Oh Really?! Mou In London

28 Feb

Mou was spotted on the Kings Road in London by several people today and get this: BBC 5 Radio Live presenter Ian McGarry reports that he was house hunting.

Here’s another piccie of Mou with a lucky fan.  I’m interested to see what pictures/stories emerge from this.  I would miss him terribly if he left. I’d be gutted actually. I think he’s building something wonderful at Madrid.

But then again, he’s made no bones about the fact that he eventually wants to return to London, so perhaps he’s just buying a house for the (hopefully distant) future? What do you think, watishistas?

– Lozil

29 Responses to “Oh Really?! Mou In London”

  1. Manie February 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Noooooooooooo

    I really like Mou and the semblance (or actual, even) of control he’s brought to the club and the team. I’m afraid if he leaves the structure and power struggles and gossip will escalate again.

    And I like that we have a TEN point lead over the second-placed team.

  2. Heidi Kreizinger February 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    That would be a cryin’ shame if he left Madrid. He must think the Premier League is the best, which it is not. I say don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Well, why don’t we wait and find out what’s happening before telling him to take a hike, eh? We don’t know what he’s thinking.

  3. GinaM February 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    hahahah either that or he’s playing mind games on his mini vacation 😉

    • GinaM February 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      but I won’t lie I’d be really sad if he left, he’s done such fantastic things in Madrid he needs to stay for longer!

      • shiggers February 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

        I like your take on it. It’s all a joke. I’m going to go with that.

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

      I’d love it if he was just mindfucking us as usual.

      • manie February 29, 2012 at 10:15 am #

        That’s what my first thought was! But buying a house is serious business. I think. For me, at least…maybe for Mou, he’s preparing for his daughter going to college? How old is she?

  4. Tania February 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I would cry my eyes out and drown in my own pool of tears if he ever left

  5. Allison February 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    I think he’s nuts so I hope it is true. But I’m speaking as a 60% Cule/40% Madridista.

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      Well, 40% of you must recognize how he’s helped our team. The players love him. If he does leave, it’s going to have a major impact on them.

  6. Sasha Twen February 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Maybe he just saw the signs of the times and thought, the way the EU is looking right now, now’s the time to buy British real estate? 🙂

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      Ha! Always a good investment. He already apparently owns an apartment in London. Why not a house?

      • jellyace February 29, 2012 at 11:34 am #

        That was what I was thinking. It may be more of a way to invest to gobs of money he’s making at Real Madrid. Property values may be down in London so it might be a good time to buy. Maybe he’ll rent out the house while he’s still on contract in Madrid.

  7. M February 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    I would be gutted if he left. I really don’t want him to go as I’m loving the stability that he seems to have brought us. I’m so over the revolving round of coaches that we’ve had in the recent past. I want Mou to stay till the end of his contract as he’s said he will.

    *cries*

    Please let this not be true.

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 29, 2012 at 12:26 am #

      I think he’s gonna hold out for Sir Alex’s job. That’ll keep him around until the end of his contract. Fingers crossed.

  8. Dia February 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Maybe he’s thinking of retiring from coaching at the end of this season or the next and knows he wants to live in London.

    I don’t want him to leave I either 😦 . Maybe all this is just gossip and speculation. They love that over there 😉 .

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 29, 2012 at 12:28 am #

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just him winding everyone up. I can’t imagine him retiring from coaching any time soon. But he did say he wanted to end his career in England so it would make sense for him to buy there if he loves the country so much. I’m going with investment property until I hear anything different. Also, I can’t see him leaving the biggest club in the world before collecting some serious hardware. Doing any less would make the experience seem like a failure. This man is hella competitive. Toppling the mighty Barca? That’s the sort of thing that would definitely appeal to him. I can’t imagine him leaving before he has done that.

  9. Lena February 29, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    I really hope that it’s all just an investment that he’s making because he has millions so why not spend it on property in a country he clearly loves? I would be truly devastated if he left our club this summer 😦

  10. Anna February 29, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    i’ll be so upset if this is true, i think he’s brought so much to the club where it was lacking that control and confidence. but looking at those photos, it’s weird to see mou in a posed picture smiling- he looks happy to be there 😦

    • Anna February 29, 2012 at 7:49 am #

      although actually, i can’t see someone like him living on kings road, it’s not exacty very private, so i can’t see where they would have got house hunting from?

