Mourinho in the Premier League? A club extends its arms to him


By: Manu Tournoux

José Mourinho is the obvious choice to replace Eddie Howe at Newcastle United, according to former England footballer and consultant Stan Collymore.

The Magpies coach is under pressure after his side’s Champions League failure, finishing last in their group and being eliminated from Europe. Although Newcastle have been ravaged by injuries this season, some believe Howe is not yet up to the task given the money spent since the club was bought by the Saudis.

Newcastle have really had a strange season. The club find themselves in 7th place in the Premier League, having beaten Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal, while losing to teams like Everton and Bournemouth. Howe’s sacking would come as a shock – and would probably not go down well with supporters – but it is something that could be considered given the ambitions of the Saudi owners.

According to former Liverpool player Stan Collymore, Jose Mourinho would be the ideal candidate to replace Howe. The Portuguese has previously coached Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham in the English Premier League and is currently in charge of Roma in Serie A, although his contract ends at the end of the campaign. “José Mourinho is best placed to become Newcastle’s next manager,” Collymore told CaughtOffside. “ The club’s fans love Eddie Howe, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.

“The Portuguese coach had an excellent relationship with Sir Bobby Robson, he always spoke fondly of Newcastle and, above all, he is represented by Jorge Mendes. The superagent has a lot of players in the Saudi Pro League and the Saudis have the opportunity to get two or three things for the price of one.”

“They are getting a renowned manager for Newcastle,” Collymore continued, “who can attract quality players and who has been successful at the highest level; he spent about two years at Newcastle then left for the Saudi league, a country where he recently said he would one day work; Mendes then bets on both sides, resulting in a scenario in which Mourinho, the Saudis, Newcastle and Mendes all win. »

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