Ask Sir Alex Ferguson to tell you his best José Mourinho story, and the Manchester United manager lets out a cackle. Sir Alex and Mourinho, the Real Madrid coach, are (arguably) the two greatest coaches in world soccer, men who have become friends over the years after competing against each other in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
English rivals Arsenal and Liverpool were paired in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in Friday's draw while Manchester United will meet AS Roma once again in a repeat of last year's memorable clash at the same stage.
Speaking out before the sudden departure of José Mourinho in September, Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon outlined his club's ambitious plans for the future. He spoke with World Soccer's Keir Radnedge.
Surely no group of consultants, assigned the task of designing an emblematic soccer manager for our ravenous media age, could have produced a marriage as perfect as the real-life soap opera that is Jos� Mourinho.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has launched a scathing attack on Chelsea over the 'chance' meeting in a London restaurant between the club's chief executive Peter Kenyon and United's Rio Ferdinand.
Quadruple-chasing Chelsea have set an unwanted record off the pitch with record English football losses of 88 million pounds ($166 million) in 2003-04, their first season under the ownership of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
UEFA have opened a disciplinary case against Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly for his apparent elbow in the face of Monaco striker Fernando Morientes during Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg.