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Can Antonio Conte deliver for the second season in a row?

Antonio Conte

Since the arrival of Antonio Conte, Chelsea has really turned things round. Since the Italian manager joined they managed to win the Premier League. They also only lost just five games all season. Chelsea tallied 30 wins out of the 38 games which led them to their 6th English top tier league title. Read More »

What Eusebio Di Francesco brings to Roma

Italian managers are renowned for their extremely pragmatic, cautious and tactical approach to the game. But in Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma has landed a coach who bucks that trend, showcasing a unique attractive brand, only envisaged hundreds of miles away in Spain. Read More »

English football’s longest serving managers

Eddie Howe

At times, the managerial sack race seems more like the managerial revolving door with managers losing their jobs left, right and centre for a variety of bizarre reasons. For example, Gary Rowett lost his job at Birmingham City because the new owners didn’t really like him but Bob Bradley left Swansea because he couldn’t turn his squad into winners. Read More »

The rise and fall of Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert

Once touted as a potential successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Paul Lambert’s managerial career has been in decline over the last few seasons cumulating in his recent departure from Wolverhampton.  Read More »

Premier League midseason managers: school report

Sackings are a defining feature of every Premier League season but how did the Premier League midseason managers' class fair? Michael Jones grades all six.

Sackings are a defining feature of every Premier League season, with right or wrong decisions holding significant consequences. Once again, this season’s managerial merry-go-round did not disappoint, but how did the Premier League midseason managers’ class fair? Let’s take a look. Read More »

New Premier League managers’ school report

Eight new Premier League managers began the season. From Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola to Aitor Karanka, Michael Jones grades them all.

The 2016-17 season was tipped to be perhaps the most fiercely competitive in recent history. Instead, a runaway leader that showed little sign of slipping up emerged: Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. An influx of new Premier League managers had fueled the misguided supposition. Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Ronald Koeman at Everton, and Conte at Chelsea headlined, but there were ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger has two years to define a legacy

Arsene Wenger has been awarded a new two-year contract at Arsenal, following the Gunners’ F.A. Cup triumph over Chelsea. The much-maligned manager tactically outclassed his opposite, Antonio Conte – a rare moment of brilliance that provides a glimpse of promise for the upcoming season. Read More »

Why Jose Mourinho can bring long term success to Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho hasn't been able to keep United from being a Premier League embarrassment.

Long term success is a phrase that is well suited to Manchester United. The decorated club have now won every trophy possible at club level, as they continue their progression back to the heights of the Ferguson days. While Sir Alex Ferguson’s record and reputation can’t be matched, it is Jose Mourinho who is actually bringing success back to Old ... Read More »

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