Newly appointed AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has professed his love for Ghana and its people after his interaction with former player Michael Essien on social media. Michael Essien initiated the latest interaction between the two Chelsea icons after he posted a photo of himself and Mourinho while they were together.

Michael Essien posted a photo of himself and Mourinhoon his official Instagram page while they were laughing in Chelsea shirts and with the caption that says the picture was taken when the ex-Ghanaian national team star took the Portuguese tactician to a charity event in Ghana. Mourinho then replied that he enjoyed his stay in Ghana and that it was an amazing experience for him.


Chelsea legend Michael Essien has made a wrong prediction on the FA Cup final after he backed the Blues to beat Leicester City. In his latest interview granted shortly before the FA Cup final and monitored by popular English media portal Metro, Essien backed Chelsea to beat Leicester City to win the trophy.

In the end, Michael Essien was proved wrong as Leicester City stunned Chelsea in the FA Cup final played at the Wembley Stadium at the weekend to win the competition for the first time. Belgian international YouriTielemans was the hero for the Foxes as he produced a moment of brilliance to win the game. His unstoppable long range shot found the back in the net in the second half to give Leicester City a 1-0 win over Chelsea.Tielemans was rightly named the best player at the end of the game.


Michael Essien has revealed that managerial greats Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho share some managerial similarities. The Ghanaian talked about the two managers in an exclusive interview with the official Everton podcast.

According to Essien, the two managers are similar in their management techniques. Michael Essien said Ancelotti and Mourinho are relentless when it comes to man-management and training techniques.

Michael Essien played for both Mourinho and Ancelotti at Chelsea during his playing career in the Premier League.Mourinho was responsible for his then club-record move from French giants Lyon to Stamford Bridge in 2005. Chelsea paid around £26m for his services.


Ex-Ghanaian international player Michael Essienis currently a member of the coaching staff at Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superligahaving recently made the step up into football management. Nordsjaellandis the start for Michael Essien as far as his coaching career is concerned, while Bastia was the start of his professional football career back in 2000.

Michael Essien left Bastia for fellow French team Lyon after three years at the club. The Ghanaian midfielder rejected a more lucrative offer from another French club in PSG before moving to Lyon in the summer of 2003 for a fee believed to be around €7.8m.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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