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  • José Mourinho at 59: The Ordinary One?

    For the better part of a decade, José Mourinho was the most dominant manager in world football. Between 2003 and 2015, Mourinho won 8 league titles, 7 domestic trophies, 1 UEFA Cup and lifted the Champions League on two separate occasions.   A controversial figure loathed and adored in equal measure, Mourinho conquered the European…

  • Giovanni Reyna: Borussia Dortmund’s New Jadon Sancho?

    The United States Men’s National Team has had its fair share of talented players, many of whom we have seen play in Europe. Some of them have even been able to collect legendary status, such as Landon Donovan, Claudio Reyna, Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel and Tim Howard.   One of these aforementioned players has a…

  • The Troubling Demise of Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Enjoy Bundesliga Content & want it delivered straight to your inbox every Friday? Sign up for Adam Khan’s free German Football Newsletter!   Having taken just 1 draw out of their final 5 matches before the winter break, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Christmas holiday should have been the wake-up call for manager Adi Hütter, and his out-of-form…

  • Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis: Evolution, Not Revolution

    Holder of the highest ever win percentage at four different clubs in LaLiga – Villarreal, Real Madrid, Malaga and now Real Betis – Manuel Pellegrini wears his crowns lightly. With the exception of his time in Madrid, where being thrown out is in fact the norm, the Chilean arguably has hero status at all three…

  • Paul Wanner: FC Bayern’s Next Big Thing

    Turning 16 is a big deal as it’s largely seen as a coming-of-age for most kids. Paul Wanner, however, isn’t an ordinary kid.   Just 15 days after his 16th birthday, Paul Wanner came off the bench to replace Marc Roca against Borussia Mönchengladbach to become the second-youngest player in Bundesliga history and also Bayern’s…

  • Chris Willock – The Ex Arsenal Man Now Excelling As QPR’s Main Creative Spark

    Coming from a family full of football talent – Joe Willock playing in the Premier League with Newcastle alongside brother Matty who features for Salford City – Chris Willock is beginning to emerge as the most exciting out of the trio.   Featuring in the Arsenal youth-set up with Joe, Chris decided to leave to…

  • Manchester United’s Midfield: Problems and Solutions

    It would probably be fair to describe Ralf Rangnick’s start to life at Manchester United as ‘mixed’.   While his tenure began with a promising performance against Crystal Palace, followed by a less impressive but equally important 1-0 versus Norwich, cohesive and consistent displays have been hard to come by for his United team since.…

  • Tactical Analysis: Alexandré Pölking’s Thailand

    Alexandre ‘Mano’ Pölking was born in Brazil to German parents, moving to his ancestral country at a young age and playing for various German clubs such as Arminia Bielefeld, VfB Fichte Bielefeld, SV Darmstadt 98, before departing for Cyprus in 2005 and spending the final two years of his footballing career in the tiny island…

  • Brenden Aaronson: Why Are Leeds So Keen on the Salzburg Youngster?

    It’s no secret that Leeds struggle with business when it comes to the winter transfer window. The Whites spent the January of Marcelo Bielsa’s first season at the club chasing Swansea winger Daniel James, with the Welshman finally looking to have sealed a loan move with an option to buy at the final hour.   It…

  • Vinicius Junior: The Madridista With Samba Flair

    Brazilian footballers are renowned for their capacity to entertain on the pitch; they are recognized for their silk movement, step-overs and the urge to entertain their fans with their skills.   Garrincha, the angel with a bent knee, built a foundation for this identity; he was the carefree player who played with so much joy…