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Is this Conte’s last laugh over Mourinho?

By FootballBosses reporters  Antonio Conte emerged victorious for the fourth time against Jose Mourinho yesterday as his team lifted the FA Cup for the eighth time in their history through a 1-0 win at Wembley; making them the joint-third most successful team in the competition.  But despite the scenes of jubilation, the players who took time to be interviewed on … Continue reading “Is this Conte’s last laugh over Mourinho?”

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Darren Moore: “The perfect place for me to start”

By FootballBosses reporters   On being appointed West Bromwich Albion manager on a permanent basis yesterday, Darren Moore sought to express his delight on WBA TV at having the opportunity to manage the club where he enjoyed four promotions as a player:   “This is a wonderful club, in my eyes a fantastic club” said Moore. “Everyone knows the affinity I have with … Continue reading “Darren Moore: “The perfect place for me to start””

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Official: Paul Lambert leaves Stoke

By FootballBosses reporters Stoke City have released a statement today confirming that they have parted ways with Paul Lambert: “The Club would like to thank Paul for his work over the past four months and wish him well for the future. Whilst he was unable to guide us to Premier League safety after being appointed … Continue reading “Official: Paul Lambert leaves Stoke”

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PREVIEW: FA Cup Final- Chelsea vs Manchester United (19/05/18)

Written by Thomas William Dowling Saturday’s final at Wembley stadium will be the sixth time in two seasons that Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho have faced each other in their current positions and may even be the last with the uncertainty still circulating around the Italian’s future. In the latest fixture at Old Trafford, ending … Continue reading “PREVIEW: FA Cup Final- Chelsea vs Manchester United (19/05/18)”

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Graham Alexander Seeks to Impress The Class Of ‘92

By FootballBosses Reporters The imagination of British football fans has been captured by the rise of Salford City and their owners, the Class of ‘92. Since the ex-United aces took charge of Salford in the boardroom the club has achieved promotion to the National League. However, this success was not enough to keep joint managers … Continue reading “Graham Alexander Seeks to Impress The Class Of ‘92”

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Motherwell looking to shock Rodgers and Celtic

By FootballBossess reporters Although Celtic go into Saturday’s Scottish Cup final as heavy favourites, Stephen Robinson will know that Celtic are not the team they were last season. Rodgers’ side finished off the season at Celtic past last weekend; yet the final day didn’t go to plan with Aberdeen taking all three points from the … Continue reading “Motherwell looking to shock Rodgers and Celtic”

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Manuel Pellegrini and Rafa Benitez on West Ham shortlist?

By FootballBosses reporters After West Ham released a statement yesterday announcing that David Moyes has left the club with immediate effect, ex Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and current Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez are being viewed by the bookies as the most likely targets for David Gold and David Sullivan; with the slightly stronger odds … Continue reading “Manuel Pellegrini and Rafa Benitez on West Ham shortlist?”

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Jack Ross Set to Swap from The Buddies to The Blues

By Adam Ranken Jack Ross is believed to be in talks with Ipswich Town with the potential of becoming The Blues new manager. Having won the Scottish Championship this season with St Mirren, one of Scottish football’s bright young managers may be heading to Suffolk. It has been an incredible 18 months for the 41-year-old. … Continue reading “Jack Ross Set to Swap from The Buddies to The Blues”

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Official: Everton part company with Sam Allardyce

By FootballBosses reporters  Everton have announced that after six months in charge, Sam Allardyce has left the club as part of a “longer term plan”, involving major structural changes which will take effect from June.  The Toffees’ Deputy Chief Executive, Denise Barrett- Baxendale, released the following statement on the 63-year-old’s departure:  “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors … Continue reading “Official: Everton part company with Sam Allardyce”

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Southgate set to leave Hart out of England squad

By FootballBossess reporters The first bold call ahead of Gareth Southgate’s squad announcement tomorrow has been reported, with Joe Hart being informed that he has missed the cut. The 31 year old goalkeeper has been capped 75 times for England, being number one for the majority of Southgate’s tenure. However, Hart has struggled for form … Continue reading “Southgate set to leave Hart out of England squad”

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Slaviša Jokanović progresses to Wembley

By FootballBosses reporters Fulham have progressed to the play-off after a 2-0 victory over Derby at Craven Cottage last night. Jokanović’s side overcame a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to avoid the same fate as last season; defeat in the semi-finals. This is only Jokanović’s second full season in charge at Craven Cottage. The … Continue reading “Slaviša Jokanović progresses to Wembley”

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Allardyce expected to leave Everton this week

By FootballBosses reporters   It is being reported that Sam Allardyce will meet with the board in the next few days with the view to end his Everton contract twelve months early; paving the way for the club to approach Marco Silva, who was believed to be The Toffees’ preferred candidate to replace Ronald Koeman when he was … Continue reading “Allardyce expected to leave Everton this week”

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Chelsea said to be monitoring Pochettino situation

