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Chelsea have announced that Carabao will be their principal training wear partner in a three year sponsorship deal.

Starting from next season, the Thai energy drink will be worn by Chelsea players and staff on all training kit at Cobham and press conferences.

The details of the deal have not yet been released, but Chelsea’s Managing Director Christian Purslow said this in a statement:

“We are delighted to form a new partnership with Carabao which represents the first time a football club has welcomed a new partner as its training wear sponsor.

“We are confident that adding Carabao to our family of global partners will, under Financial Fair Play rules, further enhance our competitiveness on the field while growing our popularity still further in Thailand where the club has always enjoyed incredible support.”

Sathien Setthasit, the chairman and chief executive of Carabao Group PLC, said this:

“I feel delighted to be a part of the Chelsea family. For the past ten years Chelsea has been one of the greatest teams in the Premier League.

“We are looking to expand into the world market and have found Chelsea to be a good partner to take us worldwide. I believe the partnership between Chelsea and Carabao will take us to the world and help us become very famous from now on.”

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Japanese star Yoshinori Muto

Yoshinori Muto was linked to Chelsea after the London club announced a new shirt sponsorship deal with Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama, that is supposed to be worth £40 a year for the Abramovich club.

This commercial deal brought them to accept some terms, as touring Japan after the end of the season or bring a Japanese player in their squad.

The deal are far to be official, but also Mourinho admitted that are both possible.

Muto is currently playing for Tokyo FC and is by far one of the best Japanese players around, but when asked about his possible move to Chelsea he seemed not very enthusiastic:

“I want to think about it carefully. Where can I go to develop? A team that suits me, where I can play and develop. I’m thinking about that, and for now, I just want to take my time and think it through”

He continued speaking about his promising start of the season in the Japanese league:

“Four goals in five games is a good start, but I’m not satisfied with that, and I want to improve myself”

“If I can get the ratio to more than a goal a game, then I will be able to become a better player, so that’s what I’m aiming for”.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea manager José Mourinho is the best paid manager in the football world.

The Portuguese coach earned £13.2million in salary and sponsorship deals in 2014, £1.8m more than his nearest competitor, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who won the Champions League with the Merengues.

The last spot on the podium is for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, with 11.2million banked in the last year.

After him we find Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with  £8.3m in 2014, while Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal is fifth with £7.3m.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas also features in the top 10. The Zenit St Petersburg boss made a cool £6.25m in 2014.

Ex Man United boss David Moyes is in the top ten with 5.1m £ banked from a club like Real Sociedad.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is just 18th in this very particular table, with “only” 3.8m £ earned in 2014, despite winning the Premier League and the League Cup.


Top 20 highest-paid managers

1 Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) – £13.2m

2 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) – £11.4m

3 Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) – £11.2m

4 Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – £8.3m

5 Louis van Gaal (Manchester United) – £7.3m

6 Fabio Capello (Russia) – £6.6m

7 Andre Villas-Boas (Zenit St Petersburg) – £6.25m

8 Sven-Goran Eriksson (Shanghai) – £5.9m

9 Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) – £5.3m

10 Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain) – £5.1m

10 David Moyes (Real Sociedad) – £5.1m

10 Rafael Benitez (Napoli) – £5.1m

13 Walter Mazzarri – £5m

14 Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke) – £4.4m

15 Luciano Spalletti – £4m

15 Luis Enrique (Barcelona) – £4m

17 Antonio Conte (Italy) – £3.9m

18 Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) – £3.8m

19 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) – £3.6m

20 Roberto Mancini (Inter Milan) – £3.5m


Speaking during his press conference ahead of tomorrow's Carabao Cup semifinal's second leg vs Tottenham, Chelsea's manager Maurizio Sarri confirmed striker Gonzalo Higuain will sign very soon for the Blues. "Higuain is a few hours...