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Heynckes: Frankfurt deserved DFB Portal win

By FootballBosses reporters In what was expected to be his final game as Bayern Munich manager having enjoyed three stints at the club, Jupp Heycnkes will have to settle on walking away with only a Bundesliga title this season after his side fell to a 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Portal final. … Continue reading “Heynckes: Frankfurt deserved DFB Portal win”

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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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Eusebio Di Francesco addresses reporters in last pre-match press conference of the season

By FootballBosses reporters   In the pre-match press conference to Roma’s final game of the season away to Sassuolo tomorrow evening, Eusebio Di Francesco talked of his side’s focus on securing a win and thus a third-place finish in Serie A:   “I believe all matches should be approached with the same mentality” said Di Francesco. “We’ve qualified for the Champions League but … Continue reading “Eusebio Di Francesco addresses reporters in last pre-match press conference of the season”

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Steve McClaren Takes Charge of QPR

By FootballBosses Reporters Former England boss Steve McClaren has agreed to take control of QPR following the departure of Ian Holloway. McClaren will take over QPR for the upcoming season and will presumably be tasked with steering the former Premier League club back to the top of English football. Since relegation back to the Championship … Continue reading “Steve McClaren Takes Charge of QPR”

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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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Heynckes looking to end third spell with a final highlight

By FootballBosses reporters Jupp Heynckes ends his third spell as manager of Bayern Munich this weekend, with his last match fittingly a final. The DFB Cup, the German Cup, comes to an end in Berlin this weekend, with Bayern facing Eintracht Frankfurt. Bayern will be looking for yet another domestic double, with Heynckes himself having … Continue reading “Heynckes looking to end third spell with a final highlight”

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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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Jorge Jesus Remains in Charge for Final

By FootballBosses Reporters Contrary to reports earlier in the week, Jorge Jesus will take charge of Sporting Lisbon in their Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday. There had previously been suggestions that Sporting President Bruno de Carvahlho had suspended Jorge Jesus. These reports started to circulate after 50 Lisbon fans attacked the players and staff at … Continue reading “Jorge Jesus Remains in Charge for Final”

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Ralph Hasenhüttl leaves RB Leipzig

By FootballBosses reporters After just two years in the role and with another year left on his contract, a mutual agreement between Leipzig and Ralph Hasenhüttl for termination of his contract has been agreed. The reason for this termination seems to be the lack of assurances that Hasenhüttl could be given in the long term over his … Continue reading “Ralph Hasenhüttl leaves RB Leipzig”

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What now for Claudio Ranieri?

By FootballBosses reporters  Leicester City’s title winning manager Claudio Ranieri will be back on the market soon after it was announced yesterday that he will be leaving Nantes by mutual consent at the end of his only season in charge. Despite enjoying an encouraging start, seeing Les Canaries sitting as high as 5th, they now find themselves … Continue reading “What now for Claudio Ranieri?”

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2018 World Cup Profiles: France – Didier Deschamps

By FootballBossess reporters Having steered France to the Euro 2012 final, Didier Deschamps will be looking to repeat this in Russia, with a different outcome once in the final. Deschamps has been managing the French side for six years, and this experience will be beneficial to his side. He has not only these years in … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: France – Didier Deschamps”

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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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Diego Simeone on Europa League win: “A victory for everything we stand for”

By FootballBosses reporters  After seeing his side deservedly emerge as 3-0 winners against Marseille to wrap up their second Europa League title under his management, an elated Diego Simeone offered a few words to commemorate the achievement:  “It’s been a challenging season and I think the Europa League represents more than a trophy” said Simeone. “It’s a victory … Continue reading “Diego Simeone on Europa League win: “A victory for everything we stand for””

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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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Rudi Garcia: “We are going to give it our all”

