That's according to Diário de Notícias in Portugal who say the Blues have opened communication channels with Pini Zahavi to possibly negotiate the hiring of Jesus who has just won the Brazilian league and Copa Libertadores.
The report claims that Jesus, 65, is expected to leave Flamengo after the Club World Cup next month and he hopes to manage a "major European club" following his success in Latin America and spells with Sporting and Benfica.
If the link is true and Farhad Moshiri has set his sights on Jesus, he would have to wait until late December before he could bring him on board, leaving Silva in place for the next five or six games.
It would represent an uncanny repeat of history for Silva — it was Jesus who replaced him at Sporting in 2015 while the elder Portuguese has a link with the Toffees in that it was his Benfica side that destroyed David Moyes's Everton in the Europa League 10 years ago.
Nov 28 Update Jesus addressed speculation regarding his future, saying in quotes attributed to him by A Bola in Portugal: ""I don't know what will happen to my future after Flamengo. I know I have a contract until May. Then anything can happen.
"My focus is Flamengo. There is no possibility of communicating with me about another matter. They say many clubs talked to me. Even the World Cup has nothing, I do not talk to anyone.
"My focus now is on this project, this goal and Flamengo. I live the most beautiful year of my coaching career and I want to enjoy it to the fullest."
In addition, Latin American football observer, Tim Vickery, has said that it is his impression that if Jesus returns to Europe, he will have his eye on a club capable of challenging for top honours.
Original Source: Observador
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1 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:23:14
2 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:28:00
Another totally different name in the frame, well it keeps the ball rolling!
3 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:30:13
We do need a miracle after all...
4 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:32:32
5 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:33:05
I think there were 12 advocating for him... well, it's nearly Christmas.
6 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:34:47
The football would be poor under Jorge Jesus. The only interest would be with his eccentricities on the sidelines. You cant accuse him of being passionless.
If he came in and bought Bas Dost with him, Im putting my season ticket on eBay.
7 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:43:03
It makes sense as we have so many Portuguese speaking players to have a manager who can speak the lingo. This one makes more sense to me than the rest of the perennial losers linked to the job.
8 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:47:17
9 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:48:29
10 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:48:50
11 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:54:39
Im done l really am. What a shitty shitty year Ive had. Im going to volunteer southern Israel for months working with goats... along with my guitar to see if l can write a new album. I need some inspiration and Everton are killing my soul.
12 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:58:28
13 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:06:38
14 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:13:03
Sounds much more like it than the clowns that have been mentioned...even though Steve Ferns isn't keen!
15 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:13:48
It looks like theyll be more names in the frame, but surely this is Marco Silvas count down to the exit door after the Derby?
More and more it seems a temp, or will Farhad have to buy out an existing manager from his club?
It seems that Everton are one club who have a jettison fund for paying out their managers. Staggering monies wasted the last 3 years. Will the next appointment succeed, and do we all realistically believe that we can succeed as a club in the next 2 years?
Our criteria for success is now seemingly on staying up and making up the numbers in the EPL.
Lets hope the board plan and prepare for the next manager.
16 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:14:10
John, I only need to point to his league cup at sporting and Silva's Portuguese FA Cup with more or less the same team.
But that's glossing over his time at Benfica when he won 3 titles and reasserted them as the best in Portugal after Mourinho started a dynasty for Porto.
And whilst his football was not great at sporting, he played to the strengths of the players he had, and I'm sure we all remember Angel di Maria destroying us with Benfica when Jorge was in the dugout and they played sensational football.
And yes, If you read this Jay, it does pain me to say that.
17 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:15:20
It's probably all academic anyway, this is just another rumor in a sea of sharks looking to capitalize on a football news story.
18 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:18:25
19 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:23:46
20 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:24:47
21 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:26:38
22 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:27:48
After hours of toing and froing between Moshiri and Kenwright Moshiri stormed out of the boardroom and went to his personal office.
He was misheard when, through tears of anguish he was heard from behind closed doors crying "Lord Jesus, save us."
Just goes to show how things can snowball!!!
23 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:31:46
I know in modern times, anything that isn't the Premier League is considered 'inferior', but what he has done at Flamengo is testament of a manager who knows what he's doing.
I would be ok with this appointment. There is no need for a 'young' coach. Why? The idea of a young manager coming in, learning and developing, building a dynasty is as likely as Santa coming down a chimney at Goodison and giving Messi as a gift.
