Sam Allardyce led the reaction to the news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking from Chelsea by saying he was “shocked and saddened”. In this case the feeling of shock was inescapable but there is an overriding inevitably about Mourinho’s departure, any lingering hope that the Portuguese could turn this wretched season around starting with Allardyce’s Sunderland on 

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It has been a fairly disappointing start to the season for the reigning English champions. Yesterday’s loss to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge condemned the Blues to their second league loss of the season, just four games in. They’re now eight points behind leaders Manchester City, who on the contrary, have started the season in 

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Even for a character as notoriously baffling as Josè Mourinho, it’s tough to understand quite what he’s been playing at this season. A week that began with the self-styled nark insulting, undermining and demoting his medical staff for hurriedly treating an apparently injured Eden Hazard, and incorporated for no reason whatsoever a pop at Arsène 

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Jose Mourinho is eying up a return to England, after insisting he wants to return to the Premier League when he leaves Real Madrid. Mourinho, who has three years left on his current contract, was speaking ahead of the crunch European tie against Manchester United tonight. And when asked as to when he wants to 

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