Found July 09, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Real Madrid distancing themselves from Mourinho reign - originally posted on Soccerlens.comFive weeks have passed since Jose Mourinho’s acrimonious departure from Real Madrid. In that time, Florentino Pérez has appointed Carlo Ancelotti as head coach, promoted Zinedine Zidane to being the Italian’s assistant and looked to conclude deals for Spanish under-21 stars such as Isco, Dani Carvajal and Asier Illarramendi. Despite this, some will undoubtedly suggest that this has nothing to do at all with Mourinho leaving, and that each deal was a natural and obvious choice. For example, it could be argued that Ancelotti deserved the chance to manage a club with the pedigree of Real Madrid based solely on his ability to bring silverware to the teams he manages. His successes in the Champions League with AC Milan made him a particular favourite of Perez, who covets Europe’s premier competition above all else. Similarly, Zidane’s illustrious career as a player for Real Madrid should allow him ...

Ivanovic happy with Jose

Despite only experiencing 24 hours of Jose Mourinho's management, Branislav Ivanovic is already impressed with the new Chelsea boss. The Serbian arrived at Stamford Bridge after Mourinho's previous spell came to an end, but he is looking forward to sampling life under the Portuguese. After Chelsea's first day of training, he spoke with Serbian TV station B92 and said...

Essien Rejoins Chelsea For Pre-season, No Hopes For Permanent Real Madrid Deal

Mourinho and Essien Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has returned to English side Chelsea after ending his loan stint with Spanish giants Real Madrid. Any hopes of him signing a permanent deal with Real Madrid has ended with him starting pre-season training with the Blues under new boss Jose Mourinho. Essien returned to Stamford Bridge this week  following a hugely successful...

Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Benteke a possible solution to the Blues’ striking conundrum

Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Benteke a possible solution to the Blues’ striking conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s search for a top-quality striker continues as the Portuguese is now believed to be lining up a shock move for Aston Villa’s highly promising Belgian striker Christian Benteke. The Blues have been linked with several top...

Essien Shows Off His Sleek Bentley On Chelsea’s Pre-season Opening Day

Michael Essien driving into Cobham in his sleek Bentley ride By Ameenu Shardow Ghana midfielder Michael Essien attended Chelsea’s first pre-season training in his luxurious black Bentley sport car. The 30-year-old was seen driving into the Cobham training facility in London in his sleek ride. Essien returns to Stamford Bridge to reunite with manager Jose Mourinho after spending...

Chelsea linked with top strikers

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has set his sights on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke after missing out on Napoli's Paris St-Germain bound Edinson Cavani. Christian Benteke last night rocked Aston...
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