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Xhaka is staying at Arsenal’ – Arteta confirms Roma move is off
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Xhaka is staying at Arsenal’ – Arteta confirms Roma move is off

The Swiss star was expected to hook up with Jose Mourinho in Italy - but that is no longer happening Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Granit Xhaka’s proposed move to Roma is off - and that he expects the midfielder to be a "key member" of the team this year. Earlier in the summer, the defensive midfielder seemed destined to link up with Jose Mourinho at the Serie A club, though last week reports started to circulate that Xhaka would remain with the Gunners. Xhaka recently returned to training before scoring in Arsenal's 2-1 friendly defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, with Arteta's comments coming after the match.
Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves
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Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves

Manchester United have reportedly offered Wolves four players to choose one in a bid to sign their midfielder, Ruben Neves. Express Sport reports that the four players are Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is eyeing the Premier League title next season and plans for the Red Devils to play more on the front foot as a result. Dalot is currently being linked with AC Milan and Real Madrid. He doesn’t appear to be in Solskjaer’s plans for the future, having spent last season on loan at AC Milan. Bailly, on the other hand, enjoyed a positive first year at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but, since then, has been frequently plagued by injuries. Lingard is another who, like Henderson and Bailly, wants to play ...
Arsenal close to signing Locatelli
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Arsenal close to signing Locatelli

  Arsenal are close to signing Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo. The Gunners have made an offer worth €45million (£38m) for Locatelli, but the midfielder is waiting to join Juventus. Sassuolo are resigned to losing Locatelli this summer and are in talks with both Arsenal and Juventus. But according to SportMediaset, only Arsenal have made an acceptable bid for the Italy international. The Premier League club have offered £38m, which meets Locatelli’s asking price, while Juve have so far only proposed an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy the player next summer. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has made a new midfielder one of his top priorities this summer transfer window, with Granit Xhaka set to join Jose Mourinho at Roma and a new partner for Thomas Partey i...
‘She has Slept with everyone at Inter, AC Milan’ – How Mourinho made Ozil dump girlfriend
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‘She has Slept with everyone at Inter, AC Milan’ – How Mourinho made Ozil dump girlfriend

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, has in an audio recording, revealed how Jose Mourinho made Mesut Ozil dump his girl while they were at Real Madrid. A series of audio recordings from 2012 were released by Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial where the Real Madrid president was caught badmouthing some of his then players and coaching staff, including Mourinho. In the latest batch, Perez’s thoughts on former Real star, Mesut Ozil have been revealed. Speaking about Ozil, he said, “[Ozil] came here aged 21. He is third generation Turk and then he discovers Madrid. There was nothing, no Turks, dicks, third generation or girlfriend. “He sent his girlfriend away and changed his lifestyle, falling for an Italian model from Milan. He had a private jet, so he would fly out ther...
Mourinho begins Roma reign with 10-0 win
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Mourinho begins Roma reign with 10-0 win

  Jose Mourinho begun his time at Roma on a great note, as they beat Tuscans Montecatini 10-0 in a pre-season friendly on Thursday. The 58-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Serie A side in May, shortly after he was dismissed from Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho has decided to take on a new challenge in the Italian capital. And the former Chelsea, Man United and Spurs manager enjoyed the best start possible, after hammering local side Tuscans Montecatini. Spectators were not allowed to attend the game played at the Fulvio Bernardini training centre, as Borja Mayoral hit a hat-trick while Nicolo Zaniolo, who wore the captain’s armband, found the net. Carles Perez, Gianluca Mancini, Riccardo Calafiori, Nicola Zalewski and Amadou Diawara all added their names to...
Mourinho worried about one Man Utd player after Jadon Sancho’s transfer
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Mourinho worried about one Man Utd player after Jadon Sancho’s transfer

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Jadon Sancho’s arrival at Manchester United could have a negative impact on Mason Greenwood’s progression. Sancho has undergone his medicals with United on Tuesday, ahead of the completion of his £73.1m switch from Borussia Dortmund winger this week. The 21-year-old’s versatility will see him compete for a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wide areas with Anthony Martial, Dan James, Rashford and Greenwood. Mourinho believes Greenwood, who missed out on a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad, is capable of making next year’s World Cup squad but is concerned the 19-year-old could be ‘hidden’ due to the competition for places at United. “The situation at Manchester United will be interesting from an England point of view. “Jado...
Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez denies calling Ronaldo ‘imbecile’, Mourinho ‘abnormal
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Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez denies calling Ronaldo ‘imbecile’, Mourinho ‘abnormal