A 65-year-old manager who knows what is doing is better than a 40-year-old who doesn't.
We need someone to get us out of the rut, and make us respectable again.
And who knows, he could maybe attract Gabigol and Bruno Henrique with him.
24 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:35:45
25 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:38:32
Steve and I were playfully chatting about this just yesterday, not really believing it was a goer.
I don't have time to give this more attention right now, but when I can I'll detail why he isn't as awful as Steve paints him, correct some exceedingly ignorant posts some have presumed to make about JJ and just why this may truly have some legs and why it could work out very well for us if he does come to us.
Until the next episode...
26 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:45:37
I like the sound of him already.
27 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:46:32
And yes, I definitely glosses over how good the football was for Benfica. He didnt quite replicate that at sporting. He got more points than silva did and finished one place higher with largely the same side. Then sporting sold most of the side and he got inferior players and had one arm tied behind his back which stopped him from winning the league.
So yes, the guy is a legend in Portugal, depending on who you support. And his trophy haul is one of the best of all time for a Portuguese manager in Portugal. Mainly because he never really left until recently. He also got to two UEFA Cup finals.
If he brings Gabigol with him, wed certainly have some fun. Just not Bas dost.
28 Posted 26/11/2019 at 00:14:38
29 Posted 27/11/2019 at 00:21:37
As Brian says, if we are going for this profile then hire Wenger.
30 Posted 27/11/2019 at 00:30:12
We're talking about the wrong Manager.
31 Posted 27/11/2019 at 01:34:23
32 Posted 27/11/2019 at 01:59:21
Some basic facts to get out of the way first. He is an exceedingly fit 65-year-old, younger than both Pellegrini and Hodgson who manage in the PL. He won't be keeling over on the touchline any time soon as some flippantly believe.
He describes his English as 'beach English' and when I've heard him attempt English, it's barely comprehensible.
As Steve says, he isn't a statue on the touchline. He is pure box office. A complete nutter. He is just as likely to kiss a player on his head for doing something well, as grab him by his shirt and shout in his face for not following orders.
In 5 months at Flamengo, the fan base has gone from asking 'Who?' and 'Why?' to DRESSING like him as lookalikes in the match day crowd, as England supporters did with Southgate's waistcoat look at last year's WC. Such manager worship is not at all common. Every game, they sing for minutes on end 'Ole, ole, ole, ole - Mister! Mister!' in homage to him.
He had a modest career as a player before turning his hand to management. He was a natural. He worked his way up before becoming manager at the giant Lisbon club, Benfica. In the 6 seasons there he became their most successful trophy winning manager ever, 3 league titles (including their 1st back-to-back title successes in 31 years), 6 League Cups and two Super Cups.
He also reached two consecutive Euro League finals (they beat Juve in the semi-finals to reach one of them), dominated both games, but lost both (2-1 to Chelsea, on pens to Valencia).
Ironically, and extremely controversially, when Marco Silva left Sporting, Jesus 'crossed the park' to replace him. You can imagine how that went down with Benfica fans. Did it faze Jesus? Not at all. In his first Derby game his Sporting beat his ex-club 1-0 in the Portuguese Super Cup.
As a measure of his bottle, in the first league meeting between the two clubs at Benfica's stadium after the switch, watch the following video. He DELIBERATELY prowled his technical area for the full game, not once sitting down to shelter from all the debris and abuse the Benfica fans hurled at him.
His 'don't take a backward step' message translated to his team on the field: they stunned Benfica to lead 3-0 at half-time, which was also the final scoreline.
Name a Blue who would not enjoy that swagger from an Everton manager, watching his team win 3-0 at Anfield.
Some of you might recall the reason he left Sporting a couple of seasons back. The truly obnoxious club President actively encouraged Sporting Ultras to descend on the club's training ground where Jesus and a number of players were attacked and the facilities vandalised, all just days before the Portuguese Cup Final which they duly lost.
As a result of this, many very good players terminated their contracts with the club and left with Sporting collecting a fee. (Wolves were one of the big beneficiaries of this).
Jesus spent a year in Saudi Arabia where his club were crowned champions.
The following is another video showing the intensity he brings to the game from the touchline. You first hear him berating a player on the far side of the pitch for not doing want he wants. You next see him laying down the law to our one-time target, the teenager Renier Jesus, IMMEDIATELY on pitch at the final whistle. Then 3-4 other Flamengo players stepping between Jorge Jesus and the player on the receiving end of a verbal lashing (this was in-game, during a drinks break). Protecting Gabigol from an opponent in-game. Tapping opposition players on the cheek. He is like this ALL the time.