By FootballBosses reporters  Sources at Sky Sports report that Chelsea may have placed Mauricio Pochettino at the top of their shortlist to succeed Antonio Conte if the Italian is to leave at the end of the season.  The Blues are said to be monitoring the situation very closely after the Argentinian, in his final post-match press conference of the season on Sunday, revealed that … Continue reading “Chelsea said to be monitoring Pochettino situation”

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Pochettino shows red line to Daniel Levy as Spurs wave goodbye to Wembley

By FootballBosses reporters  After Tottenham saw off their temporary use of Wembley stadium by emerging as 5-4 victors in their exhausting game against Leicester, Mauricio Pochettino took the opportunity in his post- match press conference to transmit what could be perceived as an ultimatum to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. When asked about how the club intended to develop in stature as it … Continue reading “Pochettino shows red line to Daniel Levy as Spurs wave goodbye to Wembley”

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Conte needing FA Cup victory to save disappointing season

By FootballBosses reporters Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were humbled by one of Newcastle’s best displays of the season, as the Magpies ran out easy 3-0 winners on Sunday. The defeat left Conte’s side short in their late bid for a Champions League spot; while three points for Benitez’s side meant a top ten in their first … Continue reading “Conte needing FA Cup victory to save disappointing season”

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Rafa Benitez hoping to restore Newcastle as a top-ten side for next season

By FootballBosses reporters  In his pre-match press conference for the last fixture league against Chelsea on Sunday, Rafa Benitez has stated his belief that the club should be looking to establish themselves as a consistent top-ten side for next season.  Despite having a limited transfer budget, the club have enjoyed a relatively successful season on their return to … Continue reading “Rafa Benitez hoping to restore Newcastle as a top-ten side for next season”

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FEATURE: What dynasty can Pep Guardiola build with Manchester City?

Written by Thomas William Dowling   With one match still to play, Manchester City have already broken the Premier League record through accumulating 97 points to surpass the 95 achieved by Chelsea under Jose Mourinho in 2005, who was expected at the time to advance and challenge the thirteen Premier League titles Sir Alex Ferguson delivered for Manchester United in twenty-six years. Despite having the money and a growing reputation to flaunt, the project quickly fell in the fire after an egoistic power … Continue reading “FEATURE: What dynasty can Pep Guardiola build with Manchester City?”

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Chris Coleman to succeed Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea?

By FootballBosses reporters  Chris Coleman has been set as the odds-on favourite to accept the soon-to-be-vacant position at Swansea City, who announced yesterday that Carlos Carvalhal will leave the club at the end of the season.  The decision has come as a consequence the Spaniard’s failure to keep The Swans clear of the relegation zone. They currently sit 18th … Continue reading “Chris Coleman to succeed Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea?”

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Huddersfield survive as Conte’s likely-to-be last match at Stamford Bridge ends in frustration

By FootballBosses reporters   Antonio Conte and Chelsea have missed out on an opportunity to go level on points with Liverpool in their race for fourth after being held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield, at what is likely to be his last home match as the club’s manager.   As the evening progressed, The Blues found themselves in the … Continue reading “Huddersfield survive as Conte’s likely-to-be last match at Stamford Bridge ends in frustration”

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Wagner looking for anything from next two games

Although never truly safe, Huddersfield have slipped back into serious contention for relegation in recent weeks. Despite only needing a point from their remaining two games, David Wagner’s side play Chelsea at 7:45 tonight, followed by Arsenal at the weekend. With Chelsea still hunting down both Spurs and Liverpool for the final two Champions League … Continue reading “Wagner looking for anything from next two games”

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Mark Hughes: “We have a great chance to stay up now”

By FootballBosses reporters   After Southampton’s seismic 1-0 victory away to Swansea last night, that allows them to produce a 3-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone, Mark Hughes, in his post-match interview with BBC sport, sought to shower his team with praise for refusing to throw in the towel despite bad luck causing results to repeatedly go against them:   “(This … Continue reading “Mark Hughes: “We have a great chance to stay up now””

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Mick McCarthy favourite to take over at Leeds United

By FootballBosses reporters The bookies are confidently tipping Mick McCarthy to be named as Leeds United’s next permanent manager at the end of the season, to mark the club’s third managerial change in the space of a year. It would mean that he replaces Paul Heckingbottom, who has failed to improve the club’s state of … Continue reading “Mick McCarthy favourite to take over at Leeds United”

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Lee Bowyer looking for promotion at the first time of asking

By FootballBosses reporters Charlton’s promotion hopes lie with Lee Bowyer, who’s job it is to guide the London side through the play offs. The Addicks finished 6th even with defeat at Rochdale on the final day, and will face Shrewsbury Town on Thursday. Despite Shrewsbury finishing third in League One, Bowyer and his side will … Continue reading “Lee Bowyer looking for promotion at the first time of asking”

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Carlos Carvalhal believes in players for six-point clash with Southampton

By FootballBosses reporters  Carlos Carvalhal has said in an interview that he believes his players have what it takes to beat Southampton and save themselves from relegation:  “I believe in my players and my target is to get them to believe in themselves” said Carvalhal. “These are the things we have to to do. I would be talking in a completely different … Continue reading “Carlos Carvalhal believes in players for six-point clash with Southampton”

