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Source Close To Club: Speculation Within Club As To Whom Spurs Might Appoint As Caretaker Manager
By Harry Hotspur -

A source close to the club tells The Boy Hotspur that internally Spurs are in a bit of a muddle. One might imagine that this doesn’t require much of a ‘sell’ to most people.

What might require greater consideration is that Harry Kane (a key voice when it came to the final days of Mauricio Pochettino) is still a staunch advocate of José Mourinho. The club’s relationship with Harry is not yet strained, but it could best be described as remaining ‘hugely respectful’ of his feedback in all respects. Levy understands the importance of Harry, what he feels and what he expects. The England Captains’ opinions carry significant weight within the club.

Levy however is suddenly finding increasing issues and difficulties with Mourinho, which is shorthand for the Portuguese currently failing to be an ambassador for the brand, which attentive readers will clock is the same path that Pochettino trod – with equally unsteady steps – before he was hired.

So where is this heading? Based upon what I’ve been told this afternoon, I would conservatively describe us to be on a pathway to more complete and utter chaos – again.

There is speculation – within the cub – outside of Mr. Levy’s office about who might be the caretaker.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago

Non football but think this is worth speaking about…in the name of the new environmental order of nonsense and hysteria they are attempting to make people install a new heating system which is apparently 10 degrees cooler to meet their “emission targets”… dunno about you but it gets pretty cold round here and I don’t think poor pensioners will enjoy freezing to death with this cr$p installed. The kicker is if you don’t do this they want to make it so you can’t remortgage or sell your home. The smart metres have always been the plan so THEY can decide if you’ve over used your power and switch it off from a central point in the name of environmental health…..our health?…not so important. This is dictatorship and the people yelling at “conspiracy theorists” might want to have a little look around. The double convid/environment whammy is going to take everything from us if it’s allowed to continue with the masses heads in the sand.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

The vast majority of green initiatives are nothing more than means to make money and therefore people are being duped into thinking it will help save the planet. It won’t.

The main reason for global warming and the most pressing problem is coal fired power stations across the globe and particularly in places like China, South East Asia, India and other huge areas that make all of our ‘stuff’ (that we obviously need to keep buying and chucking away at an ever increasing rate!).

The only way we can actually do anything that will make a difference before it’s too late is to follow a country like Sweden’s example and go 100% nuclear. Zero emissions and it meets the worlds energy needs.

Everything else is marketing and bullish*it. Please, if your neighbour acquires and electric vehicle and tells you that they’re “doing their bit to help save the planet”, please shoot them…

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Come on bruv, back up your claims that it’s cr*p. Or are you flying in the face of science as well as common sense this time? 😂

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

The whole carbon footprint thing is false. Any academic or scientist who speaks out on this gets their funding cut. The pollution of those things you mention are an issue that needs to be dealt with, waste and toxicity(the real reason for illness etc) deforestation etc, that’s what should be focusd on. It’s all control. Judging by these downvotes everytime you mention the totalitarian nature of what’s happening there’s an algorithm thingy going on or there’s some serious dullards out there. Sweden is interesting….power reform? Check….cashless system? Check….first human volenteers for chip implant….check…education system immersed in gender fluidity from infants school? Check…open borders for eco migrants…check….result: no lockdown, no mask, no real covid issue. Tells you everything.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I’d like to have seen that one. Theyre a rabid bunch those Greens if you question the cult(familiar)….the same corporate entity’s are behind these things, Greta is nothing new….30 odd years ago there was Severn-Cullis-Suzuki, another puppet with multi millionaire parents serving the agenda telling everyone we will be under water by the year 2001…..and here we are again…..it’s a tandem attack on the people. Medical and environmental.

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Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

And to think that tw*t Al Gore won the Nobel peace prize for his contribution on the debate of climate change.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Nuclear power was actually a brilliant invention. Obviously the early power stations and the neglect they suffered led to leaks and disasters. However, they have learned from them.

