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Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Serie A: Inter seal Champions League spot after six years with dramatic win over Lazio; AC Milan thrash Fiorentina 5-1
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Lazio
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Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Lazio
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Lazio's Felipe Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammate Adam Marusic after scoring his side's second goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Lazio's Felipe Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammate Adam Marusic after scoring his side's second goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring his side's 3rd goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring his side's 3rd goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter Milan Mauro Icardi scores on a penalty during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Inter Milan Mauro Icardi scores on a penalty during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic, left, celebrates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic, left, celebrates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone, left, scores his side's opening goal as AC Milan's Ricardo Rodriguez tries to stop him during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone, left, scores his side's opening goal as AC Milan's Ricardo Rodriguez tries to stop him during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi shouts during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi shouts during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Crotone's Simy, left, reaches for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Crotone and Napoli, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Crotone's Simy, left, reaches for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Crotone and Napoli, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti follows the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti follows the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Stefan de Vrij - seemingly set to join Inter from Lazio - gave away a penalty that Mauro Icardi described as "destiny".
De Vrij penalty was destiny for Inter - Icardi
Stefan de Vrij - seemingly set to join Inter from Lazio - gave away a penalty that Mauro Icardi described as "destiny".
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Yann Karamoh celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Yann Karamoh celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Yann Karamoh celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Milan Skriniar (L) and Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Milan Skriniar (L) and Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Milan Skriniar (L) and Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Senad Lulic leaves the pitch after his red card during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Senad Lulic leaves the pitch after his red card during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Senad Lulic leaves the pitch after his red card during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Nemanja Matic has warned Manchester United need quality signings this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League as the midfielder admitted the club’s trophyless campaign has cranked up the pressure for next season. Mourinho ideally wants to bring in five new players this summer but knows the truncated transfer window, which is compounded by the month long World Cup finals in Russia, will reduce the time to complete deals and make acquiring such numbers increasingly difficult. They include two full backs, a centre-half, a midfielder and a winger. The United manager will also be under pressure to offload peripheral players, such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, to accommodate space on the wage bill and avoid a bloated squad. If Marouane Fellaini fails to agree a new contract, Mourinho would be left needing two midfielders following the retirement of Michael Carrick, a scenario which could impact on plans to strengthen elsewhere. Defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley ensured United finished without a trophy and the prospect of Liverpool winning the Champions League against Real Madrid on Saturday would be another kick in the teeth to Mourinho after a campaign in which he has seen the club’s other biggest rival, Manchester City, run away with the title. Pep Guardiola’s side amassed a century of points and finished 19 ahead of United, in second. “I think we need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team,” Matic said. “After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also.” FA Cup final player ratings Asked if the Chelsea defeat had increased the pressure for next season, the United midfielder added: “Of course, this is football. When you don’t win one year, the next year is always more pressure. When you play for Manchester United, this is a normal thing and we have to accept that and deal with that.” United are working on a deal for Fred, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil midfielder, whom City tried to sign in January. City are thought to have now turned their sights to Jorginho, the Napoli and Italy midfielder, which could assist United’s pursuit of Fred although Shakhtar want £52.5 million. United have also been linked with left-backs Alex Sandro, of Juventus, and Tottenham’s Danny Rose, as well as Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, Chelsea winger Willian and Real Madrid centre-half Raphael Varane. Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been offered to all the Premier League’s top six. However, Mourinho’s chequered record in the transfer market since taking over at Old Trafford does not inspire confidence and the manager must address a series of issues within his existing squad. Victor Lindelof has endured an unconvincing debut season since his £30.7 million move from Benfica last summer and was omitted from the FA Cup final squad altogether. United in turmoil puff Another centre-half, Eric Bailly, a £30.4 million recruit from Villarreal in 2016, has been strangely frozen out since returning from a long injury lay-off and has made just five starts since February, despite being widely regarded as the best defender at the club. Team-mates have been left bemused by Bailly’s persistent omissions and Mourinho’s claims that he was giving more playing time to those defenders who had a chance of going to the World Cup failed to convince some. Left back Luke Shaw has never won Mourinho’s trust and his future is shrouded in uncertainty with his career at a crossroads. Paul Pogba’s form has plummeted since the turn of the year and it cannot be discounted that Mourinho would consider cashing in on the France midfielder if Paris St-Germain made a huge offer this summer. Anthony Martial’s relationship with Mourinho is also strained and Juventus head a queue of clubs, including Spurs, who are interested in signing the France forward. Martial’s omission from the France squad for the World Cup may force him to consider his options with the player – a substitute in the Cup final – not getting regular starts. “I’d like to think he’d stay,” Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said. “Whether his manager quite fancies him I’m not too sure about at the minute. He’s not shown too much confidence in him. Martial’s a really good talent. I think he needs a bit of love, he needs an arm around him. Every time he comes on he impresses me. I just hope he’s not one of those that leaves and then we see the best of them.” Other changes are also expected behind the scenes with Mourinho due to hire Italian fitness coach Stefano Rapetti from Sampdoria in the wake of Rui Faria’s departure as assistant manager. Rapetti worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan. Kieran McKenna, United’s Under-18 coach, could also be promoted to the first team set up.
