Next Arsenal Manager Tips: Ancelotti Overpriced for EPL Return

Next Arsenal Manager Tips: Ancelotti Overpriced for EPL Return

Arsenal seek a new boss for the first time in over two decades following the announcement current Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of this season. How do you replace the mastermind behind ‘The Invincibles’ and most successful coach in FA Cup history? It’s going to be tough for whoever takes up the mantle from Wenger, so this is a real watershed moment for Arsenal. The Gunners board and chief executive Ivan Gazidis are …
An Italian Solution for Arsenal?

An Italian Solution for Arsenal?

While drawing up plans for the English FA’s £105 million national football centre, David Sheepshanks, the chairman of St. George’s Park, drew inspiration from a few other national football centres in Europe.  One that impressed him quite a bit was the Coverciano, the central training facility and technical headquarters of the Italian Football Federation. It isn’t a facility that will find favour with many English players, who find St. George’s Park to be ‘boring’.  Steven Gerrard thought it wasn’t player …
The Centre-Back Comparison | Who has had the most impact so far?

The Centre-Back Comparison | Who has had the most impact so far?

The dynamic of football is changing and it is most evident in how defenders have carried themselves over the years from when they were expected to be the leaders and physically robust men in the side by default to the more rounded version of defenders that have dominated Europe and their respective domestic leagues in recent seasons by playing a key role in the build up from the back. The two most successful managers in the modern era Jose Mourinho and …
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 …
From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

In modern football it's becoming more and more common to see former players return to their clubs as a coach or manager. The latest could see Didier Drogba return to Chelsea to work alongside interim manager Guus Hiddink. He'd follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, who's enjoying his second season as part of the coaching and management team. However, it's not always been a succesful transition. Here's some of the best and worst stories of players …
Jose Mourinho Sacked

Jose Mourinho Sacked

Mourinho being sacked by Chelsea constituted as the biggest headline of 17th December 2015, as this was a move that not many people expected. It has shocked both critics and fans alike, and while it is palpable that Chelsea’s EPL campaign was nothing less than a disaster this season, was it the right move to get rid of Jose Mourinho? Few years back, Chelsea as a team was famed for its unity and togetherness. They knew sometimes they might not …