After today’s SunSport revelation that Jose Mourinho reckons he will get the United job at the end of next season, it leaves the question open to whether we want, or need the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’
The Sun reported that “The Special One wants to take over as Manchester United boss at the end of next season – and reckons he will get the job.”
Mourinho also believes that “the way will be open for him in the summer of 2012.”
After his treble winning success with Inter last season, it certainly proved that he may indeed be special, maybe not the ‘special one’ but definitely good, and most definitely good enough for United. Just look at how poor Inter have been since he left, first under Rafa Benitez and now under Leonardo.
With regards to taking over at United, I’ve been asking a tricky and debateable question for over a year now.
Would you prefer to have four or five more seasons with Fergie, stay loyal and have some success, with the risk of getting in an average manager after he leaves and going another 10, 15 maybe 20 years of little or no success?
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Should we let Fergie go now or next season, on a high, and start as fresh, in a new era under Mourinho? Instead of having no success for 10, 15 years we have a continued success and extend our dominance for another decade or two?
We’ve heard over the years that no player is bigger than the club. Instead, should this comment be no one is bigger than the club? Including the manager?
Paul ‘Guvnor’ Ince, Beckham, van Nistelrooy, Keane, have all been shown the door over the years, to prove this statement, but should it apply to the manager as well? To prolong United’s dominance and success, should the main man responsible for all our success leave?
This question might come as a surprise to you all, with us still on track for a treble. But for the long-term foundation of the club I think we should get Mourinho in at the earliest possible opportunity.
I think Mourinho is the only manager in the world that can take over the reins at Old Trafford from Fergie. His CV speaks for itself, Champions League win with Porto, two leagues with Chelsea (the first for how long?) a number of league wins and a treble at Inter, as well as taking Real Madrid to the semi-final of the Champions League this season (the first time in 6 years), and a possible encounter with United in the final.
You could say that we don’t need Mourinho, we’ll get another top class manager instead. Maybe so, but I don’t think any other manager in the world can come in and emulate what Fergie has achieved at the club. Coming to United after Fergie would carry so much stress and pressure, I feel the only man who can take and handle that pressure would be Mourinho, he’s had success where ever he has gone.
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