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Jose to Spurs?

If he went, would it bother you?

To be honest I would not give a flying feck. I wouldn't wish him well, but that's because he's joining a team that plays in the same league as my club.

I just hope that Poch does not eventually end up at United. Because I think he would (as I did in 2016) suit being at United more than Jose ever did. I think they way he tries to play, having some funds to spend plus he appears to fit with United's 'traditions' would be quite a daunting proposal after he settled in.

comment by BlueJ2 (U4630)

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Poch is clearly a very good manager, and was unfortunate to be fired by Levy. Spurs fans (according to all the comments I have read) are very angry. Man Utd could do (are doing) a lot worse than hire Poch.

Mourinho is not wanted by any Spurs fans I have heard from. He does not play the free-flowing football that they want. He cuts an angry, bitter figure on the sidelines, and will make Spurs a much less likable team (although players like Dier and Alli were already doing a pretty good job of making them unlikable).

HOWEVER, one thing that Mourinho brings is an absolute belief that he will win. And (at least in the short term) he has a way to transfer that belief to his players - which is something that Poch does not (at least so far) seem able to do. He may not be able to keep up that "everyone is against us" routine for more than 2-3 years without the club imploding, but he will change the mentality of the players for sure. Perhaps they lack a genuine belief that they can win right now - but they won't by the time Mourinho leaves. Spurs fans may not like Mourinho, or the football his teams play. But they might like the mental strength that he brings to his teams. Spurs could now be genuine Premiership title contenders in a way that they have never been before.

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

We had the best of Jose and should be very grateful for that

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

comment by BlueJ2 (U4630)
posted 3 hours, 55 minutes ago
Poch is clearly a very good manager, and was unfortunate to be fired by Levy. Spurs fans (according to all the comments I have read) are very angry. Man Utd could do (are doing) a lot worse than hire Poch.

Mourinho is not wanted by any Spurs fans I have heard from. He does not play the free-flowing football that they want. He cuts an angry, bitter figure on the sidelines, and will make Spurs a much less likable team (although players like Dier and Alli were already doing a pretty good job of making them unlikable).

HOWEVER, one thing that Mourinho brings is an absolute belief that he will win. And (at least in the short term) he has a way to transfer that belief to his players - which is something that Poch does not (at least so far) seem able to do. He may not be able to keep up that "everyone is against us" routine for more than 2-3 years without the club imploding, but he will change the mentality of the players for sure. Perhaps they lack a genuine belief that they can win right now - but they won't by the time Mourinho leaves. Spurs fans may not like Mourinho, or the football his teams play. But they might like the mental strength that he brings to his teams. Spurs could now be genuine Premiership title contenders in a way that they have never been before.
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I doubt it, he is way past his best

comment by JFDI (U1657)

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

I just hope that when we play them out fans don't make it all about Jose. Let's just ignore him.

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

"Tottenham are a mediocre club, they are not winners, they will always be in Chelsea's shadow"

Jose, 2005

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

I have absolutely no concern as to where he plies his trade - as long as it's not with us.

posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by 14 to West Ham (U20729)
posted 3 hours, 37 minutes ago

comment by BlueJ2 (U4630)
posted 3 hours, 55 minutes ago
Poch is clearly a very good manager, and was unfortunate to be fired by Levy. Spurs fans (according to all the comments I have read) are very angry. Man Utd could do (are doing) a lot worse than hire Poch.

Mourinho is not wanted by any Spurs fans I have heard from. He does not play the free-flowing football that they want. He cuts an angry, bitter figure on the sidelines, and will make Spurs a much less likable team (although players like Dier and Alli were already doing a pretty good job of making them unlikable).

HOWEVER, one thing that Mourinho brings is an absolute belief that he will win. And (at least in the short term) he has a way to transfer that belief to his players - which is something that Poch does not (at least so far) seem able to do. He may not be able to keep up that "everyone is against us" routine for more than 2-3 years without the club imploding, but he will change the mentality of the players for sure. Perhaps they lack a genuine belief that they can win right now - but they won't by the time Mourinho leaves. Spurs fans may not like Mourinho, or the football his teams play. But they might like the mental strength that he brings to his teams. Spurs could now be genuine Premiership title contenders in a way that they have never been before.
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Agree with a lot of this.

