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Report – Jose Mourinho Distances Himself From Newcastle Job



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”.


71 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m surprised he don’t fancy being mugged off by MA

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  • G

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Nice of Jose to distance himself from a job he hasn’t been offered.

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  • ToonRich

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #3

    What about Giovanni van Bronckhorst or Mikel Arteta…would anyone consider either of these, IF MA somehow sticks around?!

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  • jane

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #4

    my choice would be Arsene Wenger

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  • G

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #5

    JM has never had to operate on a small budget. The prospect would terrify him.

    5
  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s irrelevant who the manager is when MA uses Bishop to run the club by proxy
    With Charnley as a front

    Whoever it is will be there to run things as they are told

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  • big bob

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #7

    What’s the tweets that midhat has supposedly tweeted
    Also does anyone find it strange why Rafa hasnt giving any interviews regarding contract not getting renewed can’t be due to NDA as he always spoke about it a weekly press conferences

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Players are bought for the manager to use regardless of them being needed for the team
    The focus is finding players MA can make a profit on
    With a stated policy to not compete and to do nothing more that survive with the minimal expense

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Business as usual

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  • ToonRich

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #10

    big bib, Midhat doesnt have twitter…but some lad got his number and messaged and called him from whatsapp!

    The number is genuine (I’ve tried it!!). Not much given away though :/

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Until MA is removed from our club it’s irrelevant who they drag in to manage us

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Apparently Denis Wise is leading negotiators

    Lmfao

    Really ?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #13

    The thing is Froggy, that Mike Ashley has not profited much as a whole from player trading at NUFC. He may have made money on certain individuals like Carroll or Sissoko, but his stinginess has cost us 2 relegations which means he has to play catch up for 2 or 3 years.

    And the stakes are much higher now because of all of the money in the PL. Everybody wants a piece of that action and are willing to spend to get it. Even Ashley did. Wolves and Villa are the latest examples.

    We go down, Fatty spends, loses money, has to build the finances back up again.

    And he is just about to go on the same rollercoaster again unless we are bought.

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  • G

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #15

    I honestly expect our next manager to be some complete dinosaur we had all forgotten about, a bit like Joe Kinnear. Who was that other ex Wombles boss that pitched up everywhere in Wellies regardless of the weather? Is he still on the go?

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Tony

    Pull the other one it’s got bells on
    You’d have to be a blithering idiot to believe that ffs

    Give it a rest

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Wenger may see us as an option because he’s worked for under tight financial constraints at Arsenal before, but maybe not on the scale that we do. If not Wenger, then it’s going to be a manager from a smaller club who will accept the budget restrictions in order to become manager of a potentially bigger club.

    The sad thing is the likes of Norwich, Villa, Brighton, Wolves, Burnley, etc. will be splashing the cash and making us look like paupers. It’s a gamble (one that didn’t pay off for Fulham last season) but they’ll show some ambition and probably take a financial chance, which is a foreign concept to Ashley.

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Yep

    The toons accounts are mint and Mikeys doing a fab job

    Hiya

    😉

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Jane, I think he (Wenger) would be the best fit for Ashley’s model. He made a lot of money for Arsenal, bought a lot of youngsters, plays attractive football and, like at Arsenal, would inherit a defensively well drilled team on which to build.
    This won’t happen though because we’ve been sold.

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #20

    You think the HMRC think MAs doin a great job too ?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Froggy: you didn’t happen to go to Wideopen Middle School and were taught by Dickie Ireland did you? He used to call pupils Blithering Idiots and I have seen you say that a couple of times.

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #22

    As us toon fans are all that stupid we can’t see that huge sums of money are gone

    Never to be seen again

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Tony

    We’re not stupid
    Hiya KBA

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Wenger was paid 16 million in his last year at Arsenal.

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #25

    MAs not taken money from the club is a bigger lie than this years fakeover

    Well done

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  • G

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Egil Olsen. Hasn’t worked since 2013. It will be him. Thank you Google

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #27

    “”The truth is – and this is exactly what endeared him(Rafa Benitez) to so many – he saw the value in the project, the fans, the unrealised potential of a club that had been cut adrift for too long. The aim was not to compete with clubs such as Manchester City or Chelsea – the ambition Ashley constantly ascribes to the fans – but to return some modicum of pride to a club that had for too long been paralysed by underinvestment and short-sightedness.

    For more than three years he battled to realise that ambition, lifting an honest and downtrodden team back from the Championship and, with minimal investment, defying expectations to twice keep them in the Premier League, with an overall net spend of minus £11.2m. His gritty style earned famous victories against Manchester United, Manchester City, Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal – arguably no manager has done more with less.””