And you know what? The players LOVE him. What player doesn't like a manager who transforms them into champions? In that, he is similar to what some reported about the 'Howard's Way' movie, that the players said they would run through brick walls for HK.
As for some dissing his double at the weekend - winning Flamengo's only 2nd ever Libertadores (Latin America's CL equivalent) since 1981 and the time of the great Zico 38 years ago, and the Brazilian League (their 1st title in 10 years) - the competition is fiercer than some snobbishly presume.
It is nowhere near as high-scoring as the English PL as the following numbers show.
Following a poor start to this season with just 7 points from the opening 5 games, Flamengo sat 9th and were 6 points off the leaders, defending champions Palmeiras. Flamengo sacked the manager. A caretaker took charge for four games, but by game 9 Palmeiras had extended their lead over them to 8 points.
Enter Jesus just before the league shut down for a month as Brazil hosted the Copa America.
Portuguese coaches have not made an impression in Brazil, but in his 1st league game Jesus saw Flamengo thump mid-table Goias 6-1. Since then, their league record is P26 W 20 D 4 L 1 Pts 64 out of a possible 78.
An 8 point deficit swung around to a 12 point title winning advantage by game 34.
They equalled a league best of winning 8 consecutive games.
They have already equalled a league best of 81 points in a single campaign.
Their 25 wins in a single season is also a league best.
Their current goal difference of +43 is equal to the best ever recorded in the Brazilian League.
They need another 5 goals to add to their current 72 to record the most goals scored by any team in a single season.
Gabigol needs 2 more goals to his current 22 to register the highest return by a single goalscorer in a season. He has already surpassed the Flamengo club record of 21 by the legendary Zico.
All achieved in five short months under Jesus. They can improve on all of this with four games still to play.
Of course he will stay on with Flamengo for the World Club Championship in December, but then Brazilian football shuts down for a few weeks and his contract expires in May.
In the months of February, March and April there is the quirky State Championships clubs have to play. It is said Jesus has no appetite for such triviality and as I mentioned yesterday, even before this news broke, that, as well as he has done, there has already been talk that he wants to get back to Europe.
Contrary to what Steve says, his Benfica and Flamengo teams play an exciting high octane pressing game all over the pitch.
The FIFA World Club final concludes mid-December.
The source of this rumour is Portugal. They may have, as all media does, just joined the dots of different aspects of the Everton-Silva-Jesus situation and fabricated the whole thing. But it is a plausible rumour.
IF - a very big IF - there is anything in this and it comes to pass, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss Jorge Jesus as some already have in this thread.
He would absolutely demand and command respect. He would quickly get the team organized. He wants his team to play in his character: Full throttle and IN YER FRIGGING FACE!
And if he did come, I would bet my bottom dollar he would be pushing Brands to land him Gabigol.
This could prove to be a very interesting development indeed. Or...not!
33 Posted 27/11/2019 at 02:42:05
34 Posted 27/11/2019 at 03:05:11
you've brought me back to Jesus!!
In all seriousness we need a strong personality and experienced head to deal with this board and not tolerate Kenwright interfering.
I would be very happy with Ancellotti,Bielsa, Hiddink or Jesus from what you say about him.
And can those pushing Wenger please stop. He has gone on record as saying he would noy manage another premier league team out of respect for Arsenal. Now there is a man with principles.
35 Posted 27/11/2019 at 03:42:49
36 Posted 27/11/2019 at 04:11:43
37 Posted 27/11/2019 at 05:45:59
38 Posted 27/11/2019 at 05:51:52
39 Posted 27/11/2019 at 06:01:13
Whether this has mileage or not, it has been a pleasant and amusing diversion from the present dire state of affairs.
40 Posted 27/11/2019 at 06:17:46
Like a cross between Michael Bolton and Gordon Strachan
41 Posted 27/11/2019 at 06:47:30
42 Posted 27/11/2019 at 07:33:40
Raising the dead - easy
Walking on water - childs play
Getting Everton to defend set pieces - ?
43 Posted 27/11/2019 at 07:45:03
44 Posted 27/11/2019 at 08:22:05
Amateur hour rules the roost at Goodison with clueless Farhad being manipulated by scheming Bill who, apparently, still pulls the strings behind the scenes.