Pochettino's time with Spurs had come to it's natural end, the CL final last year was the zenith. Doesn't discredit his work there what so ever (he'd be a fantastic replacement for Solskjaer as others have said), doesn't even mean Mourinho's a better manager, but they needed a manager of his profile ASAP.

Allegri would've been better, Conte had they made the move in the summer would've been ideal, but Mourinho's the right criteria of manager for what they need short term. They NEED a winning mentality injected into that club NOW, while they've still got a squad capable of winning. Even if Jose ultimately flops, by which I mean doesn't win anything before he leaves (which I find next to impossible with those players given what he likes in his squads), his mentality will spread through the club down to the players and fans making Spurs a credible threat down the line under future managers.

Obviously hope I'm talking out my a***, wouldn't be the first time, but yeah

posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Conte would be perfect for their squad and situation, actually

posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by SWTN - Judas is number 1 (U7916)
posted 23 hours, 25 minutes ago
comment by Chelsea_since_summer_1969 ✯ (U1561)
posted 9 hours, 6 minutes ago
Personally I'm not bothered if he goes there. The philosphies of the two parties involved are so incompatible on so many levels, that if it were to not be an immediate roaring success, it could turn toxic very quickly. One thing for sure it will be interesting to see what happens.
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I wonder what Hounslow thinks about this appointment?
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He hasn't officially revealed his feelings yet Biggish apart from putting up a couple of funnies on the Whatsapp group, so it will be interesting to get his take on things. Watch this space.

posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Devil D.A. (U6522)
posted 10 hours, 14 minutes ago
comment by 14 to West Ham (U20729)
posted 3 hours, 37 minutes ago

comment by BlueJ2 (U4630)
posted 3 hours, 55 minutes ago
Poch is clearly a very good manager, and was unfortunate to be fired by Levy. Spurs fans (according to all the comments I have read) are very angry. Man Utd could do (are doing) a lot worse than hire Poch.

Mourinho is not wanted by any Spurs fans I have heard from. He does not play the free-flowing football that they want. He cuts an angry, bitter figure on the sidelines, and will make Spurs a much less likable team (although players like Dier and Alli were already doing a pretty good job of making them unlikable).

HOWEVER, one thing that Mourinho brings is an absolute belief that he will win. And (at least in the short term) he has a way to transfer that belief to his players - which is something that Poch does not (at least so far) seem able to do. He may not be able to keep up that "everyone is against us" routine for more than 2-3 years without the club imploding, but he will change the mentality of the players for sure. Perhaps they lack a genuine belief that they can win right now - but they won't by the time Mourinho leaves. Spurs fans may not like Mourinho, or the football his teams play. But they might like the mental strength that he brings to his teams. Spurs could now be genuine Premiership title contenders in a way that they have never been before.
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Agree with a lot of this.

Pochettino's time with Spurs had come to it's natural end, the CL final last year was the zenith. Doesn't discredit his work there what so ever (he'd be a fantastic replacement for Solskjaer as others have said), doesn't even mean Mourinho's a better manager, but they needed a manager of his profile ASAP.

Allegri would've been better, Conte had they made the move in the summer would've been ideal, but Mourinho's the right criteria of manager for what they need short term. They NEED a winning mentality injected into that club NOW, while they've still got a squad capable of winning. Even if Jose ultimately flops, by which I mean doesn't win anything before he leaves (which I find next to impossible with those players given what he likes in his squads), his mentality will spread through the club down to the players and fans making Spurs a credible threat down the line under future managers.

Obviously hope I'm talking out my a***, wouldn't be the first time, but yeah
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'his mentality will spread through the club down to the players and fans making Spurs a credible threat down the line under future managers'

Yes that's what they are paying £15m a season for

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