Essien and ‘daddy’ Mourinho
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has jumped to the defence of departing Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho – insisting he is not like the way many people think he is.
The iconic Portuguese coach though loved by many is also widely loathed.
His critics believe he comes across as an arrogant person with his no-nonsense, tough-talking style.
Mourinho is one manager who wouldn’t mind offering a ‘stupid’ answer when ‘stupid’ questions are thrown at him during press conferences.
His immense passion for the sport made obvious through his sometimes very frantic antics and celebrations on the touchlines has sometimes be interpreted as disrespectful to opposing teams.
This plus widespread rumours he is a destructive character in the dressing room does not endear him to many neutrals though his is widely loved.
Essien who is likely to reunite with Mourinho at Chelsea next season – as being aggressively speculated however says many have the wrong perception of the icon...