CHELSEA READY TO CHALLENGE

The Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho accomplished a colossal task when he led Porto to European success by winning the Champions League and the league cup in the same year back in 2003.

This attracted the attention of media everywhere in the world but especially by Chelsea which finished in him signing for the English club and becoming one of the highest paid managers in football with a salary of £4.2 million each year.

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WILL BAINES STAY?

One of the main challenges for new Everton manager Roberto Martinez is to retain star players like Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, who have been linked with a move away from the club in recent months. Manchester United came in with an official offer for Baines a few months ago, but they have since not increased their offer.

The initial bid of around £ 12 million was instantly rejected by Everton. It has been reported that the Merseyside club will be looking at selling the 28-year-old defender if United come in with an offer of around £ 18 million, which is yet to materialise.

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BAINES WILL STAY

Despite being a target of Manchester United, defender Leighton Baines has said that he is very much looking forward to working with the Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

The Spaniard was appointed as the replacement for David Moyes, who left for United at the end of last season. Martinez comes on the back of the relegation with Wigan, but he also helped the club lift the FA Cup last season. Even though Moyes was at Everton for more than a decade, he failed to win any major trophy with the club.

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GROWING RUMOURS

Rumours have intensified in recent months that Everton manager David Moyes could leave the club at the end of the season after growing frustrated due to the financial situation.

The Scot has been in talks with Everton over the last few months to sign a new deal, but he has postponed all the talks until the summer. There is also a lot of pressure on the chairman, Bill Kenwright, in order to sort of the future of the manager. The 67-year-old, though, has said that he is prepared to wait on the decision of the Scot, who has been at the club for more than 10 years.

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Guide to football betting

Before making any form of decision on which match to bet on, you need to know exactly where you can go to do so. You can venture down to your local bookies or simply open up your laptop, search ‘football betting’ and watch the options and enticing offers pop up in front of you.

Many online betting sites offer alluring incentives to bet with them. Some companies now even have their own app for your smart phone or android, so you can bet on the go if you can’t reach your local bookmakers or don’t have the use of a laptop.

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TEVEZ ON CITY

Carlos Tevez was the captain of Manchester City when City had won the FA Cup in 2011. Tevez is not the City skipper any more, but, he is still a vital member of the squad. The Argentinean striker was talking to the reporters ahead of City’s fifth round FA Cup match against Leeds United which is going to be played at Etihad Stadium.

When asked how much this competition matters for the club, Tevez said, “This is a very important competition and the whole team is determined to win it. We had won this competition in 2011 and we want to repeat that in this season.”

EVERTON STUN TOON

Everton has defeated Newcastle United in a Premier League match played at St. James’ Park on Wednesday. Everton won the match by a close margin of 2-1. This was the ninth victory for Everton in the ongoing Premier League. With this victory, Everton has moved up to no. 5 in the points table.

Everton has played 21 matches in the tournament so far out of which it has won 9; lost 3 and the remaining 9 matches have ended in the form of draws. Everton currently has 36 points in 21 matches.

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MANCINI THANKS LUCK

The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that the team was extremely lucky in the 2-0 win over Wigan in the midweek action.

Manchester City needed a win from this match in order to at least stay in touch with Manchester United if not overtake them in the title race. They managed to take all three points from this match after goals from James Milner and Mario Balotelli in the space of 2 min in the second half. Due to the fact that United also managed to win the match, this victory helps City keep in touch with the leaders at the top of the table.

MOYES LEFT FRUSTRATED

The Everton manager David Moyes has said that he is extremely frustrated following the 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Brom during the weekend. Everton were coming into the match on the back of three consecutive victories over Manchester United, Aston Villa, and Leyton Orient.

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GIVE LAMBERT TIME

The Everton manager David Moyes has said that the Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert should not be criticised from the word go and that he should be given time to build his own team. Everton managed to run out 3-1 winners over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

This has been one of the best starts to a new season by Everton after many years. The slow start has been one of the main reasons for Everton not finishing much higher than they should do. However, David Moyes has changed the training techniques of the players in order to bring out the best in them during the early parts of the campaign.

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