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June 11, 2016

Eric Bailly leaves Villarreal for four-year deal with Manchester United

Eric Bailly leaves Villarreal for four-year deal with Manchester United

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On Wednesday, English football club Manchester United F.C. signed 22-year-old Ivorian central-defender Eric Bailly from Spanish club Villarreal CF on a four-year contract.

Cquote1.svg I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to starting this new chapter of my life. Cquote2.svg

—Eric Bailly

Bailly joined Villarreal in January 2015 from Barcelona-based club RCD Espanyol. Since then, the Ivorian has played 47 matches for Villarreal in one-and-a-half seasons. Last year, Bailly won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast and played all six matches in the tournament. He made fifteen international appearances.

Manchester United’s manager José Mourinho praised the centre-back saying, “Eric is a young central defender with great natural talent. He has progressed well to date and has the potential to become one of the best around.”

After signing the contract, Bailly said, “It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do […] I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to starting this new chapter of my life.”

He has an option to extend his contract for two more years in the deal.


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May 27, 2016

Manchester United appoints José Mourinho as new manager

Manchester United appoints José Mourinho as new manager

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Today, association football club Manchester United F.C. announced they appointed Portuguese José Mourinho as their new manager for the next three seasons with an option to stay at the club until 2020. Mourinho’s predecessor Louis van Gaal was fired on Monday after two-years of service at Old Trafford.

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Cquote1.svg Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe Cquote2.svg

—Ed Woodward, Manchester United Vice-Chairman

Manchester United finished in fifth position in the Premier League this season under Dutchman Louis van Gaal and missed out on UEFA Champions League qualification, but won the FA Cup 2–1 against Crystal Palace.

Mourinho previously served London-based club Chelsea in two spells and won the Premier League with them three times, lastly in the 2014–15 season. He also worked with Spain’s capital club Real Madrid winning one La Liga title with Los Blancos, Champions League and domestic league titles with Portuguese club FC Porto and Italian club Internazionale.

Mourinho has a 66% win record and 2.19 points-per-match ratio in the Premier League, the best in the league. In his first season (2004-05) at Chelsea, The Blues won the title with a record high 95 points.

Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, praised Mourinho saying “Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here”. Mourinho said, “It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match”.

Mourinho has won trophies in four different countries. His team is to face German side Borussia Dortmund and local rivals Manchester City in club friendlies during July.


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December 17, 2015

Chelsea sacks José Mourinho

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Today, London-based football club Chelsea F.C. sacked José Mourinho from the position of the club’s manager.

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Chelsea, the last years’ Premier League champions, have sixteenth position in the league table and very poor performance this season, winning just four games out of sixteen in 2015-2016‘s season. The Portuguese Mourinho has managed the club for seven seasons, in two spells, won the Premier League thrice, FA Community Shield and FA Cup once.

Chelsea, battling relegation, won only fifteen points and are 20 points behind Leicester City. Mourinho signed a four-year contract in August. Mourinho’s last game as Chelsea’s manager was played against Leicester City, in which his side lost 2–1.

Chelsea, on the club’s website released a statement, saying that José and the board agreed this performance was not good and both sides agreed to the move. The statement also said José would still be a much loved figure at Stamford Bridge, and described him as “the most successful manager in our 110-year history.”

Previously, when José was sacked after winning two titles, he won the Champions League with Inter and La Liga with Real Madrid. Before his first signing for Chelsea, he won the Champions League with FC Porto.



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November 1, 2015

Mourinho has nothing to say after Stamford 3-1 defeat, Klopp gets his first Premier League victory

Mourinho has nothing to say after Stamford 3-1 defeat, Klopp gets his first Premier League victory

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Yesterday, Liverpool F.C. defeated Chelsea F.C. 3–1 in the English Premier League in a match at Stamford Bridge stadium. This was the sixth defeat of the season for Chelsea manager José Mourinho and the first victory for recently-appointed Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp in a Premier League match. Throughout the match Liverpool, nicknamed The Reds had much more possession of the ball than Chelsea. 30 fouls were committed, including 21 by Liverpool, and five yellow cards were handed out with four going to Liverpool.

Cquote1.svg He’s one of the best in the world. Cquote2.svg

—Jürgen Klopp talking about Mourinho

Brazilian Ramires scored in the opening minutes of the game with a header from César Azpilicueta‘s corner kick. Coutinho committed a foul on Willian and was shown a yellow card. Later, in the injury time of the first half of the game, Coutinho scored a goal, providing the equaliser for Klopp’s side. The first half ended with both teams level at 1–1.

In the 65th minute, Chelsea striker Diego Costa avoided a red card for a brutal foul on Martin Skrtel. Coutinho scored a second goal in the 74thminute, assisted by Christian Benteke, providing Liverpool with a 2–1 lead. Benteke further widened the gap in the 83rd minute, with help from Jordon Ibe.

Coutinho was awarded the Man of the Match award. This was the 400th Premier League cap of Liverpool winger James Milner. Chelsea are scheduled to face Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev in a UEFA Champions League fixture on Wednesday, November 4. Meanwhile Liverpool will be travelling to Russia on Thursday, November 5, to play against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

After the match, Klopp expressed admiration for Mourinho saying “he’s one of the best in the world.” Mourinho repeatedly refused to say anything in a post-match interview. He is under pressure because Chelsea, the defending champions, are fighting relegation and earlier this week, they lost to Stoke City 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out in the 2015-16 Football League Cup.

Chelsea supporters before the match
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.

Chelsea fans with a poster to support the Manager
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.

John Mikel Obi shown yellow for his foul
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.

Costa avoided a red card for his foul on Martin Škrtel
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.




