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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.

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

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.

Torsten Frings

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.

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.

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.

Managers

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.

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.

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.

Chile

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.

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.

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.

The Rest

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Lebanon v Kuwait 0-1 (Yousef Naser) 15,215

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.

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.

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.