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Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Transfers
Is Solskjaer trying to be Sir Alex to Pogba's Ronaldo?
18:14 Thursday 11th July 2019

If you asked Dame Shirley Bassey about Paul Pogba’s allegedly desired move to Real Madrid, the legendary diva might say it was a “bit of history repeating”. At first, you might think that’s because the French midfielder…

Premier League
Manchester United in dreamland
08:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Since the Manchester Derby defeat to City, I’ve had a recurring dream. It's odd on many levels, but mostly because I rarely remember my dreams. This one never deviates; the same scene plays out for me every night. Sir Alex Ferguson…

Managerial News
Why taking a rebuilding job is becoming a risk for established managers
08:00 Friday 26th April 2019

For managers, choosing the right job is essential. In the modern-day game when money is more prevalent then ever, the elite clubs from yesteryear are finding it more challenging to compete with each passing season. The project at hand at clubs…

Allsvenskan
Molde coping well in early days without Solskjaer
12:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

The second pair of Champions League quarterfinals began last night. Three Premier League clubs played. Tottenham stunned a lacklustre Manchester City on a Son Heung-min goal to seize the advantage in an all-England tie despite losing Harry…

Premier League
Why a technical director isn't good enough for Manchester United
08:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

While he wasn’t their first choice, not even on the radar for that matter, Manchester United fans drove the club to hire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The bread crumbs that led to the little cottage in Norway are evident. Manchester United…

International
Carlos Queiroz: Master and Commander on the far side of football
08:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Whether it’s club or international football, managers love to play god, remaking teams in their image. If that was the case with Carlos Queiroz, Colombia fans would be in for a shock. For eight years in Iran, Queiroz built a crack defensive…

Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Mauricio Pochettino:It's Decided
09:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

The debate over the next permanent Manchester United manager rages on. Since Jose Mourinho was sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instantly reinvigorated the squad, support for the Norwegian grew with each game but there were still Paul Inces…

Premier League
Gritty wins under Solskjaer recall Fergie's Manchester United
12:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Manchester United in March are completely different from what we saw at Anfield in December. This side has grit, determination and above all, confidence. They never lacked in talent but wanted for someone willing to let it breathe. Ole Gunnar…

Premier League
Three things Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must do to retain his form
09:00 Monday 25th February 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's triumphant 2-0 win against Chelsea chased all his critics underground. The team’s response to four first-half injuries at home against Liverpool on the weekend kept them there. With Ander Herrera, Juan Mata,…

Capital One Cup
Will the ghost of Arsene Wenger haunt Wembley for the EFL Cup final?
09:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Managers tend to last at clubs about as long as the average Hollywood marriage although exceptions exist in both cases. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983 despite eschewing any nuptials. Denzel Washington married Pauletta…

Premier League
Fergie's fledglings and Roman's orphans on different sides of history
08:00 Monday 4th February 2019

First George Santayana then Dame Shirley Bassey warned that, if we're not attentive, history repeats. Edward Lorenz and Ashton Kutcher also cautioned us to pay attention to detail because writing the future isn't as easy as it…

Premier League
Pochettino back to being worst Premier League manager ever
08:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

When, not if Mauricio Pochettino wins his first trophy, be it with Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain or some hitherto unmooted third party, the theme struck across social media will be inevitability.…

Premier League
Mourinho v Sir Alex: Winning as a means and an end
17:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

You want to believe in a manager who's won multiple Champions Leagues and titles in four top-flight competitions. Jose Mourinho makes that difficult. You're never certain what game he's playing. Even when you understand he's…

Football
Is being a sacking club the way forward in modern day football?
12:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Being a 'sacking club' has built up quite the stigma around Europe with clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid routinely being criticised for not giving their managers sufficient time to turn a bad situation around. Looking back at the…