Football fans get excited that Jose Mourinho was set to become new Portsmouth boss… only for hopes to be dashed | The Sun

Football fans get excited that Jose Mourinho was set to become new Portsmouth boss… only for hopes to be dashed | The Sun

FOOTBALL fans were hilariously left confused after believing Jose Mourinho was set to become the new Portsmouth manager.

The south-coast side are still searching for a head coach after sacking Danny Cowley earlier this month.


According to Sky Sports, the League One outfit have made Oxford first-team coach John Mousinho their No1 target.

But the interest in the 36-year-old, who is also still a player at Oxford AND chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has left some football supporters in a muddle.

At first glance, several fans thought it was former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham manager Mourinho that was being lined up to take over at third-tier Portsmouth.

Reacting on social media, one person said: "Jose: I see what your parents did there 🧐".

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While another added: "Had to read that twice!"

Specsavers' official Twitter account then got involved, replying: "Definitely didn't read this as Jose Mourinho".

To which someone else responded: "I did, can I please have a free eye test? 🙃"

Portsmouth have dropped to 15th place in League One following a run of 10 games without a win.

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Meanwhile, Mourinho's Roma currently sit sixth in the Serie A table, three points adrift of the top four.

And the self-professed Special One recently revealed he rejected the Portugal job following Fernando Santos' exit – a role Roberto Martinez eventually landed.

The ex-Real Madrid boss said: "The fact the president of the FPF said that I was not his first choice, but his only choice, makes me proud.

"But I decided not to go. I'm here and that's what matters."

Mourinho is under contract with Roma until the end of the 2023-24 season.

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