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has denied calling Cristiano Ronaldo an “imbecile” and Jose Mourinho “abnormal”. The football boss also threatened legal action against those that leaked the audio recordings. Perez, who said he was quoted out of context, was also quoted to have said the two Portuguese men had “huge egos” and had described Raul and Iker Casilas as frauds in an earlier audio. Ronaldo was a Real Madrid star while Mourinho was the club’s manager in 2012 during Perez’s second tenure as club president. But in a statement, released by Real Madrid on Tuesday, Perez claimed that the recordings have been released now because of his involvement as president of the ill-fated European Super League. Perez said: “The comments are taken out of the cont...
Mourinho Makes First Signing at Roma
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Mourinho Makes First Signing at Roma

  Roma have completed the signing of goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Wolves. The Premier League club confirmed the transfer, which is believed to be for an initial £9.8million, on Tuesday evening. Patricio, 33, becomes Jose Mourinho’s first signing at the Italian club. “Roma is a big club and a new challenge and I’m excited to try and help the club achieve its targets. “In Jose Mourinho we are talking about one of the greatest coaches in the world and I am excited to start working with him and doing everything I can to help the team,” Patricio told Roma’s official website. Patricio joined Wolves in 2018, after asking to leave Sporting Lisbon, following an attack on training ground by fans.
Euro 2020 final: Mourinho criticizes one England player after 3-2 defeat to Italy
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Euro 2020 final: Mourinho criticizes one England player after 3-2 defeat to Italy

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has criticised England midfielder, Mason Mount for his underwhelming performance after the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on Sunday night. England lost 3-2 to Italy on penalties following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes at Wembley Stadium. Leonardo Bonucci had netted an equaliser for Italy in the 67th minute after Luke Shaw had fired England into an early lead. With the score at 1-1, the game went to extra-time, and Mount ended up being replaced by Jack Grealish in the 99th minute during the encounter. Italy eventually won on penalties after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their spot-kicks. But Mourinho believes Mount didn’t perform well for England against Italy. Mourinho was quoted as saying b...
Mourinho names best player at Euro 2020
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Mourinho names best player at Euro 2020

  Roma boss, Jose Mourinho, has named England defender, Kyle Walker , as the best player at the just concluded Euro 2020. Mourinho described Walker as an “absolute animal” for England during the Euro 2020. Walker was in stunning form for England at the Euro 2020 as the Three Lions reached their first major international final since the 1966 World Cup. England was, however, defeated 3-2 on penalties against Italy in the final on Sunday night at Wembley. Speaking on the best player at Euro 2020, Mourinho told talkSPORT: “I think Kyle Walker was phenomenal. “From the first minute of the competition until the moment he came off in the final, he was phenomenal. “He was giving cover to centre-backs on the opposite side. I don’t remember him losing one single duel. H...
Euro 2020 final: ‘Poor Saka, I feel very sorry for him’ – Mourinho
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Euro 2020 final: ‘Poor Saka, I feel very sorry for him’ – Mourinho

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he feels sorry for Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal star missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy on Sunday night. Mourinho also hit out at England’s senior players for allowing Saka to take a penalty against Italy. Manchester United defender Luke Shaw gave England an early lead in the first half, but Italy was able to force extra time and penalties after Leonardo Bonucci equalised in the second half. Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were introduced a few minutes to the end of the second half extra-time for the purpose of the penalty shootout. But both players missed their penalties, with Rashford being the first England player to miss his, as he sent Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way, but his effo...
Mourinho targets Bailly reunion at Roma
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Mourinho targets Bailly reunion at Roma

RUSHHOURSPORT brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world Mourinho targets Bailly reunion at Roma Jose Mourinho is looking to work with Eric Bailly at Roma. Sun Sport claims the Portuguese coach wants the 27-year-old to boost his defensive options in the Serie A club after he struggled for playing time at Old Trafford last season. Mourinho made Bailly his first signing at United following a move from Villarreal in 2016.
You’re not needed anymore – Roma’s Mourinho reportedly tells eight players
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You’re not needed anymore – Roma’s Mourinho reportedly tells eight players

