Look, I know we don’t need to talk about Jose Mourinho anymore now that he’s been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, nor is this a Jose Mourinho blog, so this is probably the last time I’m going to do give an update on his employment situation for a while. But for those of you who expected that he’d land on his feet eventually as some sort of television analyst in the English football media ecosystem, then ding-ding-ding — you win the kewpie doll!
“It’s something new, it’s incredible.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 30, 2021
✅ A special Euros with the Special One pic.twitter.com/q0gIiwv79c
Yep, the Not-So-Special-Anymore One has joined talkSPORT as part of their coverage of this summer’s EURO 2020 competition. And if you watch that video, the opening 10 seconds or so are pretty much a microcosm of Mourinho, complete with weird facial expressions and smug assuredness that, yes, he really does want to be here, honest.
Mourinho’s return to punditry isn’t restricted to talkSPORT — he also has apparently joined The S-n as their “expert columnist” for the EUROS. Yes, this is correct and no, I’m not linking to that newspaper, but he apparently will “pull no punches” in his column.
If I were to be gracious, I’d point out that he’s actually a very good pundit as he showed in his stint at Sky Sports in between his Manchester United and Tottenham managerial jobs. And honestly, he’s well suited to punditry as he certainly knows the game. However, I’m still mad at him so I’m not inclined to be gracious, so I’ll just say that apparently Jose’s star has fallen sufficiently far that he’s now getting second rate media punditry jobs as well.