Manchester United

Falcao: I really want to stay at United

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Radamel Falcao hasn't had the ideal start to his time at Manchester United but the striker is hoping that now he is fit he can prove himself and convince the club to sign him on a permanent basis.

We talk a lot, the coach and I. He has a philosophy that I respect. I have had an injury, and I have had to wait for the opportunity to play.

Report: Sakiewicz admits Muelensteen is up for Union job, but denies job is already his

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Rene Meulensteen could become the next European coach to move stateside.

According to a report byESPN FC, the former Fulham manager and Manchester United assistantis being considered for the Philadelphia Union's head coaching position by Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz,but a decision on the team's next manager won't be coming any time soon.

Man Utd Hire Sohail Rehman, Professional Football’s First Ever Wheelchair-Bound Coach

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By Chris Wright

Manchester United have announced the club have addedSohail Rehman to their back-room staff, a youngcoach fromYorkshire who also just so happens to be the first wheelchair-bound coach to have ever been hired to train able-bodied professional players.

Rehman, who suffers fromspinal muscular atrophy and has been in a chair since the age of 13, gained his requisite FA badges in 2013after coaching at Sunday League level for years,with United signing him up to help nurturetheir young flock at the club's academy.

Former Manchester United Striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy Named Dutch Assistant Coach

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The Dutch football association (KNVB) released a statement today naming former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches.

Van Nistelrooy played at numerous European clubs, but the striker's longest stint was with Manchester United where he made 150 appearances while tallying 95 goals.

The strong man who will lift Manchester United

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It has been confirmed that Louis Van Gaal will be Manchester United manager next season, after he has taken the Netherlands to the World Cup. Mr. Van Gaal is a controversial but highly successful coach. With Ajax Amsterdam in the mid-1990s he won everything, including the Champions League. He was then in FC Barcelona where he won the league and the cup, but left amid controversy with players and

Major League Soccer

Bruce Gets Comfortable

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Nine years ago, I called for Bruce Arena to make a push at coaching abroad.

That didn't happen.

Big ups to @FastJayne for her classic Bruce Arena photo
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) December 8, 2014

Now, on the heels of his record 5th MLS Cup win as coach, someone else is doing the same.

MLS Week 10: SBI Live Commentary

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John Hackworth will be coaching for his job while Eddie Johnson will be trying to secure his place on the U.S. preliminary World Cup squad when the Philadelphia Union take on D.C. United in the latest installment of their I-95 rivalry (4pm, Direct Kick).

The Union are mired in an eight-match winless streak that could cost Hackworth his job if they don't snap that skid today against a D.

Red Bulls sign Petke to new contract

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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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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.


National team coach will be “stubbon” over Chelsea star

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Spain national team head coach Vicente del Bosque says he will be "stubborn" when it comes to calling up Chelsea striker Diego Costa for international duty.

Chelsea manager José Mourinho has blamed the Spanish coach for his striker's continued injury problems.

"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.

Lionel Messi

No Suarez in Ballon D'Or shortlist

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FIFA's Ballon D'Or shortlists for the men's player of the year and coach of the year awards have been released.

All the 23 nominated players are Europe-based, with Cristiano Ronaldo favourite to retain his title. Five of Germany's World Cup-winning team are included, although there is no space for Luis Suarez, thanks to his bite in Brazil.

Ungrateful Barcelona

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Barcelona is a great team with lousy fans. After having given them so much, they were not big enough to support Lionel Messi when the young lad is obviously going through a different time. I doubt they would have done the same to Xavi, Puyol or Busquets, their Catalonian boys. Messi will be staying in Barcelona for at least two years more.

Philadelphia Union

Curtin, Meola, Harkes, Marsch on Union’s head coach short-list

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The Philadelphia Union are getting closer to identifying their next head coach, and their short-list for the position holds quite a few interesting names.

Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz identified to MLSsoccer.

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who Should the Union Hire?

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My original HOT TOPIC was rendered useless after the news of John Hackworth's departure. Now the search begins, who should the Philadelphia Union get as their new coach?

As expected as some of us thought the Union's eventual firing of John Hackworth would be, it happened to be quite surprising.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann And His Role In Germany’s 2014 World Cup Win

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Klinsmann With Big Choices To Make

Jurgen Klinsmann is a legend of German football, as a player. As a coach, his reputation may be more notable for the 3rd place finish in Germany's own World Cup 8 years ago, and the spectacular flameout at Bayern Munich 3 years later. Now his reputation may have been rehabilitated by his former assistant Joachim Low, as the process Klinsmann largely started finally paid off with this World Cup win.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann concerned with referee for Belgium match

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SALVADOR, Brazil — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is concerned about the Algerian referee assigned to the Americans' second-round World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday.

FIFA announced Sunday that Djamel Haimoudi will work the game. Haimoudi is a veteran of the last two African Cups of Nations.

His team next-to-last in attacks, coach Jurgen Klinsmann wants U.S. men to create more scoring chances vs. Belgium

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SAO PAULO — No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is eager for the U.S. to create more chances in Tuesday's second-round game against Belgium.

Myriad of influences shaped German-born U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann

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SAO PAULO — Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

The team president had wanted to challenge his players to achieve more in 1983-84.

The cold-hearted German

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Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his final 23-man roster for USA's World Cup side, and the most surprising of this is that he has left the veteran Landon Donovan out of the roster. Landon Donovan, 32-years old, is surely the best player the USA has produced and played three World Cups. To be fair to Mr.

women's soccer

Sources: Jill Ellis to be named USWNT coach

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The search is over and the U.S. Soccer Federation didn't need to look far.

