Notes on Jose Mourinho, Portsmouth, Carlo Ancelotti's Fury and More

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Notes on Jose Mourinho, Portsmouth, Carlo Ancelotti's Fury and More
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Jose Mourinho never fails to "amaze," does he? He always has something to say to make the media take his thoughts on just about anything. He always has gestures to do to make cameras wander searching for him at any time.

And Mourinho has recently been well...Mourinho. With his attitude towards Italians, to the thought of controversy against him with an imaginary "clan" and mafias after him.

But one thing is for sure, here. Italy is not the country for Mourinho. His "humor" is not appreciated there. Italy's culture loves respect and does not rate Mourinho's comments as anything more than pure arrogant.

Mourinho needs to go back to England where even the situation comedies seem to have Mourinho's humor in them them—with a very different English accent though.

And where would he go next? 

Liverpool? With the internal conflicts at the club and not enough money, Mourinho would surely snub a move to Anfield.

Manchester United? Ferguson is staying for at least two, three more years. It's hard to imagine than Mourinho would stay in Italy for long with his rants becoming unbearable for Italians.

Arsenal? No, that's Arsene Wenger's team.

Chelsea? Mourinho wouldn't want to go back to Chelsea after getting fired especially that he has a negative relationship with club owner Abramovich.

Manchester City?

Yes! In Eastlands, there will be enough money to start a Mourinho revolution there, a good club structure and Mourinho would be back in the country that gave him so much love. 

Mourinho would want a move to City where he will have the cash to spend freely, much like his days with Chelsea. Plus, Roberto Mancini is simply not the man for the job.

He does not have the powerful character nor does he have an eye for talent or the coaching or communicating skills to win anything in England with City. 

At his time in Italy, Mancini won the Serie A with a team that inherited Juventus' top stars after the Turin-based club was relegated in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal.

Meanwhile, Mancini had one the best sides in Europe when Liverpool ousted his team two seasons ago. He only won with Inter when Juventus and Milan were facing difficulties. 

And Mourinho, who replaced Mancini at Inter, would love to take the Italian manager's job again. This time, it's double the pleasure for Mourinho.


"Portsmouth have officially gone into administration", said the club's web site. The statement was written by a man who may have been fired moments after posting the news.

Pompey need cash and the fans' donations and prayers, along with Avram Grant's vows to fight on, won't help the poor, poor club.

But on a more serious note, it is really sad to see a team that won the FA Cup two years ago almost sealing relegation and going into administration with great debt.


Carlo Ancelotti was infuriated following a question from a journalist on the Terry-Bridge possible handshake on Saturday.

The cold-blooded Ancelotti said he has not seen a "drop" in Terry's condition (performances). 

It seems the manager was resting his eye-balls when Terry looked helpless as Diego Milito scored Inter's first goal against Chelsea last Wednesday.

If Terry's defending at that instance was not sloppy defending and a "drop" in condition, then what was it?!

Quote of the week: "I came to Inter as an honest man and will leave here as an honest man." - Jose Mourinho, the self-proclaimed "honest one."


Zahi Sahli

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