Moshiri just wants some Fancy Dan messiah wholl give him the sexy football he desires. Bill just wants his beloved David back to stroke his ego and guarantee him mid-table mediocrity. Maybe both of these clueless fuckers should sod off!
45 Posted 27/11/2019 at 08:34:06
46 Posted 27/11/2019 at 08:46:31
Perhaps we will get a "messiah" after all ?.
47 Posted 27/11/2019 at 08:47:16
Average manager who's been around quite a while. Only had real success when managing Benfica in a mainly two team league.
No experience of the premier and probably just looking for a nice pension fund at the end of his career.
got to look for a young up and coming manager.
48 Posted 27/11/2019 at 08:59:23
No premier league experience?
Working in the Brazilian league?
Now where should I start. ??
49 Posted 27/11/2019 at 09:04:00
50 Posted 27/11/2019 at 09:08:33
51 Posted 27/11/2019 at 09:34:49
Lets not let the truth get in the way of a good story.
52 Posted 27/11/2019 at 09:37:23
And Alex the Russian stooge.
Moshiri is not a director and uses his man to represent his wishes.
53 Posted 27/11/2019 at 09:43:01
54 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:01:21
I wish to fuck he would ask the Audience! 😁😋
55 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:08:38
56 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:09:17
This is the official list of EFC directors and confirms the correct spelling of said Russian's name:Link
57 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:12:46
58 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:17:22
Just stop pissing bout and make a decision!
59 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:25:53
An OAP head case with no PL experience and 'beach' English. Got to be an improvement for our joke club?
I love his passion, don't doubt his credentials with the clubs he's managed - but he seems a bit 'out there' for us at a time when we need a winner with a firm hand on the tiller.
We'd never be bored mind!
60 Posted 27/11/2019 at 10:39:12
61 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:11:33
A winner, Prem experience, multilingual and likely to be available if Napoli crash out of CL.
62 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:11:49
63 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:15:42
64 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:18:36
65 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:33:18
"Jesus saves. and Niasse fluffs the rebound (again)"
66 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:35:51
67 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:43:54
68 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:45:18
69 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:49:28
70 Posted 27/11/2019 at 11:53:12
71 Posted 27/11/2019 at 12:06:28
Moshiri was also the one who brought in the idea of a DOF, seems he didnt learn from the debacle that was Steve Walsh, as he replaced him with Marcel Brands. Its a failed system that as far as I am aware has never been successful in this country. I read with interest today Ed Woodward the CEO of Man Utd saying he had a difference of opinion with Mourhino on certain transfers. So someone who has never ran a football team in his life has influence over a manager who is one of the most successful in World football, you just couldn't make this up.
So Moshiri if and when you sack Silva do yourself a favour and send Brands packing as well. Then appoint a manger who has the final say on all transfers in and out of the club. We are still none the wiser as to whose brilliant idea was it to sell Gana Gueye probably the most influential player in the team last season.
72 Posted 27/11/2019 at 12:09:41
Marcos English is not great so “beach” English may cut it!
73 Posted 27/11/2019 at 12:10:30
Sounds a great character, but I would have reservations of him taking over a struggling club in the premier league mid winter and his English not good enough to communicate ideas freely. Could easily backfire.
Sounds like a manager that would need a good pre-season to acclimatize here and get his players drilled.
74 Posted 27/11/2019 at 12:17:11
Now I'm not a religious man, but I know who I'd prefer and it ain't our Davey.
I just read that Jesus only moved to Brazil and took over Flamengo in June, so what is it that we have to attract him to the North West, and the crumbling corpse of lowly Everton FC?
Answers on a postcard.
It's money isn't it.
75 Posted 27/11/2019 at 12:47:30
"Were is the nearest bar?"
"I think that lady has the nice Bristols?"
"I have got sand in my ice-cream!"
"Life is a beach!"
"Why these foreigners not speak English?"
Think I get the drift! Or is it the tide?
76 Posted 27/11/2019 at 13:11:43
77 Posted 27/11/2019 at 13:13:35
78 Posted 27/11/2019 at 14:11:27
79 Posted 27/11/2019 at 14:37:24
He'd be crucified!
I'll see myself out.
80 Posted 27/11/2019 at 15:07:36
One of the posts says he is a bit of a nutter. Fine by me, let the lunatic take over the ayslum. We need some fight on the pitch. we don't have bad players ( maybe Morgan sideways ) just get them playing. That may be a bit simplistic but is stilll thik the ols adage still applies
You have to fight for the right to play, before you can play
81 Posted 27/11/2019 at 15:25:39
I opposed, suffered the appointments from Martinez onwards. I started against all of them, until their demise.
