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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.