Farewell Pellegrini: Manager's successful departures

Farewell Pellegrini: Manager's successful departures

Fernandinho recently called for English clubs and their fans to get behind Manchester City's Champions League campaign and vowed his side wanted to go all the way for Pellegrini, who couldn't wish for a better send off if they're successful. The Chillean manager will be leaving the Blues at the end of the season as Manchester City welcome ex-Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola to the helm for the start of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign. As it stands, Pellegrini could still …
Managers: The transformation from Europe to England

Managers: The transformation from Europe to England

Some of the world's best managers have tried their hand in the Premier League in recent years and have been swallowed up by its pressures. The Premier League is renowned for its unpredictability and high expectations and for some managers, it's proved too much. The British media are ruthless, the fans are demanding and the league is dramatic - all of which contribute to the rise and fall of the world's managers. Pep Guardiola is the latest 'genius' to put …
Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea have become a force in the Premier League and in Europe since the arrival of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge. The owner is ruthless, passionate and direct. He knows what he wants and won't let anything thwart him. Abramovich’s methods have been criticised though due to the regularity of sacking his managers. Chelsea seem to have gone through most of Europe’s elite and now there may be none left. Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Roberto Di Matteo, Andre Villas Boas …
Morgan Schneiderlin vs Sandro | Stats Comparison

Morgan Schneiderlin vs Sandro | Stats Comparison

A lot has happened in a year for these two clubs, Spurs have seen Gareth Bale, Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood all depart within the last twelve months - bringing in seven new faces and finishing 6th; their worst Premier League position since the 2008/2009 season. On the south coast, Southampton rebuilt under Mauricio Pochettino throughout 2013 and half of 2014 - only for him to  leave for Tottenham Hotspur in May 2014. Ronald Koeman has replaced the Argentine and …
Who Is On The Tottenham Chopping Block?

Who Is On The Tottenham Chopping Block?

One of the strangest managerial departures of the last few seasons came in January 2013 when Nigel Adkins’ contract was terminated with Southampton. After 3 progressive and successful years at the club, Adkins secured The Saints back-to-back promotion and was steadily climbing away from the relegation zone when the axe fell. Southampton were quick to replace the former Scunthorpe United manager with Argentine, Mauricio Pochettino, who came to the Premier League off the back of being terminated from La Liga …
Manager Impact Index - The Return

Manager Impact Index - The Return

After an 8 game sabbatical (work taking over my time) I've now been able to update the Manager Impact Index with up to date figures, including the 3 newbies to the Premier League, Sherwood, Mel and Solskjaer.  More on those later. Just as a reminder, the MII is a way of tracking and scoring each teams managers impacts on any particular game.  Castrol have a Manager League Table on the LMA website (here) which is based on wins and losses, goals …
Manager Index Double Update | Rodgers flies up table, Wenger still top

Manager Index Double Update | Rodgers flies up table, Wenger still top

A double update this week, broken down into each week. Week 15 A bumper number of overall points scored this week with 253 points, the highest tally for 8 weeks.  Many of these points were awarded as a result of  a couple of the big boys being turned over and some other surprising results. Mark Hughes' win over Chelsea at home earned him a huge 35 points this week, Hughtons away win at West Brom was worth 34 points and …
Tottenham Hotspur News: Glenn wants to restore faith at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur News: Glenn wants to restore faith at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur are all over the news once again and it it down to Daniel Levy's decision to terminate the employment of Andre Villas-Boas on Monday afternoon. There will be no shortage of applicants for the role of Head Coach at White Hart Lane. Names such as Fabio Capello, Frank De Boer, Michael Laudrup and Roberto Di Matteo have already made their way to the top of most bookmakers lists. However, there is one man who has already thrown his …
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