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Mourinho To United? Far From Certain

Mourinho To United? Far From Certain

The Daily Star reports that Sir Alex Ferguson will quit in 2011 and Jose Mourinho will take over the reigns at Manchester United. They cite no sources just state the apparently inescapable fact.

It is well-known, of course, that the self-proclaimed Special One wanted the job badly in the past. It is unclear that he still wants it, with the debt situation and everything but let's assume, for a moment, that Mourinho is still prepared to take over the club and that he's prepared to put up with financial uncertainty and willing to wait another year. Let's assume these things although in my opinion they are far from certain.

Even in that case, there is one significant factor to consider. What if the Red Knights actually succeed with their bid? What if United have a takeover this summer? I have no doubts that the current regime would love to have Mourinho as successor to Sir Alex as he's a big name, a glamour name, a 'guarantee', if you like. But if there's a change in ownership, who knows how they will view the possibility of appointing Mourinho?

Many United fans are against the idea of Jose coming to Old Trafford because of his mistrust of youth and flair and because of his arrogant preening. It might be that the news owners, who would supposedly be United fans, feel the same way about him. So, in my opinion, there are a number of reasons why it is far from certain that Mourinho will ever work at Old Trafford.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday April 19 2010
Time: 10:08AM


I am one of those who don't want him at OT! If Blanc or Hiddink is not an option, Ole would be as risky or safe as any!
19/04/2010 11:04:00
If Jose coaches we are guaranteed trophies. However the football he plays is quite boring but winning is more important. Blanc seems like a nice option but it would be a huge risk seeing as he has never had a job this big. Hiddink just signed with Turkey so its unlikely. Ole I like him alot but its too early, so maybe in ten years. Apart from Mourinho the only coaches I'd want are Rijkaard or perhaps someone like O'Neil or Moyes.
19/04/2010 11:21:00
if the prawn munchers from the theatre of returfing had a plus sign in front of the 720million instead of a minus then maybe jose would consider it . but anyone with eyes in their head can see your a club who are having their last hurrah this season. tick tock
19/04/2010 11:57:00
I was against bringing in Jose up until two years ago when we knocked out Barca with the most negative football I've ever seen from a United team. The style of our play has gradually declined over the last few years to the point where its difficult to recall a single 90min display of attractive football at all this season. With the way we've played this year I actually think jose would be an improvement as we'd be even more solid at the back.

Fergie will leave a huge void in terms of his presence at the club and I think the only thing big enough to fill it is Mourinhos ego. You look at how many managers chelsea have had since he left and you can still say that everything good about the way they play is left over from what Jose implemented. If we bring him in for 3 to 5 years after Fergie goes he'll bring stability and consistency and leave behind a legacy which will provide the next manager a solid base to work from.
19/04/2010 12:25:00
Completely, 100 % for him to take over. He, in my opinion, is the only one capable of filling Fergies boots not to mention it may be easy for the manager after Mourinho as they may feel less pressure.
One United 23
19/04/2010 14:08:00
Why not go for a chap called Mark Hughes,as he is cheap and not in work at the moment,and as a pub in Eccles says is a 'red hero', BUT wont Have him in as manager at the Swamp, when Tagfart does go, Hypocrisy at it's best.....
19/04/2010 20:56:00
@cityman51 Our club is not a small club with small mentality as yours. So we need a much bigger and better coach. I think many of your players will fancy a return of Sparky to wastelands. Why don't you try this summer after Mancini leaves you for a better prospect. Money doesn't buy success mate. Just buys traitors like Tevez and Adepaymemore.
19/04/2010 22:52:00
19/04/2010 23:31:00
The noisy neighbours are still at it!!!....
20/04/2010 01:21:00
@Java, Empty Vessels and all that.... Sigh! The thought of Ferguson leaving is scarier than losing Rooney, If Jose is a fix, it will be an expensive one! I still think SAF will pull one out of the hat on us!
20/04/2010 07:05:00
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