April 28th, 2009

Xabio Torres


101GreatGoals.com has uploaded Benny's one hour television feature that was aired in Israel a few days ago. The special covers the usual aspects such as his playing career, personal life, thoughts on teammates etc.

One particular part highlights how Fernando always goes to Benny for junk food, and how Mascherano is a Playstation fanatic.

Full special: English Transcript
It's in Hebrew which might be convenient for a few of us while others may be out of luck haha
Opening, Parts: 1 2 3 4 5



EXPECTING: Mikel Arteta and Lorena Bernal

Not sure how we missed this bit of good news: Mikel Arteta and his girlfriend Lorena Bernal are expecting a child together.

Lorena is about six months pregnant and says they’ve decided to keep the sex of the baby a secret. She also confesses that they hope to have a big family of little Artetas running around.

FYI, Mikel hooked up with Lorena six years ago and they plan on getting married in the summer of 2010. Lorena’s a former Miss Spain and has appeared on US telly (in CSI Miami and Chuck.)

Mikel is currently off the pitch - and out until next season - with a knee injury. You know what that means: full on daddy duty. Delish.


[ Lifted straight outta Kickette via Twitter ]

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Ancelotti delivers snub to Chelsea by insisting he will stay with Milan

Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out taking over from Guus Hiddink as Chelsea manager next season.

The AC Milan boss has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but revealed he will remain in charge of the Italian giants next season and has no intention of leaving Serie A.

And Ancelotti admitted he is already working on strengthening Milan's squad in a bid to challenge city rivals and runaway league leaders Inter.
'I will stay for at least next year and we are already working to strengthen the squad,' Ancelotti told Messaggero.

'[Talk of Chelsea] is a refrain to which we are accustomed and it will probably run  again, but that is no problem.'

Chelsea are looking to bring in a new boss at the end of the season with temporary manager Guus Hiddink walking away in the summer.

Ancelotti was appointed as head coach at San Siro in 2001 and led to the club to the Serie A title in 2004 and the Champions League in 2003 and 2007.

Reports continue to emerge Ancelotti himself will not be at the San Siro next season and, despite repeated denials, the Milan boss continues to be linked to Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Next season will be Ancelotti's ninth in charge of Milan and will see him draw level with Nereo Rocco as their longest-serving manager.
And, while the 49-year-old is not planning on moving any time soon he admits it would be a dream to coach another one of his former clubs Roma - where he spent eight years as a player.

'It is a dream that sooner or later I will realise,' continued Ancelotti, who also captained the capital club for several years. 'To coach the Giallorossi is a desire that I have never hidden.

'Roma has remained in my heart; for the people, the history that you breathe in the city, the food.'