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Premier League
Why Steve Bruce’s Newcastle appointment is the latest insult to Toon Army
19:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

After allowing Rafael Benitez to walk three weeks ago, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley bore the brunt of fans’ criticism, a role which the British billionaire has made his own since taking over in 2007. Any right-minded person would…

Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

Italy
Who should be AS Roma's next manager?
08:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A changing of the guard. The glorious night when defeating FC Barcelona in the Champions League gave AS Roma the sweetest ecstasy now feels a distant dream. Since then, the Italian giants have been brought back down to harsh…

Opinion
Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Italy
Is Antonio Conte the right man to take Roma forward?
09:00 Friday 10th May 2019

The rumours and speculations were finally laid to rest when Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma in March. The former Sassuolo manager moved to the capital city club in 2017 after excelling with the Black and Greens whom he led to a sixth-place…

Italy
Revived Roma threaten Inter's Champions League quest
17:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

AS Roma picked up nicely after a rough start under Claudio Ranieri. I Giallorossi gutted out three wins on the trot. The Romans visit the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday, fired up to maintain that run. Inter's Champions League dream is…

Italy
Is Roma worse off under Claudio Ranieri?
12:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Sacking Eusebio Di Francesco came as no surprise as speculations had been rife concerning his dismissal. Under the 49-year-old, the team was making little progress, if any. The Giallorossi were struggling to keep up with the pace of the league…

Italy
Claudio Ranieri must take advantage of AS Roma return
08:00 Monday 11th March 2019

After almost a decade gallivanting around Europe, Claudio Ranieri returns to hometown club AS Roma. Most recently, his career featured two unsuccessful spells in France sandwiched between mixed stints in England. The Tinkerman must revive his…

Premier League
Brendan Rodgers or Scott Parker: Who prevails in Leicester vs Fulham?
09:00 Saturday 9th March 2019

I'm still wondering why Brendan Rodgers left the comfort of Celtic Park. Was he that desperate for a new challenge after winning pretty much everything for so many years? On course to win his third consecutive treble with the Scottish…

Premier League
What happened to Ryan Sessegnon?
09:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

Ryan Sessegnon was the best player to come out of the Championship last season. His age made his consistent performances more amazing. There were calls in some quarters for the youngster to be included in England’s World Cup squad.…

Managerial News
Positivity isn't easy in the Premier League
09:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Both by design and demand, the influx of foreign managers to the Premier League bring with them a new brand of football. Some implement their tactics successfully. Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte rewrote the record books. Other managers struggle.…

Premier League
Leicester City: The outlier's curse
09:00 Friday 8th February 2019

When Leicester City won the league in 2016 under Claudio Ranieri, it was a special moment in the history of the club and English football. The Foxes went against all odds to emerge champions in a league that was widely dominated by a select…

Premier League
Do Fulham have any chance at Premier League survival?
14:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

When Fulham hired Claudio Ranieri, the inevitable talk surrounding yet another miraculous Premier League title-win came to the fore. Perhaps, though, even the one they call the Tinkerman didn't understand the mammoth task-at-hand. Fulham…

Premier League
5 Leicester City title-winners who could join Claudio Ranieri at Fulham
08:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Claudio Ranieri and Leicester City, two names that will always be associated with achieving the seemingly impossible. The Italian manager led the club to their only top division title to date in 2016, beating odds of 5000-1. That was almost…

Premier League
Is Aleksandar Mitrovic Ready For The Big-Time Move?
08:00 Friday 30th November 2018

Life under Claudio Ranieri began in the most ding-della-dong manner for Fulham. The Lily Whites piped Southampton in a thriller to pick up a much-needed win. Their second of the campaign, it moved the recently-promoted Londoners a point behind…