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Roberto Carlos and José Mourinho when Chelsea boss was at Real Madrid

Football legend Roberto Carlos is approaching coaching career and he admitted his inspiration in this new role is Chelsea boss José Mourinho.

As a coach, I would like to be like Mourinho” stated the former Real Madrid and Inter player while speaking to Spanish newspaper Marca.

Then he continued speaking about Real Madrid managers: “I didn’t like the sack of Carlo Ancelotti [from Real Madrid] as well as the ones of [Vicente] Del Bosque and [Jupp] Heynckes.

At Real Madrid there is a mentality that if you haven’t won a trophy for a long time, there is a big crisis. The same if for Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester United or Manchester City.

Speaking about Real Madrid new boss, ex Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez, he said: “Benitez is a good manager, I wish him the best at Real Madrid“.



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Rafa Benitez managed Chelsea in 2013, winning Europa League

Ex Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is very close to become new Real Madrid coach.

The rumour was confirmed by Real Madrid vice-president, Eduardo Fernandéz de Blás, during an event last Saturday, when he’s reported by AS to have said:

“I’ll tell you one thing, Carlo Ancelotti is a real phenomenon. We give our thanks to him. Until three days ago, he was, for me, the best coach in the world, just as two years ago it was José Mourinho, and as from this week will be Rafa Benítez.”

Benitez managed Napoli for the last time yesterday and then announced he has intention to leave the Italian club.

A curiosity: all the last three Real Madrid coaches – Mourinho, Ancelotti and now Benitez- were also Chelsea bosses.

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New Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp could manage a Premier League club next year, that’s what Chelsea legend Michael Ballack revealed during an interview to Sport1.de:

There are several indications that suggest he will coach in England at some stage

“There’s speculation about it in England and it would make sense also for him to go to England.

“He coached one of the best clubs in Germany, he’s an open coach who enjoys international acclaim for his successes and the way he coaches. And he speaks English.”

About his future, Ballack claimed:


If I do start (to coach), then I’ve got to be fully committed to it. It could happen at any time, but then that does not necessarily mean that it has to happen.

“At the moment, there is nothing definite. I am dedicating my time to other things and then maybe it will just happen. Or maybe not”.

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Wenger’s record against Chelsea manager José Mourinho is awful, with 7 defeats and 5 draws in 12 games against the Portuguese manager in his two spells at Chelsea.

Despite this, the French coach is optimistic for the upcoming game that can decide an entire season:

I think we have not always lost in 12 attempts. We have been close. Having said that, the result on Sunday will just be down to the performance on the day. We are on a good run and we have an opportunity at home to beat them and we want to take it”

“We have a good run of form and good belief and solidarity. We have passed many tests recently when we were questioned. We have another test on Sunday that we want to pass”.


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Diego Pablo Simeone

Speaking for Goal.com website Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone praised Chelsea, stating there is a huge gap between Mourinho’s side and the Premier League ones, that is the main cause of the European Cups disaster of the English Clubs:

“I am surprised there are no English clubs left in the Champions League – English football has enormous potentianl with its footballers and also its financial clout”

“The fact that there is no English team left in the last eight of the Champions League or in the Europa League is a wake-up call for the Premier League to look at why it is that, despite their great economic power and with all the many great footballers playing in England, Chelsea are so far ahead of everyone else and why they have no teams left in Europe”

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José Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Jose Mourinho looked quite satisfied after the very important victory over Manchester United this evening at Stamford Bridge: now Chelsea are 10 points clear of Arsenal -that are second in the table and today were playing the FA Cup semifinal against Reading, so they got one game in hand too- and next weekend they will face the Gunners at the Emirates, another crucial game on the route to the title.

But today’s win was another step toward it, and the players seemed very happy after the referee blew the final whistle, celebrating in the end of the pitch, so Mourinho was immediately asked about this in his post-match press conference, and he explained:

The celebrations were because we beat one of the biggest teams in the world: I understand that. The players gave everything to win the game and they felt the result of the work they’d done all week to prepare

The team were fantastic. I’m the one that knows how fantastic they were because the game was exactly what we wanted. When you manage to play the game you want to play, it’s fantastic. The players were magnificent, on top of that Eden had that magic the top players have, especially in big matches

Obviously he was fundamental  for us but Cahill made an amazing block on Falcao, John Terry was amazing, the keeper was there for us all the time, Azpilicueta was for me the best player on the pitch and Ivanovic was fantastic. Matic worked like an animal, Zouma put Fellaini out of the game, our number 11 [Drogba] was another animal, fighting against two kids young enough to be his sons. Hazard was what you know, Oscar worked fantastically well, Ramires came in and gave us what we needed, Mikel came in for two minutes and held the ball”

Mourinho revealed Willian had been ill for the two days leading up to the game

Willian coming on was a bonus I wanted to give him, he’s been in bed for two days and today he came straight from his house, making himself available to give us some help, he was fantastic

Then Mourinho spoke about the next two games, that Chelsea will play away from Stamford Bridge ( Arsenal and Leicester)

It’s three more points. Obviously every point we get now, every victory we get, is one step in the title direction

We need to win matches. What we can say is that we play for nine points at home, we can be champions just from the matches we play at home. But obviously if we can get points away it’s better’.

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Chelsea U19 manager Adi Viveash expressed his immense joy and pride after he saw his side win the UEFA Youth League, the most prestigious trophy in Europe for academy sides, after the 3-2 victory over Shakthar Donetsk yesterday.

An Izzy Brown brace and Dominic Solanke goal was enough to claim the win, with the Young Blues showing huge talent. Viveash said:

“We started the game brilliantly and scored a great early goal through Izzy but then we took our foot off the gas a little and you can’t afford to do that against teams of this quality. Shakhtar then stepped up their game and got a justified equaliser but we did respond well with another strong spell before half-time.

‘We started the second half in the same improved way we did against Roma [in the semi-final] and worked the ball a lot better, scoring two more good goals early on. We dominated the second half and Shakhtar struggled to handle us but then so has every other team we’ve played which is why, when we’re on form, we’re the best.

We’ve scored 36 goals and conceded six in 10 games in the competition and that’s an amazing achievement.

The Chelsea side also won 4-0 against Roma in the semi-final, as well as beating Athletico Madrid, Zenit, Sporting Lisbon and other sides on their journey to lift the trophy.

Their manager went on to say: “It was almost a faultless performance today from a group of young players and we’re the first English team to win this competition now, which is something that nobody can take away from us. The group have really stuck together, regrouped after the Schalke defeat in the group stage and came strong again.”

Viveash amditted that the support from players’ families and Academy staff in the crowd made a big difference and claimed that it was difficult to control his emotions when presented with the trophy after the game.

“Their support means so much to us. Going up those steps and seeing all those faces here nearly got to me and I found it a little bit difficult emotionally.

“I’ve been here eight years now and I took some of these players as Under-12s so for us to win an Under-19 Champions League competition is a wonderful achievement. The whole club should be immensely proud of them.”


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