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Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea as 'the happy one', Queen's Club and Champions Trophy updates.

11 June 2013 Last updated at 10:50

As it happened

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  2. 1853: 

    Derek Fazackerley is concerned that a climate of fear now exists at Blackburn - and thinks staff will be hoping that global advisor Shebby Singh does not return from India.

    The owners have presided over the exit of a number of managers, board members and other Ewood staff and Fazackerley - Rovers' all-time leading appearance maker - thinks it has left everyone at the club fearing they could lose their job at any moment.

    The people are not the same," Fazackerley tells the Lancashire Telegraph. "Yes it's the same people on the doors but there's even a feeling of unease around them because obviously they're looking over their shoulders thinking, 'What's the next decision going to lead to? Is it going to cost me my job?'."

  3. 1846: 
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland begin the process of restructuring their player recruitment operation, with the appointment of a director of football and new chief scout.

    Roberto De Fanti joins Paolo Di Canio's side in the newly-created director of football role and chief scout Valentino Angeloni arrives from Italian giants Inter Milan.

    Work on the summer recruitment process has already commenced, with players Valentin Roberge, Adilson Tavares Varela (Cabral) and Modibo Diakite set to join Sunderland in July.

  4. 1840: 

    Melanie Oudin's defence of her Aegon Championships title lasted only 57 minutes with the American losing 6-3 6-1 to Croatian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round.

    The 80th-ranked Oudin struggled in cold and windy conditions in Birmingham failing to handle the dominant serve of Tomljanovic. The Croat will play top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens.

    Tomljanovic says: "My serve was a big factor. I felt really comfortable returning and that meant I could go for more on my serve."

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    Phil Durrant: I think Mourinho will flop and fail. I remember when AVB had this amount of hype on his arrival, what happened to him again??!

    James Bryan: Mourinho will be a flop, finish fourth behind United, City and Arsenal! Glad we got the best manager Moyes over the special one!!

    Will Jose Mourinho bring Chelsea success? Let us know your thoughts on #bbcsportsday

  7. 1826: 

    Former England international Alan Oakman believes Alistair Cook's side are the better team heading into the upcoming Ashes Series with Australia.

    "There are always comparisons with the past but this England side at the moment look good," he tells BBC Radio 5 live. "They're very confident. Having watched the Australians bat the other day I wasn't very impressed with them. But you never know, they're Australians, they're fighters and we'll just have to see what happens."

  8. 1825: 

    St Johnstone midfielder Chris Millar believes Tommy Wright is exactly the right man to replace departing boss Steve Lomas.

    Wright was on Monday confirmed as the Perth outfit's new manager after Lomas quit to take over at Championship side Millwall.

    "He's played at a really high level and it's a really good appointment. All the boys in the dressing room are really happy with it I'm sure," says Millar.

  9. 1820: 

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel's future could be decided next week with his agent due to fly to Britain for talks.

    Skrtel has recently been linked to a reunion with Rafael Benitez - the man who took him to Anfield - after the Spaniard was appointed Napoli coach, and although agent Karol Csonto has told the Italian club they will have to approach the Reds first, he did not dismiss the idea of the 28-year-old moving to Serie A.

    There has been no contact between the two clubs. Martin has a contract with Liverpool and it is important to honour that," he tells Italian station Radio Crc. "I will be in England next week to talk with Liverpool and define Martin's future."

  10. 1812: 

    Swiss rider Mathias Frank claims the overall leader's yellow jersey as Slovakian Peter Sagan takes stage three honours at the Tour of Switzerland.

    The pair were part of a four-man breakaway who moved clear of a larger 12-man group on the final descent into Meiringen after a 203.3km run from Montreux.

    Cannondale's Sagan proved too strong for his breakaway companions in the sprint for the line, finishing ahead of last year's overall winner Rui Da Costa of Portugal and Czech Roman Kreuziger, with Frank fourth.

  11. 1807: 

    Poland striker Robert Lewandowski says he still hopes to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer despite club chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke claiming it is not on the cards.

    The 24-year-old has refused to sign a new contract and his current deal runs out at the end of next season, but Dortmund say they will not be looking to sell him now even though they risk losing him on a free transfer in 12 months.

    "I don't think that's a definitive decision taken by the president," Lewandowski says. "I still think it will change."

  12. 1800: 

    BBC Radio Sheffield 's Rob Staton: "Understand Barnsley have made an improved offer to Sheffield Wednesday for striker Chris O'Grady. Both parties have expressed confidence a deal will get done."

  13. 1753: 
    Stuart Pearce

    England Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce is set to make changes as his side play their final European Championship group game against hosts Israel on Tuesday.

    England are already eliminated after defeats by Italy and Norway. Pearce hinted after the Norway match that he would play some of the younger members of his squad against Israel.

  14. 1745: 

    Crawley's David Hunt is set to sign for Oxford United after having his contract terminated by mutual consent, reports BBC Radio Oxford.

  15. 1742: 

    Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde has arrived in Glasgow to hold signing talks with Celtic.

    Tommy Langley, a friend accompanying the 22-year-old, said: "There are quite a few clubs interested in Amido.

    "But, at the end of the day, he's here and we're trying to get the deal done at Celtic. That's the first priority."

  16. 1739: 

    Lyn Jones is named Newport Gwent Dragons' new director of rugby.

    The 49-year-old former Ospreys boss returns to Wales following stints at an Abu Dhabi school and London Welsh.

    Jose Mourinho

    Andrew McFarlane: Mourinho will be a huge success. Rumours of a £100m budget will help him buy the stars he wants to succeed. PL Title for Chelsea.

    Jad Mekki: I still think that Chelsea will finish under city and united but I think it will be city's year due to sir Alex leaving Utd.

    Ayodeji Oluyede: I think it's the perfect time for him to come back to chelsea can't see why people been skeptical about him.

    How do you think Jose Mourinho will do in his second spell as Chelsea manager? Have your say, #bbcsportsday

  18. 1725: 

    Paraguay coach Gerardo Pelusso leaves his job with the team virtually out of the running for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) says.

    The APF has yet to name a replacement for Uruguayan Pelusso, Paraguay's second coach in the qualifying campaign in which the team are bottom of the South American group with eight points from 12 matches and a goal difference of minus 14.

    "(The APF) informs that coach Gerrardo Pelusso has officially left the APF as trainer of the Paraguay football team at a meeting he held with the national teams director," the APF says in a statement.

  19. 1720: 

    St Helens second rower Willie Manu is recalled to the Exiles squad for Friday's game against England.

    The Tongan international, who was in Brian McClennan's 2011 Exiles team that beat England at Leeds, was not in the original squad but has been called up to replace Leeds forward Brett Delaney, who has a knee injury.

  20. 1714: 

    BBC Formula 1 co-commentator David Coulthard believes a compelling Montreal Grand Prix has reignited the season.

    "I felt genuinely stirred by the fact it looked racy. You could see people physically on the limit," he writes in his BBC Sport column. "We know the difference between seeing people cruising out of a corner and working it out of a corner. We saw drivers pushing, exploiting their performance; we saw aggressive wheel-to-wheel racing. Just like Formula 1 should be."

    Read more in his BBC Sport column on the website.

  21. 1708: 

    British hurdler Andy Pozzi is ruled out for the rest of the season following foot surgery.

    The 21-year-old also had an injury-hit 2012 and pulled up in his heat of the 110m hurdles at the London Olympics.