  11. Laurean February 29, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Well, I think it is inevitable that he will be leaving SOMEDAY, I just hope Jose doesn’t leave us until we are strong enough, or we get a new coach strong enough to keep our team together to beat Barca for seasons to come. You have to admit though, Mou looks so much better in England. That pic, he looks totally hot! His skin just looks…different. Maybe the suits would come back!!!

  12. jellyace February 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    BTW, Rui Faria got slapped with a 3-match ban for getting ejected from the Rayo match.

  13. mel February 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I’ve been hearing this roumor for quite some time. It seems it’s all the Danish commentators talk about when commentating a game.

    They say he’s been very clear in the Spanish press that he wants to retur to the PL at some point, and since Chelsea is not doing so well, he’s been said to be coming back after bringing the liga and champions league titles to RM. Which could be this summer.

    I don’t know if this is true, about Mou saying to the press he wants to return to England. I only refer to what the Danish commentators said.

    It would absolutely break my heart, if he left! Of course I don’t expect him to stay for 10 years, but I’m absolutely in love with what’s he created, so I would be heartbroken if he left so sone. If that happens, guess we’ll know how the Inter fans felt!!!!

    I read an interesting article about Chelsea struggeling to find it’s identity post Mou, so in order to become a successfull club again, and win the title they also want so much, the Champions League, they might bring back Mou.

    • mel February 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      There’s also the fact that the top bosses at RM does not agree with the style Mou has brought to the team. Before Mou, RM was about gentlemenship, and they never blamed refs for losses. If they lost, the team were to blame, not the ref or the people planning the league program.

      Some believe that Mou has created a RM against the whole world situation, and that everyone is against him. If the team losses, it is not the team’s fault, rather the refs, or someone elses.

      Before Mou the players would never speak badly about an opponent or a ref. They accepted things as they were.

      It’s a bit different now, and some of the older legends in the club disagree with the direction Mou has lead the team in.

      This is from a book by a Danish journalist called ‘Futbolmania’ about the Spanish League – the good with the bad.I don’t know if it’s been translated to English yet, but I know I’m buying it soon!!!

      • Jenny February 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

        I don’t think RM really cares about Mou’s criticisms of refs. They imply that they do – but they don’t. They’d probably prefer it if he didn’t, but that’s not the main issue they have with Mourinho.

        For years Arsene Wenger refused to come to Madrid because he would have had no control over signings, man-management and because the power-structure at the club was stuffed with needless hierarchy. Remember Pellegrini telling us after he left that he hadn’t spoken to Perez in 8 months – not a single private conversation? And that the players he had wanted to keep had all been sold?

        Under Mourinho all that has changed. The guy who was the gatekeeper was made redundant at the end of the season and given a golden parachute of 3 million Euros (Valdano). Even before he left, Mourinho had insisted on regular meetings and now sees Perez at least once a week. He asks to keep players and for signings.

        Some people complain about “too much power” – well maybe. The trouble is if you are Madrid and you treat people as badly as Madrid does – sacking managers who win league titles in the tunnel after the game is a good example – then you can’t expect a manager to take on all that ill-treatment without having some control over his time at the club. All that expectation that Madrid has has to come at a cost. If they want to blame coaches, then the coaches have a right to demand things be done their way.

        I like Mou’s management. He still has far less control than a manager in the EPL and just because things were “traditionally” done a certain way doesn’t make it good or right. In fact, things like that are often why clubs fail. Clearing out dead-wood like Valdano is the key to improvement.

        As for club-higher-ups not liking him. Reports out of Madrid are that they have never been better pleased with him. Two months ago that wasn’t the case. A ten point gap and some attractive looking football makes all the difference (and di Stefano always liked him anyway!).

        And oddly enough – managers with backbone like Arsene Wenger are now more likely to come since the structure has been modernized.

        • Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

          *clapping*

        • Em March 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

          *clapping*

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