Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Mourinho As Newcastle Manager


The news today in the Mirror is basically a republication of what they wrote exactly a week ago.

They report that Rafa’s job as Newcastle is not safe if the takeover is successful and that Jose Mourinho is willing to talk to Sheikh Khaled if offered the management job.

But Jose Mourinho has changed over the years, and in his last couple of jobs, he has looked anything but like a confident manager.

He has not looked happy and fought with his players and the press far too much.

And he was fired in both jobs after both Chelsea and Manchester United were both foundering in the Premier League after spending some big money on players.

We simply don’t believe this story and don’t think Sheikh Khaled would make such a colossal mistake so early on in his tenure at Newcastle.

Jose Mourinho and Sir Bobby Robson at Porto together
Circa 1995


35 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Fatty via Keith Bishop trying to force Rafa to sign a new deal so he can pull the plug on the sale???

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  • giimps

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #2

    On the plus side though, if were being linked to the likes of the “not so special one” there must be plenty of substance to the takeover and , there must be a lot of money to be spent to make us successful.
    Give Rafa the money The special one has had over the last 5 years and we would be top 4 pushing for trophies and leagues.
    For all those whining about the style of football, it’s horses for courses, if you have thouroughbreds you use them like thouroughbreds , if you have donkeys……well, you can see what I mean, Rafa has made the best from what he has available, as soon as Miggy came, the football and results came, imAgine what he could do with more than one high quality addition per season…….the mouth waters at the prospect

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #3

    We were discussing the signage last night, why would they bring it down to clean it, they would send a team up to clean it in situ, apart from it’s gawdiness they weren’t in particularly bad nick so didn’t need replacing. We were all hoping it’s for the press conference tomorrow and the new seats will feature in those photos as opposed to the twenty year old ones with the stuffing hanging out the side.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #4

    dark forces at work here trying to undermine the relationship between the new owner and the fans before they’ve even taken over,
    could this be ASHLEY’S parting shot ??????????????

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  • giimps

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #5

    If it is Fatboys parting shot……he’s missed again.

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  • HarryConkers

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #6

    I want someone in charge that cares about the club as much as the fans……..would Jose stay for the championship season, if we were to get relegated first season??

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #7

    I hope they leave room in those skips for Colback and Churnley

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #8

    The Mirror says Ashley hasn’t yet seen proof of funds.

    Unless they are being sent by camel this has to be utter rubbish.

    Someone is telling big porkies about this takeover and if it’s BZG their reputation is ruined.

    My bet is on the Mirror’s reputation being the one that gets hammered.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Tacky journalism at its worst.
    Ashley and crew squeezing every last chance of publicity for Sports Direct out of the current circus show.
    Mournihio has an inflated ego bigger than a barrage ballon and could you really see him fighting the cause for building a new training ground, developing the academy and spending time with the youngsters yet alone having the respect of our players. He would be a disruptive force.
    No thanks.
    No chance.
    No way.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #10

    HarryConkers,
    Nobody deserves a shot at bringing success more than Rafa, it’s out of our hands if new owners did decide to replace him but anyone going on a public forum to say they’d prefer Mourinho to Rafa is a betrayal of what Rafa has done for us.

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  • giimps

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #11

    The signage coming down was supposedly to allow more electronic advertising ,which does not sound like a valid excuse ,the club would not spend money on new expensive electronic advertising when it is being sold, and even if they did, they (the club) would not take down the signage which was daubed everywhere (which seems to be what has happened) they would only remove the pitch side tat adverts and leave the rest.
    All this smoke ,mirrors and subterfuge is right up the fat mans alley, I just wish he’d foxtrot oscar and leave us in peace not pieces

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Is the Mirror not Fatty’s preferred paper Bill’s.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Isn’t The Mirror Ashley’s “preferred media partner”? Who is this journo John Richardson?

    Ed is right. It is last week’s story rehashed. We need this takeover done to put a stop to this totally made up tripe and move on to totally made up tripe about transfers.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Which hotel would Mourinho live in? Is there one as posh as The Lowry? I lived in Newcastle but have never stayed in a hotel there.

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  • Bambams

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #15

    In relation to the signage , I have only seen hoardings with SD on, does anyone know if the huge lettering has been taken down from the facia of the East stand ?

    The only concern for me is Ash would know once the takeover happens there will be loads of press at SJP, therefore an opportunity to advertise his brand. Strange timing to take it down now.

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  • HarryConkers

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Agreed Jail.