    "It is the same surgery I required for my other foot back in 2010, and I can take some consolation in knowing that I recovered from that fully," he says. "I have the best possible network around me so I know I can get back to great shape."

  22. 1705: 
    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Preston beat Manchester United to the services of David Moyes 15 years ago, Reds youth boss Paul McGuinness tells the Manchester Evening News.

    "I was on a full-badge coaching course with him and he stood out. He'd already done his coaching badges in Scotland but was still a player at Preston," says McGuiness. "He really stood out for me and the manager gave me the job as a director of the Centre of Excellence, where we needed coaches for the teams.

    "I asked the manager and he said he knew his dad and knew David. He said why don't you ask him? So I rang David up and he said: 'I would love to, I'm really flattered but, this week, I'm going to be made assistant-player manager of Preston.'"

  23. 1658: 

    British wildcard James Ward fails to make the most of several chances to record a first-round victory over Ivan Dodig at the Aegon Championships, serving for the match before eventually succumbing to the Croatian.

    Ward took a close opening set on a tie-break and had two match points during the second set, as well as serving for the match during the decisive third.

    But Dodig showed why he is inside the top 50 players in the world and performed doggedly to secure a 6-7 (8-10) 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) victory in a match that lasted almost three hours.


    Michael Bennett: Can't understand hostility towards the Happy One today. He's an excellent manager & a fascinating man. Interesting times ahead.

    Batmanu Eboue: Mourinho has only ever succeeded when managing the richest team in the league - something he is not doing this year.

    What did you make of Jose Mourinho's news conference? Where do you expect the blues to finish next season? Tweet your views to #bbcsportsday.

  25. 1647: 

    South Africa run out 234-9, but can Pakistan chase 235? Keep across the action with our live text and audio commentary and get involved in the discussion via #bbccricket

  26. 1644: 

    1907: Northamptonshire were bowled out for 12 by Gloucestershire at Gloucester, still the all-time lowest innings score in a first-class match between two counties.

    1952: Denis Compton hit his 100th first-class century and went on to make another 23 tons before retiring in 1964.

    2009: Manchester United confirmed they had accepted a world-record, unconditional offer of £80m for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    Remember to listen in to BBC Radio 5 live this evening for over three hours of sports discussion.

    Starting at 1900 BST, Dan Walker rounds up all the day's news before he hands over to Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell at 1930, who will bring you the latest cricket news and interviews as the ICC Champions Trophy continues.

    Dan Walker is back at 2100 and is joined by Andy Dunn and Robbie Savage for "The Monday Night Club" to discuss all things football.

  28. 1630: 
    Johnny Russell

    Championship side Derby County confirm the signing of Johnny Russell from Dundee United for an undisclosed fee.

    The striker, 23, signs a four-year contract with Derby after a fee was agreed with the Tannadice outfit last week.

  29. 1624: 

    Turkish side Fenerbahce could face another ban from the Champions League as Uefa announces that the club and five officials will have match-fixing charges heard by its disciplinary body later this month.

    Fenerbahce were banned from the 2011-12 Champions League because of the match-fixing scandal and now face the possibility of another exclusion from the competition.

    Uefa also charged Besiktas, another Turkish club, in relation to match-fixing, while disciplinary proceedings have also been opened against Steaua Bucharest for breach of Champions League participation regulations.

  30. 1620: 

    Record-breaking Yorkshire bowler Matthew Fisher says he is already dreaming of playing cricket for England after making his county debut.

    Fisher became the youngest cricketer to play in a competitive county game when he faced Leicestershire in the YB 40 on Sunday, aged 15 years and 212 days. He took 1-40 in seven overs during Yorkshire's three-wicket defeat.

    "Playing professionally for Yorkshire is a massive dream, but the pinnacle would be to play for England," he tells BBC Sport. "But first I want to keep working hard and get more chances for Yorkshire."

  31. 1615: 

    Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann signs a new three-year deal which will run to 2016.

    The 21-year-old Austria international played 38 games in all competitions last season.

    "I'm really happy that I've signed. I love the club and it's been brilliant for me, for I have a feeling of being at home here at Aston Villa," Weimann says.

  32. 1611: 

    Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, confirms that the International Tribunal hearing regarding Mercedes and Pirelli will take place in Paris on 20 June.

    Tyre supplier Pirelli used Mercedes to do a three-day test but in-season testing is forbidden and the FIA said recently it may constitute a breach" of F1's rules.

    "The decision of the International Tribunal will be published as soon as possible after the hearing," the FIA confirms in a statement.

  33. 1604: 

    Coming up at 1630 BST on BBC World Service, former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair gives his thoughts Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea, while there are live reports from both the ICC Champions Trophy and the Aegon Championships.

    There is also an exclusive interview with the President of the Namibian Football Association John Muinjo following their national team coach Roger Palmgren resigning after receiving death threats after only two games in charge.

  34. 1601: 

    New Great Britain men's wheelchair basketball coach Haj Bhania names a 12-strong squad as his side bid to defend their European Championship title later this month.

    Newcomers Kyle Marsh and Martin Edwards make their European Championship debuts while teenager Harry Brown, Joe Bestwick and Simon Brown all return to the squad after missing the London Paralympics, where GB lost out in the play-off for bronze.

    GB won gold at the last Europeans two years ago and will be hoping to match that at the tournament in Frankfurt which runs from 28 June to 8 July.

  35. 1556: 

    Pirelli will not race with its new rear tyres at the British Grand Prix following inconclusive testing of the developments in Canada last weekend, Autosport reports.

    "We are not going to race with the new tyre as we did not get much of a chance to test it here [in Canada]," Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says. "We have some internal specification changes - process changes - that we think will go the full way to curing the delamination issue that we have seen."

  36. 1553: 
    Jessica Ennis-Hill

    Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill pulls out of this weekend's Diamond League meet in Oslo as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.

    The 27-year-old pulled out of Saturday's Women's Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh on the advice of the UKA medical team but she had been scheduled to compete in the Norwegian capital.

    Ennis-Hill says: "I am so frustrated as I want to get out there and start my season, but am being advised to look longer term and focus on a plan that enables me to be in the best shape for the World Championships in Moscow in August. Things are getting better and the stiffness is improving - but not quite as quickly as I would have liked."

  37. 1551: 

    Sheffield United confirm former Everton defender David Weir as the club's new manager.

    It is the 43-year-old's first managerial position after he retired from playing last year while at Rangers.

    "I realise what a great opportunity is in front of me now and my message to the supporters is that I will work hard and give everything to be successful at Bramall Lane," Weir tells the Sheffield United website.

  38. 1543: 

    Sheffield United say confirmation of their new manager is imminent. The League One side missed out on promotion to the Championship last season.

    We'll have the confirmation on Sportsday as soon it is announced.

  39. 1535: 

    West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been suspended for two one-day internationals, the International Cricket Council has announced.

    Ramdin was found guilty of "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game" after claiming a catch which he had dropped in the West Indies' ICC Champions Trophy win over Pakistan.

    Ramdin, 28, celebrated catching Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq during the game at Edgbaston on Friday but umpires spotted the ball had slipped from his grasp and hit the ground.

    He has also been fined his entire match fee following a disciplinary hearing but does have the right to appeal.


    Andrew Priestley: How to sum up Jose Mourinho? He joins, he's loved, he signs superstars, he wins, he divides the team, he leaves under a cloud.

