately responsible for improving the teams performances and results. This is achieved through coaching players and also through recruiting better players. On player recruitment, as he has admitted that we are restricted in terms of who we can buy, it is imperative that when we do buy, they are the right fit (mentally) and that they are measurably better than what we have. In the case of Mikhi and Lindelof, this is not the case. In terms of Lukaku and value for money, the jury is well and truly out. Giving Ibra another contract was a nonsense and pushing the boat out to retain Fellaini does not make any sense. Real question marks over Mourinho’s recruitment and retention policy.
I’d like to sit here laughing at this excuse for a man, sorry, bank manager, whining about his lot. He’s basically admitting that it is the cash spent on buying consummate professionals that builds and bonds the team and not the manager. The game’s up, Jose Mourinho. You’ve spent the money the Glazers gave you, and it hasn’t worked out. You’re third in the league, and crying that Man City are top because they’ve spent more. Pack your bags before PSG get cold feet. All the best to Woodward, maybe you will find a manager who cares more about his team than his own ego. Because the bubble’s about to burst.
The Oliver Holt piece set me wondering if, in the history of sport, the owners of any sporting institution had cost the club more than the Glazers have cost us? I read a conservative estimate of 1billion some time ago!