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told eight players they are not needed at the club after taking charge of his first training session on Thursday. Mourinho joined the Serie A giants in May after Paulo Fonseca left the club after finishing seventh last season. According to Sky Sports in Italy, the players deemed surplus to requirements include: former Chelsea winger Pedro, Justin Kluivert, Steven Nzonzi and goalkeeper, Robin Olsen. Others are Ante Coric, Davide Santon, Javier Pastore and Federico Fazio. The club have been linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, as well as Arsenal’s Switzerland midfielder, Granit Xhaka, as Mourinho attempts to build a team capable of challenging for honours in the Italian top flight. However, Mourinho ha...
Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t be afraid I am back in Italy – Mourinho
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Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t be afraid I am back in Italy – Mourinho

  New Roma boss, Jose Mourinho, has said Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no reason to fear his presence in Italy. Mourinho’s return to the Serie A means he will face his former Real Madrid player next season. The Portuguese coach was asked if Ronaldo should be worried about facing him again. But he joked that the 36-year-old is lucky he will be in the dugout and not lining up in defence. “No, because I’m not playing at centre-back. “Had I played centre-back, I’d have hit him, but unfortunately I’m not good enough and I’m too old to play against him,” Mourinho said.
A Disaster for me is Success to others – Mourinho fumes as Roma unveils him
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A Disaster for me is Success to others – Mourinho fumes as Roma unveils him

  Jose Mourinho has insisted his time as manager of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur was a “disaster”. The 58-year-old stated this as he was presented as Roma’s new manager on Thursday. Mourinho was fired by United in December 2018, before taking up the job at Spurs in November 2019, where he was sacked in April 2021. The Portuguese was announced as Roma’s new manager in May. While at United, Mourinho won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League. He led Spurs to the EFL Cup final, but he was axed before the game, with Tottenham going on to lose 1-0 to Manchester City. “I won three trophies at Manchester United and that was seen as a disaster,” Mourinho said. “I reached a cup final which I was not allowed to play at Tottenham, and that was seen...
Euro 2020: You won’t sleep well for awarding penalty – Mourinho blasts England v Denmark ref
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Euro 2020: You won’t sleep well for awarding penalty – Mourinho blasts England v Denmark ref

Former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss, Jose Mourinho has expressed shock over the penalty awarded to England in their Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. Mourinho said the referee, Danny Makkelie won’t sleep well after awarding the penalty in extra-time but insisted that England fully deserved to advance to the final. It was the first major final for the England men’s national team since 1966. The referee pointed to the spot judging Joakim Maehle to have clipped Raheem Sterling. It was clear Maehle only made minimal contact with the Manchester City forward, but VAR did not overrule the decision of the referee. Harry Kane’s penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but he converted the rebound to seal a 2-1 win for England and end the...
England vs Denmark: Mourinho tells Southgate one Player that Must start
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England vs Denmark: Mourinho tells Southgate one Player that Must start

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England boss Gareth Southgate to start Jack Grealish in their Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday night. The Aston Villa midfielder is a huge favourite among English fans this summer. This had led to widespread calls for Grealish to be given more playing time by Southgate. The 25-year-old has mostly been named as a substitute at the tournament. Grealish didn’t come off the bench in the 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the quarter-finals and looks likely to start on the bench again against the Danes. “Everybody knows I am very, very Grealish. I like the guy because he never hides, he creates unbalanced situations for defenders, he’s brave. “When a team is so solid like England, especially with Rice and Phillips i...
Kane reveals Mourinho contact at Euro 2020 with Tottenham star yet to speak to new boss Nuno
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Kane reveals Mourinho contact at Euro 2020 with Tottenham star yet to speak to new boss Nuno