    Daniel Watts: I'm bored of Mourinho and his "charisma" already.

    Joe Jones: Remember that Chelsea neither have the squad nor the spending power they had 10 years ago. This could go great or badly wrong.

    Jose Mourinho has completed his first press conference as new Chelsea manager. What did you make of his performance? Where do you expect the blues to finish next season? Tweet your views to #bbcsportsday.

  41. 1528: 

    Portsmouth skipper Johnny Ertl has signed a new three-year deal with the League Two-bound club.

    The Austrian, who can play in defence or midfielder, was handed the captain's armband in January following the departure of Brian Howard.

  42. 1527: 

    Former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall says new boss Roberto Martinez will need to recruit at least four new faces as he prepares for his first season in charge.

    Southall, 54, told the Liverpool Echo: "I think it's clear. They need a centre-back, they need somebody in midfield, and they need a striker, maybe two.

    "There are some decent kids coming through at the club, but a little bit of depth would make a real difference.

    "We may see (Marouane) Fellaini leave, we may see (Leighton) Baines leave, but if they do, then so be it. If they don't want to play for the club then let them go.

    "They are four players short, for me."

  43. 1522: 

    West Bromwich Albion midfielder Steven Reid, 32: "Whatever happens in next few weeks I've had an unbelievable time at West Brom last three years.

    "Fans, players and staff have all been a pleasure to work with and a special mention to the fans for all the support."

  44. 1513: 
    Harry Redknapp

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he plans to stay at the relegated club despite speculation about his future.

    He said: "I am committed to QPR. I want to do well for the club and I want to take it back where it belongs - in the Premier League.

    "It will be a difficult task but a challenge I am excited about."

  45. 1507: 

    Britain's Davis Cup member Dan Evans progressed into the second round of the AEGON Championships at Queen's at the expense of Guido Pella.

    Evans, 23, beat Dmitry Tursunov back in April as Britain came from 2-0 down to beat Russia 3-2 in their Davis Cup match and his good form continued as he dispatched Pella, winning 6-3 6-1 in the opening match on centre court.

    The British number seven required attention from the trainer in just the second game of the match after falling awkwardly but the short lay-off did not affect his game.

    Watch the action live on BBC Two and via the BBC Sport website.

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    South Africa are 122-2 against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. Follow the action via our live text commentary, which includes audio from BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.


    CNN reporter Tancredi Palmeri: "Seriously, what were you expecting from Mourinho presser? That he would play Gilbert Gottfried's 'The Aristocrats'?"


    Today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official: Which 4 Englishman played for Chelsea in Jose Mourinho's first game in charge in the Premier League?

    The answers are: Wayne Bridge, Frank Lampard, Scott Parker and John Terry


    Alaskai M. Johnson: I doubt Jose is going stay beyond a year as 'the happy one'.

    Tony Stevenson: The Happy One, yeah right, there are clubs and players waiting to wipe the smile of his face.

    Lawrence Garner Allen: I suppose Chelsea could be deemed as title contenders next season. Don't think he can replicate the feat he reached in 04/05.

    What did you make of Jose Mourinho's first conference since his return as Chelsea boss? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.


    Matt Dickinson, The Times Chief Sports Correspondent, tweeted: ‏"Even Mourinho determinedly not trying to give a headline is worth listening to. Can't say that of all managers."

  51. 1436: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has finished his first news conference since his return as Chelsea manager, after 50 minutes of answering questions from the media.

    He said he returns as the 'happy one', he wants to stay at Chelsea for as long as possible and that there was never a problem with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

    What did you make of his performance? Can he guide Chelsea to a Premier League title? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  52. 1428: 
    Romelu Lukaku

    Jose Mourinho on the future of Chelsea's young players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku: "I want to meet them. I think it fair that the players the first one to know about the future and that future.

    "Chelsea invested a lot in the players - it's my job to extract the best out of that investment. Both players are ready to come and be a part of our squad."


    Paul Kelso, Sports Correspondent for Sky News, tweeted: "Mellow Mourinho thus far, except when bridling at criticism from Spain. Now doing his own translation."


    Daily Mirror's Formula One reporter, Byron Young: "Jose Mourinho is very reminiscent of Ayrton Senna in so much: his methodical approach to everything, even emotions, and especially his delivery."

  55. 1424: 

    On his focus next season, Mourinho replied: "Chelsea focus on every competition - can't say one is more important than another one.

    "In this moment Champions League can't be an obsession for me. It's not an obsession for Chelsea. It's a consequence of our work."

  56. 1422: 

    When asked what he thought of comments claiming he had damaged Spanish football.

    "I damaged Spanish football by being the manager who broke Barcelona dominance," he said.

    "It looked like a dominance without an end but Real Madrid won the cup final against Barcelona, won the Super Cup against Barcelona, won in Barcelona and won the championship, and that is the historic championship - which is 100 points and 101 goals. I hurt it."


    Chris Skinner: He has never delivered beyond two years. Too one dimensional?

    Lawrence Garner Allen: Mourinho supposedly returning as the ''happy one'', more like the ''articulate one''?

    Sean Patrick: Mourinho the navigator just doesn't have the same ring as the Henry the Navigator that he is comparing his adventurousness to.

    What do you make of Jose Mourinho's return as Chelsea manager? Where can they finish next season? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  58. 1415: 

    Mourinho on Chelsea's objective: "Everybody will try to finish top four, and after that top three. After that, trying to win it. Of course the first objective is top four."

    Asked if he was hurt that Manchester United or Manchester City didn't approach him, he said: "I am where I want to be. I wouldn't change it for anything."

  59. 1413: 

    Mourinho on Chelsea defender John Terry: "I won't speak one word about Rafael Benitez's decisions, either on John Terry or any other player, all I can speak about is the future and the future is to meet John on 1 July and try to get the best out of him.

    "I know what he can give, so let's try to make him again the best player he can be."

  60. 1410: 

    Rory Smith, Times football reporter, tweeted: "If anyone wants to know why papers tend to ramp up quotes: this Mourinho press conference is roughly nine times more interesting than most."

  61. 1408: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Mourinho speaks about his managerial rivals.

    "I'm still a bit disappointed that I'm back and I'll go to Old Trafford and Sir Alex [Ferguson] is not there," he said. "But David Moyes has conditions and experiences and protection from the club to do his job and do well.

    "Wenger is there and I'm happy he is.

    "And the three boys - when I say boys I say it with the right feeling - Brendan [Rodgers], Steve [Clarke] and Andre [Villas-Boas]. I'm more than happy to be in same league and wish them all the best.

    "[Manuel] Pellegrini is a man with a lot of experience first time he moves here but maturity and quality to do a good job.

    "I look forward to what the Premier League is. In the last three years I've played in a league which is a two-horse race and now I move to a league where you lose more times but the competition is open to more than two."


    Jose Mourinho has said he wants to stay at Chelsea for as long as possible and that he returns as "the happy one".

    What do you make of Mourinho's return? Where will Chelsea finish next season? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  63. 1404: 

    On Mourinho's plans for the Chelsea squad, he said: "There are still a few boys from my previous time here, which is always good to go back and see these people who gave me absolutely everything.

    "It is important for me to tell you that there is no privilege for them. They know that already as they know my nature as a manger. They don't have an advantage in relation to the other people.

