Jose Mourinho For Newcastle – Don’t Be Daft

There are legitimate reports out there that are suggesting Jose Mourinho would like to return to the Premier League next season.


Jose Mourinho – back to Chelsea next season?

Jose learned his trade with the great Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona, and Bobby tried to bring him over in 1999, when Bobby was appointed Newcastle United manage, succeeding the woeful Ruud Gullit.

Apparently Jose has told friends he would like to return to the excitement of the Premier League and that he is not a great fan of Italian football.

That’s all well and good, and it would be great to have a personality like Jose back in England, and even Sir Alex Ferguson would welcome the Portuguese manager, the special one,  back to England.

And of course his show on Setanta Sports is just great,  and it shows what an impact the man still has in England, even though he left Chelsea over a year ago.

The 46-year-old is now on the verge of leading his new club Inter Milan to a fourth successive Serie A title, but reports claim he wants a return to England. And of course they play Manchester United tomorrow in the European Champions League, and that should be some game.

And all this is fine and dandy, until reports suggest he may become  the next Newcastle manager. The next Newcastle manager ?  Don’t be daft.

Let’s be clear about this – there is no way on earth that Jose Mourinho would take on the Newcastle job, given how the club is positioned right now.

Maybe in the future, if we can get ourselves sorted out, it may be a possibility, but not now.

The reports suggest that the Newcastle manager position will be vacant in the summer, when Joe Kinnear leaves because of ill health.

Well it’s news to us that Joe is leaving, and we honestly think the best short term plan at the club, is to give Joe a couple of seasons to get us back into the top eight in the league.

That has to be the club’s next step, as these last three seasons the team has struggled against relegation, and it’s not too uplifting to be doing that every season.

Mike Ashley may not be the most beloved person on Tyneside right now, but he should be given a chance, now that he says he’s back in the saddle, and wants to drive Newcastle forward.

Newcastle need some stability, which the club have hardly had when they keep switching managers continuously.

Newcastle could do a lot worse than follow the successful Everton example, and stick with one manager, at least for two seasons, and surely that’s not asking too much.

Newcastle fans will want to see actions from Ashley that demonstrate he truly wants to rebuild the club, but a good summer transfer window, and Newcastle may even have a more than decent squad come September.

Newcastle are not a million miles away when all their players are fit, and the club finally gets a big enough squad.

But Jose Mourinho at the helm? Dream on.

62 comments so far

  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #1

    That is the best laugh I have has all week !!! 😀

  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh yeah, they forgot to add that KaKa and Beckham are keen to come to us too.

    apparently posh really fancies a good knees up down the bigg market !!! 😀


  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #3

    A two season stint as manager of the toon ! Wey I man, when did that last happen Sir Bobby ?

  • Nobby_Long

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4


    Kinnear is not the man for the job. We need some tactitical nous, good man-management and someone who won’t spout tripe everytime a micro-phone is pushed in front of him.. Not someone who’s best years are well and truly behind him – if he ever had any.

  • cyprusmag

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    This is muddled thinking by Ed. Having a manager for 2 seasons is not consistency. We need a manager for 5 or 6 seasons minimum. Jokenhere is not that man.

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #6

    This sounds like another Mourinho special to me. He was always telling the press that he was going to do this and that, but he never did most of it, he was just winding them up.
    The special one as NUFC manager? I think he’s the only person that would be able to turn us around to be honest. Then again if he did fail then his reputation would be shot. I think that’s why so many managers shy away from Newcastle. The expectations are huge, and probably vastly inflated over where our expectations should be. Any manager that can take the job and succeed would be a NUFC legend for years to come. However it is such a difficult position that it could potentially ruin a good managers reputation. The managers post at NUFC is a gamble that most people aren’t willing to take unfortunately.

  • RyanToon

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #7

    imo i wouldnt be suprised, honestly 😉

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Sorry for the late post – Ive just had to dry my jeans on the hand dryer in the works bog.

    Tickled me bladder that one!

  • Nobby_Long

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #9

    We are yet to see if it will ruin a good manager’s reputation. Its certainly confirmed the repuations of some bad managers.

  • Jonas18

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #10

    I think the Newcastle United Job is one that Jose Mourinho would take.


    The connection with Sir Bobby Robson would mean that we have a good chance of getting him.

    Like mourniho has said himself, ‘every year we wait for a better newcastle’.


    I really believe that this is a possibility given the Sir Bobby connection and the size of his ego.

  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Jose – ‘I am fantastic ! ‘

    Wey I! never in the creation of craw shi*e !!!

    lol 😀

  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #12


    bit early in the day to be on the ‘pop’ isn’t it mate ? 😉

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Personally I don’t think he will come to NUFC. He can walk into ANY job he wants at the moment and he might just fancy a crack at the ManUre job when taggart retires.
    Liverpool will probably be looking for a new manager in the summer when Benitez leaves, so perhaps he would go there.
    Realistically I expect him to stay with Inter.

  • hitman

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    jose will end up at barca,real, manure or back at chelsea,there is more chance of sir mat busby ri sing from the grave to take charge of the toon

  • Jonas18

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #15

    The mans ego knows no bounds, think how much bigger it would get if he took the NUFC job. He would be like ‘I am the special one and that is why I will make NUFC champions in my first season!’