By FootballBosses reporters  In the build-up to Marseille’s Europa League final against Atletico Madrid in the Stade de Lyon tonight, ‎Les Phocéens manager Rudi Garcia took time to express the magnitude of the challenge which could see his side become the first team to take the trophy back to France:  “We have a pretty small chance of winning but we are going … Continue reading “Rudi Garcia: “We are going to give it our all””

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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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2018 World Cup Profiles: Iran – Carlos Queiroz

By FootballBosses reporters Despite his well renowned role as Sir Alex Ferguson’s number two, Carlos Queiroz is less well known for the impressive job he has done with Iran since 2011. Queiroz’s played as a goalkeeper, although his career was limited to his birth place of Mozambique, and it has been his managerial career that … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Iran – Carlos Queiroz”

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Official: Thomas Tuchel signs two-year contract with PSG

By FootballBosses reporters  Despite being one of the worst kept secrets in European football for weeks, ex-Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has finally been officially named as Unai Emery’s successor at Paris Saint Germain; signing a two-year contract with the seven-time French Champions.  “Thomas is one of the most competitive European coaches to have emerged at the highest level in recent years” said club … Continue reading “Official: Thomas Tuchel signs two-year contract with PSG”

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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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Ernesto Valverde unbeaten run ends at the penultimate hurdle

By FootballBosses reporters Barcelona’s unbeaten domestic league record came to a thrilling end yesterday at the hands of Levante. The club from Valencia sit 15th in La Liga, with all the safe money on Valverde’s side making it 37 games unbeaten. Valverde rested Lionel Messi but with the likes of Suarez, Coutinho and Iniesta all … Continue reading “Ernesto Valverde unbeaten run ends at the penultimate hurdle”

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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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Victories for Galtier and Laurey secure Ligue 1 safety for Lille and Strasbourg

By FootballBosses reporters  Christophe Galtier and Thierry Laurey had days to remember yesterday as their teams Lille and Strasbourg wrapped up important victories to mathematically guarantee their places in Ligue 1 for next season.  Galtier’s Lille defeated Dijon 2-1 to extend their impressive late season run to three consecutive wins. Strasbourg’s unprecedented 3-2 victory against Lyon however, was by far the pick of the bunch as Laurey’s side … Continue reading “Victories for Galtier and Laurey secure Ligue 1 safety for Lille and Strasbourg”

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Defeat leaves Luciano Spalletti and Inter’s Champions League hopes at Lazio’s mercy

By FootballBosses reporters  Inter Milan’s 2-1 home defeat against Sassuolo yesterday has placed Luciano Spalletti’s side in serious danger of missing out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season.  “The team gave their heart and soul tonight, chasing lost causes” said a dispondent Spalletti in his post-match interview. “We struggled due to the quality fo Sassuolo’s strikers and our inability to settle in the match”. … Continue reading “Defeat leaves Luciano Spalletti and Inter’s Champions League hopes at Lazio’s mercy”

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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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Ranieri linked with Tottenham as Nantes exit looks imminent

By FootballBossess reporters Before Christmas, Ranieri was eyeing up another unlikely title charge, with Nantes sitting 5th. Since then, The Canaries have gone slightly off the boil. Europe is now out of the question, with Ranieri’s side currently sitting 10th and winless in 7 games. Ranieri only joined the French side in the summer, yet … Continue reading “Ranieri linked with Tottenham as Nantes exit looks imminent”

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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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Jose Angel Ziganda to leave Athletic Bilbao at the end of the season

By FootballBosses reporters   Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urruttia announced in a press conference yesterday that current manager, Jose Angel Ziganda, will be leaving the club at the end of the season.   Ziganda was promoted from his place as reserve team manager to succeed Ernesto Valverde in May last year, but the club have endured an underwhelming season that sees them sitting 14th in … Continue reading “Jose Angel Ziganda to leave Athletic Bilbao at the end of the season”

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2018 World Cup Profiles: Morocco – Hervé Renard

By FootballBossess reporters Morocco come to Russia with the extremely difficult challenge of finishing above either Portugal or Spain to progress to the knockout stages. Hervé Renard is the person who will try to mastermind such a mammoth task, a man who seems to thrive in unlikely situations, as he has proved during his time … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Morocco – Hervé Renard”