It would be a welcome respite if I could root for someone please.
82 Posted 27/11/2019 at 15:44:43
Re 'Getting Everton to defend set pieces - ?'
Not sure how good he would be at improving us on that - crosses spring to mind :)
83 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:22:02
84 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:43:25
85 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:52:43
As the eds made clear at the top of the other thread they created, I am not promoting the idea of Jorge Jesus as the next Everton manager, or reporting that it's a done deal. I just offered a biog of the man as I am familiar with his work, having lived long-term in both Portugal and Brazil.
I felt honour-bound to correct some absurd superficial claims against the man by posters who clearly don't know him or the leagues or countries in which he has managed.
Now I've read some responses across both threads, I'd like to expand on some points.
First, the dismissive 'snobbism' to any leagues outside the major European leagues as a means to denigrate Jesus.
Yes, the Portuguese league has always been dominated by Benfica, Sporting and Porto. And what's so different in the last 20 years to the likes of the English PL, Spain's La Liga, the Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A and the French league? In the last 3 of those leagues, even before a ball is kicked, you can predict with confidence who will be champions.
The Brazilian league, by contrast, is fiercely competitive, with even the largest supported teams struggling to establish a dynasty and hold over 'lesser' clubs. There have been 10 different champions this century alone.
Flamengo, even as the biggest supported club nationwide (1 in 4 Brazilians are said to support them in a total country population of 210 million), have just recorded only their 2nd title in 27 years, only their second ever Copa Libertadores in 38 years. Jorge Jesus has ended that drought in 5 brief months, in a single weekend.
Palmeiras, another of Brazil's big four, had to wait 22 years to land the title again. Pele's Santos won 6 titles in 7 seasons in the 1960s with the Black Pearl. They've only won it twice since, the last 15 years ago.
The Brazilian league, then, is no 'gimme' as many of the lauded major European leagues are in which an exclusive cartel is pretty much guaranteed to land the title.
And Jorge Jesus isn't just ending Flamengo's trophy drought. He and the team are in the process of smashing almost every existing record in the league as my original post @ 32 points out.
I would also add that in the FIFA World Club Championship that only two confederations get preferential treatment and a bye to the semi-final stage: UEFA of Europe and CONMEBOL of South America. Clear evidence of how highly the region and its leagues are regarded by the footballing powers.
Now Steve Ferns and I both know Portuguese football well and are also both Sporting fans. It's good to see Steve (albeit grudgingly!) acknowledging Jesus is not as bad as he made him out to bit.
I was in Lisbon the night Benfica tanked us 5-0 with di Maria running riot against an admittedly injury-ravaged Everton. They did us 2-0 at Goodison, too. Plenty of Blues would have seen a very impressive Benfica rip us to pieces in both games.
Jesus could easily slip into the current Everton set-up as he favours a 4-1-3-2 or 4-3-3 formation. He doesn't neglect the defensive side as Steve suggests, but he most certainly does like to be on the offensive and play the game in the opposition's half.
Naturally, he made things difficult for himself by switching from Benfica to Sporting, but as one of the video links I shared shows, nothing fazes him. And he is SOOOO animated on the touchline. I struggle to liken him to anyone. Maybe a younger Martin O'Neil, or Gordon Strachen. But even they mellowed in later years. Not Jorge Jesus. He is full on mental every game. There are 30 and 40-year-olds who don't have the intensity and passion he brings at 65. That number is nothing to worry about.
With him, the players have no hiding place. They do it on the training game. They do it in game. Or they get hooked and don't play. Simple as. It is his way, or the highway. No compromise. EVER!
And sorry to do this to you Steve! But these are the comparative records of Silva's solitary season at Sporting and the following season under Jesus with, as Steve himself notes, pretty much the same players:
Silva: W 22 D 10 L 2 F 67 A 29 Pts 76 GD +38, Pos 3rd
Jesus: W 27 D 5 L 2 F 79 A 21 Pts 86 GD +58 Pos 2nd
Incredibly, Jesus' record that season remains Sporting's highest ever points return in the Portuguese league and would have won them the title most seasons, but they were pipped to the title by Benfica who registered there own highest ever points return (Jesus' ex-team, remember, just one year on).
