Is Jose Mourinho the saviour that Arsenal needs?
Arsenal’s season has largely been a disastrous one and we all know that the manager pays the ultimate price when the team underperforms.
While the club seems to still have some faith in Unai Emery, the vast majority of the fans want him gone. Therefore, it makes sense to start looking at some of his potential replacements starting with Jose Mourinho.
If you want a manager with a proven track record of success then Mourinho is right up there. Even under his disastrous spell at Man Utd he won trophies, got them into the Champions League and finished the season in second place.
I have been watching him as a pundit on Sky Sports and he does appear to have mellowed his attitude somewhat and even if he lasts just his usual three seasons before having his customary meltdown he would most likely get us back into Europe’s elite competition.
He would shore up the defence, yes, he did badly with the defence at United and spent a fortune but again, he won trophies and put United back into the top-four.
A lot of high profile players would love to play under him and he has the ability to get the best out of players. Something Arsenal clearly needs. He has worked with Mesut Ozil previously, maybe, just maybe he is the man that is best placed to utilise the Germans talents.
The fans will be divided, there are some that simply hate the man to their core. That could easily continue the toxic atmosphere around the club, especially when most of that hatred comes from some of the most high profile Arsenal fans channel on youtube.
Almost every team he has left he has left in a mess. He loses dressing rooms on a regular basis, his football can be very negative, he alienates fans and his comments, on occasions lack class and Arsenal is a classy club.
Arsenal need a manager for both the players and fans, Mourinho has yet to show he capable of that. Well, not in recent years. There is a feeling that he is yesterday’s man and that football has moved on.
This is the first in a series of articles that I will be doing and all words are my own perception and opinion.