    "There is a group of boys that Chelsea did very well to get in these past years and I will be more than happy to work with them and improve them.

    "We always have ambition to add a couple of new players, to give different qualities and increase the competitiveness. The most important part of my job at the moment is the improvement of the youth here. They have big potential and I think I have the conditions to help improve them."

  64. 1401: 

    The Chelsea manager was asked when he decided to come back to Stamford Bridge.

    He said: "Not a long time ago. I decided first of all that I was going to leave my previous club, that was the trigger.

    "I needed to make that decision and I did and after that it was a question for analysing the situation and possibilities and make the best decision for my happiness. When the Chelsea situation appears, it was decision made."

  65. 1359: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Mourinho has not spent more than three years at the same club. When asked if he wanted more stability, he said: "Yes, now I'm prepared for that. Before I wasn't.

    "I had this kind of mentality. Today is 10 June - the day of Portugal. I'm Portuguese and I love adventure like the Portuguese ones in the past - a bit of a navigator. But I've done what I wanted to do. I needed a special family - which I have - and they allowed me to move around Europe.

    "I wanted to do it and wanted to win the three most important leagues and cups. More than that I wanted the experience.

    "The coaching in football is something important for a manager. I wanted to go where I really like it very much.

    "It's up to me to prove to the club that I can be here for four years. I hope to go to last day of this contract. If the club wants me to stay, I'm more than happy."

  66. 1357: 

    On whether he loved news conferences, Mourinho said: "Let's do this fast and let me go.

    "I don't love it, but it is part of my job. I try to do the best I can, give you what you want but I didn't come here to give a big headline. I just try to be honest, open and give what you expect from me at this moment."

  67. 1354: 
    Jose Mourinho

    When asked whether he was mellower than his previous spell as Chelsea manager, he replied: "Calmer? I believe so.

    "You have to learn with experiences. Sometimes people speak about people in negative way. I haven't arrived there yet but experience is vital if you use it well.

    "I analyse myself every day as manager, leader and member of a club and I try to improve.

    "Nine years is a big difference and you pushed me a lot in that first press conference for a strong approach - now you know me after my success.

    "I'm in the best moment of my career in terms of knowledge. I'm sorry the pre-season doesn't start tomorrow."

  68. 1352: 

    More from Mourinho:

    "If I have to choose a nickname for this period. I would choose the happy one. I am very happy. I was two years at Inter and three at Madrid, five years in a managerial career is a long time. Football is an industry where you learn a lot of yourself and learn a lot every day.

    "My beginning in 2000, when I was managing for the first time I thought I knew everything but after 13 years you realise you know nothing and have to learn every day. My adventures around Europe were fantastic for me, different countries, different cultures, different media. It was fantastic.

    "At 50 I think I am still very young as a manager and I think it was like the beginning of a new period. Do I have a different personality? No, but for sure I have a different approach and perspective."

  69. 1349: 

    More from Mourinho on his relationship with Roman Abramovich.

    "One of points for me is my relationship with the owner has to be private. What is discussed has to be private. That privacy is crucial.

    "The point is we all want the same. We are all in the same direction. It's a moment where I think we have maturity, a very good feeling, same perspective for the future of the club.

    "My area is football but more and more in football have to be deeply connected with all areas of the club. We have same vision and I'm more than happy to follow this philosophy. I am more than happy to be back.

    "I didn't choose a comfortable position because I'm returning to a house where I was happy and successful and where fans loved me. I'm coming from the opposite way. The expectations are higher because people know what I can deliver.

    "I want to be respected for achievements in the past but I want to respected for what I achieve now."

  70. 1347: 

    When asked if his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich broke down, Mourinho said: "That is not true.

    "I read that I was fired and we had a complete breakdown in relationship, that was not true. At the time we thought it was the best for both of us.

    "It was a decision that was difficult for both of us but a decision made by mutual agreement. There was never a break of the relationship and that is why it was possible for me to be here today.

    "I am back because we feel we are in a moment of my professional life and in the case of the owner, also a moment in his career as owner, where I think we are in the best moments of our careers and ready to work together again and in much better conditions this time and to succeed in what this club wants, which is stability."

  71. 1343: 

    Jose Mourinho on whether he can be more successful: "I want to believe it is possible - I always trust my work.

    "In this case I know many people who belong to the club and I know the type of mentality and ambition people have.

    "My career has been built and raised on success. In every club I was able to achieve success and win trophies and leave different types of legacy. I have to believe in that.

    "The club is more important than ourselves. If we work well - normally success arrives."

  72. 1340: 

    Jose Mourinho at his first news conference since returning to Chelsea as manager:

    When asked if he was still the special one, he said: "I am the happy one. Time flies, it looks like it was a couple of days ago but it was nine years ago when I first became manager and since then a lot of things happened in my professional life.

    "I have the same nature, I am the same person, I have the same heart and the same kind of emotions related to my passion for football and my job, but of course I am a different person.

    "If I have to describe myself I would describe myself as a very happy person. It is the first time I arrive in a club where I already love the club, before I had to build an emotional relationship and I only came to love the club a little later."

  73. 1337: 

    Jose Mourinho arrives at the news conference and immediately there are dozens of camera flashes. The Portuguese coach stands and poses for photos before he will sit down to answer questions.

  74. 1335: 

    Daily Mirror sports journalist Oliver Holt at Stamford Bridge: "Not sure how many managers would draw this kind of crowd. Love him or loathe him, the man has charisma."

  75. 1333: 

    Paul Kelso, Sports Correspondent, Sky News, at Stamford Bridge: "250 journalists here for Jose Mk II, 40 TV crews. And he's late."

  76. 1329: 

    On the prospect of being sacked: "If the club decide to sack me because of bad results that's part of the game. If it happens I will be a millionaire and get another club a couple of months later."

  77. 1327: 

    Wimbledon 2013 will be the BBC's biggest ever on digital with a record 10 live streams available on computer, tablet, mobile and connected TV.

    There will be comprehensive coverage and analysis not only on television, radio and computer, but also tablet, mobile and connected TV. BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two and BBC Two HD will have more live coverage.

    For more information head to the story on the BBC Sport website.

  78. 1324: 

    Edinson Cavani would relish the chance to work with returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and has admitted talking to other clubs about a summer move.

    The 26-year-old Napoli striker, speaking at Uruguay's pre-Confederations Cup base in Brazil, told Sky Sports News: "The Special One? It would be a pleasure to be managed by someone like him.

    "Chelsea? I don't know if they've made an offer for me but I know that working for a coach like Pellegrini or Mourinho would be a great pleasure.

    "It would certainly be a great honour to join one of the illustrious teams that are looking at me because I dreamed about doing that as a child."

  79. 1322:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Stamford BridgeJOSE MOURINHO
    Jose Mourinho

    "Lengthy warm-up and soundchecking from a man in Chelsea kit at the microphones here at Stamford Bridge. Very perfectionist - but clearly required when everyone in the room will be hanging on Jose Mourinho's every word."

    Find out what Mourinho says here on Sportsday Live from 1330 BST.

  80. 1321: 

    League One Crewe Alexandra announce the signing of the Lincoln City forward Vadaine Oliver on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

    The 21-year-old becomes Steve Davis' first signing of the summer and will join up officially with his new team-mates on 25 June.

  81. 1321: 

    Former England striker Alan Shearer believes the return of Jose Mourinho will add drama to the Premier League title race.