Nemanja Matic says Manchester United must buy quality this summer as club targets five new signings
Nemanja Matic has warned Manchester United need quality signings this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League as the midfielder admitted the club’s trophyless campaign has cranked up the pressure for next season. Mourinho ideally wants to bring in five new players this summer but knows the truncated transfer window, which is compounded by the month long World Cup finals in Russia, will reduce the time to complete deals and make acquiring such numbers increasingly difficult. They include two full backs, a centre-half, a midfielder and a winger. The United manager will also be under pressure to offload peripheral players, such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, to accommodate space on the wage bill and avoid a bloated squad. If Marouane Fellaini fails to agree a new contract, Mourinho would be left needing two midfielders following the retirement of Michael Carrick, a scenario which could impact on plans to strengthen elsewhere. Defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley ensured United finished without a trophy and the prospect of Liverpool winning the Champions League against Real Madrid on Saturday would be another kick in the teeth to Mourinho after a campaign in which he has seen the club’s other biggest rival, Manchester City, run away with the title. Pep Guardiola’s side amassed a century of points and finished 19 ahead of United, in second. “I think we need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team,” Matic said. “After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also.” FA Cup final player ratings Asked if the Chelsea defeat had increased the pressure for next season, the United midfielder added: “Of course, this is football. When you don’t win one year, the next year is always more pressure. When you play for Manchester United, this is a normal thing and we have to accept that and deal with that.” United are working on a deal for Fred, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil midfielder, whom City tried to sign in January. City are thought to have now turned their sights to Jorginho, the Napoli and Italy midfielder, which could assist United’s pursuit of Fred although Shakhtar want £52.5 million. United have also been linked with left-backs Alex Sandro, of Juventus, and Tottenham’s Danny Rose, as well as Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, Chelsea winger Willian and Real Madrid centre-half Raphael Varane. Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been offered to all the Premier League’s top six. However, Mourinho’s chequered record in the transfer market since taking over at Old Trafford does not inspire confidence and the manager must address a series of issues within his existing squad. Victor Lindelof has endured an unconvincing debut season since his £30.7 million move from Benfica last summer and was omitted from the FA Cup final squad altogether. United in turmoil puff Another centre-half, Eric Bailly, a £30.4 million recruit from Villarreal in 2016, has been strangely frozen out since returning from a long injury lay-off and has made just five starts since February, despite being widely regarded as the best defender at the club. Team-mates have been left bemused by Bailly’s persistent omissions and Mourinho’s claims that he was giving more playing time to those defenders who had a chance of going to the World Cup failed to convince some. Left back Luke Shaw has never won Mourinho’s trust and his future is shrouded in uncertainty with his career at a crossroads. Paul Pogba’s form has plummeted since the turn of the year and it cannot be discounted that Mourinho would consider cashing in on the France midfielder if Paris St-Germain made a huge offer this summer. Anthony Martial’s relationship with Mourinho is also strained and Juventus head a queue of clubs, including Spurs, who are interested in signing the France forward. Martial’s omission from the France squad for the World Cup may force him to consider his options with the player – a substitute in the Cup final – not getting regular starts. “I’d like to think he’d stay,” Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said. “Whether his manager quite fancies him I’m not too sure about at the minute. He’s not shown too much confidence in him. Martial’s a really good talent. I think he needs a bit of love, he needs an arm around him. Every time he comes on he impresses me. I just hope he’s not one of those that leaves and then we see the best of them.” Other changes are also expected behind the scenes with Mourinho due to hire Italian fitness coach Stefano Rapetti from Sampdoria in the wake of Rui Faria’s departure as assistant manager. Rapetti worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan. Kieran McKenna, United’s Under-18 coach, could also be promoted to the first team set up.
