Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Jose Mourinho Too Special for England
Jose Mourinho has elevated his 'SPECIAL ONE' tag to new heights. By rejecting the England Manager's job Jose has intelligently called them bluff and set the bar too high.
His decision almost makes the position of England manager become a jinx of sorts. By Mourinho doing another Big Phil (Brazilian Portugal manager Luis Felipe Scolari), the FA has been left with eggs on their face shredding the English pride like never before.
History is repeating itself right before our eyes in less than 15 months. Just like the the FA turned to second best Steve McClaren in 2006, so will they will have to suffer constipation from misplaced pride.
The FA has no choice but to settle for the diminutive and successful Italian Fabio Capello who despite limited English has an impressive CV with six trophies for every club he has managed from AC Milan to Real Madrid.
Jose must be well aware of his CV and what a better way to showcase personal pride rolled in tangible success. His energy would have been underutilized in being a national coach. The versatility would have hi bottle like a caged lion.
And so the search for England coach continues after unmasking the facade of fidelity to the Union Jack's flag.