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Phil Parkinson’s Bolton pull off miraculous final day comeback

By FootballBosses reporters 86 minutes into the final day of the Championship, Burton looked down and out. They needed two goals in the last four minutes to stay in the second tier of English football, with a draw not being enough to finish above Barnsley, or Burton at the time. However, in truly dramatic fashion, … Continue reading “Phil Parkinson’s Bolton pull off miraculous final day comeback”

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Klopp expresses condemnation over Salah dive

By FootballBosses reporters In the fall of Liverpool’s 1-0 away defeat to Chelsea, serving as a missed opportunity for The Reds to secure Champions League qualification, manager Jurgen Klopp also sought to express his disappointment at star player Mohamed Salah’s alleged dive on the 39th minute, which earned him a yellow card and compromised his … Continue reading “Klopp expresses condemnation over Salah dive”

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“The best ever job I’ve done in my life”: Neil Warnock seals record-breaking eighth promotion

By FootballBosses reporters  Neil Warnock has earned a record-breaking eighth career promotion as a manager this afternoon after Fulham fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Birmingham City in the latter’s successful bid for survival, whilst his own side Cardiff City were held to a goalless draw against Reading.  “It’s been a long week since Hull City” … Continue reading ““The best ever job I’ve done in my life”: Neil Warnock seals record-breaking eighth promotion”

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Wenger to supporters: “I will miss you”

By FootballBosses reporters    After his team awarded him with a fitting send-off through a resounding 5-0 victory against Burnley in his last ever home fixture as Arsenal manager, with contributions from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14″, 75″), Alexandre Lacazette (45″), Sead Kolasinac (54″) and Alex Iwobi (64″), Arsene Wenger addressed a fully packed Emirates Stadium to commemorate the club and its supporters for the very last time:    … Continue reading “Wenger to supporters: “I will miss you””

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Relegation confirmed for Paul Lambert, but postponed again for Darren Moore

By FootballBosses reporters     Paul Lambert and Stoke City’s relegation to the Championship has been confirmed after their 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace this afternoon.    “I can’t ask for any more effort than what they gave” said Lambert, in his post-match interview. “We got the lead and lost our way in the second half, but I can’t ask for any more of their … Continue reading “Relegation confirmed for Paul Lambert, but postponed again for Darren Moore”

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Darren Moore aiming to keep giving Albion hope for this season and next

By FootballBosses reporters With West Brom needing to win both of their final games to have even a slim chance of survival, the Midlands club look destined to be a Championship side next season. Avoiding the drop this year would make the 2005 survival seem a walk in the park. Although there seems to have … Continue reading “Darren Moore aiming to keep giving Albion hope for this season and next”

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Hughton: Win shows we deserve to stay in the Premier League

By FootballBosses reporters  After Brighton’s hard-fought 1-0 victory against Manchester United last night, manager Chris Hughton has said in his post-match press conference that his team’s ability to avoid being dominated by teams at home has been an essential factor with regards to picking up points consistently throughout the season:  “We were good value for the win and that … Continue reading “Hughton: Win shows we deserve to stay in the Premier League”

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Gerrard to Rangers: the move that makes no sense but makes perfect sense

By Richard Adams As Steven Gerrard signs a four year deal with Glasgow Rangers, it begs to ask the question: why? The first impression of this move is that Gerrard is making a foolish, ill-advised decision. Going from Liverpool U18s to Rangers seems a jump even Evel Knievel would deem too risky. But if you … Continue reading “Gerrard to Rangers: the move that makes no sense but makes perfect sense”

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Chris Hughton looking to secure Premier League spot

By FootballBosses reporters Although Brighton look to have avoided the drop, Chris Hughton will still be hoping his side can make it factual this evening, with a point all but confirming Brighton’s survival with two games remaining. They come up against Mourinho’s Manchester United, a team in good form, and a side that have already … Continue reading “Chris Hughton looking to secure Premier League spot”

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Reports: Rangers set to unveil Steven Gerrard as new manager

By FootballBosses reporters  After days of anticipation following Graeme Murty’s departure, which itself was preceded by speculation, it is believed that Steven Gerrard has agreed to take over at Rangers with immediate effect and is set to be officially unveiled later today.  Sources at Sky Sports claim that Gerrard was swiftly on his way to meet with the board at Rangers straight after fulfilling … Continue reading “Reports: Rangers set to unveil Steven Gerrard as new manager”

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Defeat to Atletico reduces Arsene Wenger to bowing out with a whimper at Arsenal

By FootballBosses reporters  Arsene Wenger was understandably dejected in his post-match press-conference after bowing out of his last European campaign with Arsenal with a whimper, following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid (2-1 on aggregate) in the Europa League semi-final.  Diego Costa, who was something of a nemesis for Gunners as a Chelsea player, beset them again after holding … Continue reading “Defeat to Atletico reduces Arsene Wenger to bowing out with a whimper at Arsenal”

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Steve Clarke encapsulates the revival in the Scottish game

