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Managerial News
Questions people aren’t asking about Frank Lampard
09:03 Wednesday 10th July 2019

It’s not conjectured anymore. Frank Lampard landed his dream job. This is by far the biggest leap in his managerial career. Okay, so it's the only leap. The fact remains there is more than a significant gap between the 26th-ranked…

Premier League
Full Circle for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?
08:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

If the Christian version of God is the bona fide, that means the Devil also exists. Under those conditions, you wouldn’t have a hard time convincing me that Beelzebub runs a discount sportswear chain when not reaping souls and that Hell…

Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Italy
Can Maurizio Sarri take Juventus to the promised land?
08:30 Saturday 15th June 2019

The football world never ceases to amaze. How quickly things change. Ten months ago, Maurizio Sarri moved to Chelsea, signing a three-year contract. Curiosity abounded as to how he would fare at Stamford Bridge. He had never won a trophy…

Managerial News
Is Juventus Sarri's great Chelsea escape?
15:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

If Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea were to end tomorrow, don’t be surprised if it comes as some sort of relief for the Italian. More so if his next job takes him home to his beloved Italy. And where better than to manage Juventus? The…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Managerial News
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…

Usa
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,…