Jose Mourinho is far and away the most popular choice for manager of Newcastle United.
Jose Mourinho – thumbs up to Newcastle job? 😀
Our poll over the last 3 days showed that 34% of Newcastle supporters who voted in the poll wanted Jose Mourinho as Newcastle manager. Jose got 512 votes compared to second placed Ottmar Hitzfeld, who got 184 votes, and will retire from Beyern Munich at the end of the season.
There have been multiple reports that Jose was not allowed to manage in the Premiership until next season, and there was a clause inserted by Chelsea to that effect, when Jose left earlier in the season.
The Newcastle Evening Chronicle however, is reporting that Mike Ashleyâ€™s best friend Paul Kemsley, the former Spurs chairman, has mentioned that Mourinho is the overwhelming choice of supporters to the Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley. Mike is currently out on business in the Pacific Rim until next Tuesday.
However, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle has been told that Newcastle could get around that specific clause with a payment of around Â£1M to Chelsea. Thatâ€™s less than the compensation we will have to pay to Portsmouth for Harry Redknapp.
Itâ€™s interesting that itâ€™s being pointed out to Mike that Mourinho is the overwhelming choice of supporters. And of course in our poll Harry Redknapp got just 43 votes of a total 1511 votes cast. Perhaps thatâ€™s also being communicated to Ashley.
Hey, why wouldn’t we put together a package for Jose Mourinho of say Â£7M/ year and whatever else he wants â€“ ww think heâ€™d be worth it. He’d electrify Tyneside, that’s for sure.
That would seem better value than Â£5M/year for Harry wouldn’t it? And for those who say Jose would reject it out of hand – maybe he would – but it would be nice to know that for definite. Faint heart never won fair lady – think that’s what my mother used to tell me.
And for those who would complain that Jose doesn’t play exciting enough football – give us a break.
But seriously – what do you think?
Let us know – comments are always very welcome.