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A Timely Salute To 5 Football Managers Who Got Themselves Sacked In Style

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With the curious, if slightly tame, tale of Sam Allardyce dominating the back pages at the moment, Pies thought we'd herald five managerial employees who had the good grace to get themselves sacked with a bit of panache.

By which, of course, we mean illicit drug use, going AWOL, fighting, more fighting and a spectacular feat of petty theft.

Apertura 2011: ¡Boca campeón! (video)

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Boca Juniors were crowned champions of Argentina on Sunday, with two matches left of the 2011 Torneo Apertura. A 3-0 win against Banfield gave Julio César Falcioni's men the title all they'd needed was a draw. Darío Cvitanich scored ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: Maxi downs Chelsea, Gago’s brilliant strike and more (video)

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As ever, there were a number of Argentine goals during the weekend just gone in leagues across Europe. Oddly, there were none in Mexico this weekend (for the first time since I began accepting contributions for this post!), so Tom ... Continue reading →

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Swings and roundabouts – managers in West London

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What an exciting week for managers in West London. Roberto di Matteo, who has fully exposed the role of randomness in football, lost his job soon after guiding a rudderless team to the biggest prize in club football. Mull over that for a while. He's been dismissed because he isn't the person who can take the team to the next level, where they might.

Swings and roundabouts – managers in West London

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What an exciting week for managers in West London. Roberto di Matteo, who has fully exposed the role of randomness in football, lost his job soon after guiding a rudderless team to the biggest prize in club football. Mull over that for a while. He's been dismissed because he isn't the person who can take the team to the next level, where they might.

Liverpool

Liverpool vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Fringe Players On The Brink in Key Europa League match

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Football managers are only ever a few games away from a crisis. It may be true that the Europa League may be not very high up on Brendan Rodgers list of priorities, the game at Anfield against Anzhi Makhachkala couldn't come at a worse time, with the trip to Everton just three days afterwards Liverpool do not have the depth in squad to go all out in both games and a loss to Guus Hiddink's men will all but see them eliminated from the tournament.

Unfortunate

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Here's something: The Two Unfortunates has a piece on Wycombe Wanderers managers, and of course this little group contains one Lawrie Sanchez:

"Part-Mafioso, part Churchillian leader, Lawrie's astonishing assuredness throughout the run was hugely inspiring to players and fans – he never for a second seemed in doubt that we could win the whole damned thing"

A lot of Fulham fans didn't like the cut of Sanchez's jib.

Unfortunate

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Here's something: The Two Unfortunates has a piece on Wycombe Wanderers managers, and of course this little group contains one Lawrie Sanchez:

"Part-Mafioso, part Churchillian leader, Lawrie's astonishing assuredness throughout the run was hugely inspiring to players and fans – he never for a second seemed in doubt that we could win the whole damned thing"

A lot of Fulham fans didn't like the cut of Sanchez's jib.

Football managers’ trademark celebrations: O’Neill, Ferguson, Dalglish, Wenger, Villas-Boas and more

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Football managers' trademark celebrations: O'Neill, Ferguson, Dalglish, Wenger, Villas-Boas and more

Click the arrows to scroll through our gallery of managers caught in the moment

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Tottenham Hotspur

Of Murky futures and smirking keepers

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Lyon vs. Valenciennes

Stade Municipal de Gerland, Week 4, Ligue 1

Yep, Hugo Lloris has left for Tottenham. I couldn't help going back three years in time when a friend said Lyon is better than Tottenham. "Tottenham?!", I cried, "Why would you even mention the two teams in the same sentence?

Van der Vaart Fit for Aston Villa Match

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Tottenham fans and the hundreds of thousands of fantasy football managers who own Rafael van der Vaart will breathe a sight of relief after the Dutch star tweeted that he'll be ready to face off against Aston Villa. Good luck ... Continue reading →

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Much ado about something: The "gayness" of Antonio Cassano

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Antonio Cassano is a bit of an exhibitionist actually

Can anyone who does what Antonio Cassano did as the picture above shows be taken seriously? On the face of it, Cassano was baited by a TV personality who apparently had an encounter with a football player in the national team who in turn "outed" another player to him.

Good Week/Bad Week: Babies, Boobies & Brian Dowling

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As bromances go, we can't say we expected this. But ya know what? It might just be mad enough to work... Image:Â REUTERS/Eddie Keogh.

It's past 5 o'clock somewhere, Kickettes.

Consider that an explanation for our poor spelling, lack of coherence and just about anything else that's horribly wrong after the jump.

English Premier League

Brendan Rodgers’ Open Letter to Swansea City fans

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New Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers sent a printed open letter through the South Wales Evening Post for the Swansea City fans.

This is a letter I'd hoped I would not have to write for a long time, and only ever in the event of a unique opportunity.

