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Mourinho maupun Wenger terlibat perseteruan saat keduanya bertanding
Mourinho Anggap Perseteruannya dengan Wenger Hal Biasa
Mourinho maupun Wenger terlibat perseteruan saat keduanya bertanding
Mourinho maupun Wenger terlibat perseteruan saat keduanya bertanding
Mourinho Anggap Perseteruannya dengan Wenger Hal Biasa
Mourinho maupun Wenger terlibat perseteruan saat keduanya bertanding
Berita video jadwal La Liga 2017-2018 pekan ke-34. Laga Barcelona vs Villarreal dan Sevilla vs Real Madrid diundur.
VIDEO: Jadwal La Liga Pekan ke-34, Laga Barcelona dan Real Madrid Diundur
Berita video jadwal La Liga 2017-2018 pekan ke-34. Laga Barcelona vs Villarreal dan Sevilla vs Real Madrid diundur.
Striker Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Neymar santer dikabarkan menjadi incaran Real Madrid pada musim panas mendatang.
Real Madrid Semakin Sulit Kejar Tanda Tangan Neymar
Striker Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Neymar santer dikabarkan menjadi incaran Real Madrid pada musim panas mendatang.
<p>Conte: You can&#39;t compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho&#39;s</p>
Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

The Blues boss reached his century of games as the manager of the west London club and he responded to comparisons with his predecessor
Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's
The Blues boss reached his century of games as the manager of the west London club and he responded to comparisons with his predecessor
<p>Conte: You can&#39;t compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho&#39;s</p>
Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

Real Madrid berusaha meningkatkan produktivitas musim depan.
Real Madrid Incar Striker Muda Manchester United
Real Madrid berusaha meningkatkan produktivitas musim depan.
Antonio Conte believes his record through 100 games at Chelsea is strong compared to Jose Mourinho.
Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho
Antonio Conte believes his record through 100 games at Chelsea is strong compared to Jose Mourinho.
<p>Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho</p>
Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho

Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho

<p>Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho</p>
Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho

Conte defends Chelsea record compared to Mourinho

Mereka sempat mendapat tawaran dari Real Madrid tapi menolak.
Tolak Real Madrid, 4 Legenda Ini Menyesal
Mereka sempat mendapat tawaran dari Real Madrid tapi menolak.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, Bayern Munich&#39;s coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during a media conference at Parc des Prince stadium ahead of their Champions League soccer match against Paris Saint Germain in Paris. Arsenal is looking for a new manager for the first time this century after Arsene Wenger on Friday, April 20, 2018 announced his decision to leave his role at the end of this season. Whenever a vacancy arises at a top European club, Ancelotti’s name is mentioned - and for good reason. The 58-year-old Italian has won league titles in four different countries - Italy, England, France and Germany - and won the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, Bayern Munich's coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during a media conference at Parc des Prince stadium ahead of their Champions League soccer match against Paris Saint Germain in Paris. Arsenal is looking for a new manager for the first time this century after Arsene Wenger on Friday, April 20, 2018 announced his decision to leave his role at the end of this season. Whenever a vacancy arises at a top European club, Ancelotti’s name is mentioned - and for good reason. The 58-year-old Italian has won league titles in four different countries - Italy, England, France and Germany - and won the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, Bayern Munich's coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during a media conference at Parc des Prince stadium ahead of their Champions League soccer match against Paris Saint Germain in Paris. Arsenal is looking for a new manager for the first time this century after Arsene Wenger on Friday, April 20, 2018 announced his decision to leave his role at the end of this season. Whenever a vacancy arises at a top European club, Ancelotti’s name is mentioned - and for good reason. The 58-year-old Italian has won league titles in four different countries - Italy, England, France and Germany - and won the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don&#39;t think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don&#39;t think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season&#39;s challenge of matching city rivals&#39; gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season&#39;s challenge of matching city rivals&#39; gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don&#39;t think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season&#39;s challenge of matching city rivals&#39; gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
<p>Conte: You can&#39;t compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho&#39;s</p>
Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

<p>Conte: You can&#39;t compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho&#39;s</p>
Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's