    "The box office lost its biggest draw when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of last season. Then along comes Jose Mourinho to fill the void," he said in his Sun column.

    "While Manchester United under Sir Alex played some fantastic football, he also added a drama to title races off the pitch.

    "Mourinho will certainly do that. More importantly, he will make Chelsea the team to beat once more."

  82. 1319: 
    Jose Mourinho; Frank Lampard Jose Mourinho celebrates with Frank Lampard after knocking Barcelona out of Champions League

    February 2005: After Chelsea's 2-1 defeat against Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 clash, Mourinho wrongly accused Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard of visiting referee Anders Frisk at half-time.

    Mourinho was fined £8,900, given a two-match touchline ban and called an "enemy of football" by the head of Uefa's referees committee Volker Roth.


    Ally Marsh: Mourinho running down the touchline in front of the Liverpool fans in the Carling Cup Final with his finger on his lips.

    Matthew Donaldson: Mourinho loved to antagonise people, epitomised by him winding up Liverpool fans on the touch line in the League Cup Final 2005.

    Stuart Pilcher: As well as being 'The Special One', he's now 'The Prodigal One' for me.

    What are your memorable Mourinho moments? What could he say this time to upstage his last arrival in 2004? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  84. 1315: 

    Head over to our live text and radio commentary as South Africa bat first against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston.

  85. 1310:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Stamford BridgeJOSE MOURINHO

    "Some big managerial introductions to come such as David Moyes at Manchester United & Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City but it will be difficult to beat the interest shown at Stamford Bridge here today. Say what you want about Jose Mourinho but he is pure box office."

  86. 1300: 

    BBC sports reporter Joe Wilson at Stamford Bridge: "Television camera count at Stamford Bridge over 30, anyone would think Mourinho was coming back..."

  87. 1256:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Stamford BridgeJOSE MOURINHO

    "There is not just interest from Britain in Jose Mourinho's comeback. Media from around the world here in Stamford Bridge's Harris Suite - named in honour of Chelsea legend Ron "Chopper" Harris. You suspect Jose might have liked him as his left-back."

  88. 1249: 

    Chairman David Bernstein defends the Football Association's selection policy this summer, but suggests the organisation could review how things are done in the future.

    England exited the European Under-21 Championship at the weekend and a key issue centred on a string of high-profile players being unavailable, with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck instead linking up with the senior side.

    Bernstein says: "I think when this sort of thing happens and we have this sort of disappointment, you've got to learn from it. We do have to sit back and just review what we're doing strategically. It is disappointing but we will learn from it and it may be that we organise things differently in the future, but that is going to be really for Club England and The FA to sit down and review what we are doing and how we are doing it."

  89. 1245: 

    St Johnstone name Tommy Wright as former boss Steve Lomas' replacement.

    Lomas quit the Perth outfit last week to take over at npower Championship side Millwall and he will be succeeded at McDiarmid Park by his former assistant Wright. Saints chairman Steve Brown has also announced that current first-team defender Callum Davidson will assist the new man in charge.

  90. 1243: 

    March 2005: Jose Mourinho was fined £5,000 after he alleged Manchester United players were guilty of "fault and fault and cheat and cheat" during a Carling Cup semi-final clash.

  91. 1238:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    BBC Sports Pat Murphy, at the Champions Trophy clash between Pakistan and South Africa in Birmingham: "South African have won the toss and will bat on what looks like a very dry surface.

    "Pakistan are depending on their bowling as usual. It is almost a sell out here but all the clacks and horns would appear to belong to Pakistan supporters, who out number the South African number here."

    Listen to live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  92. 1234: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Barcelona vice-president Carles Vilarrubi on Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea: "It is not good for English football. If Mourinho behaves like he did in Spain it will only be an unhappy relationship. In his three years in Spain he only created disagreements and arguments. I am happy he is leaving and so is everyone in Spanish football."

  93. 1231:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tune into BBC Radio 5 live now as Shelagh Fogarty is joined by British rower Katherine Grainger, pole vaulter Kate Dennison and former English cricketer Angus Fraser to discuss the the world of sport, including Rafael Nadal's French Open title win on Sunday.

  94. 1226:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Stamford BridgeJOSE MOURINHO

    Jose Mourinho delivered a landmark Premier League soundbite when he made his first arrival at Chelsea in 2004 and instantly labelled himself "The Special One".

    What Mourinho will we see and hear today? He has already announced he is ready to marry Chelsea again. Some may see it as a shotgun wedding between Mourinho and owner Roman Abramovich after their previous split. Is it a case of "can't live with each other - but in the end can't live without each other"?

    Find out what Mourinho says here on Sportsday Live from 1330 BST.

  95. 1225: 

    On becoming Chelsea manager for the first time: "I have top players and I'm sorry, we have a top manager. Please do not call me arrogant because what I say is true. I'm European champion, I'm not one out of the bottle, I think I'm a special one."

  96. 1224: 

    Leeds United agree a deal to sign Oldham Athletic striker Matt Smith, the Championship club confirms.

    The 24-year-old is out of contract at Boundary Park and will officially join United on 1 July on a two year deal.


    Tawanda Murimirwa: Today Jose Mourinho will declare himself "the extra special one"

    Alan Hill: Even as a Spurs fan I have missed Mourinho. Great to see him back. Spurs-Chelsea will be interesting next season.

    What are your memorable Mourinho moments? What could he say this time to upstage his last arrival? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

    Follow Mourinho's news conference via Sportsday on the BBC Sport website from 1330 BST.

  98. 1217: 

    During Jose Mourinho's first spell as Chelsea manager he won 124 matches out of 185 played, drawing 40 and losing just 21.

  99. 1214: 

    John Barnes believes English football is stuck in the Dark Ages and would have struggled at the Under-21 European Championships even with the players they were denied.

    England became the first team to exit the competition at the weekend following defeats to Italy and Norway.

    Barnes tells talkSPORT: "If we played our best players from the Under-21s, I still don't think we would be good enough to win the Under-21 championship. The players aren't there. They are not good enough."

  100. 1211: 

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says he is committed to guiding the club to an immediate return to the Premier League.

    The Hoops were relegated to the Championship last season, finishing bottom of the Premier League.

    "I am committed to QPR. I want to do well for the club and I want to take it back where it belongs, in the Premier League," Redknapp tells QPR's official website. "I know the game and know what QPR need to get back into the Premier League. It will be a difficult task but a challenge I am excited about undertaking."

  101. 1207: 

    The Community Shield between Manchester United and Wigan will be played at Wembley on Sunday 11 August.

  102. 1204:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Stamford BridgeJOSE MOURINHO
    Jose Mourinho

    "Stamford Bridge busy already for the Jose Mourinho sequel. Chelsea have received more than 250 media applications to attend Mourinho's media briefing here today. Fair to say that's an increase on the usual."

    Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho will hold his first news conference since his return as Chelsea manager today

    Jose Mourinho will hold his first news conference since returning for his second spell as Chelsea manager this afternoon.

    On becoming Chelsea boss the first time back in 2004, he declared himself as "the special one".

    What are your memorable Mourinho moments? What could he say this time to upstage his last arrival? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

    Follow Mourinho's news conference via Sportsday on the BBC Sport website from 1330 BST.

  104. 1157: 

    Worcester Warriors announce the signing of back-row forward Cameron Goodhue from Auckland Blues.

