Real Madrid coach Mourinho ready to battle "icon" Ferguson | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is excited facing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Champions League.Real have drawn Manchester United in the knockout round. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is excited facing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Champions League.Real have drawn Manchester United in the knockout round.”We face a team coached by an icon amongst coaches. Ferguson is the only one who wants to have a chat while drinking a very, very, very expensive wine… so, the trip will be a little expensive for me because I’ll have to buy him a good wine. It will be exciting and we are motivated to beat a team with an opposing philosophy to Real Madrid,” said Mourinho.

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AC Milan legend Maldini: I had offers from Arsenal, Man Utd | Transfers | Tribal Football

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AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini has revealed he turned down offers from Manchester United and Arsenal during his playing career.Maldini played out his entire time with Milan. AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini has revealed he turned down offers from Manchester United and Arsenal during his playing career.Maldini played out his entire time with Milan.“Juventus wanted me, while Gianluca Vialli called me to Chelsea in 1996, but I preferred to stay with Milan to recover from a disastrous year. It was the right choice. Arsenal made an economic offer and there was also a request from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.“The truth is that most of these offers coincided with terrible seasons for Milan. It probably would’ve been easier to accept, but those of us in the foundations of the team took our responsibility and preferred to stay so we could turn the situation around.”

Real Madrid boss Mourinho: Of course Man Utd, PSG want Ronaldo! | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho isn’t surprised Cristiano Ronaldo is attracting big transfer interest. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho isn’t surprised Cristiano Ronaldo is attracting big transfer interest.Ronaldo is stalling on signing a new deal, which has alerted the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG.”He’s a star, everybody wants a player like him because of his personality and determination. Everyone knows that he is the best and they support him. He should be amongst the big teams,” said Mourinho.

West Ham chief Gold insists no QPR approach for Diame | Transfers | Tribal Football

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West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says they have no plans of selling Momo Diame.Gold denied that the club had been approached by QPR and said a new deal was on the table. West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says they have no plans of selling Momo Diame.Gold denied that the club had been approached by QPR and said a new deal was on the table.He said: “We are talking to the player and are improving his deal. I would be very confident that he will remain our player.”I believe at this stage this will be nothing more than agent talk ahead of the transfer window opening.”We are talking to Mo and his agent and I am quite confident he will still be our player at the end of January.”

Real Madrid coach Mourinho makes Champions League priority | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits winning the Champions League is his priority.Mourinho is on a personal mission to again win the trophy. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits winning the Champions League is his priority.Mourinho is on a personal mission to again win the trophy.“I have declared my objective is to win the Champions League with three different clubs. Nobody has ever managed that before. It would also be the 10th European Cup for Real Madrid, the first side to reach double figures.”

Mourinho admits battle to motivate Real Madrid players | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits he’s battling to lift his players this season.Real have struggled to match the energy of last term. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits he’s battling to lift his players this season.Real have struggled to match the energy of last term.”A coach has good times and bad times. It is not easy to have and manage a squad of 20 or 25 players of different nationalities. Football should be the most important thing in their lives and you have to instil that in them. For me, my main aim is to motivate my players every day,” said Mourinho.

Norwich planning bid for Brighton striker CMS | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Norwich City are lining up a bid for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith. Norwich City are lining up a bid for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith.The Mail on Sunday says Norwich manager Chris Hughton will go back for £3m Brighton striker Mackail-Smith after missing out on him in the summer.Hughton is keen to boost his side’s goal tally with Grant Holt having scored only four times this season.Mackail-Smith, 28, has reached double figures in the Championship.

Iniesta wants to play out career with Barcelona | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Andres Iniesta says he wants to play out his career with Barcelona.The midfielder insists he is happy at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta says he wants to play out his career with Barcelona.The midfielder insists he is happy at the Nou Camp.”My desire is to retire at Barça, where I started and where I learned everything. The only thing that will determine it is the performances I can offer the team,” said Iniesta.

Real Madrid coach Mourinho: I ain't going anywhere | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he’s going nowhere.Mourinho is under huge pressure after a dismal Spanish Liga campaign. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he’s going nowhere.Mourinho is under huge pressure after a dismal Spanish Liga campaign.He declared: “I reply with a quote from Sir Alex Ferguson: ‘I am too old to retire.’ And, if you’ll allow me this addition, I am also too ‘young’ to retire.”

Arsenal boss Wenger remains keen on Liverpool keeper Reina | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains keen on Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains keen on Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.The Mirror says Arsenal remain in the market for a new keeper as Liverpool’s Reina is top of the shopping list if Brendan Rodgers decides to cash in to try and bolster his squad elsewhere.They want Birmingham City’s Jack Butland.