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Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Managerial News
Why Brighton must keep faith with Graham Potter
19:01 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Since winning their first-ever promotion to the Premier League in 2017, Brighton & Hove Albion have clung to the top tier by a hair’s breadth. But there’s a huge question mark over their continued stay in the elite division.…

Premier League
Roy Keane doesn't want to hear about sacking Solskjaer
12:00 Friday 28th February 2020

As a studio analyst, Roy Keane’s bullshit metre is more finely calibrated than Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari. Among other benefits, the Irishman’s early warning system doesn’t allow Jamie Carragher to get a word in edgewise.…

Premier League
Solskjaer easy but wrong target at Manchester United
13:00 Sunday 26th January 2020

Reasons aplenty exist for Manchester United fans’ frustration with the 2-0 home defeat to Burnley. History backed the Red Devils for 59 years. It denied Clarets boss Sean Dyche in his nine previous efforts. Both Anthony Martial and Juan…

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…

Premier League
Searching for Michael Carrick
09:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

A Geordie, a Norwegian, an Irishman and a fat, bald Lancastrian regularly attend Premier League matches as a group. They chat together, analysing each match as it progresses. When their emotions get the best of them, the Norwegian, Irishman…

League Two
What's in store for Ian Holloway at Grimsby Town?
15:00 Monday 6th January 2020

When Ian Holloway took the hot-seat at Grimsby Town, it was an appointment few predicted, least of all the man himself. As he once said when asked if his QPR side could defeat Manchester City; “I am a football manager. I can’t…

France
Monaco and the evil that men do
17:01 Monday 30th December 2019

The rule of thumb regarding job security for managers is results. Fail to produce, even when a rash of injuries takes matters beyond your control, and you will pay when the butcher’s bill comes due. On the other hand, you should…

Premier League
Why aren't Arsenal as concerned about being off course as Everton?
08:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Remember that scene in Titanic when the engineer comes to the bridge, lays out blueprints of the ship and details the catastrophe that will occur as a result of colliding with an iceberg? Some fat cat protests, boasting that the ship cannot…

Premier League
How might a permanent manager affect Arsenal's January transfer activity?
09:01 Friday 13th December 2019

When Arsenal sacked Unai Emery, it wasn’t necessarily a turning point. By allowing Freddie Ljungberg to see out the campaign, they’re basically pulling into the services until summer. Of course, while they idle the months away,…

Premier League
Will Everton dare to appoint Rafa Benitez?
14:01 Sunday 1st December 2019

Marco Silva is under intense pressure at Everton as the Toffees sit 16th in the Premier League. They were been beaten 2-0 at home by Norwich City last weekend. At the time, the Canaries nested in 20th. While the…

Premier League
How West Ham/Tottenham match predicts Mourinho's Spurs tenure
08:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. There is no surprise in that. The Portuguese is always a rabbit out of the gate. Unfortunately, the game’s full narrative warns against what usually comes much later in…

America
Can Thierry Henry make a Montreal Impact?
12:01 Wednesday 20th November 2019

Thierry Henry’s time in Monaco did not go well. Over the course of four months, the Frenchman led his side to a paltry four wins from 20 games. It was inevitable that the Arsenal legend would lose his job, and when the hammer fell…

Managerial News
Equal Time: Arsenal must sack Unai, hire Mourinho
08:01 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho is divisive to the core. His managerial style is reactive rather than proactive. If you need a storm in a teacup, don't hire Mourinho. He'll give you a tsunami in a teaspoon. Nevertheless, he’s not just what Arsenal…

Managerial News
End times for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs?
12:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is the longest-serving Premier League top-six manager. Among all 20 gaffers, only Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe claim seniority. But the 2019/20 campaign's early days are riddled…