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Referee Gianluca Rocchi (C) shows the red card to Lazio's Senad Lulic (R) during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Referee Gianluca Rocchi (C) shows the red card to Lazio's Senad Lulic (R) during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Referee Gianluca Rocchi (C) shows the red card to Lazio's Senad Lulic (R) during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Matias Vecino's late header earned Inter a 3-2 win at Lazio and a place in next season's Champions League.
Lazio 2 Inter 3: Spalletti's men seal Champions League qualification with stunning comeback
Matias Vecino's late header earned Inter a 3-2 win at Lazio and a place in next season's Champions League.
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh (L) after converting a penalty to score the 2-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh (L) after converting a penalty to score the 2-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh (L) after converting a penalty to score the 2-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Milinkovic-Savic (L) and Inter's Milan Skriniar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Milinkovic-Savic (L) and Inter's Milan Skriniar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Milinkovic-Savic (L) and Inter's Milan Skriniar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- A general view over the pitch on Lazio supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- A general view over the pitch on Lazio supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- A general view over the pitch on Lazio supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) celebates scoring the 2-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) celebates scoring the 2-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) celebates scoring the 2-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio jubilates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio jubilates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio jubilates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Felipe Anderson (L) and Inter's Joao Miranda in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Felipe Anderson (L) and Inter's Joao Miranda in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Felipe Anderson (L) and Inter's Joao Miranda in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Adam Marusic (C) jubilates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Adam Marusic (C) jubilates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Adam Marusic (C) jubilates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Stefan Radu (L) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Stefan Radu (L) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Stefan Radu (L) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Wembley pays tribute to Ray Wilkins as Chelsea and Manchester United fans unite
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Wembley pays tribute to Ray Wilkins as Chelsea and Manchester United fans unite
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
Inter players deserve Champions League football, insists Spalletti
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
Inter players deserve Champions League football, insists Spalletti
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
Inter must beat Lazio to claim a Champions League place, but Luciano Spalletti believes it would reward their efforts for the season.
Inter have earned Champions League football, insists Spalletti
Inter must beat Lazio to claim a Champions League place, but Luciano Spalletti believes it would reward their efforts for the season.
Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is expecting an exciting match between Manchester United and Chelsea when the two teams meet on Saturday in the FA Cup final.
Zanetti looking forward to FA Cup final
Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is expecting an exciting match between Manchester United and Chelsea when the two teams meet on Saturday in the FA Cup final.
Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is expecting an exciting match between Manchester United and Chelsea when the two teams meet on Saturday in the FA Cup final.
Zanetti looking forward to FA Cup final
Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is expecting an exciting match between Manchester United and Chelsea when the two teams meet on Saturday in the FA Cup final.
Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is expecting an exciting match between Manchester United and Chelsea when the two teams meet on Saturday in the FA Cup final.
Zanetti looking forward to FA Cup final
Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is expecting an exciting match between Manchester United and Chelsea when the two teams meet on Saturday in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea Legends beaten by Inter Forever in charity match dedicated to Ray Wilkins
Chelsea Legends beaten by Inter Forever in charity match dedicated to Ray Wilkins
Chelsea Legends beaten by Inter Forever in charity match dedicated to Ray Wilkins
Chelsea Legends beaten by Inter Forever in charity match dedicated to Ray Wilkins
Chelsea Legends beaten by Inter Forever in charity match dedicated to Ray Wilkins
Chelsea Legends beaten by Inter Forever in charity match dedicated to Ray Wilkins
The 29-year-old who recently announced his return to the Black Stars fold after a four year absence, is leaving the Turin side
Ghana's Asamoah announces Juventus departure amid Inter speculation
The 29-year-old who recently announced his return to the Black Stars fold after a four year absence, is leaving the Turin side
Lazio must avoid defeat on the final matchday to Inter to secure Serie A's last UEFA Champions League place.