By Richard Adams In recent times, most people tend to look at Scottish football and disregard all teams that aren’t from Glasgow. With this in mind, an interesting parallel can be made between Steve Clarke’s managerial career, and Scottish clubs like Kilmarnock. With premier league and championship sides continuously sacking managers after what seems to … Continue reading “Steve Clarke encapsulates the revival in the Scottish game”

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Klopp’s assistant, Zeljko Buvac, odds-on favourite to succeed Wenger

By FootballBosses reporters  The footballing world is reacting with a considerable degree of bewilderment as reports continue to emerge that Liverpool’s current assistant manager, Zelijko Buvac, is Sven Mislintat’s (Arsenal’s head of recruitment) primary target to replace the outgoing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.  The 56-year-old Bosnian has worked as Jurgen Klopp’s assistant throughout his seventeen yearlong stint in management, which began with Mainz back … Continue reading “Klopp’s assistant, Zeljko Buvac, odds-on favourite to succeed Wenger”

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Klopp and Liverpool off to Kiev after riding their luck in Rome

By FootballBosses reporters  Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have had to make full use of their first leg advantage in a 4-2 defeat to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico tonight; meaning they finish the tie as 7-6 aggregate victors to earn their spot in the Champions League final alongside Real Madrid on the 26th May in Kiev. Despite a bright start from the … Continue reading “Klopp and Liverpool off to Kiev after riding their luck in Rome”

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2018 World Cup Profiles: Saudi Arabi – Juan Antonio Pizzi

By FootballBosses reporters Saudi Arabia may not be the most experienced on the world stage, having only qualified for four world cups, but Juan Antonio Pizzi’s own experience in management may make up for it. This current managerial role is Pizzi’s tenth of his career, following on from a successful playing career. Most notably, Pizzi … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Saudi Arabi – Juan Antonio Pizzi”

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Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion looks for second miraculous escape

By FootballBosses reporters Burton continued to give themselves hope of remaining in the Championship after a 2-0 win over relegation rivals Bolton. After two successive victories over promotion chasing Derby and then relegating Sunderland, Clough’s side made it three wins in a row, with first half goals from Akpan and Akins. However, Barnsley’s 2-0 win … Continue reading “Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion looks for second miraculous escape”

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Brendan Rodgers looking for the double treble after making it back to back titles with Celtic

By FootballBosses reporters Celtic claimed their seventh title in a row on Sunday afternoon, beating Rangers comfortably at Celtic Park. The hosts ran out convincing 5-0 winners on the day to retain the Scottish title, as they continue to dominant domestically. The treble remains well and truly in sight, with the Scottish Cup final against … Continue reading “Brendan Rodgers looking for the double treble after making it back to back titles with Celtic”

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Reports: Steven Gerrard in Rangers talks

By FootballBosses reporters  Sources from ESPN are claiming that Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard is travelling to Glasgow with the view to discuss a potential managerial vacancy at Ibrox.  Gerrard has been managing the Liverpool under-19’s since September but was allocated his first coaching role with the club in January; seeing him turn down an offer to manage MK Dons. The prospective proposition from Rangers … Continue reading “Reports: Steven Gerrard in Rangers talks”

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“Fergie time” strikes again in Wenger’s Old Trafford farewell

By FootballBosses reporters    Arsene Wenger’s last game against Manchester United has ended in a 2-1 defeat through an injury time goal from Marouane Fellaini.     “I feel we had a strong first and second half” said Wenger, in his post-match interview. “We tired a bit towards the end, perhaps because some players are not used to the intensity for 90 minutes and United took … Continue reading ““Fergie time” strikes again in Wenger’s Old Trafford farewell”

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Chris Coleman leaves Sunderland as part of major changes

By FootballBosses reporters In a busy day of news for the club, Sunderland announced today that they have parted ways with manager Chris Coleman. The 46-year-old left his position as head-coach of the Wales national team to take over from Simon Grayson in November, but through only being able to guide them to a depressing … Continue reading “Chris Coleman leaves Sunderland as part of major changes”

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Premier League relegation battle roundup: Big results for Hughes and Moore, despair for Wagner

By FootballBosses reporters Paul Lambert and Stoke City held out for a goalless draw at Anfield to extend Lambert’s personal unbeaten run against Liverpool to six games. A point however, is unlikely to be enough save the Potters from relegation. Poor positioning from Erik Pieters gave PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah the best … Continue reading “Premier League relegation battle roundup: Big results for Hughes and Moore, despair for Wagner”

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Marco Silva tipped to succeed Allardyce at Everton

By FootballBosses reporters  The bookies are suggesting that Bill Kenwright and co may be set to approach Marco Silva with the view for him succeed Sam Allardyce at the end of the season. Silva was reported to have been contacted almost immediately by Everton after Ronald Koeman’s dismissal in October, but the young Portuguese brushed off the speculation and continued focusing … Continue reading “Marco Silva tipped to succeed Allardyce at Everton”

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Lambert hopes impressive Liverpool record can offer psychological edge

By FootballBosses reporters In the build up to Stoke City’s early kick-off tie against Liverpool on Saturday, Paul Lambert has said that he hopes his impressive record against the Reds can offer his team a psychological edge in the must-win game at Anfield. The outlook continues to look grim for the Potters who are sat … Continue reading “Lambert hopes impressive Liverpool record can offer psychological edge”

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Atletico draw feels like a defeat for Wenger

By FootballBosses reporters Despite playing with only ten men throughout most of the game, after Sime Vrsaljko picked up two yellow cards in the first 10 minutes, Atletico Madrid held on to secure a 1-1 draw through a late goal from Antoine Griezmann (82″) which occurred, archetypically, as a result of poor defensive positioning from … Continue reading “Atletico draw feels like a defeat for Wenger”

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Could Arsenal be calling on Louis van Gaal?