U.S. Soccer will name Jill Ellis the new head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team on Friday, a source with knowledge of the hiring process confirmed to SBI on Thursday evening.

On Women’s Soccer: After Sermanni, USWNT coach choice is about vision for the future

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When the U.S. Soccer Federation names a new U.S. Women's National Team head coach, the decision will obviously end up dictating the future of the squad.

But it is the way the decision, and U.S. Soccer's choice, dictates the future that will matter most.

New USWNT coach to be named by mid-May

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The wait for a permanent replacement for fired U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni shouldn't last too much longer.

A new coach should be hired in the next few weeks, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati told NBC Sports on Saturday.

"I'm pretty sure we'll be done by the middle of May," Gulati said.

The Rest

Arcan Iurie Takes Over Pusamania

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Arcan Iurie would never get a job managing an English football club.

The Moldavan coach has been part of the Indonesian football scene for yonks and over the years he has coached Persija, Persib, Persik, Persebaya, Persita and Persepam MU. And now he has taken over the reigns at newly promoted Pusamania Borneo for the 2015.

AFF Suzuki Cup - Stange:"Home Advantage Pressures Away Team To Spur Us on"

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Singapore's coach Bernd Stange
Speaking ahead of their AFF Suzuki Cup opener against Thailand tomorrow at the National Stadium, Singapore National Coach Bernd Stange maintained his usual confidence at the joint pre-match press conference at M Hotel.

Nielsen Signs Extension with OKC - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Last week it was the OKC Energy re-signing former Sporting players. This week, it's extending the contract of their coach. Jimmy Nielsen, former Sporting KC captain, signed a three year extension to his contract with the OKC Energy. The Energy finished 10th in the USL-Pro in their first season with a 9-14-5 record, Nielsen's first as a head coach.

Robert Pires ‘Punched In The Face’ By Opposing Coach During Indian Super League Game

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It's a crime against nature we know, but Robert Pires was allegedly "beaten" and punched in his beautiful, beautiful face by an opposing coach during a half-time barney mid-way througha recentIndian Super League.

Pires' coach at FC Goa, Zico, has told press that the French veteran was struck in the faceby Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas as the two teams funnelled into the tunnel at the interval.

Briefs: Playoff Experience not trivial for FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 18: Head coach Oscar Pareja leads FC Dallas against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on October 18, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado. FC Dallas defeated the Rapids 1-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

FRISCO —Oscar Pareja knows a great deal about every member of his roster.

Marcelo Bielsa Coffee Video- Marseille coach sits on a hot cup of Coffee!

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Marcelo Bielsa Coffee Video- Marseille coach sits on a hot cup of Coffee! is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Funny scenes from Ligue 1, as Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa accidentally sat on a hot cup of coffee which had been left there by his assistant.

North East United vs Kerala Blasters 2014 Highlights- Koke goal gives ex All-Whites coach a win

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North East United vs Kerala Blasters 2014 Highlights- Koke goal gives ex All-Whites coach a win is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter North East United vs Kerala Blasters 2014 (NE United Kerala Blasters VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- North East United vs Kerala Blasters 1-0 (Koke) Indira Gandhi Stadium, [.

Italy Appoints Antonio Conte As Head Coach On 2-Year Deal

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Former Juventus coach, Antonio Conte, has been appointed as the new coach for the Italian national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed today. Since the unexpected resignation of former Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, in the wake of their dismal World Cup 2014 group stage elimination, the position had remained vacant.

Fenerbahce's New Coach is Former Assistant Coach !

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Fenerbahce named assistant coach Ismail Kartal as coach on Tuesday to replace Ersun Yanal who resigned at the weekend, the club said in a statement.

Kartal had been serving as the assistant coach since 2010, three seasons under Aykut Kocaman and one under Yanal.

Yanal resigned from his post on Saturday, leaving the defending champions without a coach only three weeks before the start of the domestic league after reported difficulties with chairman Aziz Yildirim.

Dollah's Debut

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DOLLAH Salleh is excited to lead Malaysia for the first time in an international friendly but he lamented that his job as the coach is tougher than when he was as a national player. The 23-member squad, along with Dollah and his coaching staff, left for Dushanbe yesterday for Friday's friendly against Tajikistan.

The Brazilian dinosaur

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Brazilian football suffered a terrible humiliation in this World Cup, and with the exit of Scolari it was perhaps time to find some renewal in Brazilian football. Not so. Brazil has not learned, and seems determined to continue its slide further down the modern and beautiful game, and losing more of its many admirers.

Flashback: When U.S. coach Jürgen Klinsmann scored two World Cup goals for Germany in the 120-degree Dallas heat

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Germany survives S. Korea heat Defending champ blocks rally, 3-2, advances in Cup

The following appeared in the Jan. 28, 1994 editions of The Dallas Morning News.

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By DAVID MCNABB / Staff Writer

Germany, like a heavyweight on wobbly legs, held off a flurry of second-half shots by South Korea to remain undefeated in the World Cup.

Dallas-ex Jeff Cassar off to winning start as coach of Real Salt Lake

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Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)

By STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

When former Dallas Burn scoring star Jason Kreis left Real Salt Lake to lead MLS expansion team New York City FC, it was no surprise when another Dallas-ex was chosen to replace him as coach.

Kelantan Opt For Untested Boateng

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Dutchman George Boateng is joining Kelantan as head coach with some good recommendation from his former club, T-Team.

Announced as the replacement for Steve Darby by Kelantan manager Azman Ibrahim yesterday, Boateng, 39, who played for T-Team last season, has the backing of his former teammates and coaches.

Klinsmann shakes up USMNT coaching staff for World Cup run

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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.