LONDON - Jose Mourinho had just completed his third and final Tottenham substitution when Eric Dier sprinted off the field past him.With Tottenham behind, 1-0, to Chelsea on Tuesday, the manager chased after his midfielder into the dressing room."He wasn&# ...
Sep 30, 2020
WITH four straight wins in the Premier League, Manchester United is on track for a return to the Champions League as the team goes from strength to strength under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Meanwhile, the man he replaced at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho, ...
Jul 10, 2020
LONDON - A bold substitution and a quick-thinking ball boy helped Jose Mourinho turn around his Champions League debut with Tottenham.It couldn't have started worse, conceding twice inside 19 minutes to Olympiakos.A decisive intervention was required by Mourinho ...
Nov 27, 2019
TOTTENHAM's decision to switch managers reaped instant rewards as Jose Mourinho got off to a winning start in his highly anticipated fourth coaching stint in the English Premier League.How long before a slew of other teams - including Tottenham's ...
Nov 24, 2019
LONDON - Ousted from previous jobs for fomenting friction, Jose Mourinho is returning to coaching trying to show he is rejuvenated with the smile back.Will Tottenham be getting a mellowed manager, rather than the one who stoked internal feuds at Chelsea and ...
Nov 21, 2019
MANCHESTER United turned to a popular former player by hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season on Wednesday, 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final.Nicknamed the "Baby-Faced Assassin" during ...
Dec 19, 2018
WANTED: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer.It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho.United brought an end to Mourinho's turbulent 2½-year spell at the ...
Dec 19, 2018
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA has fined Manchester United 15,000 euros ($17,250) and warned coach Jose Mourinho after the team was late to arrive for a Champions League home game and then late for the delayed kickoff.Mourinho blamed police in Manchester ...
Oct 20, 2018
MANCHESTER, England - Even his heaviest home loss wasn't enough to defeat Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's fighting spirit on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).After losing 3-0 to Tottenham in the Premier League at Old Trafford, the Portuguese ...
Aug 28, 2018
LONDON - Manchester United clinched second place in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).In a dull game with few quality chances, United defender Luke Shaw came closest to scoring when he had ...
May 11, 2018
IT has been the most contentious coaching rivalry in the 26-year history of the Premier League, with their verbal barbs in news conferences even spilling over to physical confrontations on the touchline.Yet Jose Mourinho chose the day Arsene Wenger announced ...
Apr 21, 2018
LIVERPOOL, England - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at club great Paul Scholes for his criticism of midfielder Paul Pogba.While working as a TV pundit, Scholes said after United's scoreless draw with Southampton on Saturday that Pogba ...
Jan 2, 2018
LEICESTER, England - Jose Mourinho berated his wasteful players after Manchester United conceded a stoppage-time equalizer against 10-man Leicester.The performance was "childish." Players lacked intelligence and showed "no maturity." There were "joke chances" missed before collapsing to draw 2-2 ...
Dec 24, 2017
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United and Manchester City will not be sanctioned following a review into a melee involving players and coaches from both Premier League teams after the derby at Old Trafford this month.After receiving evidence from both clubs and independent ...
Dec 22, 2017
THE Champions League group stage starts this week with Real Madrid looking to win Europe's top club competition for a third straight year, a feat not achieved since Bayern Munich in the 1970s.A look at the eight groups: GROUP ...
Sep 11, 2017
MANCHESTER, England - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has unfinished business at Manchester United.The Swedish striker signed another one-year deal with United on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), returning to the English club that released him during the summer while he recovered from a serious ...
Aug 25, 2017
LONDON - The way Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have been spending, the Premier League trophy should be returning to Manchester in May.In an offseason that has seen more than £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) invested in players, Manchester rivals City ...
Aug 10, 2017
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho issued a challenge to his former club, saying he'd be happy to pursue Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale if it no longer considered him a key player.Mourinho made the remarks on the ...
Aug 8, 2017
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on Monday on a three-year contract.The 28-year-old Serb rejoins former manager Jose Mourinho after playing a key role when the Portuguese coach guided Chelsea to the Premier League ...
Aug 1, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain - Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next.Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier ...
Jun 21, 2017
STOCKHOLM - A guttural roar of "Manchester, Manchester" thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle.Purely in football terms, Manchester United's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday was a triumph of huge ...
May 25, 2017
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