The prolific striker has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City after the tournament ends Harry Kane has revealed he's been in touch with former manager Jose Mourinho during Euro 2020 but has yet to make contact with new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Kane has scored three goals in two knockout-round matches for England, helping the Three Lions reach the semi-final stage where they'll face Denmark on Wednesday. The striker, who has been linked with an exit this summer, spoke highly of Mourinho, who was sacked by Spurs in April and appointed Roma boss in May.
Italy vs Spain: Mourinho Picks Country to reach Euro 2020 Final
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Italy vs Spain: Mourinho Picks Country to reach Euro 2020 Final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has picked the favourite country between Italy and Spain that will reach the Euro 2020 final. Mourinho believes Italy is favourite to reach the Euro 2020 final because they have a stronger team than Spain. Italy will on Tuesday tackle Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-final at the Wembley Stadium. Roberto Mancini’s side defeated Belgium in the quarter-final to reach the last-4, while Spain eliminated Switzerland from the European Championship. Speaking to TalkSport, Mourinho said, “They [Italy] lost Spinazzola, which is awful for them and imagined for me!. “I will lose him for six months. Emerson is a good player, but Spinazzola was playing incredibly well. “That back four was playing so well. There is so much talent there. “I spoke...
Denmark Solid Even Without Eriksen – Mourinho sends strong warning to England
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Denmark Solid Even Without Eriksen – Mourinho sends strong warning to England

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has warned England to expect a ‘difficult’ Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark when both teams clash on Wednesday. Mourinho believes the Denmark team is solid despite playing without their number 10, Christian Eriksen. Denmark booked their place in the Euro 2020 semi-final on Saturday after beating Czech Republic 2-1, while England thrashed Ukraine 4-0. “Denmark are solid. They also found a way to play different than the way they started,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “They started, of course, with Christian Eriksen as a no.10 and with a back four. They are now playing with three at the back, a solid team, good players playing in the best leagues with lots of experience. “They are very positive in spite of what happened to Christian an...
Euro 2020: Mourinho names England player who is not Southgate’s favourite
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Euro 2020: Mourinho names England player who is not Southgate’s favourite

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Jack Grealish is not Gareth Southgate’s favourite. Mourinho was reacting to the Three Lions’ 4-0 win over Ukraine in their quarter-final of Euro 2020. Southgate started Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount in attack behind Harry Kane. Despite the clamour among fans for Grealish to get more minutes on the pitch, Mourinho believes the Aston Villa man is not someone Southgate is ready to make a regular starter. “Raheem Sterling and Kane are clear and there are two places in my opinion that are open. Gareth has to make the best decision. “Jadon Sancho played well, Phil Foden started the tournament, the same with Mason Mount. Jack Grealish – it looks like he’s not the favourite player of Gareth but every minute he’s on ...
Euro 2020: Mourinho warns England ahead of ‘Difficult’ Semi-final
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Euro 2020: Mourinho warns England ahead of ‘Difficult’ Semi-final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England to expect a “difficult” Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Gareth Southgate’s side are in the last four, after they thrashed Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday night. It is the Three Lions’ first Euros semi-final since 1996. Mourinho was impressed by England’s win and said Southgate’s side “made it look easy”, but has warned that Denmark will represent a tougher challenge. He told talkSPORT: “Denmark are solid. They also found a way to play different than the way they started. “They started of course with Christian Eriksen as a no.10 and with a back four. They are now playing with three at the back, a solid team, good players playing in the best leagues with lots of experience. “They are very positive in spite of what ha...
I Want new Roma Contract – Mourinho
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I Want new Roma Contract – Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has said he already wants a new contract with Roma. The 58-year-old was officially unveiled as the Serie A club’s new manager on Friday. Mourinho was welcomed by a crowd of passionate supporters at their Trigoria training complex. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid boss signed a three-year deal with Roma at the start of May, but sees himself staying beyond that length of time. He said: “Hopefully success arrives with me because the contract is a three-year contract – my first with AS Roma. Maybe there is a second one day. “It’s a job where you can only get better until the day where you lose your motivation which I think is the only thing that can make a football coach decide to stop or it’s not enough or to stop learning. That’s not my ...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Quarter-final Fixtures
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Quarter-final Fixtures

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has predicted the quarter-final fixtures of the ongoing European Championships. Mourino is backing England to see off Ukraine in their clash. England vs Ukraine is the last quarter-final match, with the Czech Republic facing Denmark first on Saturday evening and Switzerland vs Spain and Belgium vs Italy will be played on Friday. Asked for his predictions, Mourinho told talkSPORT: “Let me give you my view. “England for sure. Czech Republic v Denmark will be a difficult one but I will say Denmark. Belgium v Italy, that’s a big one, a really big one. I will say Italy. “Switzerland v Spain is also a big one but Granit Xhaka is not playing and they need him so Spain will go through.”
Euro 2020: Mourinho names three England players to be benched against Ukraine
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Euro 2020: Mourinho names three England players to be benched against Ukraine

