Over the years, Jose Mourinho has shown his resolve to never back down from a feud. The Portuguese manager took on Rafael Benitez, then at Liverpool, in his first stint in English football, dating back to the 2005 Champions League final when Luis Garcia scored the infamous “ghost goal” against Mourinho’s Chelsea. That spat went on for almost a decade, and may even re-ignite this season as Benitez’s Newcastle was promoted to the Premier League. Mourinho has continually clashed with Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger. Last season, there was friction between Mourinho and his successor at Chelsea, Antonio Conte, after the Italian wildly celebrated a 4-0 win over Mourinho’s Manchester United. But now, he may
Stuart Holden has a soft spot for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. “I love this tournament,” the Fox Sports broadcaster and former national team midfielder said. “Any time you put on the national team jersey, it’s an opportunity.” Holden’s first opportunity came in the 2009 Gold Cup and he made the most of it, scoring 21 minutes into his international debut, then earning a place on the all-tournament team. Eleven months later, he had a seat on the U.S. charter to South Africa and the World Cup. He’s not the only player who used Gold Cup success as a springboard to a World Cup appearance. Since 1993, 17 others came into the continental championship tournament with 10 or fewer international caps but wound
Mansfield chief executive Carolyn Radford has posted a promotional music video on YouTube in a bid to win a seat on the Football Association Council. Radford, 35, wife of the Sky Bet League Two club's chairman John, is one of five candidates bidding for two places currently available to represent the Football League on the FA Council. Radford, who graduated from Durham University with a degree in politics, said on her Twitter account that her song was a tongue-in-cheek imitation of a campaign video once used by former US president John F Kennedy.