ESSIEN DIDN'T PLAN FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT

Ex-Ghanaian national team player Michael Essien has revealed that he didn't see himself as a manager and that he loves the round leather game of football. Michael Essien disclosed that he didn't plan football management and that his love for the game as played a big part. Michael Essien talked about his early life in football management and those who have shaped his career in a chat with The Football Ramble.

WHY ESSIEN LOST SEVERAL FOLLOWERS REVEALED

Ex-Ghanaian national team midfielder Michael Essienlost a lot of followers on social media after he showed support for gay rights in his native Ghana.Michael Essien came in for a lot of criticisms and abuses online on the back of his support for the LGBTQ+ community. Michael Essien showed his support for the LGBTQ+ community via his post on both his official Twitter and Instagram handles. Unlike the developed countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and many more, African countries are still receptive towards the LGBTQ+ community.

HISTORY MAKER ODEJAYI SHOCKS ESSIEN, OTHERS

Nigerian striker KayodeOdejayi wrote his name into the history books after he masterminded the big win over Chelsea in the FA Cup some 13 years ago. KayodeOdejayi gave less fancied Barnsley a famous 1-0 win over the Blues at home in 2008. KayodeOdejayi scored four goals during that season but the one against Chelsea was the undoubtedly the most famous. Barnsley were the big team slayers in the FA Cup during the 2007/08 season but no one gave them a chance against a Chelsea team at the peak of their powers. That Chelsea team had the likes of skipper John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien, Michael Ballack, Joe Cole and many more but the Barnsley players were no respecter of reputations and big names as they stunned Michael Essien and his Chelsea teammates thereby getting to the semi-finals of the competition that season.

MICHAEL ESSIEN OPENS UP ON NORDSJAELLAND COACHING SPELL

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has opened up on his time as a manager of a football club as he looks to advance in his career. The ex-Black Stars midfielder has recently joined the moving train of former players who have decided to take a different route from the aspect of football to management. Former players like Olé Gunnar Solskjær at Manchester United, Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, and others have taken huge steps to ensure that they find their way into management, with some of them thriving at it, while others have faltered at some point.

Essien, however, has spoken well of his first few months into management and has revealed that he hopes to maintain it on that same note. The former Black Stars star is the current manager at Danish side Nordsjaelland and is expected to be at the helm for the rest of the current campaign.

MENDY REVEALS BEST CHELSEA TEAM

New Chelsea player Edouard Mendy has revealed the best team in the history of the club. Edouard Mendy has been following the club before he made the move from Rennes last summer. Edouard Mendy talked about the best team in the history of his new club in an interview with the official website of the team.According to him, he watched the Chelsea team that had Didier Drogba and Michael Essien while he was young.

Edouard Mendy told the Chelsea website that the Blues team that had the likes of Michael Essien and Didier Drogbawas the best one. Chelsea were a formidable force under Jose Mourinho. The likes of skipper John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba and Petr Cech were important members of the Chelsea team that won two successive league titles between 2004 and 2006.

JUVENTUS LOANEE ON SPURS RADAR

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly on the trail of highly rated United States of America international Weston McKenniewho's on loan at Italian champions Juventus from Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga.

Weston McKennie joined Juventus from Schalke 04 on a season-long loan at the start of this campaign and he has been in impressive form for the Old Lady. He has been one of the shining lights in the Juventus midfield this season. The interest of Spurs in Weston McKennie who's said to have similar attributes to Michael Essien was revealed by Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato.

ESSIEN JOINS DANISH TEAM AS COACH

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has joined a club in the top flight of Danish football in his bid to realise his ambitions of becoming a manager. The Chelsea legend has decided to become a football manager after an illustrious playing career. It was announced by Danish club FC Nordsjaelland some weeks back that Michael Essien has joined them as a coach.


It was disclosed via a club statement that Michael Essien is part of the coaching team for the 2020/21 season. Ex-Ghanaian international midfielder Michael Essien has decided to follow some of his former Chelsea teammates into management.

FLASHBACK: MICHAEL ESSIEN'S MOST MEMORABLE CHELSEA GOALS

Chelsea legend Michael Essien recently celebrated his 38th birthday, and what a player he was! The former Ghana midfielder was a maestro during his playing days and will have his name mentioned when talking about Chelsea's greatest players.
In his 256 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, the former midfield star scored 25 goals since he joined then in the 1006 summer transfer window. He would then go on to spend six years at the club, helping the Blues lift a couple of trophies in the process.


One of the most memorable moments in his career would be the night when they defeated Bayern Munich in Germany to lift the UEFA Champions League. In all of the matches he played for Chelsea, there are a couple of them which he surely will never forget.

MICHAEL ESSIEN NAMES HIS BEST MANAGER

Ghanaian football legend Michael Essien has named the best manager he had during his illustrious football career. In a chat with TalkSport earlier this month, the former Blues midfielder talked about the manager he enjoyed playing for the most.

exit door when the current season reaches its conclusion.

Willian opens the door for Chelsea stay next season Brazilian winger Willian has hinted that he could be prepared to stay put with Chelsea beyond the current season. The 31-year-old has been in a contract standoff with the Blues over the past year and he has been widely tipped to head through the


The attacker has been holding out for a three-year deal during the course of the negotiations, but the Blues have refused to bow to his demands and are not prepared to offer more than two years on the new contract. Still, Blues boss Frank Lampard has expressed the desire to keep hold of Willian next term and the forward has refused to rule out the possibility.

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