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has advised England manager, Gareth Southgate, to rest Harry Maguire, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips for their Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday. The Three Lions trio, along with Phil Foden, have all picked up a booking at the tournament so far. They would be suspended for the semi-final at Wembley, should they receive another yellow card and England qualify for the last four. Mourinho told talkSPORT: “I think for Maguire it would be perfect to rest. It would mean the yellow card would not stop him playing in the semi-final but also not (cause an) accumulation in fatigue for someone who did not prepare well. “Maguire is an important player for the team (but) Mings is playing so so well. Maguire didn’t have a good preparation for t...
Mourinho sings ‘It’s coming home’ as he backs England to make Euro 2020 final after Germany victory
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Mourinho sings ‘It’s coming home’ as he backs England to make Euro 2020 final after Germany victory

The Portuguese thinks the Three Lions have enough quality to reach the showpiece, but has warned that they cannot allow complacency to creep in Jose Mourinho said he'd been singing 'It's coming home' after England's victory against Germany and backed Gareth Southgate's side to go on and make the Euro 2020 final. England beat Germany 2-0 in their Round of 16 tie at Wembley on Tuesday thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. The Three Lions can now look ahead to a favourable quarter-final showdown against Ukraine, with Mourinho now extremely optimistic about their chances of progressing all the way through to the showpiece event.
Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts team to reach final
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Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts team to reach final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he would be disappointed if England does not reach the final of Euro 2020. The Three Lions beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday, to qualify for the quarter-finals. Goals in the second half from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane clinched a famous win at Wembley. It was England’s first win over Germany in a tournament knockout match since they won the World Cup in 1966. England will face Ukraine next and, if they progress, a semi-final meeting with Denmark or the Czech Republic awaits. “I watched the game that I was expecting to watch,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “A big game, the duals were there. Both teams respect each other a lot but England, in my opinion, were very solid, very solid and in the right moment they were there. “They...
Mourinho explains why ‘childish’ Depay failed at Man Utd as Dutch star heads for Barcelona
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Mourinho explains why ‘childish’ Depay failed at Man Utd as Dutch star heads for Barcelona

The Portuguese coach was the man to let the Netherlands international leave Old Trafford, but claims to have always believed in his ability Jose Mourinho admits that a "childish" trait cost Memphis Depay at Manchester United, but the Portuguese claims to have always believed in the Dutch forward's ability and is backing him to shine at Barcelona. The highly-rated Netherlands international was a promising youngster when taken to Old Trafford by fellow countryman Louis van Gaal in 2015, but left for Lyon 18 months later after taking in 53 appearances and scoring only seven goals. Mourinho was the man to sanction a permanent move elsewhere, with Depay struggling to fulfil his potential in Old Trafford as questions were asked of his temperament and character.
‘Arsenal know what I want to do’ – Xhaka drops exit hint amid links to Roma
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‘Arsenal know what I want to do’ – Xhaka drops exit hint amid links to Roma

The Swiss midfielder has seen a summer switch to Italy mooted, with the 28-year-old seemingly leaving a door open for Jose Mourinho Granit Xhaka has left the door open for Jose Mourinho and Roma to make a move for his services this summer, with the Swiss midfielder saying, when quizzed on his future plans: "Arsenal know what I want to do." The 28-year-old has spent the last five years at Emirates Stadium, with 220 appearances taken in. He is tied to a contract through to 2023 and has seen regular game time under Mikel Arteta, but a switch to Serie A heavyweights Roma has been mooted and Xhaka is seemingly willing to explore that option.
Benni McCarthy would love to coach Zamalek in Cairo derby against Mosimane’s Al Ahly
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Benni McCarthy would love to coach Zamalek in Cairo derby against Mosimane’s Al Ahly

Usuthu will be competing in the Caf Champions League themselves next season after impressing with a second-placed finish in the PSL AmaZulu head coach and former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy has indicated a desire to one day coach Egyptian giants Zamalek, against their biggest rivals, Al Ahly. Prior to AmaZulu, McCarthy's first head coaching job was with home-town club Cape Town City, where he spent two seasons and helped them win the MTN8 competition. The former Uefa Champions League winner - he won the competition in 2004 with Porto under Jose Mourinho - was strongly linked with the Bafana Bafana job, which was recently vacant until the appointment of Hugo Broos two months ago.
Tottenham in talks with former Wolves boss Nuno over managerial role
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Tottenham in talks with former Wolves boss Nuno over managerial role

