Jose Mourinho Sends Cheeky Message to Gonzalo Higuain After Former Real Madrid Striker Announces Retirement

Jose Mourinho Sends Cheeky Message to Gonzalo Higuain After Former Real Madrid Striker Announces Retirement

  • Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has wished his former striker Gonzalo Higuain a happy life after he announced his retirement
  • Mourinho coached Higuain during his time as Real Madrid boss and together, they won the La Liga title, among other domestic cups
  • Higuain has confirmed that he will be retiring at the end of the current Major League Soccer season

Jose Mourinho took to his Instagram stories to wish Gonzalo Higuain a happy retirement with a cheeky message.

The former Real Madrid and Napoli striker confirmed he will retire at the end of the Major League Soccer (MLS) season, where he is currently playing for Inter Miami.

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Former Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho with Gonzalo Higuain during a press conference in 2011. Photo by Dominique Faquet.
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Mourinho worked with Higuain during his spell as Real Madrid boss between 2010 and 2013. Higuain is a widely travelled striker who has three La Liga titles under his belt. One of his La Liga titles came in the 2011-2012 season under Mourinho.

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The current AS Roma boss wrote on his account:

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"Are you tired of scoring goals? Enjoy the rest of your life!"

Higuain breaks down in tears as he conforms his retirement from football

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Gonzalo Higuain could not fight back his tears as he announced his decision to call time on his illustrious playing career, which has seen him play in Spain, Italy, England and now the United States.

Higuain's decision to draw the curtain on his career comes in the wake of a fine goal-scoring form for Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami, scoring 12 goals in his last 14 matches.

The 34-year-old's playing career has been littered with a truckload of trophies while playing for some of Europe's premier clubs - Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Napoli.

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How Higuain cost Messi the World Cup in 2014

At the same time, Gonzalo Higuain's recent announcement that he is set to retire from playing football has evoked memories of a bitter World Cup final in 2014 for Argentina.

Higuain was guilty of missing point-blank chances and failing to score as Lionel Messi's Argentina painfully lost out to Germany.

It was set to be Messi's moment of reckoning, to win an international trophy and emulate the great Diego Maradona.

Source: Sports Brief News