Newcastle Need to Pay Chelsea £1M for Mourinho


Jose Mourinho is far and away the most popular choice for manager of Newcastle United.

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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 Ashley’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 £1M to Chelsea. That’s less than the compensation we will have to pay to Portsmouth for Harry Redknapp.

It’s interesting that it’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 that’s also being communicated to Ashley.

Hey, why wouldn’t we put together a package for Jose Mourinho of say £7M/ year and whatever else he wants – ww think he’d be worth it. He’d electrify Tyneside, that’s for sure.

That would seem better value than £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.


98 comments so far

  • marat18

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    well, i may donate a tenner to get-mourinho-to-the-toon fund

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  • geordiejayne13

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    I think there was a smoke screen with Harry and to be honest nobody knows how newcastle is after.

    I would like jose but watch this space

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  • carl

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #3

    id donate a weeks wages to get this man, proven track record, big ego and an excellent manager. the fans, players would love him.

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  • Alan

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Mourinho plays tedious football. Your poll results are completely different to the people I know.

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  • adam

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    i am willing to sell my left arm on the internet to raise funds for jose

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    With Ashley in Hong Kong, Mort was also away from his desk on Tyneside

    dint know that meant portugal

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  • Hammy

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Adam, I could be interested…you got all the digits?

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    adam – it may take your right arm too 😀

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    We thought that was a very interesting fact the Chronicle put out last night and we haven’t seen it put out by other news sources. We’d be ecstatic to get Jose. But we’re dreaming – aren’t we?
    😀

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  • Graham W

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Pay the money and get the right man

    Jose would be excellent

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  • GraemeR

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Would prefer Hitzfeld – but Mourinho as the back up is not a bad plan

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  • Cyprus Toon

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Somehow I don’t think £1m is correct, especially after chelsea had to pay him £20m to get rid of him… seems a little bit of a dodgy statement, don’t know where you got your info but I bet its 10x that amount, as chelsea will want to recoup some of what they lost & £1m isn’t anywhere near what they lost!!!
    But if its true, then I’m up for him as manager.. lol

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  • kagthemag

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    well rednapp aint coming, as I said on thursday jose was reported to be at the gosforth park marriott hotel (later reported the next morning in the daily mirror) So I have everything crossed

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  • tommyy

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Its gotta be announced soonish who are gonna get, the new man has to get a bit of transfer time surely?

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #15

    If we got Jose i would probably wet myself with excitement

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  • George

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #16

    £1m for a manager like this is chicken feed. But, like most story`s of late is it true.
    Anul Oliver (A real smug bast***) and his ever increasing band of over self importance hacks, have got it wrong big style.
    They have told us how Redknapp was definately signing. How he was on his way to meet the board!. How he was having talks with MA who was in china. How he was travelling to NUFC yeterday afternoon, yet 2 hours later was back at Pompy training ground. How he had been promised £30m transfer budget, £4m salary, all this crap and yet MA and CM very rarely say anything to the press. CM has not spoken to the press since SA left, and MA is in china, were he makes most of his money. All these hacks and their lies and not a word of truth between them.
    I think that MA & CM know who their man is and no-one will find out untill they say something, doing it with dignity.
    Remember this is not NUFCplc anymore, this a private company and with this new company, they have dismissed only one manager, the only one it has had, SA.
    Under the plc it had 7 managers i think it was.
    Under this new management of MA & CM i still pray that they come up with a special manager, and i hope it is KK with AS at his side, but some how i dont think this will happen, but in the mean time, lets boycott the papers especially Anul Olivers.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Mourinho has stated a number of times that he would like to take on an underachieving club, with some good support and make them into consistant winners.

    He considers it a true challenge of his ability, that chelski, with all its billions, couldnt provide.

    I believe he would be an ideal manager for NUFC as he has a passion about him, that would unite the club behind him. He could be even bigger than Keegan was, make no mistake an that.

    Just heard that Redknapp has formally declared he is not about to become manager of NUFC!!!! OH THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    is the fa cup replay against stoke on tele again?

