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  • Who Is Ralf Rangnick and What Does He Bring to Milan?

    For much of the year, rumours have linked Ralf Rangnick to AC Milan as the Italian giants attempt to embark on yet another new era. The San Siro club have had plenty of false dawns, namely, the takeover by Chinese entrepreneur Li Yonghong and his subsequent extravagant spending in the summer of 2017.   In…

  • Thomas Frank: The Unknown Danish Manager taking Brentford to New Heights

    Denmark, a Nordic country that has seen years of talented footballers along the way. From the Laudrup brothers to Christian Eriksen, it has been a nation that has consistently produced magnificent players of the highest quality. However, when have we ever witnessed that same excitement about a Danish manager?    Perhaps our only recollection of…

  • How André Villas-Boas Put Marseille on the Right Path

    When Marseille appointed André Villas-Boas as their head coach in the summer of 2019, there weren’t any high expectations surrounding him. In recent years, the French club have flattered to deceive, and this was believed to be another big-name appointment with inadequate results. Once touted as the most exciting young manager in Europe after winning…

  • Gernot Rohr: The Man from Mannheim on a mission

    Gernot Rohr’s announcement as Nigeria manager on August 9, 2016 was met with little fanfare as he was still an unknown quantity in West Africa at the time. It was understandable due to his relatively unsuccessful managerial stints at Niger and Burkina Faso prior to his appointment, but he has certainly made every Super Eagles…

  • Evolve or Get Left Behind

    José Mourinho dubbed himself ‘The Special One’ back in 2004, and no matter what, that nickname has stuck through the good and the bad. He won back-to-back Premier League titles at Chelsea, before winning the treble at Inter Milan, and then challenging arch rival Pep Guardiola’s conquering Barcelona for silverware in Spain. Everywhere he want,…

  • Tactical Analysis: Mikel Arteta’s Promising Start to Life at Arsenal

    It’s often considered difficult to consider how a new manager will do at a club, particularly in the case of Mikel Arteta. A coach at Manchester City, the most successful English club of the decade and record breaking point holders, under the tutelage of one of the best managers ever, Pep Guardiola, but Mikel himself…

  • The Renaissance of Football’s Forgotten Boy Genius: André Villas-Boas

    The day is January 30 1994. Sir Bobby Robson had just arrived at the Estadio das Antas (Porto’s 3rd & longest occupied stadium) to take charge of FC Porto. It was the year the life of a 16 year old Portuguese teenager – Luís Andre Villas-Boas – would change forever. Alongside him in the FC…

  • Why Sunderland sacked Jack Ross and who they can get to replace him

    On Tuesday afternoon news broke that Sunderland had terminated the contract of manager Jack Ross. The dismissal of Ross didn’t come as a shock and many Sunderland fans supported this decision after an uninspiring start to the season. An era that began with so much promise and potential came to an abrupt end as he…

  • Sinisa Mihajlovic: a rare breed of a warrior

    This is the story about a man and his team. But not just any man, and not just any team.   On January 28th, 2019, Sinisa Mihajlovic got appointed as the replacement of legendary Italian striker, Filippo Inzaghi, for Italian club Bologna F.C. The team where he once started his managerial career back in 2008,…