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_imgMexico Is Hirving Lozano a must-start player for the Mexico national team? Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 04:38 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hirving Lozano Mexico Panama Mexico Belgium v Mexico Belgium Friendlies El Chucky is off to a red-hot start in Europe, but will he start for the national team in friendly matches against Belgium and Poland? After scoring nine goals in his first nine matches since moving to PSV Eindhoven, Hirving Lozano seems like a must-start for Mexico.Ahead of high-profile friendly matches against Belgium and Poland, it’s unclear if El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio feels the same way.Mexico 11/2 v Belgium Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lozano came into the October friendly window in excellent form and was on the bench against Trinidad & Tobago before entering the match and scoring in a 3-0 victory. In that game, he was put into emergency right back duty, something “El Chucky” pulled off against the Soca Warriors but will be less likely to do against two teams in the top 10 of the FIFA rankings. | ¡GOLAZO! En gran jugada colectiva el ‘Chucky’ empata el partido. MEX 1-1 TRI https://t.co/i0NWtnEq5X pic.twitter.com/zz5eVuwx1z— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) October 7, 2017It’s not that Osorio doesn’t respect Lozano. He clearly is thrilled to have an asset like Lozano as part of his team. Starting over Jesus Corona, Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos or any combination of other attackers, is still no guarantee though. Lozano’s sterling start in Europe changes the equation, but he started only three times during World Cup qualification and was in Osorio’s XI once during the Confederations Cup.”First of all, Hirving’s great form doesn’t surprise us. He’s a magnificent player with extraordinary conditions, a spectacular human being,” Osorio said at Thursday’s news conference. “He’s the typical example of a Mexican player who needs a chance, not only because a foreign club wants him but also because the club he belongs [to] is willing to be flexible, understands that that’s for the good of the player and Mexican soccer because the more players you have playing in Europe the better the national team will be, independent of whether it’s [coached by] Osorio or another of the very good Mexican coaches there are.”Hirving’s case is an example to follow for a lot of players and hopefully we can [have others follow], first with his good showings winning the right to go to another league, another club – obviously the Dutch league and PSV are very respectable – but in his personal growth he should get into other leagues like the Spanish, German, the Premier League, hopefully one of the top five clubs in these leagues or the Italian league. Hopefully other players can do the same.”Hirving Lozano PSVFor all the stunning showings Lozano has had, there are still some deficiencies to improve upon before he breaks through in a league like the top ones Osorio mentioned. Lozano surely is enjoying life in Europe where far fewer defenders resort to the tactics they did in Liga MX, making him the most fouled player in the league during multiple campaigns. Those fouls also took him out of action because of injuries on multiple occasions. Still, he’s been marked out of matches by more physical defenders – the same kind he would face in the Premier League.”We knew Hirving had the skills to be able to succeed in European football,” Pachuca vice president Andres Fassi told MedioTiempo this week. “We knew that Dutch football is a style that fits well with the type of game he plays, that he’d adapt really quickly. Everybody could see his footballing ability, his explosiveness, his goal-scoring, his temperament.” Fassi, who helped facilitate Lozano’s sale from the Tuzos, also predicted Lozano will become one of the 10 best forwards in the world.Lozano’s defensive skills leave something to be desired. That’s been fine for attack-minded PSV but is more of a worry in a Mexico team that not only spends more time on the back foot than his club does, but also has a fullback situation that is complicated at best with few quality defenders behind the wingers. Lozano has long played on the left side for his country, but even though he’s right-footed and Osorio likes to invert his wingers he has mostly lined up on the right for El Tri. Osorio might be tempted to have Lozano and Porto winger Corona swap sides from the go rather than during games if things aren’t working.With Mexico’s friendly contests against Belgium and Poland coming just three days apart, it’s unlikely any player will play long stretches in both games. Yet as Lozano continues to develop into the player both Osorio and Fassi believe he can, his spot in the Mexico starting XI will become more and more secure. His hot start in Europe may convince Osorio that if not in these November games, Lozano will be one of the first names on his team sheet when he’s aligning his team in Russia.last_img read more


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first_imgG. Christine Taylor, the vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Alabama, stopped by our studio to talk about events taking place on campus highlighting the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.There will be 16 events taking place in honor of his work, including Meet You at the Table. It will be an evening of celebrating the impact of Martin Luther King Jr. while providing opportunities for conversation about what can be done to make a positive impact in the world.Meet You at the Table will take place on Jan. 31 in the Bryant Conference Center from 6-8:30 p.m. Participants must register to attend. For a full list of events taking place this month, visit diversity.ua.edu.Watch the full interview above.last_img