    Rafa, for me, still offers the biggest hope of change and success we’ve seen in years…..takeover or no takeover. (for what it’s worth, I believe the takeover is real and just about done from everything I’ve seen and heard).

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  • Diddly

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #17

    All mirror article really says is if he’s asked he would take the job. Not really ground breaking journalism. Don’t think new owners will want a negative start and split fans from the off. Mirror spin by Ashley mob me thinks

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  • hibbit

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #18

    i really believe this is just Sunday morning bullshit from Bishop and his team 😉

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  • giimps

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #19

    Not having read the story regarding Jose, my take on it is this, Lazy journo ” Hey mr special one, have you heard about your buddy Khaled supposedly taking over at Newcastle united?”
    Jose replies ” yeah, of course , its all yours can find to talk about even though you know nothing which is going on”
    Lazy journo ” if the takeover happens, would you like to work in the home of sir Bobby and get the chance to eventually win a game there if Rafa don’t sign up for the new owners?”
    Jose replies “As long as that fat barrow boy is nowhere near , and if Rafa decides he does not want to continue doing a fantastic job ,I would like to be given the chance to spend loads of Khaleds money ”
    Lazy Journo “thanks Jose”

    Not verbatim but probably very close to what the journal dreamed up the night before his Sunday article deadline was due

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  • Sad Frog II

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #20

    Sometimes a joke is not just a joke, Ashley hates us. There is a good chance that this will end
    Fakeover 3 – 0 Takeover. Froggin until A is gone, hope soon.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Jail @10

    “Ingratitude is the ugliest fault of the heart.” (Napoleon)

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #22

    Can’t take this seriously for a moment. This was “reported” over a week ago, albeit worded slightly differently.
    Basically a friend of a friend said Mourinho might be interested in a new project that doesn’t involve a team that is ready made to win trophies – as per his tenure at Real, Man U etc. NUFC was never directly mentioned so that rag is rehashing an old fabricated non-story.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Glimps
    Good shout
    Oscar Kilo

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  • hibbit

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #24
  • woodsee

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #25

    I have said for years one day Jose will manage the toon,even when he was winning things at Chelsea.
    Wor Bobby let him know what Newcastle united was all about,and he has never forgotten it.
    Win a poxy little league cup with the toon and it will surpass anything he has seen in hes career

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #26

    Tony Baloney,
    He one sports journo of the year last year and claims to be a Chester and toon fan. Don’t know how to do Twitter links but he seemed to be in a quite childish spat with toon fans over claims Rafa was off to Sociadad, he claimed it was sources at the club and was accused of those sources being Bishop and Barnes, which he denied.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Of course the Mirror wouldn’t be writing this story if Mourinho was in work.
    It’s just classic hack work equivalent to saying “when asked Elvis said he would like to return home from the moon “
    No substance, just bollocks.
    And before they say “got you” all I can say is I just like to play their little game as an act of kindness for those less fortunate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #28

    hibbit,
    They’ve only called SJP the SD arena, a load of old cobblers.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #29

    Eden Hazard sold for £150million.
    Is that 5 times more than the Mackems are worth ?
    No player is bigger than the club.
    Well in their case he is.

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  • The mighty wyn

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Morning all. Interesting that it’s the mirror. Always say opposite to the sun and is the main rag of the group that own the chronicle. Hence I think they know nowt.
    They’ve been saying there’s no takeover for a week.
    Hoping for some proper news from dubaimicky soon !

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #31

    No to Mourinho. He will split the fans right down the middle with his antics and he will fall out with many major players and throw them under the bus if results do not go his way.

    Rafa must be given the job along with the oil money.

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  • stu mel

    Jun 9, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Nones sense Sunday talk nothing happens on a weekend all talk. Sorry still dont think the take over is real not going to harp on about that as my finger are crossed. But Sunday paper print anything

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  • Geordie-john

    Jun 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #33

    RAFA ALL THE WAY FOR ME 1 MILLION %

    The used to be special one seems to have lost his way since the influence of Sir Bobby was lost. Could he ever get that back ? Even at Bobby’s house ? Maybe it’s all he would need, However until Rafa decides to go for whatever reason ( and he has put up with MANY from FatLad ) He is FIRST CHOICE !

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  • geordiemark

    Jun 9, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #34

    rafa for me, mourinho has always gone to money clubs hes bought the success id rather have rafa

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  • Geordie-john

    Jun 9, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #35

    lochinvar
    Jun 9, 2019 at 8:52 AM
    Comment #29
    I think you meant 10 times worth the makems plus VAT
    LOL

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