Would Arsenal fans really want Mourinho as manager?

Mourinho Wenger JustArsenalRecently the celebrity Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan said he would take Jose Mourinho as Arsenal manager “in a heartbeat.” Many Arsenal supporters think Arsene’s best days are behind him and maybe that’s true. So what sort of person do we want to take over from Mr Wenger when he or the club decide its time for a change? The case for Mourinho is interesting.

Morgan tweeted on Tuesday night: “If Manchester United fans don’t want Jose Mourinho, I’ll take him at Arsenal in a heartbeat. #winner.”

Undoubtably at his best his sides are difficult to beat. He has had success at different clubs but often seems to lose the dressing room after a couple of seasons. He is often rude and arrogant and on occasions displays a lack of judgement. The Chelsea Doctor episode springs to mind. His teams often “park the bus” in efforts to gain a point. His current club although having a relatively successful season are a shadow of their former teams under Sir Alex. Considering the money Man United have spent under Mourinho, maybe they should have had more success and play a more exciting brand of football.

Do we Arsenal supporters want a manager and board that will return us to the force we once were? We sure do. Do we want a manager so lacking in class as to be an embarrassment to the club? Probably not. I want our Arsenal to be competing with the top teams in Europe on a regular basis but does that mean we have to lower our standards of who we are? We are Arsenal. We do things right. We are polite to the media. We try to be a class act. Would we really take Jose Mourinho in a heartbeat?

Roger Brooks [Teddygunner]


  1. Craig says:

    No way. He plays boring football

    1. Eddy Hoyte says:

      goal at 50 mins and need goals.
      Wenger waits till 65-70 to bring in subs.

      Man Utd concedes goal at 50 minutes.
      Mourinho brings in makes good subs by 55-60.

      Wenger can’t go all in for a player he wants, he has to wait for like 3 seasons before getting them.
      Mourinho identifies his targets and acquire them.

      Wenger has no tactics n will always bring wrong set up.
      Mourinho will always adapt tactics to according to his opponents.

      Wenger never won the UCL.
      Mourinho did with Inter Milan.

      Wenger been struggling to win a league for the past 13 seasons.
      Mourinho won won the league, Left the league, came back years later and won the league immediately.

      So hell yeah I’ll take him in a minute.
      He might be arrogant but that doesn’t rule out his abilities as a good Coach.
      It’s easy to hate Mourinho and the facts that he doesn’t care about what you think of him makes me admire him.

      Wenger is passes his glorious days, let him step down and get a better and young coach.

      But if Mourinho could replace him, I will take him

      1. Incarnate says:

        Try getting your school fees out of Kroenke and Gazidis and let’s see how far you get.

  2. chris says:

    I can think of various managers I would rather have at Arsenal than Arsene Wenger but
    ‘ Maureen ‘ is NOT one of them. Against City …. yes we were stuffed (again) by the officials but we were the inferior team anyway. We seldom had time and space in which to operate. City often DID have. This is due to one of the Wenger problems …. his teams have been poor without the ball for a long time. Top teams are good BOTH when they have the ball AND when the oppos. have it. He seems not to believe in doing anything about it … Wenger’s Law. This crippling weakness has cost us dear.

  3. Bond 007 says:

    TBH, I won’t take Moureen if he were available.
    But we have to understand that Arsenal are no longer the class act you mentioned.
    I don’t know if we see it or not, but our Arsenal is going backwards.
    I love the club regardless.

  4. Juhi McLovin says:

    Wenger has done it again.

    Against Liverpool, he benched Alexis, and we got trashed.

    Against City, he benched our top scorer Lacazette, and until he came on, we got trashed.

    Who honestly believes he still knows what he’s doing? He’s got absolutely ZERO tactics. ZERO.

    And I know people don’t rate Ramsey but he’s got 3 goals and 4 assists this season already. That’s more than Özil in the past 8 months.

    Against Spurs I would play:

    ——— Cech
    Bellerin – Koscielny – Mustafi – Kolasinac
    ——– Wilshere – Elneny
    Walcott —— Ramsey —– Sanchez
    ————– Lacazette

    Wilshere and Lacazette are worthy of the shirt. Walcott’s got a good record against Spuds, much better than passenger-Özil.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Arsenal would get trashed if they play with a four back formation again, because of Wenger’s obsolete predictable system and Arsenal’s lack of high quality players. I would rather see Arsenal play with the more defensive 3-4-2-1, to lure Tottenham in, then hit them with quick counter-attacks.

