Koeman can spot Mourinho mind games

first_img Press Association Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has been friends with Jose Mourinho for a long time, so knows better than to get caught up in his Chelsea counterpart’s mind games. The pair grew close during their time working together at Barcelona as part of Louis van Gaal’s backroom team in the late 1990s. Koeman has fond memories of that time and the “very ambitious” Portuguese, even if he was “quiet” back then – an adjective rarely used when describing the Chelsea boss nowadays. Koeman knows such controversial comments stem from a desire to protect his players, pointing to Mourinho’s success everywhere he has been as proof that it works. “In every sport and every business if you are one of the top managers then you have to live with critics, both negative and positive,” he said. “But if you look at his CV, it tells you enough. He’s very successful and always has a good spirit in his teams. “If you speak to players who have worked with Mourinho, they always are very positive about it and impressed with the way he does his job as a manager.” Koeman is looking forward to facing his former colleague at Stamford Bridge, where he will be hoping things will go better than his only other trip there as a manager, Valencia’s 1-0 Champions League loss in December 2007. As well as Spain, the Dutchman also spent time coaching in Portugal and his homeland before joining Saints last summer – a first voyage into English football and one he made without speaking to his old friend. “I met different people and always they were very positive about the Premier League, about the possibility of the teams and the intensity in the games,” Koeman said. “But I wasn’t calling him or other people to ask about the job because the feeling with the club and with the people of the club was more important.” The pair have remained friends ever since and go head to head on Sunday, when Koeman leads surprise package Southampton out at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho courted controversy after the reverse fixture in December by claiming there was a “clear campaign” against Chelsea – inflammatory comments which were followed by the Portuguese showing a softer side. “I spoke with him for 10 or 15 minutes after the home game with them, about life, about England,” Koeman said. “Maybe your opinion is different than if you see someone on the television. He’s a great person and a very successful manager. “In my opinion he’s a nice person, but I’ve got the possibilities to have time to talk about different things in life. “Maybe one side is what he likes to say or what he likes to do after the game. The other is the relation between two people. “I think that’s the difference, but sometimes he is playing a game. Everybody knows that. “If it is done in a respectful way, then I don’t have problems with that.” last_img read more


Master Queen versus KZEE BIGNAME

first_imgRecent rumors circulating in the entertainment industry about a possible fight between two top entertainers has everyone talking.“The fool who hurt my Master Queen will not hear the end of it,” stated Michael Smith on facebook.“My boy KZEE is too caring and nice to ever hit on a woman.  I’ve known him for years and he has never lifted a finger to do so” stated Romeo Kamara on FaceBook.What happened on the night of March 21, 2015 between Hip-Co and Gbema artist KZEE and HottFm 107.9 radio personality and promoter Master Queen is unclear.Confirmed reports by the Metro Depot on center street say Master Queen made a report there claiming she was assaulted by Kolano Zulu, commonly known as KZEE Bigname.“KZEE accused me of not allowing him to perform at Soul Fresh’s show during their four day Hip-Co Crusade. I being a promoter for the Liberian entertainment industry would never stop anyone from performing and told KZEE that I was only reading artists whose names were listed by Soul Fresh,” she stated.According to the radio diva, KZEE became upset and rumor began reaching to her that he wanted to address her on the issue.“I heard it was bothering him after the show and one night while at a club, I saw KZEE and his woman there. His girlfriend approached me about it in the bathroom and accused me of trying to disrespect KZEE. Being that she didn’t know anything about the industry, I told her excuse and left the bathroom,’ she added.According to a witness who was on the scene, he says he watched and heard Master Queen and KZEE begin to exchange words in the parking lot of the club.“KZEE told Master Queen how he was just as important as she was and that her career was nothing without his. And  I heard Queen telling him that she would make sure his music or any content would never get played again,” added Ras.“Next thing I saw was KZEE trying to grab Queen and threatening her, but I didn’t see him throw any blows,” Ras shared.According to Master Queen, she was assaulted by KZEE.“He had a beer bottle in his hand and was trying to use it as a weapon on me. I remember even having to tell him that his bottle was too close to me and his beer was spilling on me,” she added.“KZEE swung at me and pushed me down. Other artists were there as witnesses and saw him do it. HottFM was called to come to my rescue, but he had escaped before they could arrive.” She added.Meanwhile, according to KZEE who left the country a day after he was accused of assaulting Master Queen, he is innocent.“I have a clear heart. God comes first, I never touched her. She said she would make sure that my career spoils and I told her I was popular before her. She said my songs will never play, and I told her that it wouldn’t happen and that’s how the argument went. It was not a fight,” he added.“Quincy B was on the scene, FA was on the scene, FA held my hand and pushed me back and said that I should forget about her. When I got home, I heard that she said I fought her and pulled her clothes off, which I could never do,” he added.According to KZEE, he went to the police and explained to them his side of the story and was never arrested.“I don’t have a problem with Master Queen. She’s my sister. I don’t take this to mean anything. It was just a normal argument, and I was surprised to see her posting stuff on FaceBook. She should have told me that I offended her rather than go to the police,” he added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more