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Mourinho and West Ham

epa04993523 Chelsea’s Manager Jose Mourinho sits on his own before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Chelsea at The Boleyn  in London, Britain, 24 October 2015. 

Mischief-making Stan Collymore has got it all wrong!

I don’t normally take much notice of pundits these days but his thoughts that Jose  Mourinho could become West Ham boss at some point in the future is not something that  I want to let pass.

The former Liverpool and Villa player is usually on the lookout for a controversial comment or ten with which to fill his pundit bag.

But in suggesting that Mourinho could be a target for West Ham should Manuel Pellegrini fail to do the business at the club this season is a piece of nonsense too far.

Tweeting his views at the weekend he said: “Clever from Jose.

“Hasn’t been offered a club that he wants so far so sell himself on TV. Philosophy, humour, charm will have a chance to regularly to say “I’m here”.

“None of the top six need him, so Wolves (Mendes), Everton and West Ham managers in particular, watch your backs!”

It’s an easy call but the Mourinho factor was again illustrated to be un-required when his debut on Sky was marked by an attack on Frank Lampard’s team selection which drew a pretty pretty smart response from the former Iron.

It demonstrated the Portugeezer’s lack of sensitivity or tolerance outside or inside clubs given this was the bloke’s first game

Beyond that of course, even were Pellegrini to fail  he would be far too expensive at around £14 million a year with the requirement of a massive transfer budget available to him.

On top of that is he seeming ability to court trouble even where it doesn’t exist and at a club now becoming relatively stable under Pellegrini that is the last thing we need.

And just by way of an added assurance this ain’t gonna happen CandH was told in a conversation on the ‘phone with a well placed insider: “Absolutely no way – far too much baggage attached to that one.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Mourinho and West Ham

  1. As you say in the article, he would cost too much and would want a massive transfer budget. Unless we get new owners that wouldn’t happen. He spent a fortune at Utd and by his own estimation finishing in the top 4 was his greatest achievement as a manager. He plays a negative style of football and we have a midfield that is full of creativity that he would mostly bench. If he takes a job it would more likely be Portugal manager or a top 6 side in one of the big leagues, he probably earns more as a pundit than 99% of managers earn so why would he take a sub optimal mgmt role.

  2. We’ve just got rid of one ego to China, why the hell would we consider an even bigger one!

    He should spend some of his money on buying Bury FC, install himself as manager and demonstrate to the world why he is the “special one “ 😂

  3. I’m not sure this one would ever be likely despite Sullivan liking a ‘name’. Jose would first have to check his ego and accept a job at a lower level of club which doesn’t seem likely, there’ll always be decent Champions League clubs who will come calling.

    More importantly, I would be very disappointed in the club if after ploughing money in to the squad to support our attack minded manager, we then went in the opposite direction and employed a defensive manager who most likely would want a bunch of new players. The club has to be smart once Pellegrini leaves and find a manager who plays with the same or similar philosophy. Somebody who will love the opportunity to take over the current squad of players we have and improve on it.

    Hopefully that’s still a couple of seasons off yet.

  4. Pellegrini? Pfft..
    2 years still no chance to challenge top 6

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