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Pioli takes over at Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Former Inter Milan and Lazio coach Stefano Pioli has agreed terms to take over at Fiorentina on a two-year deal, the Serie A club announced Tuesday.

Pioli was sacked three games before the end of a rollercoaster Serie A campaign with Inter that saw a quality-packed Nerazzurri side go from Champions League qualification contenders to missing out on European football altogether.

Inter sack coach Pioli

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan have sacked coach Stefano Pioli and his technical staff three games before the end of the season, the Serie A giants announced on Tuesday.

Pioli took over from Dutchman Frank De Boer two months into the campaign but the club risk falling short of their objective of a place in Europe.

Lowly Standard sack Serbian coach

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Brussels (AFP) – Standard Liege have sacked their Serbian coach Aleksandar Jankovic after the iconic Belgian top-flight outfit could only finish ninth in the regular season.

“Negative results led the two parties to accept the consequences,” a club statement said on Monday.

Jankovic, a former Red Star Belgrade coach, took over the ten-time Belgian champions in September 2016.

Genoa sack Juric, appoint Mandorlini

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Milan (AFP) – Former Croatia midfielder Ivan Juric has been sacked as coach of Genoa following a 5-0 reverse at struggling Pescara and replaced him by Andrea Mandorlini, the Serie A club announced Monday.

“Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that Ivan Juric has been relieved from his duties as first team coach,” said a club statement.

FA chairman regrets ‘appalling’ failure over abuse coach

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London (AFP) The chairman of England's Football Association said Thursday the governing body's failure to respond after a youth coach's conviction for sexually abusing young players was "appalling".

Barry Bennell, who worked for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke City and several junior teams in northwest England, was given a four-year sentence for raping a British boy on a football tour of Florida in 1994 and a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in England in 1998.

FA chairman regrets ‘appalling’ failure over abuse coach

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London (AFP) The chairman of England's Football Association said Thursday the governing body's failure to respond after a youth coach's conviction for sexually abusing young players was "appalling".

Barry Bennell, who worked for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke City and several junior teams in northwest England, was given a four-year sentence for raping a British boy on a football tour of Florida in 1994 and a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in England in 1998.

Inter Milan appoint Pioli as new coach

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Milan (AFP) Italian Stefano Pioli has been appointed coach of Inter Milan to replace Dutchman Frank De Boer, the Serie A club announced on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old takes over from De Boer, who was sacked a week ago following a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria, Inter's fifth loss in 11 outings.

Inter, taken over in June by new Chinese owners, are struggling this season and are sitting ninth in Serie A and last in their Europa League group.

De Boer sacked as Inter Milan coach

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Milan (AFP) Frank de Boer has been sacked as coach of Inter Milan after the Serie A giants slipped to 13 points off the pace in Italy's top flight.

"Inter Milan announces that Frank de Boer has been relieved of his duties as first-team coach," said a club statement.

"The first-team squad will be taken over provisionally by our youth team coach, Stefano Vecchi, who will be on the bench for the Europa League game against Southampton.

China names Marcello Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

Prandelli becomes Valencia’s fourth coach in year

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Madrid (AFP) Valencia named former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli as their fourth coach in a year on Saturday on a two-year deal.

"Valencia Club de Futbol wish to communicate to fans that they have reached an agreement with Cesare Prandelli," the club said in a statement.

"The Italian being appointed as first team coach through toJune 30th, 2018.

Prandelli becomes Valencia’s fourth coach in year

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Madrid (AFP) Valencia named former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli as their fourth coach in a year on Saturday on a two-year deal.

"Valencia Club de Futbol wish to communicate to fans that they have reached an agreement with Cesare Prandelli," the club said in a statement.

"The Italian being appointed as first team coach through toJune 30th, 2018.

Werder Bremen sack coach Skripnik

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Berlin (AFP) Werder Bremen's Viktor Skripnik on Sunday became the first Bundesliga coach sacked this season after a fourth straight defeat marked the club's worst ever start.

