So farewell, special one. I liked what Jose Mourinho brought to English football. I remember laughing from the posh seats at Old Trafford when Porto knocked United out and seeing his touchline theatrics.
However, it has also thrown up the debate again about "buying success" which he did. There's a good debate at Comment is Free, here, on why Kenny Dalglish was even more special for building a title winning team at Rovers.
I heard a great rumour last week up in Newcastle. Were Alan Shearer ever to become manager of Rovers, then an as yet untapped pot of Jack Walker money would be opened up for him to create a team to conquer Europe.