Newcastle United opinion: The Magpies should hire Jose Mourinho
The Portuguese is one of the most successful football managers of all time and Newcastle are planning for life under new ownership.
Mourinho could be heading into a period where he’ll not be presiding over a team during the pre-season for the first time in years and will be hungry for another job.
The Portuguese has stated that his next job will be carefully examined before he decides to pick it up after suffering a torrid time in his third season at Old Trafford.
The former Manchester United manager was at the helm during the start of the 2017/18 season before being sacked, following a 3-1 loss to United’s arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
During his time at United, the tactician won a community shield, a League Cup and Europa League title in his first season at the club. He also led United to a second place finish and an FA Cup final in his second season.
There was some progress but it was all for nothing after the season United just endured. Mourinho, a manager lauded for preparing some of the best defences in recent club football history was unable to get a tune out of his backline, which saw them lurking around the mid-table.
Rafa Benitez has done a fantastic job for the Magpies since being appointed. Benitez came in at a troubling time for the club, seeing the club go through relegation, following it up with the Championship title and leading them to respectable 10th place and 13th place finishes.
Benitez’s contract with the Magpies has come to an end and no decision has been made on a renewal. The St. James’ Park faithful absolutely adore Benitez for sticking with the side through thick and thin despite being one of the top managers in Europe.
Benitez, much like Mourinho, is a pragmatist, who favours substance over style and has been lauded for his efforts. The players have put in everything for him and it would be a very difficult to find a suitable replacement.
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There aren’t that many managers in the world with the CV of Jose Mourinho and it might be too big an opportunity for the club from Tyneside to miss out on if the deal becomes possible.
A serial winner, the self-proclaimed ‘special one’ is hungrier than ever to prove his doubters wrong and if he can find some of his charisma back, he’s a match for any manager in the world.