Danny Mills has told TalkSPORT that he thinks that Newcastle United should appoint Jose Mourinho if they want instant success.
Mourinho to Newcastle?
Mourinho may have recently taken on the Roma job, but he has always spoken of the Premier League as his favourite division and a move to Newcastle could be tempting.
The Portuguese boss has always spoken very highly about the Magpies throughout his career, and had a wonderful relationship with Sir Bobby Robson.
With Newcastle now flushed with cash after their takeover, their managerial job has just become a very appealing one.
And Mills feels that the appointment of Mourinho would be a smart move for the Tynesiders to make.
Mills said: “If you give Jose enough money and allow him to do what you want him to do he will build you success quicker than, probably, anybody else.
“It’ll then fall down, but you can then build after that.
“Newcastle either go slowly, slowly. They survive, then they look to finish in the top half, then the top six.
“If they want to jump from survival this year to suddenly top four, I don’t see many out there better than Mourinho.
“You’d have to give him absolute fortunes, but he’s one of the only coaches I think could do that.
“The football might not be brilliant, but they would start winning games.
“I’ve probably upset Newcastle fans there, by the way.”
A good option?
Mourinho’s past success, which has led him to three Premier League titles, means that he is always touted to takeover at ambitious clubs.
However, his recent work at Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur has not been as impressive.
There are now question marks over whether Mourinho’s methods actually work in modern day football.
It must be said that he would still be an exciting appointment for Newcastle, though.
The Magpies have been accused of lacking ambition for some time, but if their new owners were to put Mourinho in charge it would be a move which would cause shockwaves across the footballing landscape.