The chance to manage one of the world's great footballing institutions doesn't come around very often in a manager's life and, after two approaches, I have decided to take up the professional challenge.

Brendan Rodgers’ Open Letter to Swansea City fans

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New Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers sent a printed open letter through the South Wales Evening Post for the Swansea City fans.

This is a letter I'd hoped I would not have to write for a long time, and only ever in the event of a unique opportunity.

The chance to manage one of the world's great footballing institutions doesn't come around very often in a manager's life and, after two approaches, I have decided to take up the professional challenge.

Brendan Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers is currently the manager of Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League.

Rodgers was appointed in May 30, 2012 and the contract understood to run for three years.

His previous managerial positions was in Swansea City, Reading and Watford.

His playing career began in Ballymena United, then at Reading, but was cut short at age 20 because of a genetic condition on his knee.

Brendan Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers is currently the manager of Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League.

Rodgers was appointed in May 30, 2012 and the contract understood to run for three years.

His previous managerial positions was in Swansea City, Reading and Watford.

His playing career began in Ballymena United, then at Reading, but was cut short at age 20 because of a genetic condition on his knee.

Power and Corruption

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Monitoring the evidence being given by Rebekah Brooks to the Leveson Inquiry is more than entertaining...
... the collusion in corruption between power and insiders is evident.

In the dim and distant past, I undertook a Ph.D in Economics - the title of my thesis was "The Impact of Conspicuous Money on Outcomes in British Horseracing Betting Markets".

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 17-18 December

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1. Wayne Rooney's hair transplant was definitely worth it. His new quiff got the ball rolling for Manchester United in their match against QPR. 2. The QPR supporters' "Warnock for England" chants might encourage Blackburn fans to try a change of tactics. Kean for Scotland, anyone? 3. Then again, if Aston Villa keep putting in [.

O’Neill A “Ray of Light” at Sunderland

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After over 12 months out of the game, Martin O'Neill has returned to Premier League management after signing a three year contract with Sunderland, the team he supported as boy.

For many and certainly for Sunderland fans, it is the perfect appointment, O'Neill has long since been recognised as one of the great football managers of recent times and has always improved the standing of any club he has been in charge of.

Mike Jones - making something out of nothing ( with the help of his ''assistant'')

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Hi everyone,

Having gone through another engaging Premier League weekend, I think that the most talked about incident is the ''penalty that never was'' in the every so interesting game between title holders Manchester United and ''hot runners'' Newcastle. This was bound to be a eye catching for the fans but ever so difficult for everyone involved with the clubs and especially referees.

Euro 2012

Republic Of Ireland NT: Booze & Babes In Bed No Biggie

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Image: Sportsfile.com.

Irish players will be free to enjoy some sexy time with their wives, mistresses (or perhaps both) during this summer's European Championships in Poland, Giovanni Trapattoni recently revealed.

While some football managers impose bans on rousing rompfests before big games, the Republic of Ireland NT manager doesn't see the harm in allowing his squad extracurricular sexual activity time as long as players' pleasing sessions occur before the sun goes down.

Internationals, defenders and summer travels

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Right then, stupid pointless, irritating internationals are out of the way, now we can get back to the real thing.

So far there have been no reports of maimings, snappings, twistings or any other ings which might prove damaging to an Arsenal player's chances of playing on Saturday. Robin van Persie played 45 minutes against England, Bert van Marwijk saying that he'd spoken with the skipper and because he'd had a bit of a groin problem he agreed to only play him for a half.

England U21 manager Stuart Pearce set to name England U21 team for his senior squad

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Football managers are infamous for wanting to rely on players they've already worked with. So with England interim manager Stuart Pearce possibly in charge for just one game, he's calling upon players he knows very well from his proper job as England Under 21 manager. Newspaper reports today suggest that Pearce yesterday phoned many senior [.

Champions League

Henry saves Wenger from further embarrassment

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From the outside looking in, everything seems to be fine in Gunner land. King Henry comes back to save the day with a late winner against Leeds in a 1-0 victory and Arsenal hosts Aston Villa in the next round of the FA Cup.

However, after reading between the lines, I wasn't too thrilled with Arsene Wenger's pre-game "motivational speech" to the fans, players, owners, and sponsors.

Boss Luciano Spalletti Stars In Saint Petersburg

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While the economy in Italy lurches from one crisis to another, there is an export market which shows no signs of a slump. Across Europe, it seems, there is a prized product of the peninsula which never sees demand dry up. An unerring rule of the football market appears to have been established: if you seek success and tactical acumen go out and hire a Italian coach.

