Tag Archives: Barcelona

5 potential managerial changes that can happen this summer

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Massimiliano Allegri to Arsenal Arsene Wenger is yet to sign a new deal that has been at the table for quite some time. Perhaps he has been looking for respite from the increasingly restless club supporters baying for his exit, but the Gunners continue to plunge from one low to the next. A top four place, something that Wenger has ...

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5 Potential candidates to become the next Barcelona manager

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Managing the likes of Leo Messi and Andres Iniesta would be any manager’s dream. At the end of the 2016-2017 La Liga season, one lucky name will get the opportunity to train one of the all-time greats Lionel Messi. Here are a few potential candidates who could take on the helm at Camp Nou this summer and become the next Barcelona manager. ...

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Top 5: Greatest tactician managers of all time

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Valeriy Lobanovskiy The Soviet manager was one of the very first to use scientific principles, language and methodology in football management. A product of the time when advancement in space technology in the Soviet Union was at its peak, Lobanovskiy’s management reflected his admiration for scientific principles. He famously saw football as a battle between two subsets of 11 elements ...

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5 greatest El Clasicos

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Barcelona 4-0 Real Madrid (2015) Lionel Messi hadn’t yet recovered from a leg injury and he, therefore, couldn’t make the starting line-up. Sergio Roberto was played out of position on the right wing, but the young Catalan proved up to the task with his sublime assist for Luis Suarez’s opening goal. Neymar doubled the lead in the 35th minute before ...

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Who will The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Award?

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The last 12 months or so have followed a similar narrative to the preceding eight years or so when it comes to football. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shone brighter than all of their contemporaries and are clearly ahead of them when it comes to being favourites to win the newly-formed The Best FIFA Men’s Player award. The duo ...

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Five great players who became great managers

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Not many great players become great managers. There certainly isn’t a correlation between the two. Some of the greatest managers of all-time have never been top professional players. However, great players do get a head start through their experience of having been in the shoes of their players. Johan Cruyff Cruyff is regarded as one man who has had the ...

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Four clubs who adopted kits of other clubs

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Juventus When the Italian outfit began their football journey, they originally wore pink shirts but the colour could hardly bear the burden of repeated washing and would ultimately fade away. Juventus wanted a solution for the problem and asked one of their members, an Englishman named John Savage, to ask his contacts in England to supply shirts in colours that ...

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Five biggest underdog triumphs in the Champions League

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Chelsea 1-1 (4-3 on penalties) Bayern Munich (final, 2011/12) Heading in to the 2012 Champions League final, Bayern Munich were the overwhelming favourites. The Bavarian giants were playing at home and Chelsea had barely survived with enough first team regulars after a bruising semi-final win over Barcelona. But in the final the Blues kept doing what they did to eliminate ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Udo Lattek

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Udo Lattek is ranked amongst the greatest managers in world football, and for good reason. The German had a knack of winning trophies and he went on to collect 14 of them before retiring from football management. Lattek’s playing career wasn’t much to write about, but he achieved tremendous success as a manager. His first assignment was an assistant to ...

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