Why? Because El Gol Digitial are claiming that the Portuguese boss may be keen to take a look at him after working with the Spaniard during his time at Real Madrid.
We’re used to the hearing most ludicrous and bizarre claims as Newcastle fans, with our club becoming more and more of a circus by the day, but if you didn’t laugh you’d cry when it comes to this one!
Next we’ll hear Arsene Wenger is desperate to become the new Newcastle United boss because he’s always dreamed of working with Henri Saivet..
Rumours of Mourinho joining Newcastle themselves are barely credible – with it only remotely being entertained if we are taken over. But to link it to Joselu, who despite a good attitude and work rate has to be one of the worst strikers we have had in the Premier League era, is a new low for reporters.
Joselu was on the books of Real Madrid when he was manager but the idea he would want to keep him at Newcastle is laughable; this is a manager who is used to working with world class players. The fact we can secure any form of fee, even as low as the £2m reported, should be enough for Newcastle to sell.
Whoever the manager is, we need to upgrade our striking options, especially with Perez and Rondon gone. If we stick with the likes of Joselu, another relegation battle will surely follow but when stories like this appear, as we say, it’s better to laugh than cry than as Newcastle fan!