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Mourinho vs. Heynckes

Mar 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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There are only two managers left in this year’s UEFA Champions League that have resumes which boasts the cup with big ears, Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho and Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes.

Mourinho is on a quest for his third title and coaching immortality after previous wins with Porto in ’04 and Inter in ’10, while Heynckes is looking for victory number two after winning the trophy ironically with Real in ’98. To rub salt into the wounds, Heynckes was fired 10 days later by the Spaniards. And you wonder why, Jose has had problems in Madrid!

Now we know that Heynckes is done at Bayern. Pep Guardiola has signed a fat contract and will take over at the Alianz Arena as soon as Juup leaves the keys in the drawer and exits the building, while if rumors are too be believed despite his denials, Jose will not be too far behind the German in looking for different employers come May.

Two great managers on the market at the same time will have the English Premier League salivating as the managerial-go-round will be looking to take full effect as soon as the European season ends.

So just who would you take as the next manager of your club?

The ‘Special One’ or ‘Osram’

One man, Jose, brings trophies but he’ll make your club hated and despised while the other Juup, will be so low-key, you’ll wonder just who’s in charge but success will surely follow.

Personality vs. sensibility. Arrogance vs. humility. Winning vs. winning…

Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, dare I say, United, are you listening, are you poised to move?

Who do you rate as the better manager…Jose or Jupp?

  1. billobrienschindimple - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    To suggest that Liverpool are looking to change managers in the summer is ludicrous. They got the man they wanted last summer. Sure it was a slow start, almost always is with a new manager and new players.

    BR should be quite secure in his position. Pool is playing really attractive footy at the moment, getting results, and doing so with a young squad. I would bet you my entire bank account that Pool doesn’t even sniff at either of these 2 guys.

  2. Nick Webster - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    There were three envelopes though. Two contained the names of Mourinho and Heynckes!

  3. wonka44 - Mar 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    What about Carlo Ancelotti? He only won it twice with two of the more memorable teams in recent history. That’s a pretty big blind spot there, especially when he has a team as talented as PSG’ this time around.

    This whole argument kind of has to start over again, although that wouldn’t allow for such lazy A vs. B comparison’s. This, and the Rooney and Wilshere pieces, isn’t what we’re used to seeing from PST.

  4. billobrienschindimple - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    @Nick

    Well played sir.

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