By FootballBosses reporters An interview with Ziggo Sport, a Dutch television channel, has sparked some astounding rumours that Louis van Gaal may have been approached by Arsenal, who will be parting company with Arsene Wenger at the end of this season. Van Gaal announced on air that he had been offered an opportunity that he … Continue reading “Could Arsenal be calling on Louis van Gaal?”

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Coates: Lambert safe regardless of relegation

By FootballBosses reporters In addressing questions from Sky Sports News, Stoke City chairman Peter Coates reportedly inferred that he has no intention of dismissing Paul Lambert even if the club are relegated at the end of the season. Coates outlines the club’s misfortunes this season to being closer related to disciplinary issues over incoming players, … Continue reading “Coates: Lambert safe regardless of relegation”

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Two late goals mute stunning night for Jurgen Klopp

By FootballBosses reporters Having been 5-0 up with only 10 minutes to play, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool were denied what looked to be perfect night before two goals in five minutes kept Roma’s hopes of reaching the Champions League final alive; making the 5-2 victory look like something of a missed opportunity. Eusebio Di Francesco’s … Continue reading “Two late goals mute stunning night for Jurgen Klopp”

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Allardyce: “You can’t knock our football”

By FootballBosses reporters In a post-match interview, Everton manager Sam Allardyce has said he was especially pleased with his side’s football and how they dominated the game in their 1-0 win over Newcastle this evening: “This is a great 3 points against a well organised team. When we cracked it, it was just a matter … Continue reading “Allardyce: “You can’t knock our football””

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Carlos Carvalhal: Man City defeat won’t affect confidence

By FootballBosses reporters Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal has stated that his side’s heavy defeat to Manchester City will not affect confidence in their remaining games. When asked directly about the impact yesterday’s 5-0 defeat will have on morale, Carvalhal answered: ‘Zero. Absolutely zero. Fourteen teams this season have conceded more than three goals against them. … Continue reading “Carlos Carvalhal: Man City defeat won’t affect confidence”

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EPL Managerial Round-Up: Wenger inaugurates farewell tour, Lambert laments missed opportunities, Guardiola sails past Swans

By FootballBosses reporters In the noon fixture, Arsene Wenger inaugurated his Arsenal farewell tour in appropriate style with a 4-1 win against West Ham in a near full Emirates Stadium. After a goalless first half the Gunners were still somewhat flat in the early periods of the second, with Nacho Monreal’s (51″) goal being cancelled … Continue reading “EPL Managerial Round-Up: Wenger inaugurates farewell tour, Lambert laments missed opportunities, Guardiola sails past Swans”

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FA Cup: Conte win gives rise to potentially final showdown with Jose Mourinho

By FootballBosses reporters Antonio Conte has set himself up with a potentially dramatic showdown against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the FA Cup final, after Chelsea secured a 2-0 victory over Southampton at Wembley this afternoon.  Southampton managed to contain Chelsea’s attacking play in the first half, but this was undone when Olivier Giroud broke … Continue reading “FA Cup: Conte win gives rise to potentially final showdown with Jose Mourinho”

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FEATURE: What send-off does Arsène Wenger truly deserve?

Written by Thomas William Dowling  Fans of any English club will remember where they were upon hearing the news of Arsene Wenger’s departure at the end of the season. Gunners fans were filmed gathering outside to counsel one another in absolution and the story was of such magnitude that Sky Sports News changed the title to commemorate the enormity of the event. He is, after all, the greatest manager in Arsenal’s history; a revolutionary who saw the increasing technicality of the modern game and dared … Continue reading “FEATURE: What send-off does Arsène Wenger truly deserve?”

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Klopp curses Baggies pitch whilst Salah equals Premiership record

Liverpool let slip a two-goal lead at the Hawthorns to the frustration of Jurgen Klopp. Danny Ings scored his first Premiership goal since October 2015 whilst Mo Salah equalled the Premiership scoring record, netting his 31st goal of the campaign to join Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer in the record books. Livermore and … Continue reading “Klopp curses Baggies pitch whilst Salah equals Premiership record”

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Fulham heap the pressure on Warnock

  By FootballBosses reporters Cardiff City have had a strong season and remain in prime position to clinch the second automatic promotion place. Despite this, Fulham have begun nipping at the heels of the Welsh club in recent weeks. After a resounding 3-0 victory at The Den last night Fulham have moved above Warnock’s side, … Continue reading “Fulham heap the pressure on Warnock”

