Monday, July 22, 2013

Jose Mourinho Drops “Special One” Name; Now Calls Himself “The Godfather”

When the English press called upon the footballing gods to give them a manager that would keep every tongue wagging, the gods answered.

The answer: Jose Mourinho.

Back in England after a bittersweet stint in Spain with Real Madrid, the Special One is back for a second time with Chelsea. But in a recent press conference, Mourinho has decided to drop the Special One moniker for a new, boss-ier one. The Godfather.

‘Maybe I am just going to be the Godfather,’ he says.
‘I am one of the guys with more time in football,’ he said. ‘I have won all the English competitions and I think I’m the only European champion but that doesn’t matter. So, maybe I have a bit more responsibility on my shoulders. I have to be an example for everybody in terms of conduct and support, to be there for everyone when they need me.‘I have a c.v, I have status and I think they feel I am one of them, despite my passport being different, because I always defend them, their country and their football.’

The Godfather (we have to get used to this) also warned that this time would be different, and that no player was above being dropped from the starting line-up or sold.

Talking about John Terry, ‘He’s not safe,’ warned Mourinho. ‘He’s not safe and he knows he’s not safe. The only thing he knows is safe is our friendship, our relationship. Professionally, nobody is safe. Friends are friends but this is a business.

I have spoken to John,’ added Mourinho. ‘John has to work hard, give everything and the club will arrive at a conclusion. He loves the club. But he has to play completely free of that. I’m sure he’s able to do that, like Frank Lampard did.’

Lampard, Terry and Ashley Cole — stars of Mourinho’s original Chelsea team — are all out of contract next year and the manager admits his task is to balance regeneration and stability with success. No-one will be sold, he reiterated yesterday, Wayne Rooney is the only summer target and his tactical plans include restoring David Luiz to central defence and using Branislav Ivanovic mainly at right back.

‘For me, Luiz is a central defender,’ said Mourinho. ‘He can help the team playing in another position but he’s a central defender, no doubt about it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Paris Saint-Germain seal Cavani signing

The 26-year-old striker has finally completed his protracted move from Napoli and joins the French champions for a €63 million (£54.4m) fee Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli.

The Uruguay international has long been linked with an exit from Stadio San Paolo, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all previously linked with his signature.

However, PSG had leaped to the front of the queue over the past few weeks and the Ligue 1 champions have now announced the successful capture of the 26-year-old.

Cavani first moved to the San Paolo from Palermo back in 2010, and developed into a key player with the Neapolitan clubs, helping them to the 2012 Coppa Italia and a second-placed finish in Serie A last term.

He began his professional career with Danubio in 2005 and first moved to Europe two years later.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

He's Back!!!! Mourinho Is Officially Chelsea's New Manager

The Special One sealed a spectacular £40million four-year deal on Tuesday night.

A senior Blues source revealed: “It’s official Jose is a Chelsea man again! Everyone is delighted he’s coming back — the club, the players and the fans

“We are already looking forward to next season — we are sure it’s going to be very exciting.”

The Sun exclusively told you on May 3 that Real Madrid chief Mourinho was heading back to the Bridge.

And we can now reveal Mourinho finally put pen to paper during a two-day trip to London this week.

His cover story was attending the Crystal Palace-Watford play-off final at Wembley on Monday and visiting friends in the capital.

But the real purpose of the visit was to seal an emotional return to his beloved Blues along with right-hand man Rui Faria.

Now it is expected he will be unveiled next week in a blaze of publicity by the Europa League champions.

That is after he has taken charge of Real’s final game at home to Osasuna on Saturday, which will bring to an end his controversial three-year reign at the Bernabeu.

There is just time for the 50-year-old father of two to squeeze in a holiday with his family before starting work in earnest in July.

Mourinho’s first match looks sure to be the pre-season friendly in Thailand against the Singha All Stars XI, the kick-off to a Far East tour that also takes in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Then he will take the Blues to America for the International Champions Cup tournament which features two of Mourinho’s former clubs, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, as well as Everton, Juventus, AC Milan, Valencia and LA Galaxy.

Much is expected of Mourinho, who won six trophies in just three seasons during his first spell at Chelsea between 2004-07

Sunday, May 19, 2013

''I’m not jealous of Chelsea’s Europa League win, it’s a reward for failure'' – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, says Chelsea’s triumph in the Europa League is a “reward for failure”.
The Gunners London rivals, defeated Benfica 2-1 in the finals played at the Amsterdam ArenA, but the Frenchman was not impressed and called for UEFA to stop clubs from dropping into the Europa League from the Champions League.
When he was asked if Chelsea winning the trophy made him jealous, he replied: “No, no. You just wonder once again, you have two teams who are basically in the final who were in the Champions League.
“We raised that question many times at UEFA.
“Is it right to reward teams basically for failure? Their target at the start of the season was the Champions League, not to win the Europa League.
“The teams who go through to the last 16 of the Champions League don’t have a chance afterwards.
“If I had won the Europa League like Chelsea, I’d have been happy as well.
“It’s a trophy. But it would be easiest if no clubs from the Champions League dropped down. Then you can say that the teams who start the Europa League fight in it together.”

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