      If Arsenal have more skillful and more mobile players, and change their system, they could go back to a four back formation. It could be the old 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-1-3-2, etc.

      1. Juhi McLovin says:

        We will get trashed anyhow when Wenger’s in charge. We got trashed even when we played with 5 at the back. We got trashed with 4 at the back. Mind as well play with 3 defenders, can’t get any worse than 8-2 or 6-0, can it?

  5. Jeremy says:

    It will soon reach a point that we would rather have anyone else than AW.

    But the suggestion is kind of absurd. Esp this guy seems to have lost his aura already.

  6. Sue says:

    I can’t stand Maureen! But it’s got to the point where I want someone that knows what they’re doing! Someone who sets the team up to actually win a game & not make us look like a complete joke

  7. 4thplace_is_us says:

    Mou manager of Arsenal? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. gotanidea says:

    Piers Morgan is just like most Arsenal fans, he wants major trophies after witnessing a very long drought. That was why he would take Mourinho, even though Mourinho is notorious for using ugly and dirty ways to win, including badmouthing his own players, staffs and other managers.

    Maybe Mourinho would bring major trophies to Arsenal, but I don’t like to see a football team chases results without fair plays. I watch football to be entertained with open play goals and high level football skills, not to cheer for other people (the players)’s achievements.

    Rather than having Mourinho, I prefer to take Arteta as Wenger’s replacement in the next season. Arteta has been learning from Guardiola, he used to play in major European clubs (unlike Wenger and Mourinho) and has played for Arsenal.

    Arteta might struggle in his first season, like how Pochettino struggled in Tottenham during his first season. But I believe Arteta, as an ex-Barcelona player and Guardiola’s apprentice, could set up a better system as Arsenal’s new foundation.

    1. Ivan says:

      I like your iidea about Arteta. He was a very intellegent player and very influential with the other players. Also he will have a better idea of modern footbal than dinosaur Wenger,

  9. ThirdManJW says:

    Players like Ramsey, Walcott, Xhaka, etc, wouldn’t even get a chance to kick a ball under Mourinho, yet Wenger hands them all pay rises, and new contracts! Mourinho would see his team needs strengthening in midfield so he buys Matic. We needed strengthening upfront, central defence, and desperately needed a DM a few years back, so obviously Wenger buys Ozil. Says it all really!

  10. AmrD says:

    Can’t wait for Arteta to come back home and save Arsenal from this mess after he learns a few tricks from Pep. He has Arsenal DNA, and excellent leadership skills.

  11. Me says:

    I would take a used kleenex over what we have already.
    It really is that bad when I would happily take Mourinho at Arsenal – at least he has a history of delivering success.
    Wenger cannot even deliver exciting football anymore.
    Just spiritless performances, pinging it about, getting nowhere, losing and finding excuses – that is Wenger all over..

  12. the barrel says:

    Dont just assume that Arsenal fans want Maureen as coach. Who told you that? Maurinho plays boring football

  13. Ivan says:

    That incompetent bag of bones disgraced himself and Arsenal yesterday. He needs to go now. I am not a fan of Mauree and there are plenty of other options.

    1. Lunga says:

      I think Wenger babies his players too much whether they play badly or not their still in starting 11. I would love to see someone like Ralph Hussenhuttl of Liepzip or Simon Tuchelike.

      1. Ivan says:

        I think wenger is the ultimate micro manager who does not let his players take responsibility. In the normal working environment you can only get away with that if you are succesful (Wenger is not) otherwise you get kicked out.

  14. Avenger says:

    The fault for this lies just with the Wenger he is making many mistakes and consequently allowing the opposition an easy ride.
    It has been a long time since I saw Arsenal play well from the first minute to the last – this is surely down to a crisis of confidence among the squad. Arsenal’s problems are mostly mental, not technical.

    “Motivation is a major problem for several of Arsenal’s players – it’s clear that they aren’t always giving 100% out there. When the chips are down, several of them keep going missing. Sometimes talent wins you games, but sometimes spirit is also vital.”
    ‘Some of them do not seem to know what it means to wear that Arsenal shirt. ‘If Arsenal are to achieve anything this season, then the motivation must come back into the team – and Wenger is responsible for that
    Mourinho??? he is strong mine and will motivate the players good coach

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