    New Zealander Goodhue, 26, is normally a number eight and becomes the eighth new forward at the Premiership club.

    "I am extremely excited about joining the Worcester Warriors," says Goodhue, who also features for Northland.

  105. 1154: 

    Planning your week around live sport? You will be pleased to know BBC Sport has put together a handy guide for what is coming up over the next seven days, as well as where you can watch and listen to it.

    Check the schedule on the BBC Sport website.

  106. 1149: 
    Manchester United 1996

    Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek believes winning the Premier League title with the Magpies in 1996 would've changed whole of football.

    Manchester United overturned a 12-point deficit to snatch the title ahead of Newcastle, and Srnicek tells the Chronicle: "We lost a lot more than just the title. It would not have changed just football - it would have changed our lives, changed club history and changed everything at Newcastle United - even right up until the modern day."

  107. 1144:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    Australian cricket commentator Jim Maxwell believes "everything is in a state of flux" with Australia ahead of the upcoming Ashes.

    "The main worry for Australia leading into this Ashes series is the fitness of captain Michael Clarke. It's very disturbing to think he's unlikely to play any part in this Champions Trophy," he tells BBC Radio 5 live.

    "It makes you wonder if he's going to be right for this Ashes Series. Everything's in a state of flux with Australia. We've got an unreliable batting order and we don't even know what the top six is for the Test Series at this stage. We need a win over New Zealand on Wednesday to get a bit of confidence."

  108. 1139: 

    John Bostock, once seen as one of the most promising English midfielders in the country, was released by Tottenham on Friday.

    The 21-year-old says: "My time at Spurs has come to an end, I want to say thank you to the club's staff, players and fans for all the support for the last five years. It has been a challenging yet great experience I've had some good memories and met some amazing people. It's been an honour and privilege.

    "Now I'm in a new season in my career I'm hungrier than ever to succeed & excited about what lies ahead. One door closes.. Another door opens."

  109. 1136: 

    England name uncapped Natasha Farrant, Natalie Sciver and Lauren Winfield in the One Day International and T20 squads to face Pakistan.

    Katherine Brunt, Holly Colvin and Laura Marsh miss the matches, which begin in Louth, Lincolnshire on 1 July, with injury.

  110. 1132: 
    Robin van Persie

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes the club's players must embrace the arrival of David Moyes' new era at Old Trafford.

    "It will be a new era and I am looking forward to it," Van Persie tells MUTV. "It is part of our job as well. We have to deal with the new situation and how it is.

    "First we can enjoy last year a little. We have a summer break which we should all take and enjoy. And then, slowly, after a couple of weeks, we will start to think about next season and, of course, we are looking forward to next season."

  111. 1127: 

    Coming up on the BBC Red Button from 1230 BST and BBC Two from 1300, coverage of tennis's Aegon Championships from Queen's Club, while BBC WM are providing full commentary.

    Britain's Heather Watson and Laura Robson are among those taking part, while reigning champion Melanie Oudin starts the defence of her title against qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic.

  112. 1124: 

    Dave Whelan will interview 15 managers this week in his hunt to find Wigan Athletic's new boss and wants a new man at the helm soon, reports the Wigan Evening Post.

    The Latics chairman spent the back end of last week in Jersey considering the many applications he has received. He was unable to approach any manager though until a compensation package had been agreed with Everton for Roberto Martinez.

  113. 1120: 

    Jose Mourinho will hold his first news conference since returning as Chelsea manager from around 1330 BST. Stick with Sportsday Live for all the colour, quotes and news from the conference.

  114. 1119: 
    Romelu Lukaku Striker Romelu Lukaku is set to stay at Chelsea

    West Bromwich Albion are told striker Romelu Lukaku will stay at Chelsea next season, reports the Express and Star.

    Jose Mourinho, Chelsea's new boss for a second spell, is reported to have made keeping Lukaku, 20, at Stamford Bridge one of his first decisions. after he spent last season on loan with the Baggies.

    Lukaku confirmed that he had been in touch with the charismatic Portuguese coach and promised his place in the Chelsea squad.

  115. 1116: 

    Former Sunderland and Ipswich Town keeper Marton Fulop is recovering after having a tumour removed from his arm.

    The Hungarian, who played for Greek club Asteras Tripoli last season, is undergoing post-operative treatment.

    "I am sure that after a few months I will be ready both physically and mentally to continue playing football," the 30-year-old says in a statement.

  116. 1111: 

    Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel pays tribute to a Canadian Grand Prix marshal, who died after being run over by a mobile crane during Sunday's race in Montreal.

    "The work of marshals is not always seen, but it is vital to our sport and without their commitment, time and dedication, there would be no motorsport," Red Bull's race winner says on his website.


    Fahad Khan: Youngest Career Grand Slam achiever. Undisputed Clay King. Only one to humble Federer in his prime. Yes, Nadal sits at the top.

    Alan Hill: When you consider how close the semi was I can see Nadal being tested a lot more at Wimbledon.

    Sudan koirala: ‏Nadal has great prospect of ending the career as greatest tennis player ever. Amazing temperament puts him even above Roger Federer.

    Where does Rafael Nadal's eighth French Open title put him in terms of sporting greatness? Does the victory make him favourite for Wimbledon? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  118. 1105: 

    Here is today's Question of Sport Teaser from @QofS_Official - which four Englishmen played for Chelsea in Jose Mourinho's first Premier League game in charge?

    Send your answers to #qsteaser.

  119. 1102: 

    Newcastle United transfer target Mamadou Sakho, 23, tells his advisers he wants more time to decide on his future, reports the Newcastle Chronicle.

    Centre-back Sakho is eager to see who replaces Carlo Ancelotti at Paris St-Germain after a season in which he hasn't been guaranteed first-team action, and this is a situation that the Chronicle understands United will be monitoring closely.

  120. 1101: 

    England captain Casey Stoney speaks to BBC Sport for her latest column - she talks injuries, the Football Association's Women's Super League season and the Euros.

  121. 1056: 

    Rafael Nadal has won 21 of his last 22 matches against top-10 players.

  122. 1053: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho's first news conference since returning as Chelsea manager takes place this afternoon.

    Mourinho famously introduced himself to the Premier League in 2004 by anointing himself the "Special One" in his first Chelsea news conference.

    Muhammad Ali, Eric Cantona and Brian Clough have also made headlines with their comments in front of the television cameras and BBC Sport looks back through the archives at some memorable sporting sound bites.

  123. 1050: 

    British and Irish Lions centre Brian O'Driscoll talks about team bonding and life on tour in his Daily Telegraph column.

    "There is no formula for bringing about team spirit or for bonding," he says. "You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone, to not just spend time with guys from your own country.

    "Even doing something such as going for a coffee. Sound simple? Well not if you do not know the guy and he has been an adversary. So you have to make yourself do that and it invariably pays off."

  124. 1045: 

    Former Swindon Town goalkeeper Fraser Digby is set to continue on the backroom staff at the County Ground, reports BBC Wiltshire.

    Digby, 46, had been on a contract at the club until the end of the season after replacing Domenico Doardo in February. Doardo left to join former Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland.

  125. 1040: 
    Raheem Sterling

    Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, 18, is confident that Brendan Rodgers can steer the Reds back into the top four next season.

    "We just need to get a good start to the next season and hopefully maintain that, and 100% I think we've got a good chance of finishing in the top four," he told Liverpool's website.

