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JOSE MOURINHO APPOINTED AS TOTTENHAM COACH

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JOSE MOURINHO APPOINTED AS TOTTENHAM COACH
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Hours after the sack of Muaricio Pochettino, Premier League club, Tottenham have secured the services of former Chelsea and United Coach, Jose Mourninho.


Pochettinho was sacked last night by the board due to Tottenham's lackluster performance in the league.


Pochettino who took Tottenham to their first champions league final ever, last season against Liverpool will be looking forward to pitching his tent with another club.


With Tottenham having to face Chelsea next weekend, this will be a must-win battle for the new coach.



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Frank Lampard reveals why Jose Mourinho allowed Kevin de Bruyne to leave Chelsea in 2014

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Kevin de Bruyne came back to haunt his former club Chelsea on Saturday evening with a stunning strike that returned Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table.

The Citizens knew they needed a win after Manchester United's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier in the day, and got it with a goal from their Belgian playmaker in the 67th minute.

It was a damaging blow to the Blues on what was a fairly comfortable evening for Pep Guardiola's men, meaning Chelsea fell six points short of the league leaders.

And Antonio Conte was left to rue the fact that the opposing player who landed the decisive blow was once wearing the blue colours of the Stamford Bridge outfit.

“I don’t know, honestly, what happened in the past,” Conte said per the Guardian. “But for sure we are talking about a top player, the complete player. He’s good – technical, fast, and he works hard for his team. He is the complete player.”

De Bruyne quit Chelsea for Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg in 2014 - during Jose Mourinho's time in charge - but is now enjoying a fruitful career back in the Premier League at the Etihad.

The 26-year-old's goal against his former employers on Saturday was his first of the season while having already racked up three assists from seven games this campaign.

And while no doubt the home supporters were bitterly ruing why the club ever allowed the Belgium international to leave, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has supported the club's decision to sell.

Lampard: Chelsea had to let De Bruyne go

"It was a difficult time for the club, you had (Eden) Hazard, Oscar, and Willian had just signed. He wasn’t as good as he is now," Lampard told BT Sport, per the Metro.

"Of course, it’s easy to look and say 'why did you let him go?', but he’s gone away and made himself a world-class player."

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Chelsea's lack of faith in giving De Bruyne game time may have ultimately cost them, but it's no surprise given their poor track record of bringing through even their own academy players.

And although Lampard accepts there was no way into the Chelsea team for De Bruyne at that time, the 39-year-old has hailed the City star's attitude to prove the Blues wrong.

Chelsea legend praises Belgian's 'ambition'

"You always wonder about development. He had good pace, good passing, good dribbling, but at that point he couldn’t get into our team," Lampard added.

"One thing he had was ambition, he wanted to go away and prove he was a player."

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De Bruyne is certain to be an instrumental figure for City this season and could be the difference in Pep Guardiola landing his first Premier League trophy.

But Chelsea won't be turning to look back at Mourinho's decision to sell De Bruyne in 2014, however, rather more their missed opportunities in the summer transfer window.

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Newly-appointed Zidane identifies Kante as first-choice signing

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On Monday, Real Madrid have officially confirmed that Zinedine Zidane has sensationally returned to Santiago Bernabeu after leaving the club on a high note in the summer of 2018. As per various sources, the Frenchman will be handed a 300 million war chest in order to turn Real back into Champions League contenders once again.

And journalist Nicolo Schira, who writes for respected Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, reports that the Real Madrid manager has identified N'Golo Kante as his priority signing in the summer. However, it remains to be seen whether the La Liga giants well be able to lure the Frenchman away from Stamford Bridge. Kante, who signed a new 5-year deal with the Blues back in November, has never suggested that he's looking to leave Chelsea.

Real Madrid might also face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for Kante's signature. The Ligue 1 giants are long-term admirers of the Frenchman and could renew their interest in the Chelsea midfielder when the transfer window reopens. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 after helping Leicester City to win the 2015/2016 Premier League title.

The Frenchman then added another Prem title to his collection in the next year, under the guidance of Antonio Conte. In the 2017/2018, Kante won FA Cup with Chelsea and then proceeded to claim the World Cup trophy with the France national team.

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Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham: A NIGHTMARE for Mourinho as Red Devils concede 2 goals in 2 minutes

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Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham: A NIGHTMARE for Mourinho as Red Devils concede 2 goals in 2 minutes
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Game is over and the final score is Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham. Here is the match report.

50' GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Kane)

52' GOAL! Man Utd 0-2 Tottenham (Lucas)

84' GOAL! Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham (Lucas)

Line-ups

Manchester United XI: A. Valencia, N. Mati, David de Gea, A.Herrera, Smalling, R. Lukaku, P. Jones, P. Pogba, Fred, L.Shaw, J. Lingard

Subs: A. Young, A.Sánchez, M. Fellaini, Lee Grant, V. Lindelöf, M. Rashford, S. McTominay

Tottenham Hotspur XI: H. Lloris, J. Vertonghen, M. Dembélé, D. Rose, T. Alderweireld, C. Eriksen, K. Trippier, Lucas, H. Kane, D. Alli, E. Dier

Subs: Michel Vorm, F.Llorente, Aurier, B.Davies, Winks, D. Sánchez, Luke Amos.

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