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England

Another fine mess at the F.A.

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Well, that did not last long.

Sam Allardyce may retire with a 100% record as English manager but his reputation is so sullied it is hard to see him going back into club management.

The egg is on the F.A.'s face of course for signing up a man already well-known as a bit of a wheeler-dealer.

Hodgson seeks answer to England heartache at Euro 2016

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London (AFP) Studious and well-travelled, Roy Hodgson has the weighty responsibility of ending England's 50 years of major tournament heartache at the European Championship in France.

After a run to the quarter-finals at Euro 2012, less than two months after succeeding Fabio Capello as manager, Hodgson presided over a galling group-phase exit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Hodgson seeks answer to England heartache at Euro 2016

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London (AFP) Studious and well-travelled, Roy Hodgson has the weighty responsibility of ending England's 50 years of major tournament heartache at the European Championship in France.

After a run to the quarter-finals at Euro 2012, less than two months after succeeding Fabio Capello as manager, Hodgson presided over a galling group-phase exit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Chelsea talisman still best by far, says former Three Lions boss

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Chelsea captain John Terry is still the best defender in England, according to former England boss Fabio Capello. Capello enjoyed a close...

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England and Young Players: About Time or Too Soon?

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During Fabio Capello's tenure as England boss, the press derided him for a number of reasons. His crimes included not speaking the language well, so-called rigid tactics and not giving youth a chance. A tabloid once went far enough so as to publish Capello's head with a pair of donkey ears! It's fair to say he wasn't a popular chap!

Why Roy Hodgson Was Always the Right Man for England

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"I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it," Harry Redknapp, in his autobiography.

With England's preparations for the 2014 World Cup going smoothly, particularly after a convincing first half display against Denmark last night in the 1-0 victory for The Three Lions, it's time to pat The FA on the back and acknowledge that they made the right decision in appointing head coach Roy Hodgson.

Local-Boy Adam Johnson Can Help Sunderland Avoid The Drop

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Sunderland has underachieved much of this season and are one of the teams, based on predictions made in the summer, performing well below their expected level. Winger Adam Johnson might be the most prominent of the underachievers. Johnson has gone from frequent England selection and Premier League Champion to the outhouse in a short period of time.

Roy Hodgson Has Best Record As England Manager Since 1872

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Maybe it's time that the British press should give England manager Roy Hodgson some credit? According to the latest data from the excellent MyFootballFacts.com website, Roy Hodgson now has the best record percentage out of all of the England managers since 1872, when the Football Association formed its first England team.

England Fullback Heaps Praise on Everton Youngster Barkley

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While many still regard Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole as the face of the England National team on the left defensive flank, Everton star Leighton Baines continues to work to make the place his own as the next in line to replace the aging Cole.

Baines missed out on the 2010 World Cup squad under Fabio Capello and he is determined to reach Brazil under Roy Hodgson.

England- A Transformation Immensely Needed

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England international football team have been strongly criticized in the recent days as the style of play, performance in the games, development of the team, tactics of the squad are turning very worse. England, which hold the praise of instrumenting the top league in the world have constantly failed to make a strong impact in the international stages for the past three decades.

Fabio Capello Says England Are Most ‘Exhausted’ Team In World Football & Enjoys Not Knowing Russian

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There's always something to be said about the enigmatic figure that is Fabio Capello. Like many other coaches, he isn't a fan of external interference while doing his job, and he made it clear that coaching the England national team between 2008 and 2012 brought about its fair share of challenges.

Capello calls for Prem winter break

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Former England boss Fabio Capello has once again called for the Premier League to introduce a winter break into their calendar, insisting that the lack of a break is the main reason behind the national team's struggles in major tournaments. The Italian managed the Three Lions from 2008 to 2012 before facing the sack and is currently managing Russia.

Serie A

Rome Derby: When Lazio and Roma ruled Serie A

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The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

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As part of a series of the greatest team of the 2000s, the first team to start the list will be the Scudetto winning AS Roma side of the 2000-2001 season. As the last Roma side to win the Scudetto, they had a superb tactician in Fabio Capello leading the side and had players hitting their highest form.

The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

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As part of a series of the greatest team of the 2000s, the first team to start the list will be the Scudetto winning AS Roma side of the 2000-2001 season. As the last Roma side to win the Scudetto, they had a superb tactician in Fabio Capello leading the side and had players hitting their highest form.

Invincible Milan: The Forgotten Story of AC Milan’s Unbeaten Season under Fabio Capello

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by Mathew Burt

The football world is often quick to judge and can suffer from memory loss when it comes to judging players and managers. The descent from hero to villain is often a rapid one; past glories soon get buried under a bad run of results and the ensuing media pressure.

Top ten longest unbeaten league runs in European Cup winning nations

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When you think about the best teams in European football history, the names of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United immediately spring to mind. However, Romanian side Steaua Bucharest hold the enviable record of having the longest unbeaten streak in domestic club history in a European Cup winning nation.

Roberto Carlos

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

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A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino's FIFA presidential bid at an event at London's Wembley Stadium on Monday.

UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, was accompanied by a host of glittering names from the game as he outlined his plans for the first 90 days of his presidency.

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

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A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino's FIFA presidential bid at an event at London's Wembley Stadium on Monday.

UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, was accompanied by a host of glittering names from the game as he outlined his plans for the first 90 days of his presidency.

Diego Simeone

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

Fabio Capello defends Atletico Madrid; Says soccer is not for wimps

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Former England boss Fabio Capello defended the tactics used by Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid by saying the reigning La Liga champions were not a "violent" team and that the sport is not for "wimps."

The comments come during an interview with Spanish radio. Capello, who is currently the coach of Russia's national team, has also managed some of Europe's top clubs: AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid.

