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Jose Mourinho said an emotional goodbye to his father Felix on Tuesday morning as he attended his funeral in Setubal, Portugal. The Manchester United manager confirmed that his father had passed away on Sunday evening at the age of 79 after suffering with ill health for several months. Mourinho, who helped carry the coffin into the church, was joined by wife Matilde, son Jose Jnr and United assistant coach Silvino Louro for the service. Jose Mourinho attended the funeral of his father Felix in Setubal, Portugal on Tuesday  Manchester United manager Mourinho helped carry his father’s coffin into the church Mourinho’s father…

Once capped by Portugal, the former goalkeeper has passed away, with his son leading the tributes via an Instagram post. Felix Mourinho, father of Manchester United boss Jose, has passed away aged 79, former club Belenenses have confirmed. He spent a lengthy playing career as a goalkeeper, even turning out once for Portugal, and thereafter he spent two decades in the dugout, during which time he would ask his son to compile the scouting reports that ultimately led to Jose being recognised as one of the world’s top coaches. Mourinho responded to his father’s death by posting a picture of…

Mario Balotelli has signed a one-year contract extension at Nice that keeps him at the club next season. Nice announced the news on the team’s website on Sunday with a photo of Balotelli signing his contract alongside president Jean-Pierre Rivere and general manager Julien Fournier. The club credited the 26-year-old for not prioritising the financial aspect of the deal, saying: “We are proud to have convinced the superstar to join us last year and to have seen him flourish on and off the field. Mario Balotelli scored 15 Ligue 1 goals in his debut season at Nice “The Italian international…

Gianluigi Donnarumma “wished to reiterate my absolute love for Milan. As soon as the Euros are finished, I’ll meet the club to discuss my renewal.” The goalkeeper has been absolutely silent on his future for weeks while representative Mino Raiola gave interviews accusing Milan directors of “threats and mobbing behaviour.” This afternoon, Donnarumma tweeted a denial that he was ready to fire Raiola, which prompted many to assume he was indeed walking away. However, this evening he took to Instagram with a new message. “Today my tweet sparked a real firestorm, which I did not wish to generate, so for…

Juventus have confirmed they will release right-back Dani Alves from the final year of his contract. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is known to be interested in the 34-year-old, whom he knows from their time together at Barcelona. Speaking to Italian media on Wednesday, Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta said that Alves had “expressed a desire to try a new experience”. Marotta said Juventus hoped to reach a “mutual termination” with Alves. He wished the Brazilian good luck for the future. Alves has only been with Juve for a year, winning Serie A and reaching the Champions League final. Prior…

Antonio Conte is due to hold talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, with the Premier League champions optimistic that the Italian will extend his contract. Claims emerged from Italy last week that Conte was considering his future regarding Chelsea’s transfer strategy and a desire to have greater power. As reported by Telegraph Sport, Conte will be fighting a losing battle if he tries to take full control at Stamford Bridge but there have since been positive conversations between the head coach and club officials. Now Conte will speak to Abramovich regarding this summer and the future, when it is hoped that, barring any…

Florentino Perez will continue as Real Madrid president after being re-elected for the next four years. The 70-year-old, who is in his second spell as president, stood unopposed for the post. Perez held the position for the first time between 2000 and 2006, a period during which Real signed Luis Figo, David Beckham and Ronaldo. He returned in 2009, as the club bought Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso. Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the Bernabeu remains uncertain after he told the club he wants to leave. Perez employed six managers during his first spell, as Real won two…

The Mexican Football Federation has named a 26-man squad full of home-based players ahead of the upcoming international friendly against the Black Stars of Ghana. The CONCACAF giants will face the four-time Africa champions on June 28 at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas in the first of two friendlies lined up by Ghana in the USA. The North American side are presenting their second strength side for the encounter because their main stream team are in Russia where they will be competing in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup scheduled to kick off this weekend. Mexico’s Sqiad For Ghana…

The coach of a Spanish youth team has been sacked after a 25-0 win – because the club’s management decided the margin of victory went against the spirit of the game. After defeating fellow Valencia side Benicalap C on 3 June, Serranos B’s under-11 manager was removed from his position. “We believe in encouraging respect for your opponents. After the result, we decided that the manager should leave,” Pablo Alcaide, who helps run the side, told El Pais. However, the Spanish newspaper also published comments from the manager’s lawyer, who insisted his client had not pushed players to score as…

Manchester United and Real Madrid have been in conflict for two years and the episode De Gea, and here they are forced to exchange again around the Morata case.  On the side of Real Madrid , was the grudge, and Florentino Pérez and his gang seem to keep a grudge against their counterparts from Manchester United . It is necessary to go back to September 1, 2015 to understand the origin of this animosity comes … At this time, after long negotiations, the two formations find an agreement concerning the transfer of David De Gea . The Spanish porter, who had publicly expressed his wishes to start , will not,…

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