  • Kash

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #17

    What makes you think that Kinnear will get us anywhere near the top 8? I think that comment is just as ludicrous as having Mourinho as our next manager!

    We need stability and year on year improvement. With that in mind, we need another David Moyes scenario, young manager, fresh ideas, looking to make a name for himself.

    We DON’T need another massive manager compensation suit, we don’t need another huge EGO and we don’t want a so called quick fix to a deep rooted underlying problem!

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Kash – so stability is yet another manager?
    When will it stop?

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    You would have been calling for Moyes head 5 years ago when Everton finished 4th bottom. Why is it always the next manager that will be the right one?

  • Howay50

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20

    The Special One has only done well when he manages a club which has oodles of dosh to spend on the best players or joins a club which already has that in place. Just a reality check here but the Toon has no money, so he won’t be coming.

  • cashleyout

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #21

    id rather have jfk


    aint guna happen but worth a laugh eh .

  • Kash

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed – The club has NOT been stabilised under Kinnear. He was brought in to be a so called “Quick Fix”. Whether he’s been offered a new deal/will return from his health scare/will even contemplate carrying on remains to be seen.

    We still don’t know if Ashley is going to sell the club!

    But if MA does decide to stick in, and JK isn’t next seasons manager, then stability is what this club is crying out for. Thats both on the pitch and in the back room!

    But to answer your question, then it depends on the situation!

  • Toonkistan

    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Well what can i say i’ve always been a daydream believer but this news is not good enuff for laugh even…but imagine Jose at NUFC….gawddddddd am i alive 😀 ONE DAY SON ONE DAY BUT NOT TODAY

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    ed i agree keep kinnear even if he isnt good enough he is at the club and deserves more time

    i dont want jose anyway i could not stand the football though it isnt longball it is more negative than big sams style

  • Nobby_Long

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed, What on earth makes you think Kinnear is the answer?

    Yes the club needs stability, but Kinnear is causing many problems with his statements to the press, and is hardly showing himself to be a tactical genius – do you even take any notice of his team selections and substitutions?

    We need a good up & coming manager who will be around for years, not someone that has fallen into the job by default. Kinnear’s health is a serious concern re stability in any case.

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #26

    This is why I like Mourinho, all taken from the BBC website –

    “Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho believes he deserves the credit for turning Manchester United into European champions, claiming his reign at Chelsea from 2004-2007 made United up their game. (Sun) ”

    “Mourinho says that, like him, his team are special and will beat United in their Champions League first knockout round first leg on Tuesday.”

    Absolutely fantastic quotes.

  • Kash

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Ed – Steve Bruce has had his ups and downs as well with Birmingham. Similar situation to Moyes. Same could be said about Steve Coppell.

    Do you really think that Joe Kinnear has enough in his locker to get us in the top 10? If so, what has sown you that he’s capable of that?

    I haven’t seen any evidence as of yet?! I hope to be proved wrong, but history suggests we’re flogging a dead horse!

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Howay 50 Porto did’nt have that much coin they just cheated

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #29
  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #30

    We can dream – but it will never happen ! but a nice thought non the less

  • Kash

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #31

    The biggest mistake ever made at Newcastle, was missing out on Martin O’Neill. He is proven to be a manager who can make ordinary players in a team look a quality outfit!

    We need a manager who gets 120% out of a ordinary team!

    I don’t know if such a manager currently exists?!

  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #32


    We always have mangers that can make quality players look like an ordinary outfit ! lol 😉

  • RichY

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #33


  • club insider

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #34

    We know plenty of them exist ! 🙂

  • Sav

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Ed, is what you really mean that Kinnear should stay for a couple of seasons until Ashley get his price and can sell up and THEN we can move on with a new manager and a 5-year plan? If there is a 5 year plan in place now (is that 5 years from now or since Ashley took over?), then its either JFK for 5 years or pay him for his trouble and lets find the manager who will take us forward with backing from the current regime.
    Joe for 2 years followed by someone else to rebuild the Kinnear squad seems like the worst of both worlds to me and I’m not sure Joe has 5 years top Prem management in him.

  • RyanToon

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    we need to think off a song for bassong 😉

  • Kash

    Feb 23, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #37

    How do we plan to implement this so called “5 year plan” if Joe Kinnear doesn’t play any of our youngsters?

    The whole point of the plan put in place by the board is to see youngsters in the first team, but JK doesn’t play them and doesn’t really have a history of blooding young players.

    Doesn’t that suggest that for our “5 year plan” to work, we then need a manager who has experience of bringing through younger players?


    Feb 23, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #38

    You can force a Manager to play youngsters by giving him very little in transfer money-he then has to use them.
    Mourinho would want control just like Benitez does and Keegan/Curbishley did, dont think he would get it at NUFC.

  • The_Legend_Of_Jonas

    Feb 23, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Well I don’t think Mourinho has stayed at a club for more than 3 seasons since he’s been a manager, that would hardly be ‘stability’. And looked what’s happened to Chelski since he left, even with all the squillions thrown at them..

  • Shanghaitoon

    Feb 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Ha Ha Ha… Sorry lads… Mind you if he did come and sort us out.. he really would be The Special One!!! No doubt about that!!


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