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Interview

"Football is emotion. No more than that"

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I found it very interesting to read this interview with Jose Mourinho in the Esquire Magazine. Surely Mourinho is a controversial man, easy to dislike, but there is no doubt he is a genius as a football coach, most notably that so many players adore him. It is fascinating to read about that in the interview.

Morten Olsen Interview

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The Danish Special One!

After San Marino's Giampaolo Mazza, Denmark's Morten Olsen is the longest serving international manager in Europe in charge of the national team since July 2000. Andy Greeves speaks to the former star midfielder about his playing days, managerial ambitions and an upcoming friendly with England.

Major League Soccer

Red Bulls sign Petke to new contract

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By DAN KARELL

All Mike Petke did in his first year as a head coach in Major League Soccer was lead the New York Red Bulls to a Supporters Shield, the first silverware in franchise history.

On Wednesday, the Metrostars/Red Bulls legend was rewarded for the 2013 season's success with a new contract to remain head coach.

Rapids name former captain Mastroeni head coach

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By DAN KARELL

The Colorado Rapids wanted to hire a club legend to be their next head coach. On Saturday, they did just that.

The Rapids announced that former captain and midfielder Pablo Mastroeni has been named the team's head coach, just one week before the Rapids play their season opener.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Colorado Rapids

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By DAN KARELL

The Colorado Rapids finished the 2013 Major League Soccer season with plenty of positive momentum.

Then, head coach Oscar Pareja left for his old stomping grounds at FC Dallas and the question has become, now what?

Nearly two months since Pareja departed, the Rapids still have not named a head coach, with recently-retired club legend Pablo Mastroeni currently taking the reigns as an interim head coach.

Kreis makes bold statement in introduction as NYC FC head coach

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By DAN KARELL

NEW YORK New York City FC may not have a stadium or any players, but Jason Kreis has guaranteed that he will field a winning team.

The former Real Salt Lake head coach was formally introduced today as NYC FC's first head coach in franchise history ahead of their inaugural season in 2015 in Major League Soccer.

RSL promote assistant Cassar to head coach

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By DAN KARELL

Only eight days after the departure of Jason Kreis as head coach of Real Salt Lake, the club have already appointed his successor.

Deciding to promote from within, RSL announced today that long-time assistant coach Jeff Cassar will be the team's third head coach in franchise history.

Impact hire Klopas to replace Schallibaum as head coach

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By DAN KARELL

For the third time in as many years, the Montreal Impact have a new head coach.

After a disastrous late-season collapse that saw the Impact defeated early in the MLS Cup playoffs, owner Joey Saputo decided to make a change in manager, hiring former Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas to take charge of the Impact in the 2014 season.

Whitecaps appoint Robinson as head coach

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By DAN KARELL

After missing out on hiring former U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley, there seemed only one likely outcome for who would be the next manager of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

On Monday, the Whitecaps confirmed previous reports by officially introducing former assistant coach Carl Robinson as the team's new head coach.

Report: Bradley passes on Whitecaps head coach offer

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Vancouver Whitecaps will apparently not be winning the Bob Bradley sweepstakes. In fact, it appears no one in MLS will.

Bradley has passed on the chance to become the Whitecaps head coach and will instead take a job in Europe, according to a report from The Province.

New York FC Name Jason Kreis Head Coach

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Really good move by New York FC as they have poached Jason Kreis away from Real Salt Lake to be their first coach.

Kreis is one of the rising stars in the Major League Soccer coaching ranks, and is one of the few that has managed to build a team that combines the best of the South American and USA styles of play.

Kreis departs RSL to become first NYCFC head coach

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The worst kept head coaching secret in MLS is now official.

Jason Kreis joined New York City FC as their first head coach on Tuesday night following the expiration of his contact from Real Salt Lake, who Kreis just led to the MLS Cup Final.

Porter named MLS Coach of the Year

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By DAN KARELL

Caleb Porter's 2013 season may be over but he's still walking away with a small piece of silverware.

The Portland Timbers' first-year head coach instilled a new system and belief in the club as they made a 23-point turnaround from last season.

Berhalter ready to take Crew into a new era

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By DAN KARELL

The search for a new head coach took a little more than two months but Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt believes he found just the right person to take the club into what he called "a new era."

On Tuesday afternoon, the Crew officially introduced Gregg Berhalter as the club's seventh head coach and first sporting director at a press conference at Crew Stadium, giving fans and the media a chance to see Berhalter for the first time in person since he was hired on November 6.

assistant coach

Amos Magee joins D.C. United as U-23 head coach and first team assistant coach

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D.C. United announced today that Amos Magee, formerly of the Portland Timbers, has joined the team as an assistant and as U-23 head coach.