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OFFICIAL: Wenger to stand down

By FootballBosses reporters Arsenal have announced that Arsene Wenger will be stepping down at the end of the season; finishing his 22 year reign at the club. It may come as a somewhat numbed surprise to many fans, with large factions actively boycotting the club in protest of the club’s decline over the last couple … Continue reading “OFFICIAL: Wenger to stand down”

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Wenger endorses Vieira as potential successor

By FootballBosses reporters Arsene Wenger said yesterday that he would back Patrick Vieira amongst other former players to succeed him when his own tenure at Arsenal comes to an end: “He’s a guy who has the potential one day, yes,” said Wenger. “I’ve followed his managerial career and I think he has done very well. … Continue reading “Wenger endorses Vieira as potential successor”

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Could Dyche do the double over Conte?

By FootballBosses reporters  A win against Chelsea at Turf Moor tonight would see Burnley secure their first league double against the Blues in 49 years, since the 1968/69 season in the old First Division.  Antonio Conte’s team began their title defence this season against Burnley at Stamford Bridge in August, but an extremely lacklustre and disjointed performance left them 3-0 … Continue reading “Could Dyche do the double over Conte?”

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David Moyes reaches out to Southgate over Joe Hart form

By FootballBosses reporters In a press conference David Moyes has attempted to ease fears over Joe Hart, who is widely considered to be in danger of omission from the World Cup after questions continue to be raised in light of his mistake against Stoke on Monday evening. England manager Gareth Southgate was watching on in the … Continue reading “David Moyes reaches out to Southgate over Joe Hart form”

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Hughton discusses challenging run ahead

By FootballBosses reporters In the pre-match press conference to his side’s home tie against Tottenham Hotspur tonight, Brighton manager Chris Hughton has spoken about the challenging run ahead and the value of fate being in their own hands: “The run is challenging but that is something I think we knew” said Hughton. “What we need, … Continue reading “Hughton discusses challenging run ahead”

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Injury time goal leaves Lambert staring at Premier League relegation

By FootballBosses reporters Paul Lambert and Stoke City have been left staring down the barrel of relegation after an injury time goal from substitute Andy Carroll denied the Potters a crucial away win against West Ham (1-1), which would have kept them within touching distance of leaping out of the bottom three. Premier League talisman … Continue reading “Injury time goal leaves Lambert staring at Premier League relegation”

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Lambert must produce magic to save Potters

  By FootballBosses reporters   West Ham take on Stoke tonight in a relegation ‘6 pointer’ at the London Stadium. Victory for the home side would all but assure safety, it’s not as bright for Stoke however, as even a win would leave the club in the relegation zone. It is not over for the … Continue reading “Lambert must produce magic to save Potters”

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Mourinho: ‘We complicated everything’

By FootballBosses reporters Jose Mourinho’s side have mathematically conceded the title to arch-rivals Manchester City after a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion. Jay Rodriguez headed in Chris Brunt’s corner to score the only goal on the 73rd minute in a somewhat dismayed performance that led to Mourinho’s men booed off at … Continue reading “Mourinho: ‘We complicated everything’”

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Nuno Espírito Santo one point from Championship glory

By FootballBosses reporters After becoming the first team to mathematically secure promotion to the Premier League yesterday, Wolves inaugurated the celebrations with a comfortable 2-0 home win over Birmingham City this afternoon, with goals from Diogo Jota (21m) and Benik Afobe (87m). The win means they need  only a single point to guarentee the Championship … Continue reading “Nuno Espírito Santo one point from Championship glory”

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Benitez: Arsenal victory secures safety

By FootballBosses reporters In a post-match interview with the BBC following his sides 2-1 home victory against Arsenal, Rafael Benitez has declared his belief that Newcastle have done enough to secure Premier League football for next season. When asked directly, Benitez answered: “I think so, we have 41 points and 40 was the target” before … Continue reading “Benitez: Arsenal victory secures safety”

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Guardiola three points from Premier League title

By FootballBosses reporters Manchester City are now 16 points clear at the top and only one win away from mathematically wrapping up the Premier League title after a 3-1 win away to Tottenham. Despite enduring a difficult week that saw them fall to three consecutive defeats, City asserted themselves in the first half; putting themselves … Continue reading “Guardiola three points from Premier League title”

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Mark Hughes loses two goal lead to suffer defeat against Chelsea

By FootballBosses reporters Mark Hughes’ Southampton have missed out on securing a significant win in their battle to avoid relegation after losing grip of a two goal lead against Chelsea; keeping their miserable home record to just three wins this season at St Mary’s. The first goal from the Saints came from a storming run from … Continue reading “Mark Hughes loses two goal lead to suffer defeat against Chelsea”

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Conte: Premier League is still our priority

By FootballBosses reporters In the build up to two consecutive fixtures against Southampton, Antonio Conte has implied in his pre-match press conference that progress in the league has priority over success in the FA cup: “My job is to work with these players and finish the season as strongly as possible” said Conte. “We want to … Continue reading “Conte: Premier League is still our priority”

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McInnes looking to exceed expectations again

