Breakfast Briefing... Happy Mou and bye bye Kinnear

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Jose Mourinho was left grinning from ear to ear as Chelsea snatched all three points at the City of Manchester Stadium. Branislav Ivanovic struck the vital goal as the Blues eked out a 1-0 win to draw level with Manchester City behind leaders Arsenal.

Some good news for Newcastle fans too as serial no-gooder Joe Kinnear throws in the towel and resigns with immediate effect. Newcastle's outgoing Director of Football has suffered a turbulent seven months in charge, recently overseeing star man Yohan Cabaye's transfer to PSG.

Things are going from bad to worse at Manchester United and recently departed midfielder Anderson showed he was not above sticking the knife in by predicting an exodus from the defending champions at the end of the season. Crystal ball specialist or a case of sour grapes, you decide.

It might be scant consolation for Liverpool fans, but defender Kolo Toure is still lamenting his costly mistake that led to West Brom's equaliser in Sunday's 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns. "It was a terrible pass by me. I should have passed to one of our players but instead I passed it straight to the striker." You're telling us, Kolo.

Vincent Tan is back in the headlines again too, after being quoted saying Cardiff are in good hands following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Tan has declared Solskjaer 'much better than Mackay'. The win over Norwich seems to have left the Bluebirds' owner in high spirits, but time will tell if there is to be a happy ending to this fairytale.

High flying Atletico Madrid have no qualms about their own manager, as recent recruit Diego has revealed that coach Diego Simeone was a huge part of why he signed for the club. The La Liga side will have to do without striker David Villa though, after he suffered a hamstring strain in a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad.

Over in Germany, Hamburg have given coach Bert van Marwijk the dreaded vote of confidence after a fifth consecutive Bundesliga loss. The 3-0 loss to Hoffenheim have left HSV in 17th place.

Also eyeing the exit door is Dutch international Dirk Kuyt, as the former Liverpool man reveals the upcoming World Cup is likely to be his final tournament with the Oranje.

One person who is unlikely to join him in Brazil though is Mexican forward Carlos Vela. The striker has not played for his country after a long-running disagreement and has claimed he is not 'emotionally ready' for the tournament.

Last but not least, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has given a glimpse of life after Real Madrid, hinting that he would like to end his illustrious career in France. Cash-rich clubs PSG and Monaco might be perking up their ears on hearing that Ronaldo is determined to pick up the French language.