Man United Fans React to Jose Mourinho Taking Spurs Job, Speculate on Pochettino


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Like the name of that bizarre James Bond film that didn’t quite qualify for the 007 franchise, never say never again. Jose Mourinho, ahead of the 2015 League Cup final between Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur and a Chelsea team then led by him said would never even consider managing Spurs.

Citing an exit clause that prohibited him from managing in England for two years, Mourinho also said that his love for Chelsea supporters would inhibit him from even contemplating the idea of leading one of the Blues’ London rivals. Yet here we are, life comes at you fast, and Mourinho has taken the gig, just hours after Pochettino was sacked.

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It’s a really interesting development for United fans, on both ends. Their most recent ex-manager is now back in the Premier League, with Spurs and United facing each other in just two weeks from today. Additionally, one of the most rumored MUFC managerial targets in recent years is now available on the open market.

With the Red Devils off to a disappointing start this season, there could be some heat on current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and if the results continue to underwhelm, then chatter about potentially bringing Poch in could ramp up again.

It’s all made for a lot of Mourinho and Pochettino chatter on Twitter today, so with that in mind, here are some of the better, funnier and more thought-provoking tweets that we’ve seen on these topics.

We certainly expected a tweet like the one above; especially so with Matic frozen out at United and likely to leave.

Mourinho working for Daniel Levy could bring a lot of unintentional comedy, as you have a manager who always demands a lot in player acquisition resources working for a guy who hates to spend money. Who knows, Mourinho might even get his notorious “third season syndrome” early in this setting.

Here are a few more tweets you should see ICYMI.

It’s going to be fun to watch- that’s for sure.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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