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/25/rafa-benitez-departure-newcastle-mike-ashley

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #28

    big bob – Rafa won’t be giving any interviews while he’s still under contract with us. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about what went on straight from the horse’s mouth after July 1st!

    1
  • toon kk

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #29

    I can’t see a top manager as such coming in, especially under the Ash restrictions.
    More likely to be a head coach. Ash likes to be in charge of in’s and outs.

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #30

    That said, Rafa is a pretty classy guy, he might remain respectfully silent. I certainly hope not because we want to know the truth, and Rafa may be desperate to tell us. Who can say?

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #31

    From 10 months ago

    £76m Inherited debt

    £144m Current debt

    £68m Debt growth

    £0 Sports Direct payment for advertising

    £8.4 NUFC paid Sports Direct in 5 years to June 2017

    £354m Spent on players since 2007

    £322m Recouped selling players since 2007

    £32m Net spend on players since 2007

    £2.6m Average annual net spend

    £146 Season ticket increase (Gallowgate/Leazes)

    £189 Season ticket increase

    £47 Season ticket increase (L7)

    £6m Paid (by Mike Ashley) to NUFC for Strawberry Place (so he could personally develop it)

    £82m Increase in annual media income

    £6m Increase in annual wages paid

    3 Top half finishes (ED: Only one in top nine)

    8 Finishes outside top half

    2 Relegations

    2 Legal defeats from ex managers and players

    1 Pending HMRC investigation

    6 Players sold for over £15m

    0 Players signed for over £15m

    1 Training ground renovations announced (2013)

    0 Training ground renovations started

    25 3rd round cup games

    10 4th round cup games

    2 5th round cup games

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #32

    But somehow MA has done all he can and hasnt taken money out of the club ?

    There must be a massive pile of cash somewhere

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  • ToonRich

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Are these ‘top managers’ eg Jose, Blanc, AW and co keeping their names linked to us in the hope that a new owner glances their way?!

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Hibbit,

    Going back to your namesake Terry Hibbit’s time…

    In The 60’s and 70’s no owners in NUFC’s history showed less ambition than the Westwood’s and McKeag’s.

    During a time when 95% of a clubs income came from gate fees, and we had 60,000 crowds, the two families creamed the top and gave us just three of marquee signings ie., Wyn Davies, Jimmy Smith and Supermac, to keep us happy when they could have spent just a little more and genuinely competed for the title.

    Granted we won the Fairs Cup in 1969 but we fluked getting in on the one club one city rule after finishing 10th.

    The sack the board chants and demonstrations at a home game after going 2-0 down after just 10 minutes put any demo’s against MA in the shade.

    The board sold every top player we had from Alan Suddick in my early days of supporting the Toon to Supermac, Alan Kennedy and Terry McDermott. It got so bad we ended up in the old 2nd division in front of 12,000 crowds and without KK we’d have ended up in the Blunderland league.

    Nothing in the past 12 years of MA, even the worst times, compares to the wretched ownership and lack of ambition under the parasites that were the Westwood’s and McKeag’s..

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Anybody that thinks a takeover is still possible is a total fool. Would Rafa walk if there was a possibility of a takeover. His departure is confirmation that there is definitely no takeover.

    The question is no more, will there be a takeover. The question now is, was there ever real talks going on ever at the very first place??

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  • big bob

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon rich
    ITS REAL GUYS , HE WASNT LYING #NUFCTakeover #NUFC I GOT ON VIDEO CALL WITH MIDHAT ON WHATSAPP

    On lads status it says the above but nothing on the phonecall suggests that so where has that status come from I’m confused

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  • toon22

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #37

    big bob

    Its bollix give it up

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Froggy: I don’t know anything about the property deals. The numbers in the last 5 or 6 years are vastly different to the numbers in the 1st 5 or 6 because of the TV deals. Ashley built up a surplus at NUFC and gave it to Carr and Charnley and they wasted it on McClaren. We even went into debt to him to recover. He has spent 2 years building that back up and gave Rafa f-all. Now the kitty is replenished and he is billy big bollocks again. Thus, bye-bye Rafa and possibly no sale.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #39

    The managing director of a multi billion pound Dubai business group is WhatsApp messaging a Bedlington kid to tell him the takeover is on you say??

    That’s more than enough evidence for me to get the party started! Welcome to Newcastle Mr Kidwai, Captain AmeriMag salutes you!!

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Big Bob, The fella asked Midhat if he should take his poster (of Rafa) down, and Midhat said no, and then some cryptic remark along the lines of “but not how you expect”. This is just the gist as far as I remember, but if you open the link someone gave earlier, you can read it yourself.

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