By FootballBosses reporters Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen side have been the second best in Scotland for the past three years. A feat most impressive last season as the blue half of the Old Firm returned to the Premier League. Aberdeen also currently sit second in the league despite losing a host of their stars; captain Ryan … Continue reading “McInnes looking to exceed expectations again”

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Wenger and Arsenal survive scare in Moscow

By FootballBosses reporters Arsene Wenger had to come through a scare in last night’s Europa League match before eventually rising up to defeat CSKA Moscow 6-3 on aggregate in a 2-2 draw at the VEB Arena. CSKA went 2-0 up as a result of Petr Cech failing to clear up the loose balls from previous … Continue reading “Wenger and Arsenal survive scare in Moscow”

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Klopp not concerned with Salah transfer rumours

By FootballBosses reporters Jurgen Klopp is not working himself up over rumours that Mohammad Salah could be leaving Anfield, with Real Madrid reportedly expressing an interest. In an interview with ‘Bild’ (a newspaper in Germany), Klopp claimed that Liverpool’s attacking style of play, being perfectly compatible with his qualities as a player, eliminates any reason … Continue reading “Klopp not concerned with Salah transfer rumours”

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Laurent Blanc linked with Everton

By FootballBosses reporters Reports across Europe are suggesting that Everton may be looking to Laurent Blanc as a potential successor to Sam Allardyce, whose future at the club continues to be without certainty. After taking over from Ronald Koeman in November, Allardyce has succeeded in nurturing Everton out of a relegation dogfight. Despite being under … Continue reading “Laurent Blanc linked with Everton”

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Guardiola issued charges by UEFA after quarter-final antics

By FootballBosses reporters Pep Guardiola has been issued with two separate charges for his conduct during Manchester City’s Champions League quarter- final match against Liverpool, which led to him being sent to watch the rest of the game in the stands. Guardiola’s first charge concerns his reaction to the decision that saw Leroy Sane’s goal … Continue reading “Guardiola issued charges by UEFA after quarter-final antics”

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Mick McCarthy leaves Ipswich

By FootballBosses reporters In a message to the club website, Mick McCarthy states that he has come to a mutual agreement with Marc Evans to leave the club immediately, despite initially intending to see out the season: “I said I would see the season out but it’s been a new experience and it’s not one … Continue reading “Mick McCarthy leaves Ipswich”

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Guardiola watches on painfully in the stands as sub-par Manchester City knocked out

By FootballBosses reporters Liverpool have advanced to the Champions League semi-finals after a 2-1 victory at the Etihad to secure them a 5-1 aggregate win across the two ties. Manchester City made the perfect start to the game with former Red’s forward Raheem Sterling setting up Gabriel Jesus to give them the lead within two … Continue reading “Guardiola watches on painfully in the stands as sub-par Manchester City knocked out”

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FEATURE: What now for Andre Villas-Boas?

Written by Thomas William Dowling  Andre Villas-Boas spent his early coaching career as a member of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan; helping his superior deliver five division titles and two Champions League trophies. When opting to go his own way in 2009, his rookie season in management with Academica drew in the plaudits immediately; taking note of his fluid and attacking tactical approach which allowed him to steer his … Continue reading “FEATURE: What now for Andre Villas-Boas?”

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Warnock relishing ‘underdog’ status against Aston Villa

By FootballBosses reporters Neil Warnock has said in his pre-match press conference that his players are raring to bounce back against Aston Villa on Tuesday, after a torturous 1-0 home defeat against fellow promotion chasers and title rivals Wolves. Cardiff had two penalties awarded to them very late in the second half at 1-0, but … Continue reading “Warnock relishing ‘underdog’ status against Aston Villa”

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Hughes hellbent on Saint’s survival

Written by FootballBosses reporters. Wenger hammers another nail into Southampton’s Premier League coffin. Arsenal overcame a stubborn Southampton side 3-2 at the Emirates today and in doing so made the threat of relegation loom larger than ever for the Saints. That result means that Arsenal are now only 3 points behind champions Chelsea in 5th. … Continue reading “Hughes hellbent on Saint’s survival”

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Conte ‘frustrated’ as Chelsea give away points again

By FootballBosses reporters Antonio Conte has expressed his disappointment at Chelsea’s lack of conviction on having to accept a 1-1 draw in their home derby against West Ham. The Hammers were lackadaisical compared to the standards they set last week in their win against Southampton, but the typical combination of scoring opportunities going amiss and … Continue reading “Conte ‘frustrated’ as Chelsea give away points again”

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Could Dyche steal ‘Premier League Manager of the Season’ from Guardiola?

By FootballBosses reporters A 2-1 away win against Watford means that Sean Dyche remains on course to deliver Burnley’s highest league finish since 1974, whilst boosting his own prospects to win the Premier League Manager of the Season award. With his side still sat in seventh, Dyche is now openly setting his sights on securing … Continue reading “Could Dyche steal ‘Premier League Manager of the Season’ from Guardiola?”

