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.
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.
For the third time in as many years, the Montreal Impact have a new head coach.
After a disastrous late-season collapse that saw the Impact defeated early in the MLS Cup playoffs, owner Joey Saputo decided to make a change in manager, hiring former Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas to take charge of the Impact in the 2014 season.
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.
Let's just say there have certainly been better times for the "other" club in Los Angeles. Yet another dismal year on the field in 2013 â€“ resulting in the dismissal of two head coaches â€“ led to what was perhaps MLS' biggest news item of the offseason: the purchase by the league of the club from former owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes.
This is being posted exactly 4 weeks before the opening kick of the Rapids season at 2pm on March 15th. As of this moment the Rapids still officially have no head coach. Not only that, the only rumors we've heard about when it comes to specific candidates is the on-going talk around Pablo Mastroeni. This was most evident in the quote from Jose Mari earlier this week:
I know that the coach, Pablo, is an institution at the club, that he's been here for many years and is a very important man for the Colorado Rapids organization.
The Rapids and Dallas just made it official 20 minutes ago. Dallas buys out Pareja's contract and send allocation money and their natural 2015 first-round Superdraft pick to Colorado and hired Oscar Pareja as their coach. The Rapids are now looking for a coach, and reports are they're going to take a while.
The Colorado Rapids exceeded expectations in 2013, in large part to the leadership provided by head coach Oscar Pareja. If the Rapids are going to stay on their upward arc, they will have to do so with a different man in charge.
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.
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.
It's definitely crisis o'clock at Stuttgart. The Swabians are one of the Bundesliga's biggest clubs and regular European competitors who last won the championship as recently as 2007. Their coach back then was a guy call Armin Veh. He is now the coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, who were responsible (in part at least) for Stuttgart eighth consecutive defeat on Sunday.
After San Marino's Giampaolo Mazza, Denmark's Morten Olsen is the longest serving international manager in Europe in charge of the national team since July 2000. Andy Greeves speaks to the former star midfielder about his playing days, managerial ambitions and an upcoming friendly with England.
Fort Worth will be fielding a club this summer in the NPSL. We were curious about the vision of this new start-up. So here are 10 questions with the Fort Worth club's Technical Director/Head Coach Mark Snell.
Q: When and how are we going to know the name of the new club?
A: The top 3 names will be posted along with a write in on our website with the winner announced at a special event at the Stockyards on February 13 at 3:30pm before the cattle drive which will be a fun event for our supporters.
DPMM FC's players have reacted positively to the appointment of Steve Kean as the team's new coach. The former manager of England's Blackburn Rovers FC will be leading the Sultanate's only professional club this season following the departure of Croatian Vjeran Simunic last November. "I believe that Kean will be able to bring the team back on its feet this year and challenge for the title in the Singapore League (S-League)," captain Rosmin Hj Mohd Kamis said in an interview with The Brunei Timesyesterday.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has jumped before he was pushed, announcing that he will step down as AC Milan at the end of the season.
The pressure has been building on the Milan coach, who led the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in 2011. But this year has been a disaster in the red side of Milan, with Allegri's side currently 13th in the Serie A table, 17 points outside the Champions League places and 27 behind league leaders Juventus.
After guiding Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande an Asian Cup title and a berth in this year's Club World Cup, head coach Marcello Lippi has hinted that it might be time for him to step back from the world of soccer management.
In an interview given to Italian paper La Repubblica in Rome, the former World Cup winner Lippi admitted that he plans to see out his contract with Guangzhou and it could be his last head coaching job.