There is a report in the Daily Star primarily about the task ahead of Lee Charnley to find a suitable replacement for Rafa Benitez.
Though early in the report, the article claims that Mourinho’s representatives have disassociated themselves from the Newcastle job.
Here is what is written in the Daily Star:
Jose Mourinho’s representatives have distanced their man from the job but managing director Lee Charnley remains confident the club will have a high calibre of candidates to choose from.
There are no quotes or sources for this statement but this is actually what would make the most sense currently.
Well excluding the part about Lee Charnley, who can remain confident all he likes but still isn’t fit for purpose.
Why would Jose Mourinho, arguably the most famous manager in the world, come to Newcastle United under its current structure? Well, he wouldn’t.
Yet he remains the odds on favorite for the position. It makes you wonder what is going on. Surely the only chance of Mourinho coming to Newcastle would be if there was a take over by new owners with some clout.
Could there be some inside knowledge that the BZG group is getting close? As was widely speculated late last month, Mourinho could be their preferred choice.
The next few weeks before the players report back for training on July 4 are going to be pivotal for the supporters of this club.
If a new manager is appointed then the likelihood of an imminent takeover is very minimal. Or is it?
We have to go back to something Sam Allardyce said in the interview he gave this morning.
Sam stated the following:
In my time, I was between Freddy Shepherd and Mike taking it.
Sam Allardyce was appointed the manager of Newcastle United on May 15, 2007. Mike Ashley bought Sir John Hall’s 41.6% stake in Newcastle United on May 23, 2007.
So hope will remain ever present even if Ashley appoints another “yes man”.