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English Premier League

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.

Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool

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After the correct firing of Brendan Rogers it has now been confirmed that the ex-Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp will be going to Liverpool. Mr. Klopp surely has all the experiences to coach Liverpool: strong personality and charisma, a good approach to football, good selection of young players, as well as experience with a club that fought well to remain among the best.

Gary McAllister appointed Liverpool first-team coach

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Gary McAllister has been appointed as Liverpool's first-team coach, the club have announced.

McAllister, 50, returns to the club where he spent two successful years as a player between 2000-02 and becomes the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers' new-look backroom staff.

Rodgers, who earlier this month named Sean O'Driscoll as his new assistant manager and elevated Pepijn Lijnders to the role of first-team development coach, said on www.

Gary McAllister appointed Liverpool first-team coach

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Gary McAllister has been appointed as Liverpool's first-team coach, the club have announced.

McAllister, 50, returns to the club where he spent two successful years as a player between 2000-02 and becomes the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers' new-look backroom staff.

Rodgers, who earlier this month named Sean O'Driscoll as his new assistant manager and elevated Pepijn Lijnders to the role of first-team development coach, said on www.

Chelsea’s Disingenuous Penaltology

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When coaching Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho made a famous remark about Pep Guardiola. He said that in the past, there were two types of coaches: those who complained after a game about the ref, and those who shut up. He then said Pep was a new, third type of coach: he who complained about refs beforethe game had even started.

Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat to replace Gus Poyet

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Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The 67-year-old Dutchman replaces Gus Poyet, who was dismissed on Monday after 17 months in charge.

A Sunderland statement read: "Sunderland AFC has appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the current season.

Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat to replace Gus Poyet

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Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The 67-year-old Dutchman replaces Gus Poyet, who was dismissed on Monday after 17 months in charge.

A Sunderland statement read: "Sunderland AFC has appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the current season.

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.

Luis Enrique

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.

FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Champions League Semi-Final First Leg Preview

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

Luis Enrique, the ex-Barca player and the current coach would definitely be a bit nervous coming going in to tomorrow's clash against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou. With the full crowd support plus a team where the three strikers have not only gelled well, but also scoring tons for fun between them; usually that calls for a confident or may be an over-confident manager.

Luis Enrique has had the best start of a Barcelona coach after 50 games

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Luis Enrique has had the best start of a Barcelona coach in the history of the club after 50 games.

Since assuming control of the Catalan club last summer, Enrique has won 42 of his 50 matches, alongwith five defeats and three draws. Of the 42 wins, 25 have come inLa Liga, eight in the Copa del Rey and nine in the UEFA Champions League.

Luis Enrique has had the best start of a Barcelona coach after 50 games

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Luis Enrique has had the best start of a Barcelona coach in the history of the club after 50 games.

Since assuming control of the Catalan club last summer, Enrique has won 42 of his 50 matches, alongwith five defeats and three draws. Of the 42 wins, 25 have come inLa Liga, eight in the Copa del Rey and nine in the UEFA Champions League.

Constantin Galca

Espanyol name Constantin Galca new head coach

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La Liga side Espanyol replaced the sacked Sergio Gonzalez with former Romanian international Constantin Galca as the club's head coach on Monday. Gonzalez was fired after a run of just one win in their last eight games left Espanyol three points above the relegation zone in 12th.

Galca played over 100 times for Espanyol between 1997 and 2001 and was teammates with Gonzalez when the Barcelona-based club won the Copa del Rey 15 years ago.

Espanyol name Constantin Galca new head coach

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La Liga side Espanyol replaced the sacked Sergio Gonzalez with former Romanian international Constantin Galca as the club's head coach on Monday. Gonzalez was fired after a run of just one win in their last eight games left Espanyol three points above the relegation zone in 12th.

Galca played over 100 times for Espanyol between 1997 and 2001 and was teammates with Gonzalez when the Barcelona-based club won the Copa del Rey 15 years ago.

FIFA

Enough Is Enough. Huistra Heads Home

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Pieter Huistra is ending his time in Indonesia. The Dutch coach who was brought in as a technical director for the national team only to find there was no national team after FIFA banned the PSSI over government interference in football has announced he will return to the Netherlands later this week after ending his contract.

Arda Turan Claims His ‘FIFA Coach Of The Year’ Vote Was Changed From Diego Simeone To Jogi Löw

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ESCANDALO MASIVO!!!

Turkish captain Arda Turan is claiming that his FIFA Coach of the Year vote was changed from Diego Simeone to Germany'sJoachim Löw without his say-so.

The official poll showed that Turan awarded five points to Löw, three to Jose Mourinho and just one to Simeone his coach at Atletico Madrid.

Mexican National Team

What to expect from Mexico’s new coach Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti

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When Ricardo Ferretti (nicknamed Tuca) was introduced this week as interim coach of the Mexican national team, he put on a display ofa mild mannered man. Thiswas not, by any means, the same man that many were accustomed to seeing, the one that berated journalists both on and off the pitch. The man that was being presented to lead El Tri was a man that seemed very reflective and grateful.

What to expect from Mexico’s new coach Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti

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When Ricardo Ferretti (nicknamed Tuca) was introduced this week as interim coach of the Mexican national team, he put on a display ofa mild mannered man. Thiswas not, by any means, the same man that many were accustomed to seeing, the one that berated journalists both on and off the pitch. The man that was being presented to lead El Tri was a man that seemed very reflective and grateful.

Major League Soccer

OCSC Restate Interest in Acquiring Dwyer

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What had started by looking like a quiet week for Sporting KC with a bye week from MLS play got a little interesting last night due to Orlando City's coach's show. The show, which features Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath discussing their past week's match up against the Chicago Fire and looking ahead towards their game against DC United and their Open Cup game against Charleston.