The Rest

Fortnightly opinion: Guillermo Barros Schelotto joins Boca Juniors

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Following Rodolfo Arruabarrena's sacking as Boca Juniors manager on Monday, the club wasted little time appointing a successor, and on Tuesday Guillermo Barros Schelotto was confirmed in charge of the league and Copa Argentina champions. In my latest opinion piece ... Continue reading →

Being a Football Manager in 2013

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The subject of managerial changes has arisen a few times this season. Generally these changes have been presented in a negative light by the media and fans. Often as "good men" are fired from positions in which they appeared to be safe. Both Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott steered their respective clubs to excellent promotions in 2011/2012 and were then fired before they'd had the chance to complete a Premier League season many thought they had earned the right to see out.

Who would be a football manager? A statistical analysis.

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Who would be a football manager?

I thought I'd answer this age old question by collating some statistics and charts based on the current managers of all 90 Premier League and Football League clubs who have managers at this moment in time. I'm fully aware that this article is likely to be out of date as soon as its written, but I'd like to think that it gives a good indication as to the current trends and facts about football managers in our leagues today.

Fergie’s Aberdeen

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(Alex Ferguson with Celtic's legendary coach, Jock Stein)

Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson. Yes, he will be sculpted in bronze outside Old Trafford when the time comes. When the sculptor chooses the base for the statue, granite should be ordered. For it is in the "granite city" of Aberdeen in northeast Scotland that Ferguson's hardened coaching mould was cast.

Football managers want Robert De Niro to play them in the film of their life

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Acting legend Roberto De Niro is the man most football managers would like to take the starring role in a film of their life. That's if a straw poll by Yahoo!'s The Dugout is anything to go by. Over the last season, they asked more than 30 managers who they'd cast as themselves. De Niro [...]


Spoof: Alton Towers to launch new ‘Managerial Merry-Go-Round’ ride

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Alton Towers the UK's largest theme park today announced their new ride for the summer of 2012. After much anticipation of a colossal rollercoaster that would test the laws of physics, the park's chief went for something much more low-key and unorthodox: a merry-go-round where ‘at least 50 per cent' of the allotted [.

Wigan Rewarded for Roberto Martinez Managerial Loyalty

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Few people hold down the same job year after year in modern history, retiring from the position they began their career in. Generally speaking the higher profile a job is the harder it can be to hold onto. Football managers ...

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GIF It: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini pelts his beloved Fruit Pastilles into the ground

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When football managers are under pressure, it's those closest to them who bear the brunt. Take Roberto Mancini's Fruit Pastilles, for example. They've stood by him and supported him all season, but after a frustrating opening at Wolves, they suddenly find themselves being launched at the Molineux technical area.

FOOTBALL FINANCE | REAL MADRID JOSE MOURINHO Nº1 MONEY EARNING COACH

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Portuguese Football Website specialized in Football Finances, "Futebol Finance", has handed in it list of Top Money Earning Football Managers/ Coaches in World Football. REAL MADRID Coach JOSÉ MOURINHO tops the list with 10M€ per year, followed by FC BARCELONA Coach JOSEP GUARDIOLA with 7,5M€ per year.

10 Football Managers It’s Impossible To Love

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By Chris Wright

Given the furore at Leeds yesterday, we thought it would be fairly timely to put together Pies' pick of the ten English-based football managers that, for one reason or another, are almost impossible to foster a begrudging respect for let alone take to your heart.

The Man Who Will Save Spurs Season

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My name is 'Arry; I'm a cockney, but I'm still 'Not Guilty' The Greg Meyer Column. Greg's at home this week with legal matters, laying the Law down and highlighting 'Special Ones' from legal eagles to football managers from here to Madrid. Jose will be as furious after last night's 'El Classico' as were were on Sunday.

Budweiser signs up Sam Allardyce and Ian Holloway for FA Cup radio ad

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Budweiser has signed up football managers Sam Allardyce and Ian Holloway to star in radio ads highlighting its sponsorship of the FA Cup

QPR Report Saturday: Warnock's Views...Swansea...Stan Bowles and Brian Bedford Birthdays

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- Next Swansea: Past Games/Teams/Photos/Shared Players

- The 2011 Bernie Ecclestone Christmas Card (and Previous Years' Cards)

- 40 Years Ago: Rodney Marsh's England Debut

- QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC) AGM & EGM Scheduled

- Past QPR Boxing Day Games and Team Lineups

- Some Past Christmas Greetings to QPR Fans From Loftus Road


- 2010-2011 - Club-by-Club Football Arrests/Stats including QPR

With respect to QPR (See Table 10) there were 26 fan arrested in 2010-11 season.

Book review — Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You

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Brian Howard Clough was a complex character; that goes without saying. But despite the glut of books about him – and there have been several published this year – none have really examined his psyche and the intrinsic developments that created one of the most revered, successful and talked-about football managers of all time [.