D.C. United is on a tear of announcing new assistant coaches: first, it was Enzo Concina, and now they have announced that Amos Magee has joined the club as an assistant coach for the first team and as the head coach of the U-23 team.

Revs Name Soehn Assistant

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The New England Revolution added experience to its technical staff on Friday as former D.C. United coach Tom Soehn was named an assistant coach.

Soehn, who coached D.C. United from 2007-09 before a brief stint in Vancouver during the 2010 season,joins Jay Heaps' coaching staff two weeks prior to the start of the preseason.

NASL Ticker: Scorpions name Marcina full time head coach; FC Edmonton sign new striker; and more

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By MARC SERBER

After sifting through over 200 candidates, the San Antonio Scorpions decided to give Alen Marcina the head coaching job on a full time basis.

Marcina took over for San Antonio on an interim basis following the sacking of Tim Hankinson on August 27, and went 3-5-1 in the final eight games as the Scorpions finished the Fall season in last place.

Chivas USA

SBI Season Preview: Chivas USA

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By DAN ITEL

Oh, Chivas USA.

Let's just say there have certainly been better times for the "other" club in Los Angeles. Yet another dismal year on the field in 2013 – resulting in the dismissal of two head coaches – led to what was perhaps MLS' biggest news item of the offseason: the purchase by the league of the club from former owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes.

Liga MX side Veracruz hires ‘El Chelis’ as head coach

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By IVES GALARCEP

If you were wondering whatever happened to outspoken for Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, otherwise known as 'El Chelis', wonder no more.

Liga MX side Veracruz has hired 'Chelis' as the team's new head coach. Veracruz has started the season in poor fashion, dropping three straight to drop to 17th place in the 18-team Liga MX.

Colorado Rapids

Exactly 4 Weeks Until The Opener...Who's The Coach?

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This is being posted exactly 4 weeks before the opening kick of the Rapids season at 2pm on March 15th. As of this moment the Rapids still officially have no head coach. Not only that, the only rumors we've heard about when it comes to specific candidates is the on-going talk around Pablo Mastroeni. This was most evident in the quote from Jose Mari earlier this week:
I know that the coach, Pablo, is an institution at the club, that he's been here for many years and is a very important man for the Colorado Rapids organization.

Pareja Officially Out

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The Rapids and Dallas just made it official 20 minutes ago. Dallas buys out Pareja's contract and send allocation money and their natural 2015 first-round Superdraft pick to Colorado and hired Oscar Pareja as their coach. The Rapids are now looking for a coach, and reports are they're going to take a while.

Pareja steps down as Rapids head coach

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Colorado Rapids exceeded expectations in 2013, in large part to the leadership provided by head coach Oscar Pareja. If the Rapids are going to stay on their upward arc, they will have to do so with a different man in charge.

Women's Professional Soccer

Sources: Notre Dame’s Waldrum named Dash’s first head coach

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The first head coach of the Houston Dash is the University of Notre Dame's Randy Waldrum under a three-year contract, sources have confirmed to SBI.

Waldrum, a native of Irving, Texas, has served as head coach for Notre Dame women's soccer since 1999, racking up an impressive all-time record of 279-50-16.

Riley vows better tactics and roster shuffling as Thorns new head coach

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

How much improvement does a reigning champion team need?

As it turns out, plenty – at least that's what new Portland Thorns FC coach Paul Riley thinks.

Riley was named head coach of the Thorns Tuesday and quickly vowed to bring in new players and change tactics to give the club an easier path to victory for 2014.

NWSL Ticker: Thorns to hire new coach, Reign adds to attacking arsenal; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Portland Thorns FC coach Cindy Parlow Cone, who led the team to a title trophy this year, is stepping down from her position, the club announced Thursday.

"It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign my position as head coach of Portland Thorns FC," Cone said in a statement.

Egypt

Egypt FA hire Gharib to replace Bradley as National Team head coach

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By DAN KARELL

Bob Bradley's time as head coach of the Egyptian National Team is officially over.

The Egyptian FA announced on Wednesday that they've appointed former national team assistantShawki Gharib to the head coaching position, ending Bradley's two-year run.

After Egypt Decides Not to Renew Bob Bradley’s Contract, Bradley’s Next Job May Be In Norway

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Not surprisingly, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has decided not to renew Bob Bradley's contract as coach of the national team after the nation exited in the World Cup playoffs stage due to their aggregate defeat to Ghana.

EFA Chairman Gamal Allam said:

"Bob Bradley's contract ended this night, and we will not renew for him.

The Rest

Klinsmann shakes up USMNT coaching staff for World Cup run

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Jurgen Klinsmann is bringing in some help for the upcoming World Cup and moving a long-time assistant out of the fold.

Berti Vogts will join the U.S. Men's National Team as a special adviser and Under-20 men's coach Tab Ramos will replace assistant coach Martin Vasquez, who will transition "to other responsibilities within U.

