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Mourinho to manage England team at Soccer Aid

Jose Mourinho. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho will manage the England team alongside Sam Allardyce, with Leicester's high-flying boss Claudio Ranieri taking charge of the Rest of The World for this year’s Soccer Aid charity match.

Mourinho says: "I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World.

"Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organisers can help me now with an English passport!!"

The two star-studded squads will go head to head live on ITV on Sunday 5th June at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, in aid of Unicef.

Visit ITV's Soccer Aid website for full details

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Hazard sent 'guilty' text to Mourinho to apologise for his poor Chelsea form

Eden Hazard with former boss Jose Mourinho. Credit: PA

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has revealed he sent a text message to Jose Mourinho after he was sacked apologising for his poor form.

The 25-year-old, who swept the board in the player of the year awards as Chelsea won the Premier League title last season, failed to replicate his stunning form this time around.

Mourinho paid the price in early December after being fired by Roman Abrahamovic. And the midfielder, who has yet to score in the Premier League this season, admits to feeling guilty.

"I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and ... well ... just that I was sorry," he told the Guardian. "We'd enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn't.

"I felt a little bit guilty because I'd been player of the year. I'd been one of the most decisive players, and this year I'd performed less well.

"I hadn't been at the same level. So I sent that text to Jose and he came back to me, wishing me all the best for the future."

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Jose Mourinho begins life after Chelsea with day trip to Brighton

Jose Mourinho has surfaced after his dramatic sacking by Chelsea on Thursday, opting to take in the lunchtime Championship kick-off between Brighton and Middlesbrough. His close friend - and former assistant at Real Madrid - Aitor Karanka is the Boro manager.

Jose Mourinho sits in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. Credit: PA
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