    "For me at Liverpool, 100% it's about cementing a starting place in the team, getting a good run of games and hopefully getting some goals for the club, and obviously assists as well," said Sterling. "If I do that then hopefully I'll get a pick for the England squad."

  126. 1038: 

    Stoke City chairman Peter Coates says they have to stop pouring money into the "financial black hole" of players' wages, reports BBC Radio Stoke.

  127. 1034:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFORMULA ONE

    Jennie Gow, James Allen, Gary Anderson and actor Michael Fassbender review the Canadian Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 live's Chequered Flag Formula 1.

  128. 1032: 

    Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies is linked with a move to Sunderland, reports the Sunderland Echo.

    The 36-year-old is set to leave the Reebok Stadium this summer after a decade of service to the North West club.

    Davies was one of the major contributors to Bolton's Premier League longevity with his muscular forward play, eye for goal, and tremendous work-rate proving immensely influential.


    Paul Valente: When Nadal wins multiple slams at the others, then he'll be a true great like Roger!!

    Petar Gril: I think Nadal and Djokovic will dominate Tennis until 2016. By the next Olympics in Rio I think Nadal will have 18 slams

    Ed Chan: Federer is the best ever because of what he has done for the sport as a whole. Nadal, Djokovic et al are all better because of him.

    Where does Rafael Nadal's eighth French Open title put him in terms of sporting greatness? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  130. 1020: 
    Rafael Nadal

    Only Roger Federer has reached 12 Grand Slam titles at a younger age than Rafael Nadal. Federer was 26 years and 32 days old when he won the US Open in 2007. Nadal was 27 years and six days old when he won the French Open in Paris on Sunday.

    Where does Nadal rank in terms of sporting greatness after winning his eighth French Open title? Does the victory make him a favourite for Wimbledon? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  131. 1023: 

    Flanker Beau Robinson has been ruled out of the Combined New South Wales-Queensland Country squad to play the British and Irish Lions in Newcastle on Tuesday after picking up a head injury during the Queensland Reds' match against the tourists.

    Robinson, who won his only Wallabies test cap in a defeat to Samoa in 2011, suffered the setback in a clash of heads during the Reds' 22-12 loss to the Lions in Brisbane on Saturday.

    New South Wales Country centre Ben Greentree was also ruled out due to injury, the Australian Rugby Union said.

  132. 1018:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Plenty of sports discussion coming up on BBC Radio 5 live this evening, starting at 1900 BST when Dan Walker rounds up all the day's news.

    He hands over to Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell at 1930, who will bring you the latest cricket news and interviews as the ICC Champions Trophy continues before Dan is joined by Andy Dunn and Robbie Savage for "The Monday Night Club" at 2100 to discuss all things football.

  133. 1017: 

    Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas will finalise a £7.7m move to Anfield this week, despite reports linking the 25-year-old with Valencia, claims the Liverpool Echo.

    He would become Liverpool's second capture of the close season, with Manchester City defender Kolo Toure having already agreed to join on a free transfer next month.

    Aspas, a left-footed player who can play anywhere across the front line, is reported to have said: "I was forced to cancel my holiday in the Caribbean, but the reason I did more than justifies why.

    "Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world and although I had offers from Italy and Portugal and other countries I decided my future was in English football."

  134. 1012: 

    Missed the Canadian Grand Prix? Catch the highlights as reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel leads from lights to flag to win the Montreal race for the first time.

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso passed Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes late in the race to take second, with Scotland's Paul Di Resta producing an impressive drive to finish seventh from 17th on the grid.

  135. 1010: 

    AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy is flattered by reports linking him to Manchester City but insists he is committed to the Serie A club.

    Media reports have linked the Premier League runners-up with a summer approach for the 20-year-old Italy international, who scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Rossoneri in the 2012-13 season. February saw El Shaarawy sign a contract until 2018.

    When asked about potential interest from City, he told La Repubblica: "I've not thought about it, I really don't think I'll leave Milan.

    "If it's true that City want me then that's flattering, but I'm really happy at this big club and feel a connection to the place."

  136. 1007: 
    Andy Murray

    BBC tennis commentator Andrew Castle hopes Andy Murray's back injury does not develop into a long-term concern.

    The world number two withdrew from the French Open because of the problem, with the aim of being fully fit for Wimbledon, which starts on 24 June.

    "When you say to anybody in sport there's a back issue then that is a bit of a worry," says Castle. "I just hope that we're not denied him over the next three or four years because of this injury. He's top seed at Queens Club this week and he should regain some form and belief. I think he will move heaven and earth to actually play and that would include injections for Wimbledon. That's not ideal, but he might need them."


    Trevor Hawthorne: Nadal has to be clear favourite for Wimbledon after his display at Roland Garros, he is lethal.

    David Hodson: To totally dominate a Grand Slam tournament and win eight titles puts him one of the best ever.

    Thomas Christophersen: ‏Nadal sits among all greats of sports, I hope his knees hold up so we can witness more greatness.

    Where does Rafael Nadal's eighth French Open title put him in terms of sporting greatness? Does the win make him favourite for Wimbledon? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  138. 0959: 

    BBC Sport's Bryn Palmer, at the British and Irish Lions news conference in Newcastle, Australia, reports: "Andy Farrell says Lions No 10s Jonny Sexton (hamstring) and Owen Farrell (dead leg) injuries are "nothing serious". Rob Kearney back in training today.

    "Kearney, yet to play on tour, "ran very well" in training, will train again Tuesday morning, and aiming to be fit for Sat game v New South Wales."

  139. 0958: 

    Former coach Mike Smith has paid tribute to ex-Great Britain Olympian Donna Hartley-Wass who died at the weekend aged 58.

    Hartley-Wass won bronze at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow in the 4x400m and was also a double commonwealth champion in 1978 winning the individual 400m and 4x400m relay in Edmonton, Canada.

    "My wife Joan and I are devastated," said Smith in a statement released through British Athletics.

    "For a period in the mid-1970's she carried the mantle for British women's athletics, and was truly golden girl of British athletics with her long blonde hair and fluid running style."

  140. 0956: 

    Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Marton Fulop has told the club he is recovering well after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour.

    The Hungarian international, 30 made 35 appearances for Town, before leaving on the eve of the 2011/12 season and played for Greek club Asteras Tripoli last season.

    He said: "I am sure however, that after a few months I will be ready both physically and mentally, to continue playing football. What is more, I'd like to train between the treatment courses, as the doctors have said this is fine, and, in fact, they heartily recommend it."

  141. 0949: 
    Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Higuain will have to wait beforehis future is decided on

    Juventus have been told that they must wait until Real Madrid have appointed a new coach before they begin negotiations for striker Gonzalo Higuain.

    Directors from both clubs met on Sunday for the Classic Match, a charity game involving veterans of both sides at the Bernabeu and are believed to have discussed the future destination of the Argentina international.

    Juventus director general Beppe Marotta told reporters: "Real Madrid have told us that Higuain is not for sale and that no decision will be taken before the new coach arrives."

  142. 0942: 

    Bristol Rovers have apologised after stating on their website the club's kit man had died, reports BBC Bristol.

    The message incorrectly said Roger Harding had died. The mistake led to anger on fans' forums and the Bristol Rovers appreciation group on Facebook.

    A club spokesman said it was told Roger had passed away on Friday "but it turns out this information was not correct".

