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  • Man_United_Raj Man_United_Raj Sep 20, 2007 16:36 Flag

    He will be missed - From a Utd fan

    He was arrogant, obnoxious and sometimes a right moany little git. But he was pure box-office. He knew how to add that extra bit of spice to matches by making some snide comments beforehand. His run-ins with Benitez, Wenger and SAF were great entertainment. And although, technically, I hated his guts as a Chelski manager and a wind up merchant, you can't deny he was great for the English league. This Sunday's clash just won't have the same zing now that he's left. Gotta admit, I'll miss him. Unlucky Chelski fans.

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    • From a lifelong Liverpool fan, Jose will be missed. He was a character and football needs them. The worst thing is that now the Russian crim who cares not about football or Chelsea has won the day and Chelsea have a complete nobody in charge just because he is a croney of the dodgy ruski.

    • EPL will miss him. He has raised the standard of EPL. He is arrogant and moany sometimes but I guess this is part of his psychological tactic to unsettle opponents as well as protecting his players from media limelights. He is very good at this.

      Chelsea FC is just one of Roman's toy, bought to evade tax. He will sell the club after he sick of it, and that's when the problem would starts to kick in. If he put his interest in the club, he won't let Mourinho left. His ego is bigger than the club, obviously.

    • at least people from rival clubs can admit to pure talent when they see it. jose was a legend at chelsea and abramovic is runnin tht club into the ground. It was all aranged and was clearly obvious tht he wasnt wanted at the club.

    • I'm a ManU fan but I agree totally with raj....feel sorry for the players and supporters...wish Jose all the best wherever he goes, he certainly will be missed, I'm sure Sunday's game will not be the same.
      We have it to come yet when SAF retires

    • Gotta agree, he made me laugh. He will be missed.
      Was it the bad omlette that made him go? lol

    • No surprise really. This has obviously been forced from the top by Abramovich. That tasteless Russian thinks he can buy anything and we know that money isnt the only answer to total success.
      I think the CL crowd at the Bridge of 29,000 shows that without his money Chelski would be a successful PL side but not really in the Real / Barca / Milan / ManU wealth league with those attendances.
      No doubt Maureens superior attitude has made him disliked in some quarters but his overall managerial success speaks well. 1 CL winner, 1 EUFA Cup, 2 Premiers Leagues, 1 FA Cup and 1 League Cup. All in 5 years!
      Its easy for me to say now but I kind of guessed it would all come to and end like this. The commitment and focus of Chelski was quite amazing in the last 3 seasons BUT that kind of work ethic cant last forever. People get injured easier, the pressure of performing and continuing it is a stress and all this takes it toll. They are men not machines.
      My big criticism is the purchases of Ballack, Shevchenko, Cole. Negative influences on a good team. Getting rid of the attacking players like Robben, Gudjonsen etc who really were a big threat every time they went forward.
      Every team which had Makelele was a threat, he was such a good player and made a team tick. Unfortunately, age caught up with him and Essien and Lampard arent in his class.
      Certainly Chelski are still a threat and maybe the worry is that Lippi or someone could turn the club back on track it once was on.
      However, Chelski fans beware........if Abramovich is influencing squad selection dont expect much change whoever is in charge.
      Bye bye Maureen...........I dont think your be missed.

    • oh raj, you have just about summed it up matey

    • Another United fan here completely echoing Raj's sentiments. He had his issues, made his mistakes but he was pure entertainment. I loved how he wound up Benitez and Wenger, comedy at its best! This is shocking news and I can''t help but feel sorry for him. Abramovich is the worse thing to happen to football.

    • I am a West Ham fan and have to say I agree with Raj. He will be missed. He has done alot for Chelsea, brought you on a huge way. I think this is a problem with foreign owners. The same sort have thing has happened at Hearts in Scotland. They come in and want to run the club their own way and don't let the managers be managers.

      All the best Jose. Hope you do a good job somewhere else where the owners appreciate your talent.

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      • I'm a United supporter too and I have to say I was outright shocked to hear the news this morning.

        What the frigging hell has gone into those guys, sacking such a successful manager. Ok they didn't play ''champagne football'', but that's actually not that easy, not with that type of pressure on the coach and therefor all the players to be creative and entertaining, while they still had to win every game...

        Really shocking, they should have sacked Mourinho in the summer if they wanted to get rid of him, but to sack him now after just so few games into the season is ridiculous.

        With four 1:0 wins in a row, some draws and even a defeat ManU didn't produce any ''champagne football'' either so far, but noone would even think about sacking Fergie.. and in my opinion you need such support from your board to be able to start playing creative, dynamic and winning football.

        Shame shame shame, as much as I hated Mourinho at times, he is a great coach and a great entertainer so I'm kind of sad to see him go.

        I'm wondering which crazy nut is going to take the cheslki job now -_-I'm a United supporter too and I have to say I was outright shocked to hear the news this morning.

        What the frigging hell has gone into those guys, sacking such a successful manager. Ok they didn't play ''champagne football'', but that's actually not that easy, not with that type of pressure on the coach and therefor all the players to be creative and entertaining, while they still had to win every game...

        Really shocking, they should have sacked Mourinho in the summer if they wanted to get rid of him, but to sack him now after just so few games into the season is ridiculous.

        With four 1:0 wins in a row, some draws and even a defeat ManU didn't produce any ''champagne football'' either so far, but noone would even think about sacking Fergie.. and in my opinion you need such support from your board to be able to start playing creative, dynamic and winning football.

        Shame shame shame, as much as I hated Mourinho at times, he is a great coach and a great entertainer so I'm kind of sad to see him go.

        I'm wondering which crazy nut is going to take the cheslki job now -_-

      • Well said, raj.

        Regards,
        Bob

    • Nice Raj..