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Former Chelsea assistant takes over from former Chelsea player as manager at Turkish top flight club

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YOU LANDED A JOB BEFORE ME HOW DARE YOU!
YOU LANDED A JOB BEFORE ME HOW DARE YOU!
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It's assumed that Jose Mourinho and the rest of his merry band of dismissed Chelsea men won't be without a job for too long.  While the Real Madrid gig has been given to Zidane, there will probably be an opening at Manchester United prettyt soon.  The Special One is supposedly biding his time, (im?)patiently until that happens.

Meanwhile, one of the entourage has struck out on his own and landed a job already.  Mid-table Turkish Süper Lig side Antalyaspor have confirmed Jose Morais as their new manager yesterday, replacing, incidentally, former Chelsea player Samuel Eto'o who had been acting as interim player-manager for a few weeks now.  Morais and Eto'o had worked together not only at Chelsea, but also at Inter Milan before, so there's perhaps a favorable connection there.

So it's a promotion for Morais, though it's not the first time he has been manager.  In fact, this will be his 10th job as the big boss (at least according to his Wikipedia page), in addition to all those different stints as Mourinho's assistant.  Interestingly, he hasn't lasted more than a year at any one of his previous jobs, and he was given just a 1.5-year contract by Antalyaspor.  He would no doubt love to encounter even a chance at a third-season syndrome.

Best of luck to him, and Eto'o, too while we're at it.