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  • A Yahoo! User May 31, 2009 04:54 Flag

    FINALLY, THE TRUTH ABOUT MOURINHO'S EXIT

    Makelele claims, in a new autobiography ('Claude Makelele - Tout Simplement') published in France on Saturday, that Mourinho and Terry fell out over playing time as the captain dealt with injury, and that Terry asked for a transfer.

    "I thought Mourinho was practically untouchable, but a lot of players had complained about him, notably John Terry," Makelele wrote.

    "When John Terry let his discontent be known to [chief executive Peter] Kenyon and asked him for an immediate transfer, (owner Roman) Abramovich reacted immediately: the departure of Terry was totally unimaginable, from the point of view of the supporters, the players or the club owners. Mourinho was packing his bags."