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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Maurizio Sarri needs time to transform Chelsea
09:00 Sunday 12th August 2018

Maurizio Sarri can be forgiven for looking like a fish out of water when Manchester City tore apart his Chelsea team in the Community Shield. The Italian had no answers to Pep Guardiola's well-oiled machine. Chelsea were beaten fair…

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Why do we ask whether a manager knows what it takes to win at this level?
17:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

If you know your KFC, which is Kentucky Fried Chicken not Kensington Football Club, Colonel Sanders boasted a secret recipe comprising “a belnd of 11 herbs and spices.” Similarly, it’s a football manager’s job to…

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Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

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Maurizio Sarri takes over at Chelsea, but how will the squad adapt?
17:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

Maurizio Sarri has finally been unveiled as Chelsea’s new manager, replacing Antonio Conte. The club embarrassed the outgoing Italian, who had fought them in the press over transfer policy, by having him open the Blues' pre-season…

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How Antonio Conte's departure impacts Chelsea’s transfer activity
09:00 Friday 13th July 2018

A new Premier League season is less than a month away. As you’d expect, Premier League clubs are falling over themselves trying to make the right recruitments. Meanwhile, Chelsea is only just getting on the act. The Blues recently cut…

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Where should Arsene Wenger head next?
09:00 Wednesday 20th June 2018

The greatest Arsenal manager in footballing history is at a career crossroads. The Frenchman has been continuously employed as a coach since 1981, overseeing a grand total of 1,464 matches (ManagerMarkt). Since being replaced by Unai Emery,…

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Why Chelsea shouldn't hire Maurizio Sarri
08:00 Saturday 26th May 2018

On paper, Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri seem a match made in heaven. Far too long, Stamford Bridge has been starved of entertaining, high-octane football. Are the Blues, though, prepared to meet the requisite by trading accolades for pleasure?…

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Unai Emery for the Emirates: a new Arsenal era begins
17:00 Thursday 24th May 2018

In a press conference filled with reporters baying for blood, Unai Emery officially became the new Arsenal manager. He has at least one trait in common with his predecessor. He doesn't smile often. Unless you google 'Unai Emery happy',…