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Mourinho – and Pogba – delay Guardiola’s Premiership celebrations

  Written by FootballBosses reporters. This season has been long and arduous for Jose Mourinho. Early pace setters Manchester City could have clinched the title at the Etihad tonight and with the scoreline 2-0 at half-time in favour of the hosts, it seemed inevitable. Mourinho managed to rally the troops during the break and United … Continue reading “Mourinho – and Pogba – delay Guardiola’s Premiership celebrations”

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Allardyce pleased with clean sheet in Merseyside Derby draw

By FootballBosses reporters It was all square for the second time this season after Liverpool resisted a late surge to secure a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park in the Merseyside Derby. Sam Allardyce has hailed the mettle shown by his side, who succeeded in nullifying Liverpool and securing a clean sheet: ‘The second half was … Continue reading “Allardyce pleased with clean sheet in Merseyside Derby draw”

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Derby win needed for Big Sam to win round Toffee fans.

By FootballBosses reporters. Sam Allardyce is a controversial figure wherever he goes. He was dubbed too direct by West Ham United fans during his time there, a tag that has followed him throughout his managerial career. In a somewhat uninspiring appointment for many fans, Allardyce took over Everton at the end of November – with … Continue reading “Derby win needed for Big Sam to win round Toffee fans.”

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Could Allegri be heading to Chelsea?

By FootballBosses reporters A number of reports have been emerging in the last few days, admittedly from undisclosed sources across Italy and England, that Massimiliano Allegri may be Chelsea’s primary target to replace Antonio Conte in the summer. Earlier in the week, Allegri declared that he will be finished with Italian football when his time … Continue reading “Could Allegri be heading to Chelsea?”

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Wenger praises Arsenal’s resolve

By FootballBosses reporters Arsene Wenger has praised his teams resolve in recent weeks in light of their impressive 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow last night. Wenger managed to recapture the Arsenal of old in the first half, with fluid and attacking passages of play; bringing about impressive performances from Mesut Ozil and two goals each … Continue reading “Wenger praises Arsenal’s resolve”

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Wenger: Lacazette available for CSKA start

By FootballBosses reporters Arsene Wenger will be pleased to have a full squad available for the Europa League first-leg tie against CSKA Moscow tonight and has implied in the pre-match press conference that Alexandre Lacazette may be set to return to first team action: ‘I have not decided if he will start or not, but … Continue reading “Wenger: Lacazette available for CSKA start”

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Klopp: ‘celebrate when the party starts!’

By FootballBosses reporters Despite enjoying a stunning 3-0 win at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has warned that Liverpool cannot become complacent in this margin for the second leg: “Man City didn’t play bad tonight,” said Klopp. “They only didn’t create the normal number of chances. We defended outstandingly good in a lot of moments and put … Continue reading “Klopp: ‘celebrate when the party starts!’”

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Sir Alex Ferguson pays tribute to Ray Wilkins

By FootballBosses reporters Sir Alex Ferguson has paid a leading tribute to the career of Ray Wilkins, who passed away today at the age of 61: ‘I am deeply saddened to hear that Ray Wilkins has passed away. Ray excelled as a player and scored a magnificent goal in the FA Cup against Brighton. He … Continue reading “Sir Alex Ferguson pays tribute to Ray Wilkins”

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Klopp: record over Guardiola is irrelevant

By FootballBosses reporters Jurgen Klopp in yesterday’s pre-match press conference, stated explicitly that his record will have no impact on his teams preparation for their Champions League quarter- final against Manchester City this evening. Klopp’s impressive head-to-head record against Pep Guardiola (with six wins compared to the latter five) has been  widely discussed this week, … Continue reading “Klopp: record over Guardiola is irrelevant”

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Murty: Rangers should perform for the fans

By FootballBosses reporters After a disappointing 2-2 draw against Motherwell on Saturday, Rangers manager Graeme Murty has challenged his team in an interview with RangersTV to overturn their winless run of three games for the faith of the supporters: “I know how good these guys can be…the frustration for me doesn’t come from seeing the … Continue reading “Murty: Rangers should perform for the fans”

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Warnock’s winning run comes to a fruitful end

By FootballBosses reporters Cardiff City’s impressive run of eight consecutive victories came to an end last night in a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United. Despite a sub-par performance in context with their form of late, they still secure what is likely to be a  a crucial point in their strive to secure automatic promotion. The … Continue reading “Warnock’s winning run comes to a fruitful end”

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Ranieri’s Nantes still frozen after the winter break

By FootballBosses reporters Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes  suffered a  3-0 defeat at home to Saint Etienne on Sunday, following goals from Mattieu Debuchy and Remy Cabella. It is the heaviest defeat the club have endured; not just under Ranieri’s reign, but since Lyon humiliated them 6-0 at home in November 2016. The first half of the … Continue reading “Ranieri’s Nantes still frozen after the winter break”

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Pardew leaves West Bromwich Albion

By FootballBosses reporters It has been officially announced by West Bromwich Albion that Alan Pardew will not see out the final six games of the season after agreeing to leave the club by mutual consent. Since taking over in November to replace Tony Pulis, Pardew has failed to guide the club out of turbulence; West Brom … Continue reading “Pardew leaves West Bromwich Albion”

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