October 31, 2015
12:45 (UTC)
Chelsea F.C. Chelsea FC.svg 1–3 Liverpool FC logo.png Liverpool F.C. Stamford Bridge, Fullham, London
Attendance: 41,577
Referee: Flag of England.svg Mark Clattenburg, England
Ramires Scored after 4 minutes 4′
Mikel Booked after 66 minutes 66′
Coutinho Scored after 45'+3, 74 minutes 45’+3, 74′ Booked after 24 minutes 24′
Benteke Scored after 83 minutes 83′ Booked after 86 minutes 86′
Emre Can Booked after 65 minutes 65′
Lucas Booked after 58 minutes 58′

Match stats[]

43%
90′
57%

Chelsea F.C. Liverpool F.C.


  Shots

8 16


  Shots on target

2 7


  Corners

1 7


  Fouls Whistle icon.svg

9 21


  Offsides Offside icon.svg

3 2

Bookings Yellow-red card.svg
1 4
0     0

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Mourinho has nothing to say as Klopp gets first Premier League victory

Mourinho has nothing to say as Klopp gets first Premier League victory

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Yesterday, Liverpool F.C. defeated Chelsea F.C. 3–1 in the English Premier League football match held at Stamford Bridge stadium. This was the sixth defeat of the season for Chelsea manager José Mourinho and the first victory for recently-appointed Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp in a Premier League match. Throughout the match Liverpool, nicknamed The Reds had much more possession of the ball than Chelsea. 30 fouls were committed, including 21 by Liverpool, and five yellow cards were handed out with four going to Liverpool.

Cquote1.svg He’s one of the best in the world. Cquote2.svg

—Jürgen Klopp talking about Mourinho

Brazilian Ramires scored in the opening minutes of the game with a header from César Azpilicueta‘s corner kick. Coutinho committed a foul on Willian and was shown a yellow card. Later, in the injury time of the first half of the game, Coutinho scored a goal, providing the equaliser for Klopp’s side. The first half ended with both teams level at 1–1.

In the 65th minute, Chelsea striker Diego Costa avoided a red card for a brutal foul on Martin Škrtel. Coutinho scored a second goal in the 74thminute, assisted by Christian Benteke, providing Liverpool with a 2–1 lead. Benteke further widened the gap in the 83rd minute, with help from Jordon Ibe.

Coutinho was awarded the Man of the Match award. This was the 400th Premier League cap of Liverpool winger James Milner.

After the match, Klopp expressed admiration for Mourinho saying “he’s one of the best in the world.” Mourinho repeatedly refused to say anything in a post-match interview. He is under pressure because Chelsea, the defending champions, are fighting relegation and earlier this week, they lost to Stoke City 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out in the 2015-16 Football League Cup.

Chelsea are scheduled to face Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev in a UEFA Champions League fixture on Wednesday, November 4. Meanwhile Liverpool will be travelling to Russia on Thursday, November 5, to play against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

Chelsea supporters before the match
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.

Chelsea fans with a poster to support the Manager
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.

John Mikel Obi shown yellow for his foul
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.

Costa avoided a red card for his foul on Martin Škrtel
Image: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London.




October 31, 2015
12:45 (UTC)
Chelsea F.C. Chelsea FC.svg 1–3 Liverpool FC logo.png Liverpool F.C. Stamford Bridge, Fullham, London
Attendance: 41,577
Referee: Flag of England.svg Mark Clattenburg, England
Ramires Scored after 4 minutes 4′
Mikel Booked after 66 minutes 66′
Coutinho Scored after 45'+3, 74 minutes 45’+3, 74′ Booked after 24 minutes 24′
Benteke Scored after 83 minutes 83′ Booked after 86 minutes 86′
Emre Can Booked after 65 minutes 65′
Lucas Booked after 58 minutes 58′

Match stats[]

43%
90′
57%

Chelsea F.C. Liverpool F.C.


  Shots

8 16


  Shots on target

2 7


  Corners

1 7


  Fouls Whistle icon.svg

9 21


  Offsides Offside icon.svg

3 2

Bookings Yellow-red card.svg
1 4
0     0

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October 17, 2015

Mourinho to appeal £50k Football Association fine

Mourinho to appeal £50k Football Association fine

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Jose Mourinho under pressure; from file, September 2015.
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London-based football club Chelsea manager José Mourinho said yesterday he will appeal the decision by the English Football Association (FA) to give him a £50,000 fine and suspended one-game stadium ban. The punishments, which Mourinho describes as “astonishing” and a “disgrace”, were given to him for saying referees in Chelsea’s 3–1 defeat to Southampton were “afraid” to award penalties to his side.

At his lunchtime news conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa on Saturday, Mourinho said: “I have to be honest with myself, that’s the most important thing. […] I think, in the moment, we have got the written reasons and I decided to appeal. So it’s the moment to stop with my opinions and not say anything more than I did already. I was very objective in my sadness facing the situation.”

On Thursday night, during the launch of his new book Mourinho, the Chelsea manager commented: “Every word I say is a big risk for me. I am happy that I don’t have an electronic tag. […] I also think that £50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace. […] the possibility of getting a stadium ban is also something absolutely astonishing.”

Mourinho, who has previously been linked to the England manager’s job, said he does not believe his appeal will impact adversely on his chances for that role. “Maybe I am naïve, and I know that ‘naïve’ I can use. But, for me, English football and English football fans, the English passion for the game, what makes me like so much this country and the football in this country, is not the FA. It’s the people. It’s the people. If, one day, I have to work for that people, I will.”

The action by the FA against Mourinho adds to the current pressure facing the Chelsea boss. The club have made their worst start to a season since the late 1970s, averaging only one point per game over eight games.



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