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Spain
Will Real Madrid save season after Julen Lopetegui sacking?
09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

Winning the Champions League in May obscured what was largely a poor season for Real Madrid. Some very bad days were witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos embarrassingly lost to both Real Betis and Villarreal. That was preceded…

Spain
Is Julen Lopetegui the Spanish David Moyes?
08:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Jose Mourinho supporters may view Manchester United’s fight-back results on either side of the international break as proof positive the Red Devils are turning the corner under the Portuguese manager. NBCSN studio analyst Kyle Martino…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim should eschew Manchester United for Real Madrid
12:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Maybe it’s a lingering effect from my Star Trek: The Next Generation phase. It occurred to me when I reacted positively to rumours touting deposed Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to manage Manchester United that I put great stock in the leadership…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho's perfect successor is already at Manchester United
17:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Time is ticking for the transfer merry-go-round to click in again at Manchester United. Despite all the mysticism and media-wizardry that Jose Mourinho possesses, he has failed to deliver a Premier League title to the 20-time champions. The…

Premier League
5 potential Jose Mourinho replacements at Manchester United
08:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

Manchester United Football Club finds themselves in a predicament. Third-season syndrome is well and truly kicking in for Jose Mourinho. Do the Old Trafford hierarchy stick or twist? The self-proclaimed Special One has seemingly fallen out…

Usa
Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

Premier League
Why Manchester United should replace Mourinho with Nuno Espirito Santo
15:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Manchester United have been found wanting in many things so far this season, but narrative isn’t one of them. Sir Alex Ferguson’s return to Old Trafford was a poignant reminder that there only ever used to be one story-line when…

Premier League
Equal Time: Why Zinedine Zidane is the perfect replacement for Mourinho at Manchester United
09:00 Monday 27th August 2018

Inevitability, Jose Mourinho finds himself under pressure at Manchester United. Surrounded by unrest in the changing room, boardroom and pressroom, the Portuguese boss is running out of room and time. Third season syndrome's here again. …

Premier League
Equal Time: Why would Zinedine Zidane come to Manchester United?
08:00 Monday 27th August 2018

Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and Jose Mourinho working his way towards the exit door in his third season. After two seasons at Manchester United, Jose looks to be working his ticket again. The Portuguese supremo appears to…

Spain
5 top candidates to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
15:00 Wednesday 1st August 2018

Can a player like Cristiano Ronaldo be replaced?  The 450 goals in 438 games brand is not the type of scorer you pick up at the mini-mart. Regardless, life goes on; Real Madrid must play the 2018/19 season not only without Zinedine…

Spain
Where can Real Madrid add strength this summer?
17:00 Wednesday 13th June 2018

Real Madrid won their third successive UEFA Champions League title in Kiev to end the season, the first club to do so in the Champions League era and since Bayern and Ajax both did it between 1971 and 1976. Of course, Alfredo di Stefano's…

World Cup
What were Spain and Luis Rubiales thinking when sacking Julen Lopetegui?
15:04 Wednesday 13th June 2018

In April 2016, Chelsea announced Antonio Conte would become the club’s new manager following completion of his Euro16 duties with the Azzurri. It was fair notice, allowing the Italian to focus on the tournament without distraction and…

Champions League
The 3 best and worst managers in the Champions League this season
08:00 Wednesday 6th June 2018

The 2017/18 season is over with the FIFA World Cup approaching. However, this campaign has been an exciting one filled with memorable moments; most especially where managers are concerned. We've witnessed tactical genius, alongside…

Premier League
Why Manchester United should swap Paul Pogba for Gareth Bale
09:00 Saturday 2nd June 2018

Two summers since Manchester United forked out a world-record £89 million for their own academy graduate, Paul Pogba, they should once again consider letting him leave Old Trafford. Edward Woodward, United’s vice-chairman, relishes…

World Cup
How Real Madrid’s Champions League win reflects what will happen at the World Cup
12:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Football can be unpredictable. Sometimes the unexpected happens. Minnows can beat giants and leave the world stunned. When it comes to the World Cup, Korea/Japan 2002 quickly comes to mind. Senegal did the unthinkable in the tournament when…

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