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Managerial News
8 managers who were in the sack by lunchtime
17:01 Friday 24th January 2020

With the managerial revolving door perpetually spinning, a football manager's job isn’t one for the long term. across the world and around the leagues, new appointments arrive on their first morning in a flurry of hope, filled…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

Is MLS upgrading its coaching talent in Tata Martino's wake?
15:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Major League Soccer professed its ambition in its infancy. When Don Garber took over as commissioner in 1999, he said he hoped to grow MLS into a division that would rival Europe's elite.  His tactics have been both aggressive and…

Managerial News
Is Mark Hughes' position at Southampton under pressure ?
08:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

 Mark Hughes is among the seven winless managers after three Premier League games. His Southampton side drew against Burnley to start the campaign then lost 2-1 to both Everton and Leicester. On points, only West Ham are worse, but the…

Premier League
Will Jairo Riedewald leave Crystal Palace to gain more playing time?
13:00 Friday 4th May 2018

Crystal Palace midfielder Jairo Riedewald has made just two Premier League starts in 2018, spending the majority of his debut season as an unused substitute or being left out of the matchday squad entirely. The 21-year-old followed his former…

Premier League
Did Crystal Palace lose by sacking Frank de Boer?
10:30 Saturday 10th March 2018

Frank de Boer was the second managerial casualty of the season in English football, first in the Premier League. He was shown the door by Crystal Palace just 77 days after he took charge. The new season had just begun. The Eagles had played…

Managerial News
Why don't Premier League clubs show patience with managers?
08:30 Thursday 7th December 2017

Tony Pulis lost his job at West Bromwich Albion on 20 November. He became the fifth Premier League manager sacked this season. The Welshman's contract was terminated after the Baggies failed to win in 10 league games. He also fell…

The 10-game milestone: Craziest Premier League season yet?
11:30 Monday 30th October 2017

After a summer that saw transfer records shattered, much was expected from the Premier League early season. In some ways, it certainly hasn't disappointed. While Neymar left Barcelona, Kylian Mbappe joined him in Paris, and Ousmane Dembele…

Crystal Palace set to end goal drought against Chelsea
14:30 Saturday 14th October 2017

It's been a disastrous start to the Premier League season for Crystal Palace. No points and no goals from seven games. The Eagles have simply failed to fly. Today's encounter against Chelsea offers an opportunity to end their barren run. Crystal…

What has gone wrong at Crystal Palace?
13:00 Thursday 12th October 2017

With seven games gone in the Premier League, Crystal Palace has recorded seven defeats and have scored zero goals. They have a goal difference of -17, they have not won at Selhurst Park since April. The statistics and facts don't lie for Palace,…

Why didn't Crystal Palace wait?
18:39 Thursday 28th September 2017

The current Premier League season is seeing some of the best football played for some years in England with a number of sides setting the standard early on. However, there are a group of teams that are already looking like favourites to go…

Crystal Palace: The difference between the pitch and the paper
13:00 Sunday 24th September 2017

Crystal Palace are bottom of the Premier League, having not scored a goal and conceded 10. That, for those that aren't aware, is not good. In fact, such are their struggles, that they have taken longer than any club in Premier League history…

Premier League
Roy Hodgson has a tough task ahead of him at Crystal Palace
11:00 Friday 22nd September 2017

As we all well aware, Roy Hodgson lost his first game in charge at Crystal Palace to Southampton last weekend. A 1-0 defeat not only continued the misery of a bad run but secured another fixture without a goal scored. It will be a tough time…

3 reasons Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace will turn it around vs Southampton
09:30 Saturday 16th September 2017

Crystal Palace welcome Southampton to Selhurst Park this afternoon in Roy Hodgson's first game as Frank de Boer's replacement. The Eagles could escape the relegation zone with a win this weekend. That said, their goalless, pointless record…

Premier League
De Boer first Premier League managerial casualty - is Eddie Howe next?
17:00 Wednesday 13th September 2017

After the recent controversy over Frank De Boer's sacking at Crystal Palace, it has got many people questioning how much trust boards have in their managers. Just four games into the season and one Premier League manager has already been shown…