Big Match Focus - Lazio v Inter
Lazio must avoid defeat on the final matchday to Inter to secure Serie A's last UEFA Champions League place.
Lazio must avoid defeat on the final matchday to Inter to secure Serie A's last UEFA Champions League place.
Big Match Focus - Lazio v Inter
Lazio must avoid defeat on the final matchday to Inter to secure Serie A's last UEFA Champions League place.
Lazio must avoid defeat on the final matchday to Inter to secure Serie A's last UEFA Champions League place.
Big Match Focus - Lazio v Inter
Lazio must avoid defeat on the final matchday to Inter to secure Serie A's last UEFA Champions League place.
The 29-year-old who recently announced his return to the Black Stars fold after a four year absence, is leaving the Turin side
Ghana's Asamoah announces Juventus departure amid Inter speculation
The 29-year-old who recently announced his return to the Black Stars fold after a four year absence, is leaving the Turin side
Kwadwo Asamoah posted a letter to Twitter, bidding farewell to Juventus and thanking the club's fans ahead of Saturday's season finale.
Asamoah announces Juventus exit amid Inter speculation
Kwadwo Asamoah posted a letter to Twitter, bidding farewell to Juventus and thanking the club's fans ahead of Saturday's season finale.
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
ISL: Albert Roca parts way with Bengaluru FC
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
ISL: Albert Roca parts way with Bengaluru FC
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon warms up REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/Files
Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus
Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon warms up REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/Files
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
ISL: Albert Roca parts way with Bengaluru FC
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
ISL: Albert Roca parts way with Bengaluru FC
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
ISL: Albert Roca parts way with Bengaluru FC
The Spanish tactician has opted to part ways with the Blues after guiding them to the Inter-Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup....
Sunil Chhetri led from the front, assisting three goals and scoring one as Bengaluru made light work of Abahani Dhaka in their final Group E match...
AFC Cup 2018: Sunil Chhetri leads Bengaluru FC to the inter-zone playoffs
Sunil Chhetri led from the front, assisting three goals and scoring one as Bengaluru made light work of Abahani Dhaka in their final Group E match...
Sunil Chhetri led from the front, assisting three goals and scoring one as Bengaluru made light work of Abahani Dhaka in their final Group E match...
AFC Cup 2018: Sunil Chhetri leads Bengaluru FC to the inter-zone playoffs
Sunil Chhetri led from the front, assisting three goals and scoring one as Bengaluru made light work of Abahani Dhaka in their final Group E match...
Sunil Chhetri led from the front, assisting three goals and scoring one as Bengaluru made light work of Abahani Dhaka in their final Group E match...
AFC Cup 2018: Sunil Chhetri leads Bengaluru FC to the inter-zone playoffs
Sunil Chhetri led from the front, assisting three goals and scoring one as Bengaluru made light work of Abahani Dhaka in their final Group E match...
Wins for Indian clubs Aizawl and Bengaluru helped the Super Cup champions reach the inter-zone play-off semi-final of AFC Cup 2018...
AFC Cup 2018: Bengaluru FC through to the inter-zone play-off semi-final
Wins for Indian clubs Aizawl and Bengaluru helped the Super Cup champions reach the inter-zone play-off semi-final of AFC Cup 2018...