The Blues boss reached his century of games as the manager of the west London club and he responded to comparisons with his predecessor
Conte: You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's
The Blues boss reached his century of games as the manager of the west London club and he responded to comparisons with his predecessor
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho&#39;s &#39;different era&#39;
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho's 'different era'
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho's 'different era'
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho&#39;s &#39;different era&#39;
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho's 'different era'
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho's 'different era'
Antonio Conte has risked reigniting his row with Jose Mourinho by suggesting his 100-game Chelsea win-rate is better than the record held by the Portuguese. The Premier League victory over Burnley meant that Conte completed his first 100 games in charge with 65 wins, which is the second-highest ratio of any Chelsea manager after Mourinho. But Conte believes his success, which included winning last season’s Premier League title, has come under more difficult circumstances than Mourinho’s 72 victories from his first 100 games. Conte highlighted the fact that his record, which he insisted should have been better, was achieved following the club’s 10th-placed finish. The Blues had been runners up when Mourinho first took over in 2004. Ahead of his 101st Chelsea game, Sunday&#39;s FA Cup semi-final against Southampton, Conte said: “For sure, this is a good stat, but I know that, this season, we could have done better. “Mourinho was 72 in the first 100? We are talking about a great manager. Don’t forget that the first 100 games with Mourinho were many years ago. Now it’s not simple, I think. To have this type of results in this moment, in this present Chelsea. I must be pleased for the players, for the club, but, for sure, we could do better.” Mourinho and Conte have clashed several times in the last two seasons Credit: EPA Asked why his first 100 games in charge were harder than Mourino’s, Conte added: “Because it’s a different era. A different era in the history of the club. Only for this reason. “I won a title with Juventus after two seventh places. When you win a title in this way, it’s a great, great achievement. Not a simple achievement. “Last season we [Chelsea] won a title after a 10th place. When you win a title in this way, it means it’s a great, great achievement. Not a simple achievement, only because your name is Chelsea and it’s normal because, in the past, you won many titles. You have to see the era you are going through.” Conte traded insults with Mourinho earlier this season, but the two men shook hands before the last game between Chelsea and United in February. The Italian’s latest comments may well provoke a response from Mourinho, with the prospect of Chelsea meeting United in the FA Cup final very much alive. While Chelsea take on Southampton in the semi-finals, United face Tottenham at their temporary home, but Conte does not believe Spurs have an advantage in the competition because all the remaining games will be played at Wembley. He said: “I think that Tottenham is a great team. If they have an advantage it’s only because of this.” Conte doubts he could carry on as long in management as Arsene Wenger Credit: ARSENAL FC Conte joined the list of managers to pay tribute to Arsene Wenger, who has announced he will stand down from his position as Arsenal manager at the end of the season. And the 48-year-old admitted the pressure of modern-day management means it is unlikely that he will carry on in the industry that long. “In the past, the managers could stay in England and work for the same club for many years,” said Conte. “When you know this and have this possibility, you live football and you stay more relaxed because you know you have time to work, to show the importance of your work. “In the present, football is not the same like the past. In England, you can see this difference. Now every club is ready to change, no? To change manager if you don’t get results. If you don’t win. I think to live football in this way, your career could be less long, less long. &quot;Because you live football with more pressure than in the past.” Chelsea have been ordered by the Professional Football Compensation Committee to pay up to £2.5 million to Exeter City for teenager Ethan Ampadu – which is £500,000 less than the Blues originally offered. It is believed League Two club Exeter were looking for at least £5 million for 17-year-old Ampadu, who has made seven first-team appearances in his first season at Chelsea before injury ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign. But the PFCC ruled that Chelsea must pay an initial fee of £850,000, a further £450,000 and potential further payments up to £1.25 million based on first-team appearances up to 50. Exeter will also receive 20 per cent of any profit made by the Blues should they sell Ampadu. Ampadu has impressed in a Chelsea shirt so far Credit: GETTY IMAGES Exeter chairman Julian Tagg, said: “To say that we are disappointed is an understatement. We are disappointed for our fans, our academy, which works so hard on producing talented young players like Ethan and for our management and coaching team who bring these players into the first team and beyond as part of supporting the work of the FA in its objective to produce international players of the highest quality which we believe we have done. “However, above all, we are disappointed for football as we feel this decision sends the wrong message in terms of financial reward for those owners, chairmen, managers and coaches up and down the country who are also working as hard as us to improve their clubs by producing talented home-grown players for both club and country. “At this stage, we have no written justification for the decision taken by the Professional Football Compensation Committee. We have been told that this will come within the next couple of weeks and once we receive this we will be communicating that to our supporters.”
