This is a guest blog from someone who prefers to be Anonymous. They disagreed with my blog about Mourinho being yesterday’s manager:
Sir, having read your piece about Mourinho I felt the need to correct you, or at least add what is a serious omission. The real reason that Mourinho may never manage a top club again is because he became too ‘English’ : there is no English coach at a top 10 club across Europe. WHY? I shall explain. But first:
Jose, in choosing United, chose the wrong club – a club that 28 years ago suffered a loss of form and a crisis of confidence. As nothing was learnt by the CLUB’S hierarchy then, so now, as Saturn Returns to Old Trafford, the club must go through the cosmic wringer again, including the coach.
Football is a global game but not in the way you think. It is a part of a bigger global game called Social Engineering. The 4 pillars upon which this game stands are: Education – a public unable to think critically, an economic system where debt masquerades as credit and credit is believed to be sound money, Politics, Psychological distraction and self alienation.
So what is wrong with the first pillar? you should ask.
As a clue, one example serves: As children the English are taught Darwin’s theory of evolution as if it is a fact – you must know it well: ‘the survival of the fittest’. An imagined world where species (by analogy, including humans) compete with each other for territory and resources – food, water etc: as a consequence the natural world therefore produces ‘Winners and Losers’. This is taught as scientific Truth. Being English and a product of the system you probably don’t know that the first person to publish the theory of evolution was Alfred Russel Wallace, a man of considerable intellect, common sense and compassion. A man from the Lower Class who supported workers’ rights and emancipation. He CONCLUDED that the main drivers of evolution were not competition but cooperation and adaptation to constantly changing environmental factors. A copy of his theory was sent to Charles Darwin for comment. Darwin – a chap from the Upper Class and a supporter of Empire – later published his own version with the said emphasis on competition. The English Establishment, heavily invested in Empire building, conquest and slavery, preferred Darwin’s version as it supported their politics and method of money creation/taxation and put it high upon the school curriculum. Debate was not allowed. Wallace’ version went nowhere, but it is ‘out there’ if you care to look and self-educate. How is that relevant to Mourinho and English managers generally?
Think about it. I will write again in 2019/20 when we all shall be meeting at the Fork in the Path. Until then, Farewell English.