Mourinho’s time runs out at Chelsea

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first_img “The club wishes to make clear Jose leaves us on good terms and will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure at Chelsea. His legacy at Stamford Bridge and in England has long been guaranteed and he will always be warmly welcomed back to Stamford Bridge.” Throughout weeks of turmoil, Mourinho retained the support of fans who loyally chanted his name. There was no immediate announcement about a replacement ahead of tomorrow’s home match against Sunderland. “The club’s focus is now on ensuring our talented squad reaches its potential,” Chelsea said. First hired by Chelsea in 2004, the Portuguese coach ended a 50-year league-title drought and defended the trophy among other successes before losing a power struggle three years later with Abramovich. He was brought back in 2013 by Abramovich in an attempt to restore unity to the club following the divisiveness caused by the appointment of Rafa Benitez as interim manager, who was regularly jeered by fans. Mourinho presented himself as a figure transformed from the fiery character who fell out with Abramovich in 2007, but it was not long before the combativeness returned. He survived a first trophyless season back at Stamford Bridge before cruising to the title in May. “All at Chelsea thank Jose for his immense contribution since he returned as manager in the summer of 2013,” Chelsea said. “His three league titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins over two spells make him the most successful manager in our 110-year history.” STILL ON GOOD TERMS LONDON (AP): Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea ended prematurely Thursday with the team in decline only seven months after the Portuguese coach won his third Premier League title with the club. Although Chelsea are only one point above the relegation zone, the 52-year-old Mourinho had been defiantly insisting he was the right man to oversee the team even as it collapsed on the field with a succession of humiliations. Mourinho’s departure, characterised by Chelsea as “mutual”, came two and a half years after his return to Stamford Bridge and only four months into a new four-year contract. The worst-ever start for a defending champion team in the Premier League was compounded on Monday by a 2-1 loss at surprise leaders Leicester. After the match, Mourinho said he was “betrayed” by his players. The personal conduct of the self-styled ‘Special One’ was also proving damaging to Chelsea, with Mourinho engaging in public spats with referees, a television-rights holder and even the club’s doctor over the last year. Chelsea are engaged in an ongoing legal battle with Dr Eva Carneiro after she was publicly criticised and then demoted following Mourinho’s opening-day outburst. Now it is Mourinho leaving Chelsea, with Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich preparing for his 10th managerial appointment since buying the team in 2003 and transforming its fortunes with a huge injection of cash. “Both Jose and the board agreed results have not been good enough this season and believe it is in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways,” Chelsea said in a statement.last_img read more


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first_imgPakistani prime minister Imran Khan. Photo: ReutersPakistani prime minister Imran Khan vowed Tuesday to challenge at the UN security council India’s decision to strip Kashmir of its special autonomy, and demanded action from the international community as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals.Khan gave a forceful rebuke of prime minister Narenda Modi’s decision Monday to scrap the special status granted to the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir from India’s constitution in front of a joint-session of parliament in Islamabad.“I want to make it clear that we will fight this issue on every forum, (including) at the UN security council,” said Khan, who also promised to also raise the issue with heads of state and take the matter to the International Criminal Court.Khan demanded action from the global community as he accused Modi of blatantly violating international law in pursuit of an anti-Muslim agenda in India.“If the world does not act today… (if) the developed world does not uphold its own laws, then things will go to a place that we will not be responsible for,” Khan added.The prime minister’s remarks came shortly after Pakistan’s military announced it “firmly stands” by Kashmiris following a meeting by the army’s top commanders in the garrison city of Rawalpindi to discuss the move by India, which is also set to exacerbate the long-running bloody rebellion in Kashmir.“Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end. We are prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil our obligations in this regard,” General Qamar Javed Bajwa said, in a tweet sent by a military spokesman after the meeting.Spokesman major general Asif Ghafoor said commanders “fully supported” the civilian government’s rejection of India’s move.“Pakistan never recognised the sham Indian efforts to legalise its occupation” of the disputed mountainous region, he added.On Tuesday, an estimated 500 people demonstrated in Muzaffarabad, the largest city in Pakistani-held Kashmir, with more protests expected in major cities across the country.Pakistani lawmakers also began a session of parliament to discuss a possible response to Delhi’s move.The breathtaking Himalayan region of Kashmir has been disputed by India and Pakistan since independence in 1947. They have fought two of their three wars over the former principality.Earlier this year they came close to war yet again, after a militant attack in Indian-held Kashmir in February was claimed by a group based in Pakistan, igniting tit-for-tat air strikes.For three decades the Indian-administered part has been in the grip of an insurgency that has left tens of thousands dead.Armed Kashmiri rebels and many residents have fought for the Muslim majority region’s independence or to join neighbour Pakistan.Ahead of the announcements, tens of thousands of extra Indian troops were deployed in the territory, and a security lockdown was imposed overnight Sunday. All telecommunications have been cut there since.Editorials and social media in Pakistan were buzzing Tuesday over Modi’s decision, with the English daily Dawn running a large headline on its front page reading: “New Delhi sheds fig leaf, robs held Kashmir of special status”.last_img read more


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first_imgFederighi then proceeded to reveal Apple’s actual strategy for media on the Mac: The company is replacing iTunes on the Mac with three dedicated apps for media, including a desktop app for podcasts, an Apple TV app for its TV and movie content as well as its upcoming Apple TV Plus video subscription service, and a music app to access both the company’s Apple Music subscription service as well as local music libraries.“Apple Music in Catalina is the best music app we’ve ever made,” Federighi said.The sunsetting of iTunes was widely expected to happen with OS X 10.15, and follows Apple’s multiyear move away from a transactional digital media business toward one focused on subscriptions. As the latest part of this transition, Apple is going to launch its own video-subscription service, dubbed Apple TV Plus, with original productions from creatives like Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Oprah later this year. Apple used its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday to officially announce its plans to end the Mac version of iTunes. The company will phase out its well-known media application with the introduction of OS X 10.15, code-named Catalina, which is expected to be released in September alongside the next version of iOS and the new iPhone.However, the iTunes brand isn’t going away: Apple said the iTunes Store app will remain the place for iOS users to purchase music, while the Windows version of the iTunes application is living on (for now).“iTunes started completely focused,” said Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi at WWDC Monday, recalling how the app was initially just focused on music management.He then told the audience about a number of features the company added to the software over the years, jokingly adding that Apple could take this type of feature bloat even further. “How about calendar in iTunes,” he joked. “How about mail in iTunes?” Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


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first_imgLiberty Global-owned cable operator Ziggo has acquired English Premier League rights in the Netherlands for the next three seasons.Ziggo has the rights to live matches and highlights as well as the rights to make matches available via the internet and the Horizon Go and Ziggo Sport Totaal Go apps.Ziggo Sports will broadcast a selection of Premier League matches via channel 14 of its EPG, with additional matches to be shown on Ziggo Totaal Sports channels.Ziggo already holds rights to Spanish first division football, while UEFA Champions League coverage is available via the Ziggo Sport Totaal package.Ziggo Sport director Will Moerer said that the company would strengthen its sports offering with further rights acquisitions.last_img