After nearly two years in charge, mostly battling to avoid relegation, the 46-year-old was axed in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 German league defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach when Bremen leaked three goals in the opening 21 minutes.

North American Soccer League

Major Link Soccer: Morris week edition

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The young striker is getting lots of accolades in the last few days. Tata Martino looks pretty certain to be Atlanta's first coach. Also, lots of details on why NASL is failing.

Major League Soccer

Gerardo "Tata" Martino, former Argentina national team coach (among others), seems to be a lock for Atlanta United's first head managing position.

SBI NASL Season Preview: Indy Eleven

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With a new coach and a very new look, Indy Eleven is hoping to finally make the leap into the NASL's elite in their third season.

Last year, the second of the club's history, was a disappointment. After holding steady through the Spring Season, head coach Juergen Sommer was fired in June before the club limped through the Fall campaign.

Bundesliga

Werder Bremen sack coach Skripnik

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Berlin (AFP) Werder Bremen's Viktor Skripnik on Sunday became the first Bundesliga coach sacked this season after a fourth straight defeat marked the club's worst ever start.

After nearly two years in charge, mostly battling to avoid relegation, the 46-year-old was axed in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 German league defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach when Bremen leaked three goals in the opening 21 minutes.

Hoffenheim Appoint Bundesliga’s Youngest Ever Coach In 28-Year-Old Julian Nagelsmann

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He was originally set to take over in the summer, but Hoffenheim have gone ahead and fast-tracked Julian Nagelsmann's appointment as head coach thereby making him the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.

The 28-year-old (who is still studying for his senior coaching license) had agreed a three-year deal to take over at the end of the current campaign.

Sigi Schmid

Sigi Schmid opens up about young players with 'potential potential'

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Sounders coach admits he's missed some talents along the way, but still has belief in the likes of Jordan Morris and Oalex Anderson.

Between Seattle's youngsters' somewhat underwhelming performances for the first team and S2's poor start, questions about the role of youth players in the organization's setup have been posed to Sigi Schmid quite a bit the past few days.

Sigi expects returning internationals to be available on Saturday

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The Sounders coach didn't give many specifics, but indicated that they'll know more tomorrow

There were a few faces missing from the Seattle Sounders' training session at CenturyLink Field on Thursday. Most of the players returning from international duty did either light training or none at all, just to make sure they'd be fresh for Saturday's match against the Montreal Impact.

Sigi Schmid hints at scouting trip during weekend off

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The Sounders' head coach admits to attending a live match over the weekend, but declines to name a specific match

Since they had the weekend off, Seattle Sounders players who weren't on international duty were given a bit of a mini-vacation and returned to training Tuesday for the first time since Friday.

Roman Torres injury updates: Center back likely out 6-9 months

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Torres will need surgery to repair his torn ACL.

Just when the team thought it was over the injury bug, new issues and a particularly dangerous opponent have started a second round of missed minutes. Seattle Sounders FC can expect the return of their coach this weekend, but that dream of an ideal starting roster may now be an impossible one.

New England Revolution

Former Revolution midfielder named as coach of NPSL side

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Ryan Guy is now the head coach of the NC Battalion of the NPSL.

Ryan Guy played almost every position while with the New England Revolution from 2011-2013. Now the jack-of-all-trades is trying his hand at a new role: head coach of NPSL side the NC Battalion.

On Thursday, Guy was named as the successor of former head coach Giovanni Vlahos, who resigned on Feb.

Revolution Transfers 2016: Je-Vaughn Watson praised by Heaps

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Head coach Jay Heaps noted the play of Je-Vaughn Watson after Saturday's game.

You know you're doing something right when a coach praises you and you aren't even a rostered player.

Following the New England Revolution's 1-0 win over Columbus Crew SC in the Desert Diamond Cup Final, head coach Jay Heaps was asked to name his "pleasant surprise" from the game.

Chelsea

Massimiliano Allegri plays down Chelsea links

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports he could become Chelsea's next full-time manager, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season.

Allegri, who steered Juve to a league and Cup double last season, as well as the Champions League final, was linked to the struggling Premier League giants in tabloid reports on Saturday.