The carbon footprint of making and recycling an electric vehicle is over twice that of a petrol or diesel. Plus, what we we gong to do with all these flipping batteries after they’ve degraded? The biggest landfill in the history of mankind! 😂

Brick Hardmeat
Brick Hardmeat
8 days ago

Mourinho was a serial winner. Yes, it might mean going back to square one but at least it might be with someone forward thinking and more progressive. I’ve been a fan for over 40 years and I just can’t watch us at the moment.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Brick Hardmeat

‘Was’ being the operative word.

Carl
Carl
8 days ago

I have a close source to the club, who say it totally BullSh*t about a caretaker manager. Mourinho is here to the end of the season as it takes too much money to pay him off now but less at the end of the season.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
8 days ago
Reply to  Carl

Who’s that then? What else does he say? Postman is he your mate? Knows Levy and the board does he? Fill us in.

Big Mal
Big Mal
8 days ago

HH also claims he has a source at the club so why are you just knocking Carl.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Big Mal

How is asking a few questions ‘knocking someone’?.. And you’ve been here long enough to know what happens if anyone goes up against Gladys. I don’t want a permanent ban. I wouldn’t knock anyone who claims anything, unless I know it is false.. What are you claiming? Knock off.

Big Mal
Big Mal
7 days ago

‘Postman is he your mate? Knows Levy and the board does he?’

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago

Totally unnecessary. People feed their ITK and it’s fun to read unless it’s offensive. Camomile tea.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

What are you on about? Tea? No thanks, real men drink whiskey and beer… Sorry but I do not care for offending snowflakes.. A local old folks home near my place does good ‘tea’ and scones on thursday afternoons, lots of lovely old dears having fun, should be right up your street.. I’ll get their number for you.

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago

Irony, Baldrick. Subtlety lost on macho-man.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Take the letter ‘R’ out of ‘Baldrick’… And I bet that’s what you are.

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago

You mean add a ‘p’ I assume, numbnut. Drinking and playing witty isn’t your forte. Let me know if I need to correct any other comedy gems for you.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

😆

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Agreed. Would be happier if the ITK was Uncle Joe lining up a caretaker CEO. He’s a joke.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Considering Joe and Levy both own Enic… What are you on about?

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago

Bore off. Lewis owns Levy. You really are a pedantic little imbecile.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Look up and understand the word pedantic too.. Dummy..

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Levy is part of a fund. Lewis is a billionaire with more money at stake then your mate Danny Boy. Guess who controls the firm when the big money decide the guy in charge has lost it. Again, think before engaging keyboard. Numbnut

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Play on a Disney character you moron. Again, humor doesn’t seem to be your bag.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago

The amazon tv series ratings have been sealed, Jose will win the League cup, now a ridiculous parody of competition, and then swan off several 10’s of millions richer. The question is, who is next to tread the thankless, pointless, path as Levys employee? Scott Parker?……Chirpy?…..maybe chief cheerleader Graham Roberts could take over? He’s not got a bad word to say about ENIC and will threaten physical violence on anyone who has. That would suite the times well.

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East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

The only real defence a new manager might make under Levy is to improve what we’re watching as a spectacle. Mind you, that’ll do for me at the moment. Jose is still the soul sucking vampire that he ended up being at Chavs and Manure. He’s just trying to avoid parody but playing it slightly differently but he still can’t help slagging off the players, in the nicest possible way he can muster!

Paddio
Paddio
8 days ago

levy has a decision to make now, if it’s to be a new manager it has to be now so at least there might be a chance of having a plan for the summer transfer window esp as euros and Olympics happening. It it’s Jose he needs to let players and agents know that’s what’s happening and which players need to find a new club. Levy’s indecision and inability to move players on is much of an issue and maybe more detrimental then his ability to get players in.

Cali
Cali
8 days ago

I say let Mourinho finish the season whatever happens cause as it stands he can pull top4 finish or worst top6 and win the league cup if he does that I believe he is successful there is no point to be panicking I guess and the summer back him and clear the deadwood you never know we need patience till the season ends to make a judgement.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago
Reply to  Cali

If you listen to some people, you’d think we were 19th and losing game after game. We could still win a trophy and finish top 4, unlikely as that might seem, which would make a lot of the meltdowns here and elsewhere very funny.

