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Essien: Mourinho like a father

September 2, 2012
By ESPN staff
Michael Essien says he is thrilled to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid and has not ruled out a permanent move to the Spanish capital.

Essien sealed a season-long loan deal with the reigning La Liga champions on deadline day following a call from Mourinho. The midfielder, who was brought to Chelsea by Mourinho in 2005, did not hesitate to take up the offer.

"Everything happened so fast," Essien said. "I was in the hotel when Mourinho called and said that he was ready ...

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