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Essien's Real Madrid future to end with Jose Mourinho's confirmed exit

Published on: 17 April 2013
Michael Essien and Jose Mourinho could both leave Real Madrid this summer

The uncertainty surrounding Michael Essien’s future at Real Madrid intensifies with news manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed his departure from the club this summer.

The Ghana international joined up with his former Chelsea boss on a season’s-long loan deal at the beginning of the season.

Essien has managed over 25 games for the Spanish champions but has not been overly convincing in attract a permanent deal beyond his loan spell.

He is thus expected to return to Chelsea this summer when his loan stint expires.

There were however rumours the 30-year-old could be bought by Los Blancos at the insistence of manager Jose Mourinho.

This prospect now looks even more unlikely with Madrid newspaper, AS reporting the Portuguese trainer has confirmed he will be leaving at the end of this season.

Mourinho remains on course to win an elusive 10th Champions League title for Real Madrid who face Borussia Dortmund in the semi finals of the prestigious competition.

And just like he did with Inter Milan, the former Porto boss has decided to quit the Spanish giants after ‘bringing his project to an end’ this summer according to the reports.

Essien could however benefit in the long run if Mourinho indeed returns to Chelsea as has been speculated.

The two formed a dynamic duo during a very successful era in Chelsea’s history.

Essien is more like a ‘puppet’ of Mournho and has always displayed his desire to work under the iconic Portuguese manager.


  • Pk dee says:
    April 17, 2013 04:27 pm
    Morinho says;u can put essien even in a goalpost nd that wouldnt amount to askng too much of him.a guy u dnt only play bt for the goals,to defend them nd a loyal player for tactical switces nd only great coaches knos that'. And who wil question the indomitable vile,flair,agility nd irreplaceable bionic substance of such a heroic ace playmaker, ' THE MICHAEL ESSIEN',of his hay days. the downfall of essien ws the dwn fall of chelsea,drogba,roberto di mathias nd ibrahimovic.well done 'BIGEST BOY'.
  • Dan says:
    April 17, 2013 04:47 pm
    Yep!! All the best to the "Bison".
  • King Wise Don Fuzzy says:
    April 17, 2013 04:56 pm
    I pray Essien returns to his full form. It's rather sympathetic seeing the 2 times CAF african best player of the year nominee and 1 time BBC African player of the year.
  • Adam....(Ghana) says:
    April 17, 2013 05:18 pm
    Jose Mourinho=Teacher Michael Essien=Student Jose Mourinho=Football manager Micheal Essien=Football player Jose Mourinho=Father Micheal Essien=Son Ghanaians thank you (Mourinho) for making Essien's footballing career possible & delightful for him,even in times of difficulties you stood behind him and fortified him with your inspirational motivational PK dee said it takes only a "special" & good tactical coach to detect & bring out the goodness from Essien..this is what one get if one work hard and humble himself before his master....Essien we dey your back
  • fuseini kumasi says:
    April 17, 2013 05:34 pm
    we the chelsea funs are waiting for you at stamford bridge.
  • kwame-blz says:
    April 17, 2013 05:58 pm
    Essien stay at real could end?????? what heading is this, in the article u mentioned he is a long season loan there fore no matter what the case is even if real signs him again or not he returns to chelsea before anything else. so clarify this atatement with the jss journalism said by KK Sarpong.
  • Gilbert Atarege says:
    April 17, 2013 09:13 pm
    All thanks to the Portuguese tactician 4 imparting greatly on Essien's entire carrear. Chelsea fans can't wait 4 your arrival.
  • Martin Duuk Ashaiman says:
    April 19, 2013 12:53 am
    The bull dozzor of chelsea will soon bounce back for real action to be taken with the blues Amen.