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Mourinho takes himself out of the running for Everton job

| Tuesday, 21 March 2023 42comments  |  Jump to last
It's unclear just how much, if any, interest there was from Everton in interviewing Jose Mourinho for the managerial vacancy at the club but the Portuguese has ruled himself out for now.

Mourinho was hired by AS Roma after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last year and is already under a degree of pressure with the club sitting seventh in Serie A, outside the European qualification places.

A report in Italy yesterday claimed that Mourinho had rejected the notion of talking to Everton about succeeding Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park and Sky Sports, having trumpeted the fact that the 58-year-old was high on the Blues' shortlist this only afternoon, are now echoing the suggestion that he has no interest in the position.

Sky report that Mourinho's camp say he is "committed to the job he has begun at Roma and will not consider any offer from Everton at the moment."

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Alex Short
1 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:40:52
Thank God, another mercenary dinosaur 🦕
Gavin Johnson
2 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:43:50
That's a relief
Peter Neilson
3 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:44:32
Blimey two bits of good news in three days. Things are looking up.
Johan Elmgren
4 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:45:42
Amen to that, lads...
Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:45:50
A sentence I never expected to write in my lifetime:

Thank you, Jose Mourinho.

Dale Self
6 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:49:14
Drats, I was hoping he would consider my offer for him to do one.
Danny Baily
7 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:49:25
A third dinosaur in a row would well and truly have finished us off.
Bill Gienapp
8 Posted 18/01/2022 at 19:52:35
Ancelotti... Benitez... Mourinho. Has Moshiri watched any football over the past 7-8 years?
Pat Kelly
9 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:02:28
Thank God. It's Goodison Park not Jurassic Park.
Dave Williams
10 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:05:41
We need a hungry manager who is looking to make a name for himself not yet another one on the way down but chasing another payday.
Hugh Jenkins
11 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:06:51
It assumes, of course, that we ever had any true interest in him in the first place?

You know what these journos are like.

Vacancy at a Premier League Club - who is avaiable and who is under pressure at the club they are at currently?

2+2 = 5.


Gives egos' like his a chance to turn us down before even being asked.

Dan Parker
12 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:09:13
Hopefully Dunc will get a raptor-ous applause Pat.
Tony Everan
13 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:13:31
I thought this was a media piss take anyway. In the same realms of popularity as Roberto Martinez for the job.
Anthony Murphy
14 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:25:36
Myers was reporting on this, so may have been some truth in it? What it shows if there is any truth in this, is that Moshiri is a law unto himself and still wants the Hollywood type manager - the last thing we need. I don’t think we’ve heard the last on Martinez either.
Barry Rathbone
15 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:39:11
Always wanted him here we don't just need to win stuff we need to rub the neighbours nose in it ~ Jose's forte.

His record is best fighting the aristos not being one of them our chippy bitterness and hatred of anyone and everyone would be an asset to a man like him.

Trouble is he can spot a duff deal a mile away which is a pity because he could have reignited this club in 5 mins flat if Mosh hadn't blown the kitty and loaded the BMD albatross around our necks.

The return of relative penury rules out the likes of Jose.

Keith Gleave
16 Posted 18/01/2022 at 20:40:11
It’s a no from him, thank god.
Paul Hewitt
17 Posted 18/01/2022 at 21:17:31
Why cant the board just give it to Ferguson till the end of the season and stop all this uncertainty. The squad looked much happier today in the training video. And seemed to be doing more pressing work.
Mike Brownlow
18 Posted 18/01/2022 at 21:36:13
Only sky bet propaganda that he was ever involved...but fortunately he's not interested thank god
Robert Tressell
19 Posted 18/01/2022 at 21:47:20
John Gregory and David O'Leary both also confirmed they're both looking at other opportunities.
Steve Carter
20 Posted 18/01/2022 at 21:52:16
There is a God.
Paul Birmingham
21 Posted 18/01/2022 at 21:55:59
Hopefully this was rumour.

No more has been sat Everton FC.

Colin Glassar
22 Posted 18/01/2022 at 22:28:51
Nicholas Howard
23 Posted 19/01/2022 at 00:50:03
Hooray 'GREAT' news .
Don Alexander
24 Posted 19/01/2022 at 01:04:06
Can someone in the club please inform Moshiri that Jock Stein is dead.

If he even now needs to hear it, there's a limit on the level of incompetence true fans can endure,

Paul Swan
25 Posted 19/01/2022 at 07:35:24
There is an article on the BBC about Mourinho, asking if time is running out for him there.

It could have been written word for word about Everton just with the names changed. Inherited a bad squad, no concentration in defence. Absolutely not what we need here.

Robert Tressell
26 Posted 19/01/2022 at 08:29:40
Presumably, we're all hoping for a manager (probably after an interim appointment) who will stay for about 3 years or more.

Most established mid-tier managers (below managerial Royalty like Simeone) seem to last about 18 months or so. If we hire someone from this tier, like Garcia or Fonseca, we're hiring someone with a track record of being sacked. We're not hiring a squad builder or someone who will create a dynasty. The same goes for a guy like Mourinho who just doesn't have the drive anymore (I don't really buy the idea he is now outdated tactically).

Arsenal might have shown us the way forward with Arteta - picking up a coach rated exceptional and then sticking with him through thick and thin.