The situation is not great, but the negativity some fans aim towards Mourinho is ridiculous. They might get their wish soon though – and what then, I wonder?

Cali
Cali
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Then back to square one another project another rebuilding another 10 years may be without trophy round and round and Spursy what you think you have one of the most successful managers in the world stick with him and back him if you sack a winner you will end up with a loser I don’t know what to say besides Levy he is business man and Mourinho is a box office even in that sense he is good for the business, Nagelsmann who knows him what has he achieved? Brendan Rodgers is another one he couldn’t win with Suarez and Gerard the legend some people make you wonder even if they have any clue about football cheers.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago
Reply to  Cali

Nagelsmann and Rodgers benefit from well-run clubs with intelligent recruitment policies that keep the squads fresh and “churned”. Their clubs buy talented players and then sell them at a higher price after they’ve played their part.

What would they do with Dier, Sanchez, Winks and others? They could certainly bring back “philosophy” talk or something about showing “great character” in a 2-0 loss at Burnley.

Sacking Jose would cost us a lot of money and set us back at least a year, as the other guy would have to start over with a new way of doing things – but with the same players, I would argue he would be destined for failure too.

Cali
Cali
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Agreed that is why backing him is a must Levy have to sell majority of the deadwood that Jose cannot help them to progress cheers.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Even Mourinho can’t polish this bunch of turds (some players excepted).

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

I know, I had to check the score cos it felt like a 0-4 defeat with the backlash. It’s the club in general and the mess it’s in plus no fans etc which is amplifying reaction I think. Parellel to that the underwhelming response I heard on the radio from West Ham fans to getting in top 4 was from a similar place. The state of their club, stratford etc, if they were at Upton park still I think they would be over the moon and be going berserk.

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago

Feel that Levy bulldozed more than a ground when WHL was demolished.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Absolutely.

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Agree with you, but I do feel he was a poor appointment given the strengths and weaknesses I feel he possesses. His personality is tough for many to take, especially when we aren’t winning. Our problems haven’t been related to the manager in 20 years. We all know what needs to change.

makatiandy
makatiandy
7 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Got a favourable draw too.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago

To me, Kane (and PEH) backing him is proof that Mourinho is not some sort of horrible person who only criticises players publicly – there is a plan there built on responsibility, honesty and hard work, ingredients that many of our players unfortunately lack partially or entirely.

Why would the most self-driven members of the squad support Jose, if he was the sort of person many believe him to be – a guy who takes all the credit for wins and blames others for any failures? No self-respecting individual would support him for a second, if that were the case.

Poch had Adebayor et al. to contend with at the start, and Kane was apparently the head of an opposing dressing room group that ended up driving the wasters out. Back then, the general consensus was “they deserved to go, as they were undermining the team effort”. This then led to some of the best results in Spurs’ recent history. We need to do the same now.

But yeah, let’s bring in some guy or other instead, sure. What’s the current fashion? Nagelsmann? Potter? Or some other guy who will try to do his thing and enjoy moderate success before being left without backing and imploding due to the same shortcomings of the same players?

“Yeah we lost, but Benitez needs more time to stamp his authority on the squad!”

Nike
Nike
8 days ago

…..so the catering staff have been having a natter?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
8 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

No lumps for Gladys.. She’s sweet enough!

Sandro
Sandro
8 days ago

Not surprised Kane supports Jose, they are like minded, EVERYONE should fight and give everything for the team , not rely on others to do it all the time.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
8 days ago
Reply to  Sandro

Kane is no fool.. He knows if any manager can win us titles and help turn us around then Maureen is one of the best.. He would already be gone otherwise.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Sandro

I see that, however, how much is it to do with Kane looking towards the exit door and if Jose goes then he won’t be sticking around for another manager to rebuild the team? He has to go with Jose, he’s running out of time…

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  Sandro

Kane’s a real pro and probabl6 understands he brought in a guy who would deliver massive improvements if backed properly. Jose won’t succeed under Levy nor will anyone short of a miracle-worker.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

