The Magpies have gone through a whirling of events and emotions over the last few months from being taken over by PIF, seeing Steve Bruce sacked, replaced by Eddie Howe, who had them ninth in the Premier League a few weeks ago.
Who would you rather have as manager?
Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi, part-owners of Newcastle, have spoken to The Athletic about how they would love Howe to be like Sir Alex Ferguson for the Magpies and be with them for many years to come.
However, that hasn’t stopped pundits from backing Mourinho to be a ‘match made in heaven’ on Tyneside, although the manager has said he’s happy at Roma and not looking to change, but couldn’t hold back in talking about his admiration for the club his mentor Sir Bobby Robson managed for years, he said:
“I can only say, yes it’s true since Sir Bobby I learned what Newcastle is and I learned how to like the club very much from Sir Bobby’s eyes and heart. I’m very happy they’ve found their stability, Eddie is doing good work and the club gave him the tools for a change in the January market and he’s done the best.”
TIF Thoughts on Mourinho…
Some Newcastle fans were rather excited about the fact that Jose Mourinho had mentioned their club back late last year, so with him coming out and saying similar things again, there’s no doubt supporters will be just as excited now.
It’s no secret that Mourinho is very fond of Newcastle and the club because of the very close relationship that he had with the Magpies legend Sir Bobby Robson, but with Howe in charge and doing an incredible job on Tyneside, it appears a far cry from the Portuguese boss arriving on Tyneside to replace the current manager.
However, as Mourinho gets older and achieves more in the game, there could perhaps be a role upstairs for the Portuguese manager who appears to only ever have great things to say about the club when asked about it and would surely love to walk the same corridors as his mentor once did.
Such was the reputation and great nature of Sir Bobby Robson, one of the best managers of all time still many years on speaks so fondly of a club in the north of England who have not won a major trophy for decades, and that will surely make Magpies fans proud of their club.