So the big news from the Premiership is that Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United.
Every manager - unless he retires at the right time or is carried out in a box on the job - has a sell-by date. It's too early to say if Mourinho has reached his or whether this is a temporary blip, but even if the former, wow...what a record he bows out with
I suspect Jose will turn up somewhere in the future and I suspect any TRUE fan of Porto, Chelsea and Inter will thank their lucky stars the day Jose was appointed. And even where he 'failed' at Manchester United and Real Madrid, he was a serial trophy winner.
Controversial, charismatic, charming, clever, boorish, petulant, sulky - Jose is a 'character' who is news wherever he goes. But above all he is a winner - and his roll of honour is incredible. I wish he'd gone to Spurs pre-Poch that's for sure.
And while on the subject of Jose, Pogba's tweet says everything about him. Pathetic and totally lacking in class.
Well, the Braintree Town supporters club is currently in talks with Jose. Having saved us from relegation two seasons ago, he is a suitable replacement for club legend Brad Quinton. Jose will have his work cut out though. We have a decent mid-table National League South squad and no money. Hmmm, that gives me an idea...
I agree with your assessment of Paul Pogba.
Does Brad have a new job yet? If not, is he prepared to hang on? I hear that there will be a vacancy in North London in the summer....
What a nightmare for Daniel Levy and the board. A brand new, state of the art, 62,000 capacity stadium (when finished) which has to be paid for - and no manager and a team that will leave en masse if Poch goes.
Oh well as a Spurs fan I was always waiting for it all to go wrong. At least we'll have the biggest stadium in the Championship in 2020/21 .
Brad left by mutual consent at the beginning of October. That's Braintree Town speak for "he would have got the sack but we can't afford to pay off his contract." So, because he is a club legend and a decent chap, mutual consent it was. We currently have Hakan Heyrettin back, first as caretaker manager but then appointed manager for the rest of the season when it became obvious that nobody else wanted the job or would do it for the wages offered.
In Football Manager 19, Braintree have no manager at the start of the season which is how they handle sackings, resignations etc. in first few months of the new season. So I can move Mourinho, in theory, straight into Braintree without going the round the houses like I did last time.
I generally stay clear of managing Braintree in the game because as a fan of the club it never seemed right to me. I did set up a temporary save last night with me as Braintree Manager, just to check out the what Jose would have at his disposal. And then I got so depressed by what I found that I deleted that save very quickly. It would be interesting to see if Jose can save the club from relegation. He will certainly have to work hard.
Is Maurichio Pochettino favourite for the Man U job?
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