Roberto Mancini has enjoyed club success at Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray
Roberto Mancini has enjoyed club success at Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray
Roberto Mancini has enjoyed club success at Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray
Roberto Mancini has enjoyed club success at Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray (AFP Photo/Carlo BRESSAN)
Roberto Mancini has enjoyed club success at Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray
Roberto Mancini has enjoyed club success at Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray (AFP Photo/Carlo BRESSAN)
Roberto Mancini, seen here in his Inter Milan days, is the new Italy coach (AFP Photo/Giuseppe CACACE)
Roberto Mancini, seen here in his Inter Milan days, is the new Italy coach
Roberto Mancini, seen here in his Inter Milan days, is the new Italy coach (AFP Photo/Giuseppe CACACE)
Roberto Mancini, seen here in his Inter Milan days, is the new Italy coach
Roberto Mancini, seen here in his Inter Milan days, is the new Italy coach
Roberto Mancini, seen here in his Inter Milan days, is the new Italy coach
Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup. Mancini, as had been widely predicted, was named as the new national team coach to replace the hapless Gian Piero Ventura, sacked in November after Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958. The 53-year-old will begin the job - which had previously been turned down by former Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti - in the unlikely setting of a friendly against Saudi Arabia in Switzerland on May 28. The FIGC said it had "concluded an agreement with Roberto Mancini who will hold the position of coach of the national team." It did not give any further details other than to say he would be officially presented on Tuesday at the team's training base in Florence. Mancini will have to decide whether to recall Mario Balotelli, who he worked with at Man City Credit: Getty images Four-times world champions Italy are at an all time low of 20th in the FIFA rankings after losing to 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden in a playoff for a place in Russia. They were eliminated in the group stage at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although they have done better at the European Championship, reaching the final in 2012 and the quarter-finals in 2016. One of Mancini's first decisions will be whether to recall maverick striker Mario Balotelli, who he often clashed with when the pair were at Manchester City. Balotelli has not been called up by Italy since the 2014 World Cup. Mancini, a gifted forward in his playing days, won a surprisingly modest 36 caps for Italy and never played at a World Cup, although he was an unused member of the 1990 squad. Pick your England World Cup 2018 squad He began his coaching career with Fiorentina in 2001 and won the Coppa Italia in his first season even though the club was plagued by financial problems. He then moved to Lazio but had his biggest success at Inter Milan where he won three successive Serie A titles. That was followed by a stint at big-spending Manchester City where he won one English Premier League and one FA Cup title in four seasons. Since then, he has coached at Galatasaray, had another less successful spell at Inter and finally a season at Zenit. At one point, he criticised predecessor Antonio Conte for calling up naturalised players such as Brazilian-born Eder and Argentine-born Franco Vazquez.
Roberto Mancini handed daunting task of rebuilding Italy after World Cup failure
Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup. Mancini, as had been widely predicted, was named as the new national team coach to replace the hapless Gian Piero Ventura, sacked in November after Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958. The 53-year-old will begin the job - which had previously been turned down by former Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti - in the unlikely setting of a friendly against Saudi Arabia in Switzerland on May 28. The FIGC said it had "concluded an agreement with Roberto Mancini who will hold the position of coach of the national team." It did not give any further details other than to say he would be officially presented on Tuesday at the team's training base in Florence. Mancini will have to decide whether to recall Mario Balotelli, who he worked with at Man City Credit: Getty images Four-times world champions Italy are at an all time low of 20th in the FIFA rankings after losing to 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden in a playoff for a place in Russia. They were eliminated in the group stage at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although they have done better at the European Championship, reaching the final in 2012 and the quarter-finals in 2016. One of Mancini's first decisions will be whether to recall maverick striker Mario Balotelli, who he often clashed with when the pair were at Manchester City. Balotelli has not been called up by Italy since the 2014 World Cup. Mancini, a gifted forward in his playing days, won a surprisingly modest 36 caps for Italy and never played at a World Cup, although he was an unused member of the 1990 squad. Pick your England World Cup 2018 squad He began his coaching career with Fiorentina in 2001 and won the Coppa Italia in his first season even though the club was plagued by financial problems. He then moved to Lazio but had his biggest success at Inter Milan where he won three successive Serie A titles. That was followed by a stint at big-spending Manchester City where he won one English Premier League and one FA Cup title in four seasons. Since then, he has coached at Galatasaray, had another less successful spell at Inter and finally a season at Zenit. At one point, he criticised predecessor Antonio Conte for calling up naturalised players such as Brazilian-born Eder and Argentine-born Franco Vazquez.
Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup. Mancini, as had been widely predicted, was named as the new national team coach to replace the hapless Gian Piero Ventura, sacked in November after Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958. The 53-year-old will begin the job - which had previously been turned down by former Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti - in the unlikely setting of a friendly against Saudi Arabia in Switzerland on May 28. The FIGC said it had "concluded an agreement with Roberto Mancini who will hold the position of coach of the national team." It did not give any further details other than to say he would be officially presented on Tuesday at the team's training base in Florence. Mancini will have to decide whether to recall Mario Balotelli, who he worked with at Man City Credit: Getty images Four-times world champions Italy are at an all time low of 20th in the FIFA rankings after losing to 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden in a playoff for a place in Russia. They were eliminated in the group stage at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although they have done better at the European Championship, reaching the final in 2012 and the quarter-finals in 2016. One of Mancini's first decisions will be whether to recall maverick striker Mario Balotelli, who he often clashed with when the pair were at Manchester City. Balotelli has not been called up by Italy since the 2014 World Cup. Mancini, a gifted forward in his playing days, won a surprisingly modest 36 caps for Italy and never played at a World Cup, although he was an unused member of the 1990 squad. Pick your England World Cup 2018 squad He began his coaching career with Fiorentina in 2001 and won the Coppa Italia in his first season even though the club was plagued by financial problems. He then moved to Lazio but had his biggest success at Inter Milan where he won three successive Serie A titles. That was followed by a stint at big-spending Manchester City where he won one English Premier League and one FA Cup title in four seasons. Since then, he has coached at Galatasaray, had another less successful spell at Inter and finally a season at Zenit. At one point, he criticised predecessor Antonio Conte for calling up naturalised players such as Brazilian-born Eder and Argentine-born Franco Vazquez.
Roberto Mancini handed daunting task of rebuilding Italy after World Cup failure
Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup. Mancini, as had been widely predicted, was named as the new national team coach to replace the hapless Gian Piero Ventura, sacked in November after Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958. The 53-year-old will begin the job - which had previously been turned down by former Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti - in the unlikely setting of a friendly against Saudi Arabia in Switzerland on May 28. The FIGC said it had "concluded an agreement with Roberto Mancini who will hold the position of coach of the national team." It did not give any further details other than to say he would be officially presented on Tuesday at the team's training base in Florence. Mancini will have to decide whether to recall Mario Balotelli, who he worked with at Man City Credit: Getty images Four-times world champions Italy are at an all time low of 20th in the FIFA rankings after losing to 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden in a playoff for a place in Russia. They were eliminated in the group stage at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although they have done better at the European Championship, reaching the final in 2012 and the quarter-finals in 2016. One of Mancini's first decisions will be whether to recall maverick striker Mario Balotelli, who he often clashed with when the pair were at Manchester City. Balotelli has not been called up by Italy since the 2014 World Cup. Mancini, a gifted forward in his playing days, won a surprisingly modest 36 caps for Italy and never played at a World Cup, although he was an unused member of the 1990 squad. Pick your England World Cup 2018 squad He began his coaching career with Fiorentina in 2001 and won the Coppa Italia in his first season even though the club was plagued by financial problems. He then moved to Lazio but had his biggest success at Inter Milan where he won three successive Serie A titles. That was followed by a stint at big-spending Manchester City where he won one English Premier League and one FA Cup title in four seasons. Since then, he has coached at Galatasaray, had another less successful spell at Inter and finally a season at Zenit. At one point, he criticised predecessor Antonio Conte for calling up naturalised players such as Brazilian-born Eder and Argentine-born Franco Vazquez.
Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Roberto Mancini Handed Daunting Task of Rebuilding Italy
Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy's national team six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini appointed head coach of Italy national team
Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy's national team six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Roberto Mancini is the former manager of both Manchester City and Inter Milan (AFP Photo/GIUSEPPE CACACE)
Roberto Mancini is the former manager of both Manchester City and Inter Milan
Roberto Mancini is the former manager of both Manchester City and Inter Milan (AFP Photo/GIUSEPPE CACACE)
Roberto Mancini is the former manager of both Manchester City and Inter Milan
Roberto Mancini is the former manager of both Manchester City and Inter Milan
Roberto Mancini is the former manager of both Manchester City and Inter Milan
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, top, and Sassuolo's Claud Adjapong go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, top, and Sassuolo's Claud Adjapong go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho’s long-serving assistant, is expected to be offered his first managerial job with Portuguese giants Benfica should they sack their coach. Rui Vitoria is under extreme pressure at the Lisbon club, having lost the Portuguese league to Porto this season and may be replaced. It was announced at the weekend that Faria is leaving Manchester United and severing his 17-year association with Mourinho, who has tipped the former fitness coach to take a top managerial job. Faria’s departure is a significant blow to Mourinho although he has long talked up the 42-year-old’s prospects of taking charge of a club in recent weeks, aware that he wants to go. The pair have been together throughout Mourinho’s trophy-winning spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United. Mourinho first encountered Faria at Barcelona and then took him to Uniao Leiria as his fitness coach in 2001. Faria followed Mourinho to Porto, where they won the Uefa Cup and Champions League as well as back-to-back league titles and their careers took off. Mourinho believes Faria will go on to become a successful manager Credit: Getty Images Mourinho has already said he will not directly replace Faria but will re-organise his coaching staff – which will now include Michael Carrick, as he retires as a player – without a recognised number two for the time being. It remains to be seen whether despite Faria’s experience and impressive track record he has the temperament to succeed as a manager, especially when it comes to dealing with the media. Vitoria is in his third season at Benfica and won the Portuguese title in each of the last two, but this year he lost out to Sergio Conceicao’s Porto in the league. Best Man Utd XI of all time Mourinho had a brief three-month spell at Benfica himself before he started working with Faria back in 2000. It is understood that a return to Portugal may appeal to Faria who said in the statement announcing he was leaving United that he wanted to spend more time with his family and assess his options. Faria is not in the running to become the new head coach of Arsenal or, it seems, any other Premier League club despite the expected summer of upheaval in England.