Steve has a downer on Jesus because, as again he fairly notes, the barking Sporting President at the time (he insisted in sitting on the bench with the technical staff and subs every game) sold a load of players under him. As a result, Jesus completely modified Sporting's playing style and parked the Sequoia Tree aka as Bas Doost in the 'D' of the opposition penalty area and built the whole play around him, with the sole instruction of said Sequoia being to put the ball in the net. Sporting's football - and they have a heritage akin to our own 'School of Science' - was not, shall we say, aesthetically pleasing on the eye at this time.
There is some absurd statistic about Doost - an otherwise extremely limited player - scoring 70+ goals in his time at Sporting with a single touch, in the same way Jelavic did for Everton when he first arrived from Rangers.
Evidence of a limited coach, or a pragmatic one making the best of what he was left with?
His job with Flamengo will effectively be done and dusted before Xmas. Brazilian football effectively closes down until early February. The serious stuff only starts in May, by which time his contract with them will have expired.
Still only rumour and the only interest Brazilian media is reporting in him are offers from China. But he genuinely wants a shot back in Europe, admittedly with an established big club. But no obvious vacancies currently.
Pure speculation on my part, but a package which could see him installed at Goodison for the New Year and an insistence on bringing Gabigol with him (and the knowledge of future potential targets currently plying their trade in the Brazilian league) may not be the worst outcome for Everton in the coming weeks.
86 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:09:47
87 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:17:12
“Thats the way to do it”
“Three strikes for a teddy bear”
“Can you rub this cream on for me”
Im also confused how beach English works but he might find those phrases useful.
88 Posted 27/11/2019 at 19:04:44
The club needs a fire lighting under it and maybe a nutter like this will liven things up. Managers have a short life span, so a few short years with this guy at the helm would at least bring some much needed entertainment and a few memories. We are desperate for something to ‘happen arent we. Id be keen on Bielsa for similar reasons. Importantly, we may find it easier to keep our Portuguese speaking players happy (and not looking to leave) whilst potentially bringing a couple of very useful players with him?
He wouldnt be top of my list, but Im open to it.
89 Posted 27/11/2019 at 21:42:07
90 Posted 27/11/2019 at 21:47:53
91 Posted 27/11/2019 at 22:06:44
I did have my reservations about Jorge (especially about his 'Beach English')... but judging by his actions and passion I think that this can be overcome and this passion can be transferred to the players.
You have convinced me and his passion and enthusiasm will lift the whole club as well as the fans which is exactly what we need.
It is of course a gamble (can we afford such a gamble at this stage?) If it pays off it may just well transform this club, if not it could well be a disaster.
On another note, I see Dortmund lost tonight and Favre is under quite a bit of pressure at the moment. The next few weeks will be very interesting.
92 Posted 27/11/2019 at 22:18:59
93 Posted 27/11/2019 at 22:22:15
We've tried most things, so we might as well try a loon like Jorge Jesus.
94 Posted 28/11/2019 at 04:06:54
95 Posted 28/11/2019 at 04:12:31
96 Posted 28/11/2019 at 11:37:42
Seriously though I do think he may be one of the better options in terms of people available in the short term. Some of my fave picks are highly un likely to move till this summer and I don't like the idea of an interim being given half a season.
Give Silva to new year. Or Unsworth if Leicester and the derby go to bits. Tell Jesus to cancel xmas so he can learn English in a week or two and then perform an even bigger miracle by getting this Everton team into the top 7.
97 Posted 28/11/2019 at 11:38:01
I see some are wrongly referring to his name. He's Portuguese not Spanish. so in the same way it is Jose Mourinho and not "Ho-say" Mourinho, it's not "hor-hay hey-sus", his name is "Georgie Jay-sus" with the "su" part pronounced like the name "Sue". But as my Portuguese is "Beach Portuguese" (great phrase I'm not forgetting that one) I'll gladly defer to Mr Wood if he disagrees.
98 Posted 28/11/2019 at 13:10:23
99 Posted 28/11/2019 at 14:59:48
I certainly don't think he will go anywhere before the World Club Cup.
100 Posted 28/11/2019 at 04:16:56
101 Posted 29/11/2019 at 07:22:31
The best football we have played since the first Kendall era has been under Martinez. Given more time, and a strong (and probably obligatory defensive coach along side him), he'd be my choice above all other possibilities.
102 Posted 29/11/2019 at 12:59:17
103 Posted 29/11/2019 at 13:01:53
104 Posted 30/11/2019 at 05:35:29
105 Posted 30/11/2019 at 14:35:43
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