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Jose Mourinho has traded his final blow in his battle with Iker Casillas, by excluding the Spain captain from tomorrow's season-closer against Osasuna.
Mourinho will leave Madrid after the game, bringing to an end a tumultuous three-year spell in charge.
The Portuguese coach is respected for winning the title last season but has isolated sections of the club's supporters owing to his rift with one-club goalkeeper Casillas.
The Madrid icon was dropped by Mourinho in December and has not played since. Mourinho signed Diego Lopez from Sevilla and installed him as his number one.
Lopez cannot play against Osasuna because of injury but, rather than call on Casillas, Mourinho has decided to go with Antonio Adan as his starting keeper with Jesus Fernandez on the bench.
Mourinho's treatment of Casillas has caused chaos at the Bernabeu this season with a number of players - particularly the vocal Pepe - unhappy about the 32-year-old's ostracising.
With Mourinho seemingly set for Chelsea, Madrid have been making plans for life after him, with Casillas front and centre.
He has fronted all their marketing campaigns for their new kits and is expected to return to the first team when a new manager is appointed.
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The Premier League has apologized to Chelsea after publishing an article on their website confirming Jose Mourinho as their new boss.
The article, headlined 'Jose Mourinho makes Chelsea return', was published with Monday's date on it and has since been removed from the premierleague.com website. A spokesman for the Premier League confirmed the article had been published...
Jose Mourinho has criticized the ethics of modern soccer following his departure as manager of Real Madrid.
The 50-year old, who is expected to be confirmed as the new manager of Chelsea in the coming days, took charge of his final game of the Bernabeu club in the 4-2 win over Osasuna on Saturday.
Mourinho was unable to retain the La Liga title in his final season in Spain and...
Real Madrid beat Osasuna 4-2 Saturday in Jose Mourinho's last game before his expected return to the Premier League.
Before the match, the Portuguese coach gave a short goodbye in a statement on Madrid's website after a three-year stint in the Spanish capital.
''I wish all of Real Madrid's supporters much happiness in the future,'' Mourinho said. '...
Jose Mourinho has finally broken his silence at Real Madrid to wish the club "much happiness in the future".
The Portuguese coach will leave the Bernabeu after a colorful three-year stay in charge, and is expected to return as Chelsea manager.
Mourinho initially won the hearts of the Madrid fans with a Copa del Rey and Primera Division win, but his third and final season...
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that Jose Mourinho will definitely rejoin Chelsea over the summer.
The Portuguese said goodbye to the Bernabeu on Saturday night with a 4-2 victory over Osasuna and speculation has been mounting for some time that he will return to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho, 50, enjoyed four stellar years with the Blues between 2004 and 2007 ...
Essien will play under Mourinho at Chelsea once again
Michael Essien insists his ‘daddy’ Jose Mourinho wants him to be part of his Chelsea squad next season.
Essien, 30, is expected to return to London after completing a season-long loan at Spanish giants Real Real Madrid.
Mourinho has confirmed he will leave the Santiago Bernabeu and now looks set to make his hugely-anticipated...
Chelsea have declined to comment on reports Jose Mourinho has already signed a contract to return as manager.
Mourinho is widely expected to begin a second spell at Stamford Bridge this summer once his three-year stay at Real Madrid is officially over.
And Thursday's Sun newspaper claimed the Portuguese signed a four-year deal during a trip to London earlier this week.
The world’s worst kept secret was finally exposed in a more legitimate way when the English Premier League website published a premature story, which was dated for June 3rd. In what has looked like a done deal for weeks now, Jose seems to be headed to Chelsea on June 3rd. The story’s title read “Jose Mourinho makes Chelsea return’ and was followed by this text:
Jose Mourinho faces a chronic shortage of first-choice players as he prepares for his final game in charge of Real Madrid against Osasuna at the Bernabeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be sidelined after missing training during the week due to the back injury that kept him out of last weekend's game at Real Sociedad.
Pepe, Xabi Alonso and Kaka also missed training during...
Barcelona is already aiming to build on its fourth Spanish league title in five seasons by pairing Lionel Messi with Brazil sensation Neymar, while Real Madrid is looking to president Florentino Perez to move past the tumultuous era of Jose Mourinho.
Barcelona is set to welcome the 21-year-old Neymar on Monday in its first major signing since the arrival of Cesc Fabregas two summers...
Glenn Murray is hoping to overcome his cruciate knee injury to feature in Crystal Palace's Premier League campaign.
The 29-year old was the Championship's top scorer with 30 goals, but he missed out on Palace's Wembley win over Watford after being stretchered off in the play-off semi-final clash with Brighton.
Murray is set to undergo surgery over the summer and he...
Michael Essien celebrated his goal with Jose Mourinho
By Ameenu Shardow
Ricardo Carvalho is happy for Michael Essien as he leaves Real Madrid to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
The Portuguese defender who himself will be joining AS Monaco next season had a rare 90 minutes run out alongside the Ghana international in the final La Liga match against Osasuna on Saturday.
There was an interesting article on one of the Chelsea blogs yesterday, that suggested Demba Ba could return to Newcastle this summer. Demba Ba – a possible return to Newcastle – very unlikely It’s linked with Jose Mourinho coming back to manage Chelsea again, which should be announced today or at least early this week. [...]
Michael Essien is starting for Real Madrid
Ghana ace Michael Essien has been handed a starting role in his last match for Real Madrid against Osasuna on Saturday night.
The match at the Santiago Bernabeu coincidentally is part of the final league match for the Spanish La Liga season.
Essien was loaned out by Chelsea on last summer’s transfer deadline day upon the request of departing...
Michael Essien leaves Real Madrid with his head high up
By Ameenu Shardow
Michael Essien has bid Real Madrid an emotional farewell as he returns to English club Chelsea.
The Ghana international excelled during his season’s-long loan deal with the dethroned La Liga outfit.
The 30-year-old has rebuilt his reputation as one of the world’s most formidable midfielders following his...