Fabio Capello defends Atletico Madrid; Says soccer is not for wimps

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Former England boss Fabio Capello defended the tactics used by Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid by saying the reigning La Liga champions were not a "violent" team and that the sport is not for "wimps."

The comments come during an interview with Spanish radio. Capello, who is currently the coach of Russia's national team, has also managed some of Europe's top clubs: AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid.

Did Diego Simeone Ask For Fernando Torres?

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Cadena COPE that coach Diego Simeone was behind the decision to sign Fernando Torres.

Atletico confirmed on Monday that Torres is set to return to the club on an 18-month loan from AC Milan, subject to a medical, with Alessio Cerci set to move in the opposite direction as part of the agreement.

Philadelphia Union

Army-Navy Cup at PPL tonight, NYCFC fire Kreis, more news

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Rescheduled Army-Navy Cup at PPL Park tonight. NYCFC fire head coach Jason Kreis. Police, tax inspectors raid German FA headquarters in tax investigation. More.

Gaddis believes, US Soccer’s quest for diversity, Qatar says 2022 WC will be tops, more

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Gaddis believes Union can reach playoffs in 2015. US Soccer working to find players outside traditional development system. Qatar says 2022 World Cup will be "almost impossible to beat." More.

Quotes from Hackworth presser, Slappy Bird, league buys back Chivas USA, more

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Hack on CB search, competition between Cruz and Le Toux, how Maidana and Nogueira are settling in, and more. League buts back Chivas USA, more news.

World Cup

‘He’s A Greedy Thief Who Dresses Like A School Teacher’ – Russian Politician Berates Fabio Capello After Rubbish World Cup

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By Chris Wright

Russia's disappointingshowing at the World Cup has landed managerFabio Capello in hot water, with the Italian coming under intense criticism for failing to navigate a safe passage from Group H despite being far and away the most highly-paid coach at the tournament.

Fabio Capello – Where Did It All Go Wrong?

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Fabio Capello Where Did It All Go Wrong? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After leading Russia out of the 2014 World Cup without a single win, the Fabio Capello paradox seems to be stretching even wider. From a managerial genius of clubs to a managerial failure internationally, we uncover where Fabiohas gone so badly wrong.

World Cup Round of 16 Preview

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Caught your breath yet? It's been quite a whirlwind since the World Cup started with goals aplenty and no small amount of talking points. The World Champions, Spain, has been dumped out unceremoniously, the tournament's scoring spree started with an own-goal by Brazil. One hundred and thirty six goals thus far have been scored at an average of 2.

Algeria v Russia Preview: Can ex-England boss guide Russia to Round of 16?

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Group H draws to a close tomorrow with the North Africans, Algeria, playing Russia in Curitiba. Algeria are currently sitting on 3; from a win against Korea and a loss to Belgium, whilstRussia havejust a solo point; from their draw with Korea and they also lost to Belgium.

Russia – 2014 World Cup squad

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Fabio Capello has named a Russia 2014 World Cup squad made up entirely of domestic based players. They can rely on Igor Akinfeev in goal, who was rated one of Europe's finest keepers but has slipped down the pecking order since.

Russian Captain Roman Shirokov Ruled Out of World Cup

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Russia will be without its captain in Brazil for the World Cup as Roman Shirokov was ruled out of the tournament Friday with a lingering back injury. The midfielder who stars at Zenit St. Petersburg was absent for all three pre-World Cup friendlies Russia played and Manager Fabio Capello has now confirmed his absence for the competition.

Tottenham Hotspur

Fabio Capello unaware of Tottenham vacancy yesterday evening

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Fabio Capello, one of the early favourites to becomes the next Tottenham manager, has claimed that he was still unaware that Andre Villas Boas had been sacked. Spurs announced they were parting company with the Portuguese boss yesterday morning. Many pundits reached the conclusion that Capello had been lined up to replace him given his [.

Top 10 potential candidates to be the new Tottenham manager

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Following the news that Spurs have sacked Andre Villas Boas, we look at who the club might be lining up to replace him. 1. Fabio Capello The former England boss is the early favourite. His reputation minus the England years precedes him. And he is a well-known ally of Spurs director of football [...]

Michael Laudrup

5 Potential Managerial Candidates for Spurs

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AVB: An Epitaph

Here at AANP Towers we like to see a good, clean contest, with batsmen walking as soon as the finger goes up and a man nobly stepping aside when some bright young bounder on a horse bends his cannon and makes off with his wife. In such circumstances we cannot help but stiffen the lip at the demise of a manager just three shakes of a lamb's tail into a season.

Does The Cap Fit As AVB’S Replacement?

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As we all expected following yesterday's humilating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur have parted company with Andre Villas-Boas. I'm personally very disappointed that things have come to this but results at White Hart Lane have just not been good enough. Suitable replacements are already being suggested and bet365 have come up with a market on the next Tottenham manager, with some very interesting contenders.

The Rest

World class £14.25m target on his way to Chelsea, manager confirms

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Former England manager Fabio Capello has confirmed that Antonio Conte is preparing for life as Chelsea manager.

Conte is managing the Italy national team now and will take over from Guus Hiddink at the end of this season.

Report: NYCFC in talks with Fabio Capello

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Since seeing his side eliminated from the postseason, Jason Kreis has been on the hot seat at New York City FC, and it appears that the club has found a high-profile potential replacement.

Goal USA reported Thursday that NYCFC is in discussions with Fabio Capello regarding the team's head coaching position.

Friday Freedom Kicks: USA loses but wins, and some stadium stuff

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In which various Brazil things are mentioned, the stadium hearing

Well that was a fine soccering day, wasn't it? Let's take a look back with some linkage:

Recaps of the United States' loss to Germany (but Group G advancement) from Goff, SI.com, the SBNation mothership and ESPN FC.