  143. 0941: 

    Sportsweek, on BBC Radio 5 live, debates the future of England's national football sides with former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, Graham Taylor and Norwich manager Chris Hughton.

    There's tennis chat as Laura Robson looks ahead to Wimbledon, with further insight from Virginia Wade.

    Former England coach Peter Moores and ex-Australia batsman Michael Slater, discuss the teams' displays ahead of the Ashes series. Also, former Lions player and England captain Will Carling assesses Warren Gatland's side's recent wins.

    Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal's 12th Grand Slam title took him ahead of Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver in the all-time list and level with Roy Emerson. Only Roger Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14) have won more.

    Where does Nadal rank in terms of sporting greats? Has his French Open victory made him favourite for Wimbledon? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  145. 0934: 

    Sheffield United could unveil David Weir as their new manager within the next 24 hours, reports the Sheffield Telegraph.

    The former Scotland international, 43, is reported to have spent the weekend meeting Bramall's Lane hierarchy after being interviewed for the post on Friday.

    And, barring a last minute change of heart, Weir is expected to take charge of the League One club providing he agrees personal terms.

  146. 0930: 

    Yorkshire's Matthew Fisherhas become the youngest post-war cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions after facing Leicestershire at Scarborough in Sunday's YB40 match.

    The right-arm seamer from York, who is only 15 years and 212 days old, scored 10 runs as Yorkshire posted 258-9 and then took 1-40 from seven overs as Leicestershire won by three wickets.

    "It has inspired me to play more professional cricket and hopefully represent the first team again," Yorkshire's Fisher tells West Yorkshire Sport.

  147. 0923:  
    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty

    At Stamford Bridge today where Mourinho will be "unveiled" as new Chelsea manager - this is surely the day for this to be taken literally?

  148. 0917: 

    Richie Sheldon: Nadal best ever on clay!! best ever?? only 4 grand slams not on clay!!

    Thomas Christophersen: Incredible return for Rafa and brilliant for tennis, just need Andy back in there now!

    Rajendra Prasad: Nadal is favourite to win Wimbledon, in recent times only Djokovic has troubled him. Nadal has that psychological advantage now.

    Where does Nadal rank in terms of sporting greats? Has his French Open victory made him favourite for Wimbledon? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  149. 0914: 

    Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde, 22, is travelling to Glasgow for talks with Celtic, reports BBC Scotland.

    The Guinea-Bissau-born 22-year-old signed a two-year contract with Vitoria after his release by Portuguese rivals Sporting Lisbon last summer.

    But it would appear that a fee has been agreed with Celtic for the former Portugal Under-20 international.

  150. 0909: 

    More from Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke, who has told German newspaper Bild striker Robert Lewandoswki will not move to Bayern Munich.

    He said: "Robert Lewandowski will definitely not be transferred to Bayern in 2013. That's final. We've told Robert and his agent.

    "We explained to Bayern that, if only for financial compliance we needed a written offer for Lewandowski. But such an offer hasn't been received yet.

    "The matter's closed and there's no anger or resentment... if Robert still wants to go to Bayern, he'll have the chance to do it next year."

  151. 0906: 
    Stephane Sessegnon Stephane Sessegnon is reported to be attracting the interest of Marseille

    Sunderland winger Stephane Sessegnon has been linked with a move to Marseille, reports the Shields Gazette.

    It has been claimed that the 29-year-old is unsettled at the Stadium of Light and that Marseille are ready to offer him a return to France.

    Sessegnon played for Paris St-Germain until January 2011 when Steve Bruce paid £6m to bring him to Sunderland.

  152. 0857: 

    Dundee United striker Johnny Russell looks set to become a Derby County player on Monday, according to the Dundee Courier.

    Tannadice chairman Stephen Thompson last week agreed a fee with the Rams for the 23-year-old, with Russell's representatives discussing personal terms with the Championship side.

  153. 0853: 

    New Zealand battled to a thrilling one-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in a low-scoring Champions Trophy Group A encounter in Cardiff on Sunday.

    Follow Pakistan's match against South Africa from 12:45 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website.

  154. 0848: 

    British number one Andy Murray says that the conditions at Queen's Club this week will be ideal for his return from injury.

    World number two Murray, 26, has recovered from a back injury that forced him to withdraw from the French Open.

    Murray is not in action until later in the week but fellow Brits Daniel Evans, James Ward and Ed Corrie all begin their campaigns this afternoon.

    Follow live coverage of the action on BBC 2 and via the BBC Sport website.

  155. 0842: 

    Jose Mourinho will have his first press conference as Chelsea manager on his return to the club early this afternoon.

    See what he says via the BBC Sport website.

  156. 0838: 

    Rafael Nadal claimed another piece of tennis history when he triumphed in the French Open on Sunday, becoming the first man to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times.

    Jonathan Overend, BBC Tennis Correspondent, believes his 'claims to sporting greatness are indisputable'.

    Where does Nadal rank in terms of sporting greats? Has his French Open victory made him favourite for Wimbledon? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  157. 0835: 

    Robert Lewandowski could be set for a move to the Premier League after Borussia Dortmund refused to sell the striker to Bayern Munich, reports the Daily Telegraph.

    "Robert Lewandowski will definitely not transfer to Bayern Munich in 2013," the club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Bild newspaper. "This is final. We have informed Robert and his advisors. The Bayern case is closed because there was no written offer."

  158. 0830: 

    Rafael Benitez has told Napoli he would like to work with Fernando Torres again - paving the way for Chelsea to sign striker Edinson Cavani, 26, reports the Daily Express.

    Benitez, now Napoli manager following his interim job at Chelsea, is claimed to have told owner Aurelio De Laurentiis that he would be happy if the Serie A club could get Torres, 29, plus cash in exchange for Cavani, the Uruguay striker who is reportedly top of Jose Mourinho's targets.

  159. 0827: 
    Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told Real Madrid he wants to stay at the club

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo wants to commit his future to the club.

    Ronaldo, 28, has previously hinted he plans to leave Madrid when his existing deal expires in 2015, and has been reluctant to enter into talks over new terms.

    But Perez has told Spanish newspaper Marca the Portugal forward was ready to talk.

  160. 0824: 

    The football transfer rumours have already started as clubs look to build their squads ahead of the new season.

    Here are a few of the main stories hitting Monday's headlines.

  161. 0820: 

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took a dominant victory in the Canadian Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso beat Lewis Hamilton to second place.

    Vettel led all but three laps to take his first win in Canada as Alonso's Ferrari, which started sixth, passed Hamilton's Mercedes with nine laps to go.

  162. 0814: 

    The British and Irish Lions continued their winning start to their tour with a 22-12 win over Queensland Reds on Saturday.

    They next face a Combined Queensland-New South Wales Country XV on Tuesday.

  163. 0810: 

    Rafael Nadal said he had feared winning an eighth French Open title would be "impossible" when a serious knee injury sidelined him for nearly eight months.

    The Spaniard, 27, beat David Ferrer to become the most successful player ever at Roland Garros, and the first man to win the same Grand Slam singles tournament eight times.

  164. 0807: 

    First, here is a run through of the major stories over the weekend, including Rafael Nadal's eighth French Open win, another Lions victory and Sebastian Vettel's dominant victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.


    Hello and welcome to Sportsday Live for Monday 10 June from the BBC Sport Centre, after a busy weekend of sport.

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