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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…

France
Andre Villas-Boas giving Marseille a new lease of life
12:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Andre Villas-Boas has come an extremely long way from his time at Porto where he enjoyed his breakthrough as a manager. He led the Portuguese giants to an undefeated 2010–11 season in the Primeira Liga, winning four trophies…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho: Spurs saviour or not so special anymore?
18:31 Wednesday 20th November 2019

"When he [Frank Lampard] decided to go to a direct competitor then love stories are over."--Jose Mourinho on Frank Lampard joining Manchester City on loan, 2014 After Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United,…

Germany
Equal Time: Jose Mourinho belongs at Bayern, not Arsenal
11:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho's marriage with Manchester United ended on an embarrassing note. The Portuguese found life difficult in his last season at Old Trafford amid a run of poor results, heavy backlash from fans and constant fallouts with key…

Premier League
Equal Time: Arsenal must never hire Mourinho
09:01 Saturday 9th November 2019

When a man stays in a job for more than two decades, there should be a lasting legacy. Arsene Wenger oversaw the most successful period in Arsenal's history on and off the pitch. He won 17 trophies in total, including three Premier League…

Bundesliga
Goncalo Paciencia: A story of loans, injuries and redemption
17:00 Friday 25th October 2019

In July 2018, Goncalo Paciencia had finally left Portuguese giants Porto after four loan spells away from his hometown club. He made his way for a new life in Germany, signing with German cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt, but a knee injury saw…

Football
Who are Famalicao?
12:00 Wednesday 9th October 2019

A small team from Northern Portugal is tearing up the Portuguese Primera Liga. They go by the name Famalicao. Heard of them before this season? Most likely not. And you shouldn’t be faulted. Famalicao does not play in Europe’s big…

Spain
Is Hector Herrera the perfect midfielder for Simeone's Atletico Madrid?
17:01 Saturday 27th July 2019

Hector Herrera switched from Porto to Atletico Madrid at last month’s end. Arriving at the Wanda Metropolitano on a free transfer, the central midfielder left Portugal after a six-year spell, during which he tasted one Primeira Liga success…

Premier League
What now for Diogo Dalot at Manchester United?
08:00 Monday 15th July 2019

Club legend Gary Neville retired in 2011. Manchester United did not replace him for seven years. Then they bought two young right backs in as many summer windows. Over the initial seven years, United tried to replace GNev with in-house options. Rafael…

Premier League
How will Wolves spend their summer?
12:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

After a great season to finish seventh in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers expects to continue on that bright note in the new campaign. To achieve it, Wolves must have a good transfer plan this summer. They've been quiet…

Champions League
Underdogs under more pressure in Champions League
09:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

Even though any team with a ticket ranked among the bosses in their domestic league in the season just past, Champions League isn’t a literal term. It’s a competition for the big clubs. Juggernauts are tipped to win the trophy every…

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…

Spain
What do Real Madrid have in Eder Militao?
12:00 Friday 5th April 2019

Real Madrid made a proactive start to facilitate Zinedine Zidane's appointment. Los Blancos secured Brazilian defender Eder Militao's services from Porto on a six-year deal for a £43 million fee.  A product…

Features
Iker Casillas rolling back the years at Porto
12:00 Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Iker Casillas could have retired after spending 16 successful years with Real Madrid. The legendary Spanish goalkeeper won almost all there is to win in football with the club and the Spanish national team. So at the ripe age of 34, he could…

Champions League
Champions League underdogs up to something?
17:00 Friday 8th March 2019

European football has several top teams. Fans desperately need to know who is the best. The Champions League offers the chance for all to fight for glory. In the immortal words of Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, there can be only one. Even…