I think Kane Has become so cosy with the boardroom that he’s unable to see the reality of how they regard ambition on the pitch. I mean look at his wages compared to everyone else…

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
8 days ago

As long as people don’t blame Levy thats ok…..jeeze, what a mess….why bother hiring Jose..back him, support him or dont bother…everyone knows what he’s about, accept Levy it seems…

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

I know, it’s a complete farce…

Jason M Pevler
Jason M Pevler
8 days ago

Got to be Harry redknapp defo better than mourinho by a mile

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
8 days ago
Reply to  Jason M Pevler

Nice idea but zilch chance of it happening!!

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
8 days ago

no..more chance of it being Hoddle..

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago
Reply to  Jason M Pevler

1 FA cup won by Arry compared to these won by Mourinho:-

  • EUROPEAN-TROPHIES
  • Manchester United:
  • Europa League Winners, (23/05/2017)
  • Real Madrid:
  • Copa del Rey Winners, (2011-04-20)
  • Internazionale FC:
  • UEFA Champions League Winners, (2010-05-22)
  • Coppa Italia Winners, (2010-05-05)
  • Italian Super Cup Winners, (2008-08-24)
  • FC Porto:
  • UEFA Champions League Winners, (2004-05-26)
  • SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira Champions, (2003-08-10)
  • Cup of Portugal Winners, (2003-08-01)
  • UEFA Cup Winners, (2003-05-21)
  •  DOMESTIC-TROPHIES
  • Manchester United:
  • League Cup Winners, (25/03/2017)
  • Chelsea:
  • League Cup Winners, (2015-03-01)
  • FA Cup Winners, (2007-05-19)
  • League Cup Winners, (2007-02-25)
  • Community Shield Winners, (2005-08-07)
  • League Cup Winners, (2005-02-25)
  •  LEAGUE-TITLES
  • Chelsea:
  • Barclays Premier League Champions, (2015-05-24)
  • Barclays Premiership Champions, (28/05/2006)
  • Barclays Premiership Champions, (2005-05-15)
  • Real Madrid:
  • La Liga, (2012-05-13)
  • Internazionale FC:
  • Italian Serie A Champions, (2010-05-16)
  • Italian Serie A Champions, (2009-05-31)
  • FC Porto:
  • Portuguese Liga Champions, (2004-05-09)
  • Portuguese Liga Champions, (2003-05-30)
  •  PERSONAL-AWARDS
  • Internazionale FC:
  • FIFA Ballon Dor, (2010-05-01)
  • Serie A Manager of the Year, (2009-06-01)
  • Chelsea:
  • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2007-03-01)
  • BBC Sports Personality of Year [Coach Award], (2005-12-01)
  • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2005-01-01)
  • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2004-11-01)
  • Coach of the Year [World Soccer Magazine], (2004-05-30)
  • Manager of the Year, Premier League, (2004-01-01)
  • FC Porto:
  • Coach of the Year [World Soccer Magazine], (2005-01-01)
  • Manager of the Year [UEFA Champions League], (2004-05-01)
  • Manager of the Year [UEFA Champions League], (2003-05-01)

That is the literally definition of “no contest”. Feel free to continue living your version of reality.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Especially those who will not accept Mourinho, no matter what he does. Facts don’t care about feelings.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Managers don’t continue being great forever, just like players.

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Agreed.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

But I thought players everywhere hated his guts!

Cali
Cali
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Does that change this facts? he is a top and serial winner no argument here.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago
Reply to  Cali

Doesn’t. It’s also highly unlikely that players hate him, given everything they won with him, but of course those that got angry with him are more heavily publicised.

(The earlier comment was supposed to be ironic)

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Cali
Cali
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

thanks but that is the media problem in fact if you ask some players they wish to play under Mourinho, look even Man U where they vilified him and most of their fans still do he is most successful manager after Ferguson on top of that Rushford was thanking Mourinho how he helped and made him better player in the box.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago
Reply to  Cali

You could round up five supporting players for every one Jose fell out with, but stories of Shaw or how he let go de Bruyne and Salah will always be more popular – and then people can always comfortably refer to “big bad Jose”, as that’s what we all know about him. How many people did Poch refuse to play or Redknapp froze out?

