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Quotes of the week: ‘I’m one of you’

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"I promise exactly the same things I promised in 2004, with this difference to help - which is I'm one of you." Jose Mourinho addresses Chelsea fans after confirming his return to the club.

"I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic, which was when a coach criticises a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what in my view could have been improved. And at that moment he didn't take it very well because maybe he thinks he knows everything and the coach cannot help him to develop more." Mourinho explains why his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo broke down near the end of Real Madrid's season.

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"Say something ladies, you are always speaking at home, now you can speak here." Sepp Blatter puts his foot in it once again, this time immediately after FIFA appointed woman to its executive committee for the first time.

"You see people in the stadiums with hats and scarves. Why did England, who brought to us this beautiful game, decide that football is for the winter and not for the summer? Cricket. The month of June, which is the most beautiful month to play football, is hardly ever used except for the Euros and the World Cup. But the World Cup is played only every 12 years, more or less, in Europe." UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino, ladies and gentlemen.

"I'd rather stay in bed all day and not eat. I love the club and will look out for the result but I won’t be going to home games if they move out of the city." Coventry City fan Nigel Warren threatens to go on hunger strike every matchday if the club go ahead with relocation plans.

"I didn’t see it. I was a bit gutted. I dropped his mother off at the airport at 6am so I fell asleep while watching the game. I only realised when his agent rang me up. I had loads of texts saying it was a fantastic goal. I have it on tape and will watch it back." Mark Chamberlain, father of England's goalscorer against Brazil Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, reveals his missed his son's moment of glory.

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"I don't know what his fee would be. I'm talking about an extra £70m of additional, high-margin revenue - so of course we could do that." Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis reveals the Gunners could afford to buy Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

"I am apologising for insensitive remarks made during the post-game press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television." Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert eats humble pie after calling reporters ‘motherf***ers’ and saying ‘no homo’. He was later fined $75,000.

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"Defeating Rafa is very difficult on any surface - it's even worse on clay. But once again, I'm going to try to play a beautiful match. I don't want to think of whether it's the occasion, the opportunity of my life, if it's a dream. If you start thinking like that, it's not very positive." David Ferrer looks forward to his first Grand Slam final in the French Open against Rafa Nadal.

"I congratulate my opponent, because he showed the courage in the right moments and went for his shots, and when he was a break down in the fifth he made some incredible shots from the baseline. "That's why he's a champion. That's why he's been ruling Roland Garros for many years, and for me it's another year. "I gave my best. I really did. I really tried to come back." Novak Djokovic is magnanimous after his defeat to Nadal in the other, rather epic, semi-final at Roland Garros.

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"It was a disappointing game, I'm not sure how we'll react to it. It was certainly not the way we wanted to play but if you are going to have a game like that, you may as well have it in a practice game." Stand-in Australia captain George Bailey after seeing his side hammered by 243 runs in Cardiff by India. The Aussies managed to make just 65 a week before the defence of their Champions Trophy title begins.

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"He is at the prime of his career now. Missing the Tour de France is not a big, big deal really. His career is a long way from over." Irish 1987 Tour winner Stephen Roche refuses to rule out a comeback for Bradley Wiggins, who pulled out of the defence of his title this year.

"I am very relieved that the hearing has cleared me of such an allegation. I was naturally very disappointed that there was a citing in the first place. I always maintained that nothing happened and that I had done nothing illegal. The opposition player's arm hit me. It is as simple as that. The support I had from the management and all the lads was wonderful and I am glad that it is all over." British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy after allegations that he had bitten Western Force scrum-half Brett Sheehan were dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

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