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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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Allegri in bittersweet mood as Juventus lift Coppa Italia for 13th time

By FootballBosses reporters  Massimiliano Allegri was found to be in a slightly a bittersweet mood in his post-match interview after guiding Juventus to their fourth straight Coppa Italia through a convincing 4-0 victory against AC Milan. The goals all came in the second half with two from Mehdi Banatia (56″,64″), Douglas Costa (61″) and an own goal from Nicola Kalinic (76″).  Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had a night to forget after being … Continue reading “Allegri in bittersweet mood as Juventus lift Coppa Italia for 13th time”

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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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2018 World Cup Profiles: Spain – Julen Lopetegui

By FootballBosses reporters Following Vicente del Bosque’s retirement from management he left Spain, having won both the European Championships and the World Cup. The task of following del Bosque was been awarded to Julen Lopetegui in 2016, and he has started the way he’ll wish to continue. Lopetegui was a goalkeeper in his time as … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Spain – Julen Lopetegui”

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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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Yuri Semin puts Railroaders back on track

By FootballBosses reporters On Sunday, Yuri Semin led Lokomotiv to their first league title in 14 years after a 1-0 victory over Zenit. Zenit themselves are fighting for a Champions League spot and in a cagey affair, it was a 87th minute Eder goal that separated the two sides; instigating wild celebrations on the Moscow … Continue reading “Yuri Semin puts Railroaders back on track”

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Allegri to hold talks with Juventus over intensifying rumours

By FootballBosses reporters  It is believed that Juventus are seeking to hold serious talks with Massimiliano Allegri over his future with the club when the curtains close on this season, in light of intensifying rumours of him looking to imminently take up an opportunity elsewhere.  Under Allegri, Juve are almost certain to secure a seventh consecutive Scudetto through … Continue reading “Allegri to hold talks with Juventus over intensifying rumours”

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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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2018 World Cup Profiles: Portugal – Fernando Santos

In over 30 years of management, Fernando Santos has been successful in the majority of his roles. Despite being a project of the Benfica youth academy, he made his senior playing debut for G.D. Estoril Praia. He played as a defender throughout his career, and only ever featured for one other side; Portuguese side Maritimo. … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Portugal – Fernando Santos”

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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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Five-goal epic sees Christophe Galtier and Lille rise out of relegation zone

By FootballBosses reporters Lille have risen out of the bottom three in an epic five goal-thriller that saw Christophe Galtier’s side come from 2-1 down to emerge as 3-2 victors against fellow relegation rivals Toulouse; allowing them to jump above both their opponents and Strasbourg into 16th. The Great Danes, who won the league only … Continue reading “Five-goal epic sees Christophe Galtier and Lille rise out of relegation zone”

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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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2018 World Cup Profiles: Uruguay – Óscar Tabárez

By FootballBosses reporters Óscar Tabárez, known due to his former profession as “El Maestro” (the teacher), has been an integral part of Uruguay’s footballing revival over the last decade. Holding the world record for most games managed for one national side, the 71 year old Uruguayan took charge of the national side for a second … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Uruguay – Óscar Tabárez”

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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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2018 World Cup Profiles: Egypt – Héctor Cúper

By FootballBosses reporters 28 years after their last world cup appearance, Egypt will return to the global stage in Russia. With over 24 years of coaching experience, Héctor Cúper will be looking to guide the North African side out the groups for the first time. As a centre back, the Argentine played over 500 games … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Egypt – Héctor Cúper”

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Christian Titz’s Hamburg continue to give themselves hope

By FootballBosses reporters With only two games remaining, Hamburg are five points off safety and seem destined to at least play for their Bundesliga status in a two-legged play off. Although this is far from the ideal situation manager Christian Titz would wish to find his side in, it is a much brighter position than … Continue reading “Christian Titz’s Hamburg continue to give themselves hope”

