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Varane lauds Mourinho influence

March 4, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has called coach Jose Mourinho "a second father", with the Portuguese playing a fundamental role in his meteoric rise.

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Mourinho has frequently stated his admiration for Varane, 19, who is beginning to carve a niche for himself in the Madrid first team.

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