Massimiliano Allegri plays down Chelsea links

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports he could become Chelsea's next full-time manager, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season.

Allegri, who steered Juve to a league and Cup double last season, as well as the Champions League final, was linked to the struggling Premier League giants in tabloid reports on Saturday.

JORGE SAMPAOLI

Chile break off talks with Sampaoli, begin looking for new coach

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Copa America winners Chile are looking for a new coach after the national federation called a halt Thursday to its negotiations with Jorge Sampaoli, a Chilean official announced. The federation's Gaspar Goycoolea said after four meetings the federation had taken the view that "it was impossible to reach an agreement" with the Argentine manager.

Chile break off talks with Sampaoli, begin looking for new coach

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Copa America winners Chile are looking for a new coach after the national federation called a halt Thursday to its negotiations with Jorge Sampaoli, a Chilean official announced. The federation's Gaspar Goycoolea said after four meetings the federation had taken the view that "it was impossible to reach an agreement" with the Argentine manager.

The Rest

What if coaching isn’t the problem?

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A coaching change would be one of the easiest changes to make, but would it work?

Champions League: Quarter-Final In Jeopardy After Dortmund Team Bus Involved In Explosion In Street Close To Stadium

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Borussia Dortmund's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco has been plunged into doubt after the Dortmund team bus was involved in an explosion en routeto the stadium.

The incident was first reported by Dortmund's official Twitter account...

Bei Abfahrt unseres Busses hat sich ein Vorfall ereignet.

UEFA ALL TIME TOP 10 COACHES

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Houston Dynamo reportedly hiring Wilmer Carbrera as next head coach

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Dynamo set to hire RGVFC coach.

One day after announcing that Wade Barrett would not be offered the permanent head coaching job, Wilmer Cabrera is reportedly the next Houston Dynamo head coach. The Dynamo finished last in the Western Conference this season. Twenty game into 2016 head coach Owen Coyle left the team and Wade Barrett was made the interim head coach.

Short Sighted FAS Ignore Fandi Credentials

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Bernd Stange stepping down as coach of the Singapore national hasn't come as a surprise to anyone. It was announced yonks ago. Putting aside the debate as to whether he was a success or not, and the evidence or popular opinion seem to be in the latter camp, why has no successor been identified or lined up by the apparatchiks at Jalan Besar?

Di Francesco vs. Montella. Who will be Milan’s coach next season?

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It is still unknown whether AC Milan will have a new coach next year. For the last couple of weeks, Italian journalists argued that Sinisa Mihajlovic's fate in Milanello is sealed. If this is indeed true, there are two coaches that couldhelpMilan regain itsformer greatness. Eusebio Di Francesco Di Francesco has necessary qualities to successfully.

Toure Agent Fires Shot At Guardiola

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Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk appears to be in the process of ensuring his client is sold by Manchester City next summer after a bizarre rant in which he raised questions over the coaching credentials of Pep Guardiola, who looks increasingly likely to get the job at the Etihad.

Seluk apparently has not forgotten that Guardiola sold Touré to Manchester City from Barcelona in 2010 for £24million in 2010 and he said that Guardiola's reputation as the best coach in the world is a fallacy.

Andrew Gregor Named Portland Timbers 2 Head Coach

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Portland Timbers 2 named Andrew Gregor as the team's head coach for the 2016 USL season today, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Jay Vidovich back to the college ranks.

One of Vidovich's assistant coaches with T2 and a former Timbers Academy coach, Gregor appears to be well-regarded within the Timbers organization as an up and coming coaching talent, particularly after winning the 2014-15 U-15/16 West Conference Coach of the Year with the Academy.

Brian Bliss Named Sporting KC's Director of Player Personnel

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Sporting Kansas City made an addition to their technical staff today when the club hired former player, assistant coach, and interim head coach Brian Bliss as the club's first Director of Player Personnel. Bliss spent one season in Kansas City as a player back in 1998, appearing just three times after being acquired from New York in the offseason.