Mourinho Answers Critics With Cup Glory

José Mourinho is happy to endure more criticism if it means more trophies after Real Madrid beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday to win their first Copa del Rey trophy in 18 years. Mourinho was criticised for his defensive tactics in Saturday’s 1-1 league draw against Barcelona. The Madrid honorary president, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Johan Cruyff hit out at the Portuguese coach, with Cruyff saying Mourinho worked only for titles…

April 21, 2011
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Redknapp Denies Chelsea Contact

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says there has been no contact between himself and Chelsea, despite reports that he is a potential target for Roman Abramovich in the summer. It was reported at the weekend that Redknapp’s success in taking Spurs to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they were defeated 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid, had impressed the Stamford Bridge hierarchy. Chelsea could be searching for a…

April 19, 2011
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“Manchester United Would Not Tolerate City’s Sulks”: Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand has offered an insight into the reasons for Manchester United’s success by speaking of the togetherness he believes would prevent one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s current players from emulating James Milner’s reaction after being substituted in Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool on Monday. “You don’t see anyone come off the pitch shaking their head, being disgruntled, or sitting on the bench in a sulk at this club,” Ferdinand…

April 14, 2011
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Ronaldo Wants Champions League Final With Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is dreaming of a Champions League final with Manchester United, but insists his attention is fully focused on Real Madrid’s mouth-watering semi-final clash with arch rivals Barcelona. Ronaldo’s 50th-minute strike sealed a 5-0 aggregate triumph over Tottenham which ensured that Madrid will face Barcelona in the semi-finals. If Jose Mourinho’s side were to progress and Man United beat rank outsiders Schalke then Ronaldo would come up…

April 14, 2011
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Didier Drogba Lined Up By Real Madrid In £15m Bid

Real Madrid are preparing to offer £15million for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in a bid to keep Jose Mourinho as manager. The Spanish club have been wracked in turmoil behind the scenes this season with Mourinho jostling for more power from president Florentino Perez and general director Jorge Valdano. The ‘Special One’ has made it clear he is willing to walk away at the end of the season unless he…

April 1, 2011
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Gareth Bale May Be Fit For Next Tuesday’s Champions League

Harry Redknapp is hopeful that Gareth Bale will be fit for next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid, although the Tottenham Hotspur manager is facing up to the prospect of taking on one of the most feared attacks in world football with just two fit central defenders. Bale withdrew from the Welsh squad to face England last Saturday with a hamstring strain, and is now a major doubt for…

March 31, 2011
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