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  • Ferdinand welcomes 'wounded animal' Mourinho to United

    Ferdinand welcomes 'wounded animal' Mourinho to United

    Reuters
    Ferdinand welcomes 'wounded animal' Mourinho to United

    (Reuters) - Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has welcomed Friday's appointment of "true winner" Jose Mourinho as manager at Old Trafford, saying the Portuguese's latest challenge will be his most exciting. The 53-year-old replaces Louis van Gaal who was sacked on Monday, two days after his side won the FA Cup, United's first trophy in three years. Ferdinand, who won six Premier League trophies with the club, said Mourinho would have to teach the team how to start winning again …

  • French coach Deschamps to sue Cantona over squad comments

    French coach Deschamps to sue Cantona over squad comments

    Reuters
    French coach Deschamps to sue Cantona over squad comments

    France soccer coach Didier Deschamps will file a legal complaint against Eric Cantona after his former national teammate suggested the squad selection for Euro 2016 was racially motivated, Deschamps' lawyer said on Friday. The two men, who played 34 times together for France, have a history of animosity since the mid-1990s when Deschamps replaced Cantona as France's captain, going on to lead the team to World Cup and European Championship successes in 1998 and 2000. In an interview with …

  • Manchester United appoints Mourinho as manager

    Manchester United appoints Mourinho as manager

    Reuters
    Manchester United appoints Mourinho as manager

    Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho as manager on a three-year contract with an option to stay on until at least 2020, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 53-year-old Portuguese replaces Dutchman Louis van Gaal whose two-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Monday when he was sacked two days after United won the FA Cup. "Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today. …

  • Supercoach Mourinho becomes Manchester United boss

    Supercoach Mourinho becomes Manchester United boss

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    Supercoach Mourinho becomes Manchester United boss

    Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager to launch a third bid in less than three years to transform the Red Devils into a title-winning force again. After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.5 million euros) a year. United, one the world's biggest football clubs, need reviving after first David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal failed to emulate the glory years of Alex Ferguson. …

  • Man United hires Mourinho as manager on 3-year deal

    Man United hires Mourinho as manager on 3-year deal

    Associated Press
    Man United hires Mourinho as manager on 3-year deal

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United hired Jose Mourinho as its third manager in three years on Friday, entrusting the highly successful Portuguese coach with the job of restoring the status of England's most prestigious club. …