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Marco Rose looking to stun Europe again

By FootballBosses reporters Red Bull Salzburg will need to mount an exceptional comeback this evening for them to reach the Europa League final in Lyon. Marco Rose’s side find themselves 2-0 on aggregate going into their second leg tie with Marseille, knowing even a win by three goals may not be enough to progress. Although … Continue reading “Marco Rose looking to stun Europe again”

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Di Francesco: More belief was needed in the second half

By FootballBosses reporters  In the fallout of Roma’s elimination from the Champions League, due to their insufficient 4-2 home victory against Liverpool last night (losing 7-6 on aggregate), manager Eusebio Fi Francesco has said in his post-match press conference that some more belief in the second half could have completely changed the course of the match:  “Mistakes can make … Continue reading “Di Francesco: More belief was needed in the second half”

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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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Heynckes: The better team lost

By FootballBosses reporters  Jupp Heynckes has stated his belief in his post-match conference that the better team lost, after Bayern Munich were denied their first Champions League final since 2012 last night after a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu (4-3 to Real Madrid on aggregate).  “If you look at both games, we were the better team” said Heynckes. “But unfortunately, we … Continue reading “Heynckes: The better team lost”

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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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Simone Inzaghi puts Champions League fate firmly in Lazio’s hands

By FootballBosses reporters With only three games left, Inzaghi’s Lazio opened up a four point game between themselves and Inter Milan in the race for fourth; a guaranteed Champions League spot for next season. After Inter failed to beat Juventus, conceding two goals in the final three minutes on Saturday evening, the side from Rome … Continue reading “Simone Inzaghi puts Champions League fate firmly in Lazio’s hands”

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Reports: Roberto Mancini to be appointed new Italy manager

By FootballBosses reporters  Reports across Europe are claiming that Roberto Mancini is set to be named as the new head-coach of Italy. The 53-year old is said to have agreed to leave his current role at Zenit St. Petersburg to take over the national team in the summer.   Mancini has enjoyed success particularly with Inter Milan and … Continue reading “Reports: Roberto Mancini to be appointed new Italy manager”

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Heynckes: Juventus showed Real Madrid are vulnerable at home

By FootballBosses reporters  In the build up to the Champions League semi-final, Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has said to reporters that the vulnerability displayed by Zenedine Zidane’s team against Juventus is enough for him and his squad to believe that an upset is possible in the second leg tonight:  “Real Madrid showed (against Juventus) that they are vulnerable, … Continue reading “Heynckes: Juventus showed Real Madrid are vulnerable at home”

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2018 World Cup Profiles: Russia – Stanislav Cherchesov

By FootballBosses reporters The honour of managing the host nation of a world cup this year belongs to Stanislav Cherchesov. Cherchesov played over 400 games domestically as a goalkeeper, beginning his career in 1981, and ending it 21 years later. In this time, he won the majority of his awards in the 1992 season, winning … Continue reading “2018 World Cup Profiles: Russia – Stanislav Cherchesov”

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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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Napoli’s 3-0 defeat gives Allegri firm grip on fifth Serie A title

By FootballBosses reporters  In spite of a frighteningly close shave of nearly dropping all 3 points against Inter Milan and consequently handing their destiny over to Maurizio Sarri, the Serie A weekend ended up panning out exactly in Massimiliano Allegri’s favour, with Napoli’s heavy 3-0 defeat to Fiorentina yesterday evening allowing Juventus to restore their 4-point gap at the top with only three games left … Continue reading “Napoli’s 3-0 defeat gives Allegri firm grip on fifth Serie A title”

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Valverde wins La Liga to complete domestic double at Deportivo’s expense