It is high risk too though, because Arteta might have taken us down before we saw the rewards of some patience.

There are excellent coaches out there like Dortmund's Terzic who was strongly linked to Palace and Spurs.

If we go down this route then we need to reinstate the DoF model and, maybe more important than the new manager search, replace Brands.

Rob Baker
27 Posted 19/01/2022 at 08:59:37
Thankfully "The Special One" doesn't want to work for us. That will have saved us one busted flush. There's still a big list of ghastly British managers Moshiri can consider:

Megson, McClaren, Hughes, Pullis, Pardew, Bruce, Brown etc.

Geoff Lambert
28 Posted 19/01/2022 at 10:38:28
There is a up and coming manager in the Championship playing exciting attacking football and has his team scoring for fun and top of the league.
Hang on a minute!!!
Chris James
29 Posted 19/01/2022 at 12:24:53
Thank goodness - I think Mourinho would have been a terrible appointment.
Martin Reppion
30 Posted 19/01/2022 at 13:10:11
Last time we won the league we had an ex Everton player as manager.

Last time we won the cup we had an ex Everton player as manager.

Why is it that many people on here don't like the idea of ex Everton players coming in as manager?

I know the game has moved on. But it seems that people with an affinity for a club tend to last longer and are less likely to be drawn away by the lure of (say) Real Madrid. This in turn makes it more likely that you will get the chance to see planned progress.

This is a no-brainer for me. Big Dunc in charge until the end of the season, which I am sure he will take. He doesn't strike me as having a Big Sam style ego that would need an 18-month mega contract.

Review meeting in May to decide if he stays in charge or we phone Derby.

Joe McMahon
31 Posted 19/01/2022 at 13:26:10
Martin, that is true but we don't win that much anyway, compared to some. Like many, I grew up with Liverpool's bootroom culture and the trophies they won, Bob Paisley particularly. But look at them now... they ain't doing too bad, and Pep certainly never played for Man City.

It's probably coincidental more than anything, the esx-Everton player connection. What I do know is Rooney and Lampard ain't stuck in the past and like attacking football. So does Duncan; it's just we've never seen him manage a team over a period of time.

I'm just glad it won't be Mourinho.

Mick O'Malley
32 Posted 19/01/2022 at 13:46:57
Thank god for that. He's the last manager we need here.
Matthew Williams
33 Posted 19/01/2022 at 15:42:02
Good news at last,he's now lost his edge and would be too self centered to address our main problems on the pitch.

Let's see how Dunc and his assistants can do before making any rash decisions this time eh Mosh!.

Really looking forward to the Villa clash now,just believe Blues and put a shift in please.

Derek Knox
34 Posted 19/01/2022 at 17:30:57
This is Special news to us fans !

I have always maintained that Mourinho, even in the early days was a good Manager, ' was ' being the operative word. However he was also a chequebook Manager and lucky enough to be at Clubs where he was almost given a blank one. I also believe there is a certain element of luck in that too !

Going out and buying the best players in the World, is no guarantee that they will all be able to play together as a unit ! Maybe I am discrediting him unfairly, but I won't be shedding any tears that he has declared he will NOT be joining us.

Drew O’Neall
35 Posted 19/01/2022 at 20:53:05
Don’t want him but he’d sort that defence out.
Mark Andersson
36 Posted 20/01/2022 at 00:42:57
It would never have worked – the battle of the egos.

There's too many at Everton... that's the problem!

Rick Cole
37 Posted 20/01/2022 at 11:39:23
Ange Postecoglou. I've seen Ange be questioned many, many times. He has proven himself to be pure quality every single time. Exactly what we need!

If only Everton could look past the blatantly obvious. I believe Ange could turn around what is honestly now a train wreck!

Brendan Fox
38 Posted 20/01/2022 at 13:27:06
Thank fuck for that as Mourinho is yesterday's man, a busted flush of a manager, all he is good at now is losing a dressing room and it's not like our players need any help with that...
Francis van Lierop
39 Posted 20/01/2022 at 14:36:13
Excellent news.
Trevor Powell
40 Posted 20/01/2022 at 19:24:03
I think the 'AFSW' (After Fat Spanish Waiter) period is becoming more embarrassing than the last 7 months.

Every day, we always seem to hear that Moshiri's latest crush is a 'Hollywood' manager. We've been shafted by Ancelotti, conned by Benitez and we still keep looking at more of the same!

Martinez (again!!!!), Mourinho – the absolute busted flush who seems now to be on the verge of a separation from Roma! Then we have the mini-Hollywooder, Frank Lampard, who would only be using us as a stepping-stone to get back to Stamford Bridge!

Fortunately, we have not been threatened with the spectres of Allardyce, Koeman and Rob's (#27) list of unemployed perpetual failures:– Megson, McClaren, Hughes, Pullis, Pardew, Bruce, Brown etc!

I am surprised that Moshiri's all-time fave has not been mentioned, ie, Marco Silva, who seems to be ripping up the Championship with a team that cannot stop scoring goals!

Alexander Murphy
41 Posted 20/01/2022 at 19:37:00
Magic !

Any other has-beens and never-was bellends want to opt out ?
kenwrong ?
Mish-mash-Mosh ?

More the merrier

Bill Watson
42 Posted 20/01/2022 at 22:42:21
Best news this week!

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