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.