Zlatan would run through walls for Jose. Xabi Alonso loved him. Hojbjerg loves him. Kane supports him. Samuel Eto’o praised him, as did Pedro, Arjen Robben, Gudjohnsen, Fabregas.

The other side? Alexis Sanchez, a young de Bruyne, Luke Shaw.

Hmmm. Seems a lot like men V boys here.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Good points, well made.

HappyH
HappyH
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Mourinho is undoubtedly the most successful manager we’ve ever had. We are lucky to have him. He has a glorious future ahead of him at Spurs.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Problem with that is, if Redknapp was in charge of Chelsea 2004 era, Madrid anytime and Inter 2009 era he would have alot of honors to boast about. Instead he managed Bournemouth, who he got promoted with their record points tally, West Ham, who he got them to their 2nd highest ever finish and into UEFA cup and oversaw perhaps the best academy ever, Pompey, who he got a no hoper outfit promoted to the Prem and won an FA Cup, and Took Spurs to the Champions League playing the best football since the double winning era and could have won a title if backed. Some people get the elite, some have to make do with what they got. He certainly did that.

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Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago

So your argument is to rewrite history and ignore facts that suit your agenda?? In all of that entertainment only 1 trophy. Not even a contest. And I suppose you think that Mourinho’s Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid played poor football?? Some people EARN elite, because compared to Arry that’s what Mourinho is and is also compared to most managers. Next….

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

. He had optimum conditions to win trophys. Financial dominance in each case. No rewrite of history, that’s a fact. We can never know what Harry or any other manager would achieve in the same circumstances. I have no agenda either. Some people are born to be elite…..he’s a charismatic translater who did well at Porto who win the league most years anyway and got a top job with a billionaire owner….you write off managers who overachieve in difficult circumstances if you like but comparing with Mourinho is pointless.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago

I’m not against Jose either. As I said in the summer….he will fail here cos everybody does. That’s cos of the owners.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago

Financial dominance sometimes – but was that really the case at Real (fighting for the title against Barcelona), Inter (Roma and Milan), Chelsea (Man Utd, recently invincible Arsenal), and when he won the CL with Porto?

He had the conditions for success, true, but it’s not like his were the only teams with money.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Those factors seem to be overlooked by a lot of people.

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Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Indeed. He came to Real to break a dominant Barca with some legends of the game in their team. He was great when it was his time.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

I’d say so, he had the clout to get any player he needed. Porto set him off, and Inters Champions League win were his 2 real tactical and managerial highlights. I just don’t think there’s value in comparing honors between managers who have been at Madrid, Inter and Chelsea Abromovic to ones that have been at Bournemouth, Spam and Pompey.
It’s a different world. Although as a purely Tottenham viewpoint, which team would you rather be watching?? H’s or Jose’s. Although even that comparison has little value cos the club is 10 years more ENIC f@@$$d now!?

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Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago

It’s a different world because one is better than the other, it’s that simple.

I’ll take winning trophies over playing good football and having a trophy cabinet with more dust that silverware. I’d rather have both, but if I had to chose one over the other, it’s silverware all day long.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I think you’re misunderstanding me, I’m not talking about styles, just opportunities. Managing Madrid and Bournemouth in div 3 and the like and then having a trophy match up…..it’s pointless. That was it really.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago

I accept what you say, but you also have to ask yourself how they ended up where they got. I’d still rather win a few trophies playing functional football rather than attractive football with no end result.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Like you said, Jose shook the football world at Porto which got him the big job at the big time….he’s box office, has charisma and marketability and unbelievable self belief which made his players want to die for him. Harry is a twitchy cockney bless him and Tottenham was his biggest opportunity to show his skills…and he did that , but on a massive level as a character he was never likely to get a Madrid or Chelsea job. Image is massive these days….remember Sam Alladici? There is a truth to that. But I wouldn’t take anything away from Mourinho….

makatiandy
makatiandy
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Why aren’t we capable of doing that now then, playing functional football after 18mths?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago

I only mentioned the tottenham question only cos neither of them have won silverware here.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Be careful, you’ll have the “I want to be entertained” mob sticking pins in dolls with an attitude like that!

