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PLAYERS: Jose Mourinho
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 he bemoaned some of the game's principals upon his exit. "I believe success depends on objectives being reached by a group, who are able to identify, establish and fight for those goals," he said to Jornal de Noticias. "It's becoming more and more difficult for a group to work as one. Values have been lost - education and professionalism are becoming worse and worse. "It is a problem in current society and football in particular - working as groups, not individually." Mourinho was keen to focus on the positives from his time in Spain, saying that negativity from the Spanish press was one of the reasons he kept so quiet in the run up to his final game. "I like to open and close my coaching cycles without talking about the downsides. I'll try not to speak to the Spanish media because of this." Mourinho also spoke of how Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement has affected him, saying he feels more pressure now he is regarded as one of the more experienced coaches. "Twenty titles in all the countries I have coached in is a lot. I have learned that, no matter what, I want to win more times, but I've accepted that losing is part of my professional life," he said. "Defeat nowadays is no longer a huge drama. With the departure of Ferguson, I realize that being a relatively young coach at the top has made me feel more responsible. "I have been at the top of my profession for over 10 years. I feel more and more responsible. The younger coaches expect it of me and I cannot disappoint."
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