Jose Mourinho: Fans React As John Mousinho Is Set to Appointed Portsmouth Boss

Jose Mourinho: Fans React As John Mousinho Is Set to Appointed Portsmouth Boss

  • John Mousinho's potentially being the next Portsmouth boss has the net abuzz
  • Fans were quick to react thinking it was actually the successful Jose Mourinho
  • Mourinho is currently AS Roma coach and is tied down to a three-year contract

The football world reacted brilliantly, after news broke that John Mousinho had verbally agreed to become Portsmouth's boss.

Mousinho has never managed any club before and is actually still a player at Oxford United. He is expected to succeed Danny Cowley, who was sacked earlier this week.

But Mousinho's resume aside, which name did you read at first? Jose Mourinho, right?

Fans online revealed their amusement, with many believing it was the veteran head coach who was heading to League One.

The similarity between the two names confused fans and one has to admit, the headline or story has to be read more than once to ascertain that it isn't the Special One.

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Mourinho has not suggested any plans of leaving AS Roma.

@SpecSavers said:

"Definitely didn't read this as Jose Mourinho."

@Jamesm said:

"Genuinely thought that said Jose Mourinho at first."

@CaptEggcellent tweeted:

"I can’t be the only person that, at a glance, read that as Jose Mourinho."

@Sleepydave01 said:

"When you order your Mourinho from"

Mourinho's AS Roma is currently steaming hot and cold in the Serie A title race. The Giallarossi are seventh on the log with 34 points, 13 behind league leaders Napoli.

Mourinho's past comments on Arteta

At the same time, Sports Brief reported on old comments made by Jose Mourinho, in which he backed Mikel Arteta to lead Arsenal to Premier League glory, having re-emerged.

At the time, the experienced Portuguese boss predicted the Gunners would rise to the top of English football once again under the tutelage of the Spanish manager.

Mourinho made the comments at a time when Arsenal were enduring a rough patch, having suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of rivals Tottenham Hotspur, to sink as low as the 15th place on the Premier League standings.