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago

Doesn’t matter. He made the most of it. You don’t know if Redknapp would have done the same. Mourinho’s achievement at Porto should not be so easily dismissed. In comparison to the other clubs they were very
much underdogs both historically and financially. That’s when you know how good a manager is and he’s proven beyond any doubt that he could do it again and again. Now, there is always an exception to this and it’s what is happening with us, unfortunately.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Yes, Levy IS THE exception. The great destroyer haha! I’m not anti Jose or belittling his CV but comparisons with the likes of Redknapp are unfair. These are all hypothetical of course, would Jose av got 28/1 Pompey up…..would Harry have won titles at Chelsea?? Different worlds.

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago

Nonsense. Many people, Mark Hughes for example, got money and couldn’t win real titles. Jose may be many things, but he had magic at one point and delivered incredible success. I know who I would back with my money and it wouldn’t be in Rosie’s bank account.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Hughes didn’t really get the full chance to spend the City bullion though. They wanted a foreigner with a name behind them. They wanted Mancini, Hughes barely got a year.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

😂👍 Brilliant… And that explains why Maureen is either loved or hated… 99.7 per cent of managers can only dream of such accolades… And we sometimes hear a faint voice call out “Oh they were all at top clubs though!”… Yes they were all top clubs.. Often against superior clubs, his winning has been astonishing… Many players would bite their own arms off to play for such a boss.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
8 days ago

Thank you, and exactly.👍👏

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
8 days ago

Rarely against superior clubs if at all. Let’s not be disengenuous. He’s main rivals were a top Barca side, and he didn’t always beat them in fact his Madrid tenure ended in problems if I remember right. In England Chelsea were top financial dogs, same in Italy. Portos Euro campaign was the main one, even they were a top side.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago

Madrid first season was done 5 by Barca and didn’t win title…..nor in 3rd season either. Didnt win CL with Madrid I don’t think either. Not all glory

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Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
8 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Great list. Here’s one I’ve compiled of the trophies Mourinho has won at clubs with a similar business model and net spend record as ours.

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justin
justin
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

We got Jose not because we are some powerhouse of a football club, but because he isn’t in his prime anymore and no-one else wanted him. Levy always had a hard-on for him and was busy celebrating finally getting him I don’t think he looked closely at what he was getting. It’s a bit like getting your leg over Jerry Hall. Or like getting Bale back after Real kicked him to the curb.

What is noticeable is other than the Europa (he won Europa by getting kicked out of the group stages of Champions League – well done?) and the odd Milk Cup (who gives a toss?) everything else was 10 years ago!

In summary, good manager no longer in demand, who is a bad fit for us, and was just an ego trip for Levy who thinks a flash manager, a new stadium, and Bale makes a football team. I might turn out to be wrong – and he get’s us 4th I will come on here and happily post that I am a pin-head or whatever else I have been called for having a different opinion.

PS: Harry won Manager of the Month and Manager of the Season more recently than Jose.

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East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

The last trophy he won was four years ago and it’s been a decline in frequency from about 2006 onwards. It’s a fantastic record, however very dog has it’s day. Why is that so hard for people to grasp?

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

every dog

Baleficent
Baleficent
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Not sure the dog argument should be made with regards to H’nest ‘Arry. Rosie was a wonderful accountant for old sloppy chops.

makatiandy
makatiandy
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I do think that you have to take into account the financial backingJM received AND the support he had to buy the necessary experience and type of player he needed.
This simply does not happen under ENIC/Levy. Therein lies the problem. Jose is not a manager to develop young players, he is too busy winning things with ready to go players.

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
7 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Ah, but Jose didn’t win I’m A Celebrity though.