The Portuguese manager has emerged as the latest coach linked with the job, following the likes of Antonio Conte, Gennaro Gattuso and Paulo Fonseca Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is in talks to become Tottenham's next manager, Goal can confirm. Spurs have been on the hunt for a permanent manager since dismissing Jose Mourinho in April, with Ryan Mason stepping in to take charge on an interim basis. In the months since, the club has been linked with several big-name candidates, with Nuno the latest to hold discussions with those in charge at Tottenham.
Tottenham rebuffed in Lopetegui approach, confirms Sevilla president
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Tottenham rebuffed in Lopetegui approach, confirms Sevilla president

The Premier League outfit's hunt for Jose Mourinho's successor continues after they were unable to secure the services of the Europa League winner Tottenham have been rebuffed in their attempts to persuade Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui to north London, per the club's president Jose Castro, leaving the former's search for a new manager in further limbo. The Premier Legaue outfit's attempts to procure a successor to Jose Mourinho has proven a particularly difficult endeavour so far, over two months on from the Portuguese's dismissal from his duties. Having approached and discarded numerous contenders, Lopetegui, who guided Sevilla to a fourth-place finish and Champions League football last term, looks to have been their latest target - but Castro insists his coach is not going anywhere...
Fernandes has ghosted for Portugal at Euro 2020 – Mourinho
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Fernandes has ghosted for Portugal at Euro 2020 – Mourinho

The midfielder has been accused of not showing up for his country amid a difficult start to the tournament Jose Mourinho has claimed Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has ghosted at Euro 2020, taking up space on the pitch but "not playing". The Roma manager said Fernandes has "incredible potential" but isn't showing the same abilities he usually offers at club level with Manchester United. Still, Mourinho expressed hope that the player would turn up on Wednesday against France in Portugal's final group stage match.  
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has ghosted at Euro 2020. According to him, Fernandes has taken up space on the pitch but “not playing”. Mourinho admits the Manchester United man has “incredible potential”, but isn’t showing the same abilities he usually offers at club level. “Portugal at its highest level can beat anyone,” Mourinho said on talkSPORT. “But we need to play with 11 players, in these two matches, Bruno Fernandes was on the pitch but not playing. “I hope he turns up against France because he’s a player with incredible potential.” He added: “Portugal has three fantastic attacking players, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Diogo] Jota. “We need that connection, but until now Bruno is not playing.”...
I Was Hurt When Mourinho joined Roma – Eto’o
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I Was Hurt When Mourinho joined Roma – Eto’o

  Former Cameroon and Inter Milan striker, Samuel Eto’o, has admitted he was hurt by Jose Mourinho’s decision to join AS Roma. Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur on April 19. The 58-year-old will however not be out of job for a long time, as he has agreed to take over the Italian club. However, his move to Inter’s rivals, has hurt Eto’o, with both men working together at the San Siro in the past. “It hurt me, I am not going to lie, to see the one who gave me the chance to win titles in Italy to go to another [Italian] club,” Eto’o told AS . “But I know that he is happy and our friendship is above everything. I would have liked to see Mourinho at Inter again. But I will always wish him luck at Roma. But he has to understand that no matter how much I love him...
Euro 2020: They Performed Poorly – Mourinho criticizes Chelsea, Man United stars
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Euro 2020: They Performed Poorly – Mourinho criticizes Chelsea, Man United stars

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has singled out Chelsea’s Reece James and Manchester United’s Luke Shaw for criticism ahead of England’s final Group D tie against the Czech Republic on Tuesday evening. Mourinho said both James and Shaw have been ‘poor’ offensively for England at the Euro 2020. “The most important thing is the confidence of players,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “I don’t believe at all that for example, when Gareth [Southgate] decided to play the last game with James and Shaw; I don’t believe he told them don’t attack, stay on the line of the four, be cautious.” I don’t believe that. To do that, you do that with other players. To do that, then you play Ben White in defence alongside the Mings and Stones as well. “I think the confidence of the players...
Eto’o: Cameroon legend reveals why he was hurt when Mourinho joined AS Roma
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Eto’o: Cameroon legend reveals why he was hurt when Mourinho joined AS Roma

