Mourinho takes final decision on replacing Benitez as Newcastle coach

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Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United boss,Jose Mourinho has been tipped to replace Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United after the club announced their manager will leave this  Sunday.

Mourinho who has been out of work since December, after departing Old Trafford has been linked with a Premier League return, as a replacement for old foe Benitez.

But the Portuguese has talked down the deal, stating he will not stand interest in fighting for survival.

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”The only thing that I know is what I don’t want: I am quite pathological in the sense of I have to play to win.

”Then, if I don’t win, then that’s my problem and the players and the club and the structure. But I need a project where the feeling is I play to win.

”If somebody gives me a wonderful 10-year contract and the objective of the team is to stay in the first half of the table and if you finish seventh, eighth or ninth, it’s perfect, then that’s not for me. That’s my nature.

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”My next [position] is to fight to win,” Mourinho told The Coaches’ Voice.

His decision has now put Toon owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley on the task of finding a new manager.

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