Farewell Mourinho | MUNDIAL MORNINGS


Jose Mourinho’s time as Chelsea manager is finally up.

The 52 year old Portugese manager was sacked overnight, just
seven months after winning the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League title.

The Blues have had a horror first half of the season,
currently sitting in 16th place after losing to leaders Leicester 2-1 on

Guus Hiddink is set to be caretaker while Chelsea look for a
new man to lead the club.

Mourinho only won four games this season, despite taking his
side to the round of 16 in the Champions League.

The off field dramas didn’t do Jose any favours either, with
the spotlight on him rather than the football.

August 8: Jose Mourinho demotes club doctor Eva Carneiro after
running onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard. She is now taking legal action
against Mourinho.

October: Mourinho suspended and fined £50,000 after claims
against the treatment of his team by referees.

October: Mourinho serves one match ban and fined £40,000 after
misconduct towards referee Jon Moss against West Ham.

Jose will be quick to take on a new challenge, and won’t
find it hard to get signed up by a new club.

Chelsea’s big guns haven’t been performing, which has
resulted in Mourinho’s frustration in his players.

Diego Costa escaped disiplanary action after beginning
pre-season training overweight. His spat with Mourinho after being subbed off
against Tottenham Hotspur was a clear sign of player unrest.

Eden Hazard has also been under fire, goaless in the last 27

Where to now for the not so special one, Jose Mourinho?


Italian Champions Juventus and English side Tottenham
Hotspur will join A-League champions Melbourne Victory for the International
Champions Cup next year.

The success of this years pre-season tournament saw over
200,000 fans roll through the gates to watch A.S Roma, Real Madrid and
Manchester City.

One more European club is still yet to be announced for the

The inclusion of Melbourne Victory is massive for the A-League,
and will put Australian football on the map once again.


 No Messi/Neymar? No problem.

A hat-trick for Louis Suarez has sent Barcelona into the
Club World Cup final, in their 3-0 demolition of Chinese side Guangzhou

Barcelona will play Argentinian side River Plate in the
final this Sunday at the International Stadium in Yokohama

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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