The best José Mourinho image rights jokes as Man Utd talks stall

Special One's succession of LVG in Old Trafford hot seat hits unusual snag.

This man's move to Man Utd led to an outbreak of José Mourinho image rights jokes
MONEY-SPINNER: Mourinho (Image: Tsutomu Takasu)

As news broke that his move to Manchester United has hit an unusual snag, these were the best José Mourinho image rights jokes.

Having agreed personal terms, the self-proclaimed Special One is still expected to succeed Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford hot seat – but only once this commercial issue has been resolved.

In a development that’s bound to be seen by many as an indictment of the modern game, it transpires that United’s sponsorship deal with Chevrolet conflicts with Mourinho’s role as an ambassador for Jaguar.

Nevertheless, there was still much to enjoy in the form of the following José Mourinho image rights jokes:

Mourinho/MUFC deal is currently being held up over image rights. Something about The Special One, perhaps? pic.twitter.com/lVecPNWA7I

— Onefootball (@Onefootball) May 25, 2016

Apparently Chelsea have Mourinho's image rights… That means Manchester Utd will not be able to put the image of a snake on any merchandise

— SWH (@MadMontana) May 25, 2016

Only solution to this image-rights fuss is for Jose Mourinho to be forced to use a Pro Evo-style alternative name at United.
Jorge Moulonho.

— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 25, 2016

Turns out Chelsea own the trademark ‘Jose Mourinho’, so Man Utd have taken matters into their own hands… pic.twitter.com/knq6IzHUUC

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 25, 2016

Congratulations to new Manchester United manager Osjay Mourinho

— Graham MacAree (@MacAree) May 25, 2016

Touch keeping the image rights. Those Mourinho-shaped air fresheners they had in the megastore must be a brilliant money spinner.

— J.J. Reid (@JJReid13) May 25, 2016

Jose Mourinho's image rights have signed for Vitesse Arnhem on loan for twelve months. #cfc #mufc #vitesse #eredivisie

— Glauber Berty (@GlauberBerty) May 25, 2016

"Good read on the Mourinho/Chelsea image rights issue" is an oxymoronic sentence.

— Jason Davis (@davisjsn) May 25, 2016

mourinho deal apparently held up due to image rights/commercial rights issues… I absolutely hate modern football…

— Ash Jones (@Jonesy__89) May 24, 2016

I bet Chelsea are demanding De Gea for Mourinho's image rights #mufc

— Gavin Woods (@Gavmundo) May 25, 2016

@PeleWasAFraud @LFC_19YearWait Image rights holding up the Mourinho deal! Oh Please! Egotistical tw*t is hardly an image to negotiate!

— Bart Hobson (@BartHobson) May 25, 2016

The way out of this #Mourinho image rights conundrum is to rename him by deed poll. Joe Moore will work nicely. #MUFC.

— Clive Gritt (@TheCliveGritt) May 25, 2016

If Mourinho doesn't own the image rights to his own name, maybe he could change it to Cuntbag Shitcoat by deed poll. Just a thought. #MUFC

— Martin Skyba (@Skyba1982) May 25, 2016

Gonna kick back in my Mourinho lingerie, light my Mourinho candle, crack a few nuts and stick Jose on the gramophone pic.twitter.com/YdzdgbvWRn

— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 25, 2016

Issue with Mourinho's image rights is he's demanding this one be exempt from all future meme-ing #mufc #cfc pic.twitter.com/C4niGGMSjJ

— Football Burp (@FootballBurp) May 25, 2016

You announce Mourinho. https://t.co/uo7yJCKKyM

— Lou Macari (@LouMacari10) May 24, 2016