Rui Faria in line to be offered Benfica job after leaving Manchester United
Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho’s long-serving assistant, is expected to be offered his first managerial job with Portuguese giants Benfica should they sack their coach. Rui Vitoria is under extreme pressure at the Lisbon club, having lost the Portuguese league to Porto this season and may be replaced. It was announced at the weekend that Faria is leaving Manchester United and severing his 17-year association with Mourinho, who has tipped the former fitness coach to take a top managerial job. Faria’s departure is a significant blow to Mourinho although he has long talked up the 42-year-old’s prospects of taking charge of a club in recent weeks, aware that he wants to go. The pair have been together throughout Mourinho’s trophy-winning spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United. Mourinho first encountered Faria at Barcelona and then took him to Uniao Leiria as his fitness coach in 2001. Faria followed Mourinho to Porto, where they won the Uefa Cup and Champions League as well as back-to-back league titles and their careers took off. Mourinho believes Faria will go on to become a successful manager Credit: Getty Images Mourinho has already said he will not directly replace Faria but will re-organise his coaching staff – which will now include Michael Carrick, as he retires as a player – without a recognised number two for the time being. It remains to be seen whether despite Faria’s experience and impressive track record he has the temperament to succeed as a manager, especially when it comes to dealing with the media. Vitoria is in his third season at Benfica and won the Portuguese title in each of the last two, but this year he lost out to Sergio Conceicao’s Porto in the league. Best Man Utd XI of all time Mourinho had a brief three-month spell at Benfica himself before he started working with Faria back in 2000. It is understood that a return to Portugal may appeal to Faria who said in the statement announcing he was leaving United that he wanted to spend more time with his family and assess his options. Faria is not in the running to become the new head coach of Arsenal or, it seems, any other Premier League club despite the expected summer of upheaval in England.
Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho’s long-serving assistant, is expected to be offered his first managerial job with Portuguese giants Benfica should they sack their coach. Rui Vitoria is under extreme pressure at the Lisbon club, having lost the Portuguese league to Porto this season and may be replaced. It was announced at the weekend that Faria is leaving Manchester United and severing his 17-year association with Mourinho, who has tipped the former fitness coach to take a top managerial job. Faria’s departure is a significant blow to Mourinho although he has long talked up the 42-year-old’s prospects of taking charge of a club in recent weeks, aware that he wants to go. The pair have been together throughout Mourinho’s trophy-winning spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United. Mourinho first encountered Faria at Barcelona and then took him to Uniao Leiria as his fitness coach in 2001. Faria followed Mourinho to Porto, where they won the Uefa Cup and Champions League as well as back-to-back league titles and their careers took off. Mourinho believes Faria will go on to become a successful manager Credit: Getty Images Mourinho has already said he will not directly replace Faria but will re-organise his coaching staff – which will now include Michael Carrick, as he retires as a player – without a recognised number two for the time being. It remains to be seen whether despite Faria’s experience and impressive track record he has the temperament to succeed as a manager, especially when it comes to dealing with the media. Vitoria is in his third season at Benfica and won the Portuguese title in each of the last two, but this year he lost out to Sergio Conceicao’s Porto in the league. Best Man Utd XI of all time Mourinho had a brief three-month spell at Benfica himself before he started working with Faria back in 2000. It is understood that a return to Portugal may appeal to Faria who said in the statement announcing he was leaving United that he wanted to spend more time with his family and assess his options. Faria is not in the running to become the new head coach of Arsenal or, it seems, any other Premier League club despite the expected summer of upheaval in England.
