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‘I forbid any image of it’: Mourinho bans Spurs watching Bayern defeat – video

José Mourinho has banned his Tottenham side from rewatching their 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. ‘I forbid any image of it [the 7-2],’ Mourinho said. ‘I watched it a couple of times: me, my staff and analysts try to go through every single aspect of that…

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‘Maybe next season will be better’: Guardiola reacts to Manchester derby defeat – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was left to lament his side’s defensive failings after they were 2-1 at home by rivals Manchester United.Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial put United 2-0 up in the first half and although Nicolás Otamendi pulled …

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‘Why would I want to leave Leicester?’: Rodgers plays down Arsenal link – video

Brendan Rodgers has moved to quash speculation about him taking the vacant manager role at Arsenal. When asked about the role on Monday, Rodgers said ‘I’m happy here, very happy and I feel I want to continue with that’. Leicester currently sit second i…

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‘Let’s see where we are with 10 games to go’; Rodgers after Leicester win – video

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players’ stubbornness as they came back from a goal down to clinch a victory that keeps them second in the table behind Liverpool.Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning goal for the home side in stoppage…

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Freddie Ljungberg promises Arsenal fans attacking football as interim coach – video

Freddie Ljungberg has said his long-term connection with Arsenal will help him deliver attacking football. In his first interview as interim coach, Ljungberg said he was committed to playing ‘entertaining’ football. ‘The players we have, they enjoy pla…

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‘No dramas, mi amigo’: Mourinho sends Emery best wishes after Arsenal sacking – video

New Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho had kind words for Unai Emery after his Spanish colleague was sacked by Arsenal on Friday morning.Mourinho, speaking to the media before his side’s Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday, tipped …

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‘I do not want anyone like that on my staff’: Luis Enrique on sacking Moreno – video

Luis Enrique’s has spoken for the first time after returning to his post as Spain manager. He has accused his predecessor and former assistant, Robert Moreno, of being disloyal. ‘I do not want anyone like that on my staff,’ said Luis Enrique. The retur…

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José Mourinho apologises to Eric Dier after first-half substitution – video

‘The most difficult moment of the game for me was not when Olympiakos scored the first or second goal, but when I made the change in the first-half’ said Mourinho after he substituted Eric Dier for Christian Eriksen. His tactical adjustment paid off as…

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Chivas goalkeeper scores from own penalty area in Mexican football match – video

It’s not often a goalkeeper gets on the scoresheet from their own area, but Antonio Rodríguez of Mexican club Chivas can add his name to the list. Late into their home game against Veracruz in Mexico’s Liga MX on Sunday, the score was 2-1 to the hosts….

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‘You can’t help but feel to blame,’ says Dele Alli of Pochettino’s Tottenham exit – video

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has heaped praise on Mauricio Pochettino after he was sacked by Spurs. ‘I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs and he’s helped me through all of them. I can’t thank him for enough. I’ve seen him more than I’ve s…

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Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola joke about trophy success: ‘Maybe we can swap?’ – video

Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp were in fine spirits as they spoke at the Football Writers’ Association on Sunday. After the pair received awards, they spoke openly about the the 2018-19 season, Vincent Kompany’s long-range strike against Leicester bein…

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Unai Emery admits Arsenal ‘lost a very big opportunity’ after Southampton draw – video

The Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, addressed his team’s 2-2 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, by saying they ‘lost a very big opportunity’.‘I understand the supporters are now frustrated, disappointed and angry. And now the players…

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‘We fought for result,’ says Jürgen Klopp after win against Crystal Palace – video

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool were ‘ready to fight for the result’ after his Premier League leaders escaped Crystal Palace with a dramatic 2-1 victory on Saturday. ‘Could we have played better? Yes. We are not out there to break records. We are out there…

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‘I was where I belong’: Mourinho starts Spurs reign with 3-2 win at West Ham – video

José Mourinho said he missed ‘the music in the away dressing room’ in a winning return to management as his Tottenham side triumped 3-2 at West Ham on Saturday. “Today the feeling is: I was where I belong … I just love it, and of course the best…

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‘I wouldn’t manage Tottenham’ – Lampard insists he will never follow Mourinho – video

The Chelsea manager Frank Lampard praised his former boss José Mourinho on Friday, after the Portuguese was appointed at Tottenham Hotspur this week.However, Lampard added he will never follow in Mourinho’s footsteps as and when he moves on from Chelse…

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Guardiola on Mourinho’s return, Silva’s ban and Lampard’s success at Chelsea – video

Ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday, Pep Guardiola praised Lampard as a ‘perfect’ coach for English football. The Manchester City manager also addressed Bernardo Silva’s one-match ban over a Twitter post about Be…

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Solskjær: Pochettino’s availability does not make me fear for my job – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has insisted he is not threatened by Mauricio Pochettino now being out of work despite the Argentinian having repeatedly been linked to the Manchester United job.Solskjær said: ‘No, it doesn’t bother me at all because I’ve…

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‘He’s not my friend or enemy’: West Ham manager Pellegrini on Mourinho – video

Manuel Pellegrini addressed his personal rivalry with José Mourinho before West Ham’s game with Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday.Welcoming the new Spurs manager for his first game in charge, the Hammers’ manager said: ‘He is not my frie…

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‘He’s not my friend or enemy’: West Ham manager Pellegrini on Mourinho – video

Manuel Pellegrini addressed his personal rivalry with José Mourinho before West Ham’s game with Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday.Welcoming the new Spurs manager for his first game in charge, the Hammers’ manager said: ‘He is not my frie…

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‘We wish him well’: Chelsea react to José Mourinho’s Tottenham move – video

The Chelsea captain, César Azpilicueta, and former goalkeeper Petr Cech have welcomed their former manager José Mourinho back to English football following his appointment as manager of Tottenham.Cech, who returned to Chelsea as technical and performan…