Antonio Conte insists his century of Chelsea games has been more impressive than Jose Mourinho's 'different era'
Antonio Conte has risked reigniting his row with Jose Mourinho by suggesting his 100-game Chelsea win-rate is better than the record held by the Portuguese. The Premier League victory over Burnley meant that Conte completed his first 100 games in charge with 65 wins, which is the second-highest ratio of any Chelsea manager after Mourinho. But Conte believes his success, which included winning last season’s Premier League title, has come under more difficult circumstances than Mourinho’s 72 victories from his first 100 games. Conte highlighted the fact that his record, which he insisted should have been better, was achieved following the club’s 10th-placed finish. The Blues had been runners up when Mourinho first took over in 2004. Ahead of his 101st Chelsea game, Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Southampton, Conte said: “For sure, this is a good stat, but I know that, this season, we could have done better. “Mourinho was 72 in the first 100? We are talking about a great manager. Don’t forget that the first 100 games with Mourinho were many years ago. Now it’s not simple, I think. To have this type of results in this moment, in this present Chelsea. I must be pleased for the players, for the club, but, for sure, we could do better.” Mourinho and Conte have clashed several times in the last two seasons Credit: EPA Asked why his first 100 games in charge were harder than Mourino’s, Conte added: “Because it’s a different era. A different era in the history of the club. Only for this reason. “I won a title with Juventus after two seventh places. When you win a title in this way, it’s a great, great achievement. Not a simple achievement. “Last season we [Chelsea] won a title after a 10th place. When you win a title in this way, it means it’s a great, great achievement. Not a simple achievement, only because your name is Chelsea and it’s normal because, in the past, you won many titles. You have to see the era you are going through.” Conte traded insults with Mourinho earlier this season, but the two men shook hands before the last game between Chelsea and United in February. The Italian’s latest comments may well provoke a response from Mourinho, with the prospect of Chelsea meeting United in the FA Cup final very much alive. While Chelsea take on Southampton in the semi-finals, United face Tottenham at their temporary home, but Conte does not believe Spurs have an advantage in the competition because all the remaining games will be played at Wembley. He said: “I think that Tottenham is a great team. If they have an advantage it’s only because of this.” Conte doubts he could carry on as long in management as Arsene Wenger Credit: ARSENAL FC Conte joined the list of managers to pay tribute to Arsene Wenger, who has announced he will stand down from his position as Arsenal manager at the end of the season. And the 48-year-old admitted the pressure of modern-day management means it is unlikely that he will carry on in the industry that long. “In the past, the managers could stay in England and work for the same club for many years,” said Conte. “When you know this and have this possibility, you live football and you stay more relaxed because you know you have time to work, to show the importance of your work. “In the present, football is not the same like the past. In England, you can see this difference. Now every club is ready to change, no? To change manager if you don’t get results. If you don’t win. I think to live football in this way, your career could be less long, less long. "Because you live football with more pressure than in the past.” Chelsea have been ordered by the Professional Football Compensation Committee to pay up to £2.5 million to Exeter City for teenager Ethan Ampadu – which is £500,000 less than the Blues originally offered. It is believed League Two club Exeter were looking for at least £5 million for 17-year-old Ampadu, who has made seven first-team appearances in his first season at Chelsea before injury ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign. But the PFCC ruled that Chelsea must pay an initial fee of £850,000, a further £450,000 and potential further payments up to £1.25 million based on first-team appearances up to 50. Exeter will also receive 20 per cent of any profit made by the Blues should they sell Ampadu. Ampadu has impressed in a Chelsea shirt so far Credit: GETTY IMAGES Exeter chairman Julian Tagg, said: “To say that we are disappointed is an understatement. We are disappointed for our fans, our academy, which works so hard on producing talented young players like Ethan and for our management and coaching team who bring these players into the first team and beyond as part of supporting the work of the FA in its objective to produce international players of the highest quality which we believe we have done. “However, above all, we are disappointed for football as we feel this decision sends the wrong message in terms of financial reward for those owners, chairmen, managers and coaches up and down the country who are also working as hard as us to improve their clubs by producing talented home-grown players for both club and country. “At this stage, we have no written justification for the decision taken by the Professional Football Compensation Committee. We have been told that this will come within the next couple of weeks and once we receive this we will be communicating that to our supporters.”

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