Amarikwa gets a new start under Yallop - Fire trade for Vancouver's Watson

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With the introduction of a new coach some players on the Chicago Fire looked for new opportunities to make their mark during the 2014 MLS preseason. One such player is striker Quincy Amarikwa. The 26-year old continued to impress as the Fire closed out preseason play last Saturday night against Chivas Rayadas, scoring a late goal to seal the victory and give Chicago the 2-0 win in the final of the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Arizona.

Bundesliga Round Up: Week 23 – Stuttgart lose again

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It's definitely crisis o'clock at Stuttgart. The Swabians are one of the Bundesliga's biggest clubs and regular European competitors who last won the championship as recently as 2007. Their coach back then was a guy call Armin Veh. He is now the coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, who were responsible (in part at least) for Stuttgart eighth consecutive defeat on Sunday.

Q&A with the coach of Fort Worth’s new NPSL team, Mark Snell

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Fort Worth will be fielding a club this summer in the NPSL. We were curious about the vision of this new start-up. So here are 10 questions with the Fort Worth club's Technical Director/Head Coach Mark Snell.

Q: When and how are we going to know the name of the new club?

A: The top 3 names will be posted along with a write in on our website with the winner announced at a special event at the Stockyards on February 13 at 3:30pm before the cattle drive which will be a fun event for our supporters.

DPMM Kean To Get Started

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DPMM FC's players have reacted positively to the appointment of Steve Kean as the team's new coach. The former manager of England's Blackburn Rovers FC will be leading the Sultanate's only professional club this season following the departure of Croatian Vjeran Simunic last November. "I believe that Kean will be able to bring the team back on its feet this year and challenge for the title in the Singapore League (S-League)," captain Rosmin Hj Mohd Kamis said in an interview with The Brunei Timesyesterday.

Massimiliano Allegri To Leave AC Milan At End Of Season

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AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has jumped before he was pushed, announcing that he will step down as AC Milan at the end of the season.

The pressure has been building on the Milan coach, who led the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in 2011. But this year has been a disaster in the red side of Milan, with Allegri's side currently 13th in the Serie A table, 17 points outside the Champions League places and 27 behind league leaders Juventus.

Mid-Day Ticker: Lippi hints at retirement; More signs of potential Casillas exit; and more

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By DAN KARELL

After guiding Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande an Asian Cup title and a berth in this year's Club World Cup, head coach Marcello Lippi has hinted that it might be time for him to step back from the world of soccer management.

In an interview given to Italian paper La Repubblica in Rome, the former World Cup winner Lippi admitted that he plans to see out his contract with Guangzhou and it could be his last head coaching job.

Nick Saban vs. Mack Brown: It's All About the Hair

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They were both born in 1951. Mack Brown, head coach at the University of Texas, is three months older than Nick Saban, head coach at the University of Alabama.

As head coaches at their respective schools, they both have appeared multiple times in the BCS National Championship game. Saban has the better overall record in the BCS title game among the two of them, 3-0 to Brown's 1-1 (Saban won one other in his only appearance as head coach of LSU, so he is 4-0-overall).

Report: NYCFC close to landing $400 million stadium in Bronx

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By FRANCO PANIZO

New York City FC have their head coach, and soon they could have the location for their soccer-specific stadium.

On the same night that Jason Kreis was officially announced as NYCFC's first head coach, a report from the New York Post surfaced Tuesday that said the club was close to finalizing a deal for a 28,000-seat stadium in the Bronx just south of Yankee Stadium.

Silverbacks decline option on head coach Haynes

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By DAN KARELL

For the second time in three years, the Atlanta Silverbacks will be looking for a new head coach.

On Monday evening, the club announced that they had declined to exercise the contract option of head coach Brian Haynes, parting ways with the 51-year-old after barely 15 months in charge.

New Book: Soccer Coaching and the Web: A Guide to Support Player Development

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The basis of player development has always been face to face interaction between the coach and the player, but our analysis of feedback from over 500 practicing Soccer Coaches at all levels in Europe, Asia and North America, clearly shows that this is not the only way coaches are now engaging with players.

Herrera named Mexico head coach through 2014 World Cup

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By DAN KARELL

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) liked enough of what they saw from Miguel Herrera to decide against finding what would have been the fifth coach of the Mexican national team since September.

Following a meeting of the Liga MX owners, many of whom make up the board of directors of the FMF, national team directorHéctor González Iñarritu announced that Herrera would take over as head coach on a permanent basis when his season ends with Club America.

Schmid to stay on as Sounders head coach

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It turns out Sigi Schmid will return as head coach of the Seattle Sounders in 2014.

Speculation over Schmid's future in Seattle came to a close on Thursday as Sounders majority owner Joe Roth issued a statement backing Schmid as the head coach of the club.