Rui Faria in line to be offered Benfica job after leaving Manchester United
Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho’s long-serving assistant, is expected to be offered his first managerial job with Portuguese giants Benfica should they sack their coach. Rui Vitoria is under extreme pressure at the Lisbon club, having lost the Portuguese league to Porto this season and may be replaced. It was announced at the weekend that Faria is leaving Manchester United and severing his 17-year association with Mourinho, who has tipped the former fitness coach to take a top managerial job. Faria’s departure is a significant blow to Mourinho although he has long talked up the 42-year-old’s prospects of taking charge of a club in recent weeks, aware that he wants to go. The pair have been together throughout Mourinho’s trophy-winning spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United. Mourinho first encountered Faria at Barcelona and then took him to Uniao Leiria as his fitness coach in 2001. Faria followed Mourinho to Porto, where they won the Uefa Cup and Champions League as well as back-to-back league titles and their careers took off. Mourinho believes Faria will go on to become a successful manager Credit: Getty Images Mourinho has already said he will not directly replace Faria but will re-organise his coaching staff – which will now include Michael Carrick, as he retires as a player – without a recognised number two for the time being. It remains to be seen whether despite Faria’s experience and impressive track record he has the temperament to succeed as a manager, especially when it comes to dealing with the media. Vitoria is in his third season at Benfica and won the Portuguese title in each of the last two, but this year he lost out to Sergio Conceicao’s Porto in the league. Best Man Utd XI of all time Mourinho had a brief three-month spell at Benfica himself before he started working with Faria back in 2000. It is understood that a return to Portugal may appeal to Faria who said in the statement announcing he was leaving United that he wanted to spend more time with his family and assess his options. Faria is not in the running to become the new head coach of Arsenal or, it seems, any other Premier League club despite the expected summer of upheaval in England.
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on Argentina's 35-man World Cup shortlist
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on Argentina's 35-man World Cup shortlist
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on Argentina's 35-man World Cup shortlist
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on Argentina's 35-man World Cup shortlist
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on Argentina's 35-man World Cup shortlist
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on Argentina's 35-man World Cup shortlist
A former Albiceleste frontman has suggested that a proven striker at Inter is being overlooked by his country due to friendships formed in the squad
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A former Albiceleste frontman has suggested that a proven striker at Inter is being overlooked by his country due to friendships formed in the squad
A former Albiceleste frontman has suggested that a proven striker at Inter is being overlooked by his country due to friendships formed in the squad
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A former Albiceleste frontman has suggested that a proven striker at Inter is being overlooked by his country due to friendships formed in the squad
A former Albiceleste frontman has suggested that a proven striker at Inter is being overlooked by his country due to friendships formed in the squad
'Icardi isn't in Messi's magic circle' - Barcelona star influencing Argentina selections, says Crespo
A former Albiceleste frontman has suggested that a proven striker at Inter is being overlooked by his country due to friendships formed in the squad
Striker Mauro Icardi will discuss his future with Inter at the end of the season, but has not ruled out leaving the club.
We'll talk to the club and see what is best - Icardi unsure over Inter future
Striker Mauro Icardi will discuss his future with Inter at the end of the season, but has not ruled out leaving the club.
The Azzurri look set to appoint the former Manchester City and Inter boss as their new coach after the agreed termination of his contract in Russia
Mancini to leave Zenit ahead of anticipated Italy appointment
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Saturday's power-packed weekend football action was a treat for the fans as the European big guns were in action in their respective league games. In La Liga, Real put six goals past Celta Vigo and looked in a cruise mode. Inter Milan's Champions League dream faded as they lost in the Serie A. Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain faced defeats. Here is the round-up.
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Saturday's power-packed weekend football action was a treat for the fans as the European big guns were in action in their respective league games. In La Liga, Real put six goals past Celta Vigo and looked in a cruise mode. Inter Milan's Champions League dream faded as they lost in the Serie A. Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain faced defeats. Here is the round-up.

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