British ministers threaten foreign players, Chelsea, Liverpool, others over European Super League

Ministers today warned that top clubs may be BANNED from buying foreign players over the hated European Super League plans.

Six Premier League clubs namely, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are involved in the proposed European Super League.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden tonight threatened to halt visas and whack them with extra tax if the club giants didn’t step back from their threats to create an elitist new league.

He said in a stern statement in the House of Commons this evening that everything would be on the table – including looking at taxes, work permits, and more.

He slammed elitist clubs for deciding to “put money before fans” and said he was “appalled” to hear of last night’s “tone deaf” news for a super league which would exclude most, and disregard competition to get there.

The owners won’t be able to ignore the “near-universal roar of outrage” from fans across the nation, he stressed.

“This move indeed goes against the very spirit of the game.

Wayne Rooney complains about Jose Mourinho dismissal six days before Carabao Cup Final against Man City

Derby manager Wayne Rooney, who was Manchester United captain during Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Old Trafford, claims Tottenham took a major risk letting him go just six days before the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City.

Rooney also described Mourinho as a “fantastic” manager and one of the few that can properly prepare a team for a match against City.

The United legend said: “He is a fantastic manager.

“If there is one manager to set a team up to play against Manchester City in a cup final, it is Jose Mourinho. It is a massive risk.

“I am sure a lot of teams around the world would love to have him”

(Video) Mourinho breaks silence after dismissal from Tottenham, moves to his London home after leaving Spurs training ground at 3.30 pm

Jose Mourinho has confirmed his intention not to take a break from football despite losing his job as Tottenham manager.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was called to a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy on Monday morning.

The club then confirmed Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra had all been “relieved of their duties”, with Ryan Mason – just 29 – taking charge of training on Monday afternoon.

Mourinho was asked by Sky Sports News to respond to his departure as he arrived back at his house in London, but said: “I’m not going to speak. You know me, you know that I’m not going to say anything.”

When asked if he would be taking a break, Mourinho said: “No need. I am always in football.”

It looked as though dismay was etched across the face of the crestfallen Special One as he left.

He was seen leaving the Spurs training complex just after 3.30pm on Monday morning and arrived back in his west London home later on Monday afternoon.

Mourinho was seen taking his belongings from his Spurs office back into his home with goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos helping him. The items included several large images of the Portuguese coach’s career highlights.

Spurs have won the fourth highest number of Premier League points since Mourinho took charge and would be fourth in the table if all 58 games are taken into account.

Man United share prices rise after joining European Super League

Man Utd’s share prices have risen a whopping 11 PER CENT following news of their involvement in the proposed European Super League.

On Sunday, the Red Devils announced they’ve signed up to be part of the breakaway 15-team league, which Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are also set to feature in.

And their involvement in the controversial plan – which many have dubbed a money-grabbing ploy – has already had a positive financial effect.

United’s shares have risen 11.32 per cent from 16.17 at the close of trading on Friday to 17.98 on Monday lunchtime.

REVEALED: Jose Mourinho set to rake in massive pay for Tottenham sacking

Jose Mourinho is set to pocket £15million from his Tottenham sacking, according to The Sun.

The Portuguese chief, 58, was given the boot by Spurs on Monday amid a horror 2021.

Tottenham’s hopes of landing a top-four spot continued to crumble following a 2-2 draw with Everton.

And having already crashed out of the Europa League at the last-16 stage – having thrown away a 2-0 first-leg lead to Dinamo Zagreb – Mourinho’s days were already looking numbered.

But his sacking came at an odd time – just hours after the announcement the club were taking part in the controversial European Super League AND less than a week before their Carabao Cup final vs Man City.

Nevertheless, chairman Daniel Levy opted to part ways with Mourinho.

After missing out on the title in the 2006-07 season, Mourinho was on thin ice after his constant clashes with the board.

Roman Abramovich finally had enough of the Special One after a poor start to the season – encapsulated in a shock draw at home to Norwegian minnows Rosenborg.

The Russian billionaire eventually paid Mourinho £18m to walk away from Stamford Bridge.

And early reports claim the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United chief will be awarded around £15m in compensation.

It means the Portuguese boss has now raked in a staggering £77.5m in sacking payouts alone.

REVEALED: Jose Mourinho’s last words as Tottenham manager

The last time that Jose Mourinho spoke to the media took place shortly after Friday’s 2-2 draw at Everton.

Mourinho said: “I think it’s not about the changes. It’s not about the system.

“It’s a system that we played before, it’s a system that many teams they play. It’s a system that you could feel that Everton, even defending in a 4-4-2 they were dealing with three and two wing-backs.

“I don’t think it’s about the system but I believe that the result is one that’s not bad and it’s not good. Were we perfect? No. Were we bad? Also no.”

Harry Kane reacts to Jose Mourinho’s dismissal from Tottenham

Tottenham superstar Harry Kane has responded to Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.

The Portuguese gaffer was sacked by the north London club on Monday morning after a string of dismal performances in the Premier League.

Kane took to Twitter and thanked Mourinho “for everything” and wished him the best in his future endeavours.

The England captain tweeted: “Thank you for everything Boss. A pleasure to have worked together.

“I wish you all the best for your next chapter”.

Both skipper Hugo Lloris and striker Harry Kane had been staunchly behind Mourinho, but even the France and England captains are believed to have become concerned by Mourinho’s actions.

Jose Mourinho SACKED

Tottenham have sacked former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho just six days before Carabao Cup final with the club on course to miss out on the top four in the Premier League.

Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal domestic campaign and failure in the Europa League.

The London club captain Harry Kane had earlier complained about the Portuguese approach to the game,

According to The Athletic, Tottenham were unhappy with Mourinho’s constant criticism of the players in public and were very conscious of how the fans had turned on the manager.

FIFA react to formation of European Super League , release statement as UEFA maintain opposition

FIFA have released a statement after the announcement of the Super League formation, expressing its ‘disapproval’, but also urging ‘calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game.’

The 12 breakaway clubs – Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur – released a joint statement announcing the formation of the European Super League.

While UEFA have been damning in their reaction, threatening sanctions and lawsuits against the clubs involved, FIFA are trying to be more of a peacemaker.

“In view of several media requests and as already stated several times, FIFA wishes to clarify that it stands firm in favour of solidarity in football and an equitable redistribution model which can help develop football as a sport, particularly at global level, since the development of global football is the primary mission of FIFA,” read their statement.

“In our view, and in accordance with out statutes, any football competition, whether national, regional or global, should always reflect the core principles of solidarity, inclusivity, integrity and equitable financial redistribution. Moreover, the governing bodies of football should employ all lawful, sporting and diplomatic means to ensure this remains the case. Against this background, FIFA can only express its disapproval to a “closed European breakaway league” outside of the international football structures and not respecting the aforementioned principles.

“FIFA always stands for unity in world football and calls on all parties involved in heated discussions to engage in calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game and in the spirit of solidarity and fair play. FIFA will, of course, do whatever is necessary to contribute to a harmonised way forward in the overall interests of football.”

Tottenham join Inter Milan, others in Emerson chase

Tottenham are interested in signing Barcelona defender Emerson, according to reports.

The 22-year-old Brazilian is currently on loan at LaLiga side Real Betis, where he has played 30 times this season.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, his impressive displays at right-back have also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.

The Brazilian has been valued by Barcelona at around £22million, so the youngster will not come cheap if Spurs are to secure his services.

Emerson joined Barca from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in 2019 but is yet to receive his debut for the Catalan giants.