Jose Mourinho - Roma manager (from 2021-22 season)

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Who did they sign apart from Tammy and Patricio?
17m for Shomurdov who had an amazing 8 goals last season..
 

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Roma were never going to be even close to challenging this year no matter who's in charge. He needs to steady the ship soon though and get top 4 or it will be seen as a failure
 

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Not as impressive as ending 19 points behind Guardiola, according to Mourinho himself.
City set a points record that season and we finished with more points than any season post Sir Alex. But yeah just keep focusing on that because you don't want to talk about the European Cups he won and Leagues won. I am not even a Jose fan but you're very obnoxious and seem a bit obsessed with him.
 

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Roma were never going to be even close to challenging this year no matter who's in charge. He needs to steady the ship soon though and get top 4 or it will be seen as a failure
This isn’t true. The league is probably the most open it’s ever been and as they’ve spent quite a bit. They should be up there making a challenge.
 

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City set a points record that season and we finished with more points than any season post Sir Alex. But yeah just keep focusing on that because you don't want to talk about the European Cups he won and Leagues won. I am not even a Jose fan but you're very obnoxious and seem a bit obsessed with him.
You certainly seem like a fanboy with the way you lash out and take exception to any criticism of him. But thats got nothing to do with my post, does it?

Mourinho claims that his biggest accomplishment is ending 19 points behind Guardiola. I called it for what it is - laughable.
 

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His bubble does seem to have burst somewhat. Prime Jose was simply a machine, i absolutely loved him both times with us, and still do.

If/when he leaves Roma, I cant see many of the top European clubs taking him on. He's not the winning machine he once was.... A return to Porto, Portugal NT or a Newcastle kinda project if the chance arises, will be next IMO

10 years ago he'd have been picked for most jobs before any other candidate. Now, he wouldnt.
 

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This isn’t true. The league is probably the most open it’s ever been and as they’ve spent quite a bit. They should be up there making a challenge.
Disagree, they were miles away from inter and ac last season. Finished 7th with a whimper. Too big a leap
 

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Disagree, they were miles away from inter and ac last season. Finished 7th with a whimper. Too big a leap
That may be so but the league is very open this year. Inter are not the team they were last season. Napoli have taken advantage but with the money spent and the squad, they should be doing so much better.
 

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Who did they sign apart from Tammy and Patricio?
They got 2 fullbacks they needed badly after Spina's injury. Vina and Reynolds (€24M for the 2). They brought back El Shaarawy on a free and bought 2 forward in replacement of Dzeko (Abraham and Shomurdov, around 55M there). And they spend 27 M on Kumbulla a young Albanian defender who was quite poor yesterday. They exercised the option to buy Ibanez (arount 12/15 M I think).

The quality of the whole squad is superior but that only make a difference when all are available, and specially the key players. However, the best 11 available for Mourinho right now is no better than what Fonseca had last season. Zaniolo is available but he's still hasn't really recovered. Spinazolla who broke his knee at the Euro's- is a huge loss. They were doing great in attack in September when Pellegrini was running the show, but since his red card, followed by an injury, they've been very poor going forward. I think that Atalanta beating them for the signing of Koopmeiners might just have decided which of the 2 teams can put up a fight for that 4th spot.
 

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That may be so but the league is very open this year. Inter are not the team they were last season. Napoli have taken advantage but with the money spent and the squad, they should be doing so much better.
With Mourinho at the helm? Fat chance.

Mourinho should go to managing national teams, that is his level now. Any other clubs he is going to create a toxic environment for the players.
 

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He'll be a Netflix doc about hubris and catastrophic failure in upcoming years. Just has to have a Mardy Fish style breakdown first. No disrespect to Fish who came across as a nice guy.
 

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Had no idea that they spent so much. I thought Mourinho would at least start well at Roma.
They’ve brought Tammy as main striker but though he started well, he’s not scored as much as expected. They seem poor in defence as well.
 

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As was clear after United, he is done at the top level. Spurs and Roma were just dumb and desperate to hire him if they wanted improvements.
 

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It's never Jose's fault... So who's getting the blame?
 

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As was clear after United, he is done at the top level. Spurs and Roma were just dumb and desperate to hire him if they wanted improvements.
I thought we were as dumb as them, to be honest. Partly because I thought José was done, and partly because hiring him after van Gaal meant uprooting our whole style again. We should've brought in a coach who, like van Gaal, favoured possession football and who always tried to implement his game on the opposition, but was more modern with pressing and being direct when the game called for it.

Thankfully, going off of Rangnick's presser, he seems to believe in consistency in regards to managers coming in with the same ideals, so, after him and beyond, we should hopefully be set in that department.
 

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He'll be Portugal's manager in no time. Can he get them to the WC? l m a o
 

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As I said since the season start, I think if they had kept Fonseca they would probably made better use of the 100M€ investment. They are creating less chances than the previous season and defending much worse.
 

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As was clear after United, he is done at the top level. Spurs and Roma were just dumb and desperate to hire him if they wanted improvements.
It was clear after us despite the last horrah title.
 

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There were plenty of morons in the caf who believes it wasn’t his fault when we fired him and that he would show us what we were missing at his next big club.

neh.
 

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There were plenty of morons in the caf who believes it wasn’t his fault when we fired him and that he would show us what we were missing at his next big club.

neh.
This is somewhat something that comes with the Mourinho package, isn't it? Roma fans were also saying that Mourinho would expose how Fonseca was a limited manager, despite the lack of investment made by the previous owners. Now they are creating less chances, scoring less and defending worst.
The new owners are american, so they probably chosen Mourinho by his status.
 

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I don't think he's done with club football yet, there's bound to be another dumb executive somewhere who'll ignore the obvious and think that he's at just the right club to turn Mourinho's fortunes around. Realistically he should have been unemployable at a top club after that Chelsea sabotage he orchestrated.
 

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Is he going to start lashing out at the Inter fans the same way he did us (when we started beating him) I wonder?
 

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Few things make me happier in football than Jose Mourinho failing. Even when it seems to happen on a weekly basis these days