The former striker also remained coy on his future as a coach stating he is enjoying what he is currently doing Indomitable Lions legend Samuel Eto'o has conceded he was hurt by Jose Mourinho's decision to join AS Roma. The 58-year-old coach was relieved of his duties at Tottenham on April 19, with the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager failing to convince a third Premier League employer. The Portuguese, however, secured a move to the Serie A outfit, signing a three-year contract with them. It is a move that hurt the former Cameroon striker.
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names player England need against Czech Republic
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Names player England need against Czech Republic

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has named Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as the player England need to start against Czech Republic when both teams clash in tonight’s Euro 2020 final Group D tie at Wembley Stadium. Mourinho believes England manager, Gareth Southgate, must start Grealish against Czech Republic because the midfielder plays like Portugal legend, Luis Figo. Grealish is yet to start for England at the Euro 2020 so far. England head to the game following a 0-0 draw against Scotland, while Czech Republic played a 1-1 draw with Croatia. “England look like a shy team, so they need Jack Grealish against the Czech Republic tonight,” Mourinho told the UK Sun. “He looks like he has always been on that stage. “The guy is brave. The guy never played a European m...
Mourinho to Lure ex-Real Madrid Captain, Ramos to Roma
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Mourinho to Lure ex-Real Madrid Captain, Ramos to Roma

  Former Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, is being linked with a move to AS Roma this summer. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Ramos is being eyed by Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, who is looking to make him one of his signings at the club. The report added that Mourinho has made contact with the veteran defender in an attempt to convince him to join Roma ahead of next season. Mourinho is plotting a reunion with Ramos, having managed him at Real Madrid in the past. Ramos left Real Madrid last week after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. Speaking about Ramos, Mourinho told talkSPORT Breakfast last week that the centre-back is very good in the air and can cope with the Premier League demands. He said, “He [Ramos] is even more physical than Thiago [Silv...
Eden Hazard Doesn’t Work Much, he’s an awful Trainer – Mourinho
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Eden Hazard Doesn’t Work Much, he’s an awful Trainer – Mourinho

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has criticized Eden Hazard, claiming the Real Madrid midfielder is an amazing player, but could be better if he was not an “awful” trainer. Mourinho worked with Hazard for two and a half seasons at Chelsea. During their time together, they won the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup. Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019, but has to justify his €100 million (£86m/$121m) amid a series of injuries. “He is an amazing player with awful training. “You can only imagine what he could be with a super professional attitude in training. “In the end, he is an amazing kid, he is an incredible family man, he looks like he doesn’t belong to this generation of players, he’s very quiet and is totally focused on family, on kids,...
Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts outcome of England vs Scotland clash
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Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts outcome of England vs Scotland clash

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said England will defeat Scotland in their Euro 2020 group game on Friday. According to the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss, it would take a “miracle” for Steve Clarke’s team to win. The two rivals clash in a Group D match and if the Three Lions are victorious, they will qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare, following their 1-0 victory over Croatia in the group opener. Scotland, meanwhile, are desperate for maximum points after losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic on Monday. Mourinho wrote for The Sun: “They [Scotland] are super-motivated and they have that Braveheart spirit but in football it’s very, very rare that miracles happen. “When I say miracles, I mean a team overcoming a huge difference in quality. “Can Scotland...
Tottenham take Final Decision on appointing Gattuso to Replace Mourinho
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Tottenham take Final Decision on appointing Gattuso to Replace Mourinho

  English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur, have finally ruled out any possibility of appointing Gennaro Gattuso to replace Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager. Gattuso had emerged as the leading candidate to replace Mourinho as manager after talks with Paulo Fonseca broke down. Tottenham had verbally agreed on terms with Fonseca over a two-year deal, but negotiations between the two parties broke down on Thursday. Spurs had also tried to appoint former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, to replace Mourinho, who was sacked in April, but talks broke down earlier in June. According to The Athletic, Tottenham have now decided against appointing Gattuso as their new manager after the former Napoli coach suffered a furious backlash from Spurs’ fans on Twitter....
Gattuso in talks to Replace Mourinho at Tottenham
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Gattuso in talks to Replace Mourinho at Tottenham