By FootballBosses reporters  It may have been expected for some time, but Ernesto Valverde has finally mathematically secured Barcelona’s 25th La Liga title through an unprecedentedly strenuous 4-2 victory away against Deportivo la Coruna.  Despite going 2-0 down through Philippe Coutinho (6″) and Lionel Messi (37″), Clarence Seedorf’s side surmounted an impressive fightback with an immediate reply from Lucas Perez … Continue reading “Valverde wins La Liga to complete domestic double at Deportivo’s expense”

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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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Higuain seizes back control of title race for Allegri in dying minutes

By FootballBosses reporters Juventus have earned an enormous result in their pursuit for a seventh straight Scudetto with a 3-2 win against Inter Milan at the San Siro, courtesy of a dramatic late goal from ex Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain just minutes before full-time. Juve took the lead with a neat finish from Douglas Costa … Continue reading “Higuain seizes back control of title race for Allegri in dying minutes”

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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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Could Asier Garitano beat Real again?

By FootballBosses reporters  CD Leganes have a challenging tie against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu lined up this evening, but Asier Garitano may fancy his side’s chances to get something out of the game.  Leganes find themselves with little to play for at this stage of the season, being 12 points clear of the relegation zone, but Zenedine Zidane will be … Continue reading “Could Asier Garitano beat Real again?”

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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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Rudi Garcia: “We are not through yet”

By FootballBosses reporters A scintillating performance from Dimitri Payet, who provided two assists for Florian Thauvin (15″) and Clinton N’Jie (63″), helped Marseille to defeat RB Salzburg 2-0 in the Europa League semi-final first leg at the Stade Velodrome. But despite being worth the win and succeeding in denying Salzburg an away goal on a … Continue reading “Rudi Garcia: “We are not through yet””

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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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Marseille strong favourites in Salzburg rematch

By FootballBosses reporters Rudi Garcia’s Marseille go into their Europa League first semi-final against RB Salzburg as resounding favourites to emerge victorious, which would grant them revenge for the frustrations endured against the Austrian champions in the group stages of the competition. Marco Rose got the better of Garcia overall on those occasions after securing … Continue reading “Marseille strong favourites in Salzburg rematch”

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Scrappy win puts Zidane and Real Madrid in pole position

By FootballBosses reporters Real Madrid have secured a scrappy 2-1 victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena; marking their sixth straight win against the German side. Jupp Heynckes’ team made the better start after a serious Keylor Navas positioning error allowed Joshua Kimmich to rifle the ball in on … Continue reading “Scrappy win puts Zidane and Real Madrid in pole position”

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Wenger’s legacy on the line

By FootballBosses reporters Arsene Wenger is Arsenal’s most successful ever manager and will remain a legend in north London for decades. Despite this, his modern legacy remains in the balance. It has been almost 15 years since he lifted the Premier League trophy and the fans are all too aware. The addition of 3 FA … Continue reading “Wenger’s legacy on the line”

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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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Sevilla chairman: Montella safe until the end of the season

By FootballBosses reporters Sevilla chairman Jose Castro has said in a press conference that Vincenzo Montella will remain in charge, but only until the end of the season. It has been reported that after a five-hour long meeting on Sunday, following Sevilla 5-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, the board were … Continue reading “Sevilla chairman: Montella safe until the end of the season”

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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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Reports casting doubt over Valverde’s Barcelona future

By FootballBosses reporters Numerous reports across Europe are casting doubt over Ernesto Valverde’s future with Barcelona amidst growing tensions between the manager and his superiors. Valverde has allegedly developed a fractured relationship with the club’s board, who are reportedly continuing to be furious over the team’s short-lived Champions League campaign precipitated by their failure to … Continue reading “Reports casting doubt over Valverde’s Barcelona future”

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Italy reportedly make contact with Carlo Ancelotti

By FootballBosses reporters Sky sources in Italy are reporting that the Italian Football Federation have made contact with Carlo Ancelotti regarding the vacancy of head-coach at the national team. The 58-year-old has been out of work since being dismissed by Bayern Munich last September and is said to have been on the radar of Chelsea … Continue reading “Italy reportedly make contact with Carlo Ancelotti”

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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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