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Jose Mourinho: I am too young to retire

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Jose Mourinho says he is “too young” to consider retirement as he spoke for the first time since he was sacked by Manchester United.

Mourinho, who was appearing as a pundit for Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports on its coverage of the Asian Cup, says he still belongs at the top level.

The 55-year-old had not spoken to the media since his dismissal in December.

“I want to coach. I belong to top-level football and (that) is where I am going to be,” Mourinho said.

“I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.”

The Portuguese manager was sacked by United on December 18 following a defeat to leaders Liverpool that left them closer in terms of points to the relegation zone than to the top of the table.

Since former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge, United have won a six successive games and are six points off the top four.

‘Clubs need structure behind the manager’

It is understood a non-disclosure agreement signed as part of his pay-off at United means Mourinho is not allowed to talk directly about his departure.

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However, he did say that clubs need to provide managers and coaches with support to deal with “modern players”.

During his time at Manchester United he clashed with several players including the club’s record signing France midfielder Paul Pogba.

“Everything good I did with players is not news anymore,” he said. “News is when you have problems. In modern football there is a problem between the coach and the player.

“We are not in a time anymore where the coach, by himself, is powerful enough to cope and to have a relationship of education and sometimes confrontation with players who are not the best professionals.”

Mourinho says modern football clubs need structuring so that there is not a direct relationship “between the player and the coach” which he says leads to “hard decisions”.

“The club must have an owner, a chief executive, a sports director and then a manager. This is a structure that can cope with all the problems that modernity is bringing to all of us.

“A club must be very well organised to cope with all of these kind of situations where the manager is only the manager and is not trying to keep the discipline or trying to educate the players.”

Mourinho said he was proud of what he achieved at Manchester United, particularly finishing second behind Manchester City in the 2017-18 season.

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He said: “If I tell you for example that I consider one of the best jobs of my career was to finish second with Manchester United in the Premier League, you say ‘this guy is crazy – he won 25 titles…’

“But I keep saying this because people don’t know what is going on behind the scenes. Sometimes we, on this side of the camera, analyse things with a different perspective.”

Mourinho will provide punditry for beIN on Thursday’s Asian Cup group match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as well as for Saturday’s Premier League game between Arsenal and his former club Chelsea.

It is understood beIN are paying Mourinho in excess of £120,000 for his two appearances.

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Governor Lonyangapuo: If you have any of these characters you’re a ‘mulmulwas’

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West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has explained the true meaning behind his hilarious ‘Kijana fupi round’ phrase which left Kenyans in stitches.

Speaking during an interview with news anchor Betty Kyallo during her Up close with Betty show on K24, the governor outlined the unique qualities possessed by a person for them to earn the title and be referred to as a Mulmulwas.

This is anyone, he said, who is good at doing nothing and becomes a nuisance in all that he or she does.

“Mulmulwas is anybody who is good at doing nothing, becomes a nuisance in the way he works, walks, talks even in the way he behaves. You are equivalent to a dung beetle that rotates dung that is not useful to anybody, not useful even to that thing called Mulmulwas. You can even see how the beetle is round, short and hopeless,” said Governor Lonyangapuo.

He added: “So any human being and in Kenya, any Kenyan in particular whose manners and behaviours is only to become a nuisance to the government, people, neighbours, parents to your children. You have a name, Mulmulwas.”

The funny phrase was coined by the governor in March this year to deride activist Dennis Ruto Kapchok who had questioned why deputy governor Nicholas Atudonyang works from the United States of America.

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Since then, the phrase has been used by Kenyans to create memes and funny jokes.

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Octopizzo’s new hairdo sets tongues wagging

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Octopizzo has set tongues wagging on social media with a new hairdo with many declaring it a fail on the rapper’s creativity on matters grooming.

The entertainer appeared on the musical show 10 over 10 on Citizen TV on Friday night to talk about his latest new music titled “Kanye”.

He also commented on singer Willy Paul’s change in music Genre mocking him that he should not expect any ‘Sadaka’ as he transition to secular music.

But his speech appeared to land on deaf ears as netizens could only comment on his hairstyle.

Octopizzo normally shaves his hair leaving some on the crown of his head. This time around, though, he decided to plait cornrows at the hair left at the crown of his head, and topped off the look with a hair extension.

Another area of interest was his interestingly more than usual shiny forehead. Here are some of Kenyans on twitter reactions:

“Hizo laini kwa kichwa ziko down kama tu mistari ya ngoma zake,” said @bokono.

“Hiyo hairstyles imenikumbusha tusichana twa choir na worship,” wrote @bennytothedj.

“Pizzo kwani anatumia lotion gani?” asked @langatvick.

“Huyu ameshukwa mwongezo na akajipaka elianto kwa uso,” commented @shishhope.

“I’m just here wondering about that forehead and the fact that Octo ameshuka lines za mosodo na akaweka extension bun,” stated @AKenyanGirl.

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“Na hio umama yote anataka kupatia Pozze advice, shame,” said @allenben.

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Kabi wa Jesus and Terence Creative beefing?

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Word making rounds on social media is that best friends Kabi Wa Jesus and his wife are no longer friends with Comedian Terence creative and his wife.

This comes as a big surprise since the couples had already shown their fans how tight they were.

Kabi wa Jesus and Wife

If you recall well, the two families had even gone ahead to come up with hilarious videos which kept their bond on Instagram even tighter.

Kabi Wa Jesus unfollows Terence

However we now understand that they no longer follow each other on Instagram nor do they hang out as before.

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Terence and his wife

They have also deleted all the photos and videos they had shared of each other; and it seems like Kabi also did not invite Terence and his wife for their baby shower.

Terence unfollows Kabi wa Jesus

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