Real Madrid's capture of Chelsea's midfielder on loan signalled the return of Essien to his 'daddy'. Here's him talking about his boss (from Dirty Tackle via Reuters):
So I guess that's pretty weird. It's a bit like when I reach out to my dad and say 'daddy what time are you going to be home from work' and he looks terrified and screams because I actually broke into the wrong house and he's not my dad. And thinking about it I had my keys all along so I don't know why I broke in in the first place. Probably for the banter OI OI"Daddy (Mourinho) knows me very well, he brought me to Chelsea, and he knows I can play in any position he wants - except goalkeeper." [...]"Everything went very fast and I was in my hotel room and I had a call from my daddy and he said he would be very happy to have me at the club," he said."I never thought I would end up here. I was focused on Chelsea and I didn't know that Real Madrid would make a bid for me."When Mourinho calls it's more than enough. All I want to do is play football and when he rang me I said yes immediately."When I arrived he was at the airport. We were really happy to see each other and I am really looking forward to starting playing and enjoying the football."