Jesse Marsch to Replace Mike Petke as New York Red Bulls Head Coach, Says Report

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Former Montreal Impact Head Coach Jesse Marsch is set to replace the fired Mike Petke as the new head coach of the New York Red Bulls, according to a report by Empire of Soccer.

In a brief statement released by New York Red Bulls today, the club confirmed that Mike Petke will not return as the club's head coach in 2015.

Jesse Marsch to Replace Mike Petke as New York Red Bulls Head Coach, Says Report

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Former Montreal Impact Head Coach Jesse Marsch is set to replace the fired Mike Petke as the new head coach of the New York Red Bulls, according to a report by Empire of Soccer.

In a brief statement released by New York Red Bulls today, the club confirmed that Mike Petke will not return as the club's head coach in 2015.

Iowa State

Reports: Murray State’s Steve Prohm hired as ISU’s new hoop coach

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Several sources indicate that Murray State coach Steve Prohm has reached an agreement to become Iowa State's new men's basketball coach.

CBS Sports.com and Sports Illustrated reported that Prohm, 40, will replace Fred Hoiberg for a stacked ISU team that is expected to challenge for the national championship in 2015-16.

‘The Mayor’ is more popular than corn among Iowa poll respondents

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There's a big benefit for Fred Hoiberg being a native son of the great city of Ames, Iowa.

Throw in thesuccessful Iowa State men's basketball program that Hoiberg runs and you have a combination for immense popularity for the Cyclones' coach.

A Public Policy Polling survey of Iowa respondents surveyed the state's constituents and gauged the support for all of the state's major coaches and politicians.

Manchester United

Fellaini: I like that LvG is strict with us

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Marouane Fellaini has spoken of his relief that Manchester United now have a strict coach who can get the best out of the players, after a dreadful campaign last year under David Moyes.

The coach is very strict, but that's good. We needed such a coach. Last season we had a bad season.

Ferguson: LvG is a great coach and will do well at United

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Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of Manchester United's latest manager, Louis van Gaal, and insists that the team will only get better once the injuries calm down.

First of all, Louis Van Gaal, I don't know how he can expect to get the best results with the injuries he's had.

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.

The Rest

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.

John Hackworth named U.S. U17 head coach

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The former Philadelphia Union boss has climbed the coaching ladder back to the U17 position he held with U.S. Soccer from 2004-2007.

Former Philadelphia Union coach John Hackworth has been named the head coach of the United States U17 team, a position he held from 2004-2007.

Hackworth has coached the U15 team since November 2014, leading them to a European trophy in May when they won the 12th Tournament delle Nazioni in Italy.

Fort Bend Marshall’s Banks named state’s top coach by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

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His boys track team dominated its competition in 2015, ending its season not only as Class 5A state champions but doing so in record fashion.

Fort Bend Marshall tallied 90 points in capturing the state title in May, the most scored in UIL state meet history. The Buffs, who finished second the previous two state meets, scored36 more than runner-up Lancaster.

Dani Alves Claims Pep Guardiola Wanted To Coach Brazil At 2014 World Cup

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"Pssst. Dani. Can I let you into a little secret?"

Dani Alves has revealed that Pep Guardiola had a secret yearning to take charge of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and that his ex-Barcelona coach even drew up a comprehensive strategy to transformthe Seleção into world champions again.

This Is New Coach Ian Cathro’s Exciting Manifesto

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Newcastle United are ready to name Ian Cathro as one of Steve McClaren's new coaches, and it's an exciting appointment for Newcastle to have a 28 year-old coach who is highly regarded in coaching circles. He has only just resigned from his assistant manager job at Valencia, where he worked with head coach Nuno Espirito [.

Kuwait And Singapore Start Qualifying Campaigns In Style

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When Lebanon apppointed Montengran Miodrag Radulovic as their new coach for the World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers they would have hoped they were hiring not just an experienced coach but someone with the inside track on Kuwait, another nation in their group.

Benitez to Madrid

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Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid after the Spanish giants decided to get rid of Carlo Ancelotti, unsurprisingly after he had won nothing this season. If anything is unsurprising about Benitez' appointment is that it had not happened before. Rafa Benitez seems to have been aiming at this job ever since he started as a youth coach in Real Madrid and Castilla (a

Baylor fires veteran baseball coach Steve Smith

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Veteran Baylor baseball coach Steve Smith was fired Sunday, endinga 21-year stint as the school's head coach.

Smith and the Bears finished 23-32 in 2015,the fewest wins for the programs since 1981. The Bears advanced to the conference tournament, splitting four games before they were eliminated by Texas.

Joe Clements, Huntsville QB and coach, 78

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Joe Clements, the retired Huntsville High School coach who died Monday at age 78, will be remembered by Texas football historians as the first man to win a state championship as a quarterback and, decades later, as a head coach at the same school.

He will be remembered by pop culture buffs for contributing sayings that one of his former players, writer/director Richard Linklater, incorporated into the 1990s coming-of-age film "Dazed and Confused.

Dortmund's fall

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It has not been Borussia Dortmund's season. They have struggled in the German Bundesliga, where they are currently only in 10th place; they are unlikely to play Champions League next season, first time since 2011. In the Champions league they have had some reason to forget their meager Bundesliga performance, as they won a group ahead of Arsenal, Anderlecht and Galatasaray.

Philadelphia Fury name Cris Vaccaro as Head Coach

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Ex-Puerto Rico National Team manager will manage the American Soccer League club in 2015

In another shake up, the Philadelphia Fury named Cris Vaccaro as the team's new Head Coach.

Vaccaro who was the Fury's goalkeeping coach last season will be replacing Matt Driver who will be leaving the position to focus more on front office duties as the owner of the Fury and the AC Crusaders as well as being the CEO of the American Soccer League.