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  • Leo*

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    my cheque is in the post. jose mourinho would certainly electrify the toon for sure

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  • kagthemag

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #20

    personally, im happy with jose however is football style aint grand (but a trophy would be nice thanks) however the ‘dream team’ of Super al & King kev would be great to watch – i’d take finishing in the top 3 & watch great footie.

    contradictory opinions I know, however 2 different scenerios

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  • deano

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    scholari morts in potugal now

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    I just hope that if Mike Ashley is talking to a world class manager that he can persuade him that he wont be run out after a few months

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  • Dragoner

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Harry turned us down, lol, how embarrassing, our board are simply humiliating us, i wouldn’tbe surprised if the board started talks with McClaren.

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  • carl

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #24

    either way, lets get a point at the manure today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  • ben 09

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #25

    it is confirmed that redkanpp is staying at pompey

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7180147.stm

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  • valle

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Mourinho would be great, tho would still like to see Hiddink more since that would be a more attacking brand of football.

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #27

    How exactly are your poll results being communicated to Mike, Ed??

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  • deano

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #28

    when the new manager comes in he wil splash the cash like chelsea and win us a cup?

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  • valle

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #29

    Yep Dragonar… Dosnt look as well thought through as ppl on this site thought. We certainly didnt have anyone lined up when we fired Sam, thats for sure.

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  • B3v

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Thank god I woke up to this news! am praying every two seconds for jose, lippi or scholari.
    all hail mourinho
    jose mourinho
    we want mourinho
    geordie mourinho!

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  • WestMidsToon

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #31

    Thank the Lord! Rednapp is out I did’nt want anyone connected with fraud with our club. Hopefully Jose or Lippi to push us where we belong. Looking at it positively at least Mort and Ashley have not rushed into a decision and made a mistake. Come on the toon tonight against Man U

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  • Dragoner

    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Valle i knew it wasn’t a smoke screen, our board are simply out of their depth, they do not know what they are doing, and neither Mort nor Ashley seem to know a thing about football. They have handled it in typical business style, sack now, interview later. Arseholes the both of them

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  • kagthemag

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #33

    valle, says who? ‘Arry could be a smoke screen. Do you honestly think that they didnt approach & have everything tied up prior to the ammicable departure?
    Now fat freddie yeas i’d believe that – its happened before. However ashley & mort are business men. Tell me any large company who would sack upper management without firstly having a replacement?

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  • alex

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #34

    What a load of rubbish. As if he would come to us. Suppose we’ll sign Drogba, Lampard and Terry by feb as well. Face it – Harry was first choice and knocked us back. We’ll either end up with Mark Hughes or some other 2nd rate manager.

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  • sean

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #35

    nice comment dad!@!

    i would really like 2 see Jose, he could work wonders with nufc. The latests reports are that jose in in a hotel in newcastle !!!! fingers crossed !?!

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  • Dragoner

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #36

    i think it is pretty clear they didn’t trully want to sack sam now, they just didn’t want him spending anymore money in january on players who they didn’t think were worth it i.e. Kevin Nolan. They probably held a meeting with him stating that they would not give him money for many of his transfer targets, sam didn’t want the over the top interference from the board, argument blah blah blah, mutual termination. Newcastle back at square one

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  • Mr Flibble

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #37

    I would absolutely love Mourinho to be our next manager. Personally, I find BSA’s sacking to be someone ludicrous. I felt we would have been better off waiting until the end of the season. It’s hardly as if we were set for relegation, and the pool of available managers would be bigger. But of the currently unemployed managers out there, Mourinho has a good record, is a fresh new personality, and doesn’t accept rubbish from anyone on or off the pitch. It’d be like combining Souness’ no-BS attitude, with a slightly tamed down version of Keegan’s love for attacking football. I would donate my week’s wages to help get Mourinho in, but I’m not getting much work at the moment, sorry fellas!!!

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  • Dragoner

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    This was not arranged and this is no smoke screen, the board are chasing experienced premier league managers out of desperation. What board would sack a manager half way through the January transfer window?

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  • Jack

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #39

    I had high expectations of this new chairman but it seems he is just the same as the last. Sacking managers half way into the season and replacing them with English managers (Geordies in Fat Fred’s case).

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  • Graham

    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #40

    Well for one I am pleased that Redknapp isn’t gonna be our next boss – what concerns me though is the fact the he was asked in the first place.

    There is a danger now of the next man Ashley & co. target will be a little peaved that they weren’t first choice over Redknapp.

    Mourinho is obviously my first choice – i just hope that he is interested – even if its just so that i can collect my winnings – £20 quid on Jose at 25-1!!!

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