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Managerial News
In the gym with Maradona
12:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Remember the 1980s? In those innocent times, when Brexit and VAR were just a glint in the eye of some vengeful god, Diego Maradona turning up at a struggling club was considered a good thing. With his silky skills and eye for goal, he was the…

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
What can we expect from Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany?
09:00 Sunday 14th July 2019

Player-managers are usually a sight to behold. Because it’s odd to see a manager barking tactical orders while fully kitted and ready to hop on the pitch and play. Although they’re a rarity, we’ve witnessed them a number of…

Managerial News
Questions people aren’t asking about Frank Lampard
09:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

It’s not conjectured anymore. Frank Lampard landed his dream job. This is by far the biggest leap in his managerial career. Okay, so it's the only leap. The fact remains there is more than a significant gap between the 26th-ranked…

Premier League
Full Circle for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?
08:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

If the Christian version of God is the bona fide, that means the Devil also exists. Under those conditions, you wouldn’t have a hard time convincing me that Beelzebub runs a discount sportswear chain when not reaping souls and that Hell…

Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Italy
Can Maurizio Sarri take Juventus to the promised land?
08:30 Saturday 15th June 2019

The football world never ceases to amaze. How quickly things change. Ten months ago, Maurizio Sarri moved to Chelsea, signing a three-year contract. Curiosity abounded as to how he would fare at Stamford Bridge. He had never won a trophy…

Managerial News
Is Juventus Sarri's great Chelsea escape?
15:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

If Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea were to end tomorrow, don’t be surprised if it comes as some sort of relief for the Italian. More so if his next job takes him home to his beloved Italy. And where better than to manage Juventus? The…

Managerial News
The Wanted One: More than one club desperate for Jose Mourinho
09:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

When he first arrived England in 2004, Jose Mourinho anointed himself “the Special One”. Time has mercilessly beaten and reduced that nickname to a rusty old signpost. Tongue-tied and shoved forcefully into the job market by…

Managerial News
Why beating Chelsea will not guarantee Marco Silva a future at Everton
08:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

That Marco Silva will be sacked by Everton is now a question of when not if. The Portuguese's future at Merseyside is as gloomy as can be. Without question, his circle of friends on the Everton board is getter thinner by the day. Sooner…

Managerial News
Why Nuno Espirito Santo deserves to manage a bigger club
15:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Due respect to Wolverhampton Wanderers, but they have a manager who deserves to be managing a bigger club. Judging by his fine work at Molineux, Nuno Espírito Santo can go nowhere but up.  One way or another, Espírito Santo…

Managerial News
Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard: Who should Chelsea fans prefer?
15:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Talk about two of the most exquisite midfielders ever to play the game. Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard both attained legendary status before hanging their boots. Then they slipped under the radar to earn their coaching badges. Today, these…

Managerial News
Equal Time: Pochettino doesn't need trophy for job security
09:00 Friday 18th January 2019

Only one team among the Premier League top six hasn’t won a trophy in the past ten years: Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. To be fair, it's only been his team for half that time but given the short shelf life of Premier…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2018: Eight Managers Managing
08:00 Saturday 29th December 2018

On the 8th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Eight Managers Managing Seven Sides-a-Sinking, Six Games Amazing, FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's…

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…