Date: 3rd June 2015 at 2:20am
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Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has suggested that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is a fan of him ahead of the summer transfer window.

Sissoko’s performances ultimately proved a rare positive in an otherwise disappointing 2014-15 campaign for the Magpies in which they were almost relegated.

The French midfielder, who featured in last summer’s World Cup, now claims to have won an admirer in Mourinho – and says that the admiration is mutual.

“Is he following my progress? According to what I am hearing, yes,” he told reporters.

“He is one of the best managers in the world. He has won so many titles… Any player would love to be coached by this man.

“For the moment, I am coached by other people. If one day I have the chance to work under his guidance, I would be very happy.”


2 responses to “World cup midfielder: Jose Mourinho loves me”

  1. alric says:

    A Toon fan here… Please buy him from us. Last season he was saying how desperately he wanted to go to Arsenal. When it became clear that Wenger’s love wasn’t mutual he just went through the motions of being a player for the rest of the season, and would get himself sent off to have a holiday. He’s moody, lazy, has a poor first touch and won’t put in a full shift. Mind you, half of our team is the same….

  2. Lilo_G says:

    Another Toon fan here, I’m not sure why Chelsea would even be interested in him as the kit man. He isn’t good enough to lace most of the Chelsea midfielders boots. His first touch is poor, his passing is poor, he managed to go throughout the entire derby game against Sunderland without making a tackle. Big lad like him should be dominating midfields, instead he hides most games. If you want someone to run with a ball into blind alleys, and more often then not make the wrong decision and give the ball away cheaply, then he is your man. I think with ESPN he achieved an outstanding 2 out of 10 for his performances last season – described as gutless. Pretty much bang on.

    Colback was our best midfielder by a long stretch this season, and he is no more than average.