  Gennaro Gattuso has emerged the leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham Hotspur manager after talks with Paulo Fonseca broke down. Spurs had verbally agreed on terms with Fonseca over a two-year deal, but negotiations between the two parties broke down on Thursday. Sky in Italy claims the deal was scuppered by financial reasons. Spurs’ new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, is a huge fan of Gattuso and considers him a more appealing appointment. Gattuso left Fiorentina today, 23 days after having joined as manager. This follows a dispute with the Serie A club over which players to sign this summer. Paratici had tried to appoint former Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte but talks broke down earlier in June.
Mourinho reveals what he did when Christian Eriksen collapsed
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Mourinho reveals what he did when Christian Eriksen collapsed

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed he ‘prayed and cried’ after seeing Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen, collapse during Denmark’s Euro 2020 1-0 defeat against Finland at the weekend. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch before the closing stages of the first half of Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday. The 28-year-old playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distress before he was taken to hospital. The Danish Football Federation had said on Sunday morning that Eriksen is “stable” and he remains in hospital. Speaking on the development, Mourinho, who was Eriksen’s manager at Tottenham Hotspur for two months, said it is a day to celebrate after the positive news about the player’s condition. “Today ...
McTominay asked about Man Utd squad number change with iconic shirts available
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McTominay asked about Man Utd squad number change with iconic shirts available

The Scotland international has worn No.39 since stepping out of the academy ranks and breaking into the senior set-up at Old Trafford Scott McTominay has worn the No.39 shirt at Manchester United since breaking into the senior set-up at Old Trafford, and the Scotland international has no intention of changing despite some iconic numbers being up for grabs. The 24-year-old midfielder, who is another product of the Red Devils' famed academy system, burst onto the scene when handed his big break by Jose Mourinho. He is now up to 133 competitive appearances and has become a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans, with his game taken to new heights in 2020-21, but there are no plans on his part to drop down the squad number list from out of the high 30s.
Arsenal Reject Third Xhaka Offer
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Arsenal Reject Third Xhaka Offer

  Arsenal have rejected a third bid from Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, trying to lure Granit Xhaka to Italy, according to Roma Press. Xhaka is a top target for Mourinho as the Portuguese looks to rebuild Roma for the 2021/2022 season. The 28-year-year has two years left on his current contract with Arsenal. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has been left unimpressed with the bids so far for Swiss midfielder. Arteta is expected to see Xhaka leave Emirates after five years, with the club following another mixed season. The Spaniard is looking to replace Xhaka with Wolves’ Ruben Neves.
Euro 2020: Mourinho, Souness Predict Outcome of England vs Croatia match
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Euro 2020: Mourinho, Souness Predict Outcome of England vs Croatia match

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, and Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, have predicted the outcome of today’s Euro 2020 tie between England and Croatia. England will on Sunday face Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener at Wembley Stadium. Providing his prediction, Mourinho told The Times: “England have never won their opening game in the Euros but I’m expecting them to beat Croatia today. “Of course, it’s not an easy match, but if they can counter Croatia’s strength in midfield then I believe England can break that negative history. “If you allow Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic and Luka Modric to have the ball, they can hide it from you. “I am not saying they will kill you because Croatia don’t have top attackers, but they can certainly disturb you if you let them domi...
Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho
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Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has joked that he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Italy, so he can have peace. Mourinho will be coaching in Serie A next season, following his sack at Tottenham Hotspur in April. He will replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma and is likely to come up against his compatriot Ronaldo in Serie A. Both men have worked together at Real Madrid and Mourinho is very aware of the threat Ronaldo carries. “He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!” Mourinho joked in an interview with talkSPORT. “Everybody says, and I say the same, he is not 25 any more. He is 36 and he doesn’t score 50 goals, but how many did he score? The record is [still] incredible, the numbers speak by themselves.” Ronaldo turns 37 next season, but scored 29 times in Serie A last s...
I’m very Upset with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic – Mourinho
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I’m very Upset with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic – Mourinho

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he was very upset with Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic because he never managed the Croatia international despite their similar career paths. Mourinho said this ahead of Croatia’s Euro 2020 opener against England on Sunday. Since leaving Dinamo Zagreb in 2013, Kovacic has played for three clubs, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea, all previously managed by Mourinho. But the 27-year-old has never worked with the Portuguese gaffer. “Kovacic, I always feel he’s much better than what people think,” said Mourinho on talkSPORT. “And I am very upset with him because he played in every club I have been to, but never with me! “He played for Real Madrid, but not with me. He played for Chelsea, but not with me. He played for In...

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