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Olympiakos release coach Lemonis after fourth spell

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Greek champions Olympiakos released interim coach Takis Lemonis on Thursday with media reports expected to announce the hiring of Spanish coach Oscar Garcia.

“Takis Lemonis took over the team in special circumstances and we thank him for his services,” said Olympiakos who added that he will be offered another post at the club.

Bayern start search for Ancelotti successor

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are putting their faith in Willy Sagnol as interim coach “for now” while seeking a replacement for the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, said the club’s sporting director Friday.

Two days before the Bundesliga champions visit Hertha Berlin, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic took Ancelotti’s place at the pre-match press conference.

New England Revolution

A.J. Soares want Shalrie Joseph to be Revs interim coach

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Coach Shalrie? Soares likes the idea.

Everyone has an opinion on what should happen next for the New England Revolution, including former player A.J. Soares.

Soares, who played in Foxboro from 2011-2014, took to Twitter on Tuesday to comment on who should serve as the interim coach after the firing of Jay Heaps.

Union Fall 3-1 to the Chicago Fire

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I left PPL Park tonight having scored just as many goals as the Philadelphia Union had scored against the visiting Chicago Fire (and even against Montreal last week), none. Don't get me wrong the Union did get a goal in the 34th-minute off a nice, arcing cross from Freddy Adu to Chandler Hoffman, but it deflected off Chicago defender Jalil Anibaba, past keeper Sean Johnson and into the back of the net for an own goal.

Revolution vs. Union: Live Game Thread

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The New England Revolution are at PPL Park tonight to take on the Philadelphia Union in their first if three matches this season. The Union (6-10-2) sit just behind the Revs (6-9-5) towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but have found inspired form under interim coach John Hackworth who stepped in when Peter Nowak and the club parted ways in June.

U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals: A Look Ahead

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By Tuesday night's end, the U.S. Open Cup field will be down to four teams.

A three-time defending champion, four other MLS sides and three upstart USL Pro clubs remain in what has been a riveting tournament so far under the new format.Â

The two big questions looming Tuesday are: Will the Sounders' Open Cup reign finally come to an end against an in-form San Jose side?

Portland Timbers

MLS Week 26: A Look Ahead

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At the moment, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps stand on somewhat uncertain ground in the Western Conference playoff hunt. But a win Saturday could go a long way toward easing the pressure.

With the home stretch approaching, the Galaxy and Whitecaps will face off in a crucial clash this weekend at the Home Depot Center.

Porter named Timbers coach, will take over after conclusion of college season

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Caleb Porter is making the jump to the professional ranks, but not until December.Â

Porter was named the new coach of the Portland Timbers Wednesday, where he will take over full-time duties from interim coach and general manager Gavin Wilkinson, who took over for the ousted John Spencer.

Caleb Porter To Be Portland’s Next Coach?

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I want to open this up with saying I don't like the idea of this move at all, for either side. is reporting this morning that the Portland Timbers are set to offer their head coaching position to Akron head coach and US U-23 national team head coach Caleb Porter.

The Portland Timbers have offered their head coaching job to University of Akron coach Caleb Porter, according to sources.

MLS Notes: Rapids sign Honduran veteran Thomas, FCD add striker & more

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The Colorado Rapids may be slipping further and further out of postseason contention, but that is not stopping the club from making improvements for the stretch run.

The Rapids signed Honduran veteran and former Wigan Athletic central midfielder Hendry Thomas Tuesday in an effort to bolster the club's quality in the center of the field while adding a player with immense experience.

Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA Preview and Match Thread

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Reading all the vitriol about Gavin Wilkinson over the last few days you'd be forgiven for forgetting the Timbers' first game under the new interim coach was just two weeks ago. It might be more comforting, I suppose, for a Timbers fan to convince him/herself that it has been three or four weeks, considering the eleven goals the Boys in Green have leaked with Wilkinson at the helm.

Recap: Portland is in the record books for something...

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Quick Recap:

The Portland Timbers made a lot of line-up changes but the result stayed the same. Portland almost struck first but in the end they gave up the first goal, then a second in the first half. The second half proved just as disastrous as the team gave up after giving up the third 3 minutes into the second half.

UPDATE: Portland Timbers Relieve John Spencer of Duties with Club

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We all knew it was going to happen since this morning, but the 2:30 press conference made it official: the Portland Timbers have fired John Spencer, the team's first coach of the MLS era. Gavin Wilkinson will serve as interim coach until the end of the season. Club owner Merritt Paulson and General Manager, Technical Director and Interim Head Coach Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement jointly at Jeld Wen Field today.

Portland Parts Ways With John Spencer

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John Spencer has been given the pink slip. (Getty Images)

The coaching hot seat list is clearing out. First it was Aron Winter, then Peter Nowak, and now it is John Spencer's turn at getting the pink slip.

Current General Manager Gavin Wilkinson, who coached the Timbers during their USL days, will reportedly serve as interim coach and the team will search for a permanent replacement during the offseason.

North American Soccer League

NASL Week 14: A Look Back

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In just his second game in charge, Eric Wynalda helped the Altanta Silverbacks do something they had done just once all season: Win.

The Silverbacks picked up their second victory of the season by pulling off a 2-0 upset win on the road over defending champions Minnesota Stars FC.

Atlanta Silverbacks Sign Danny Barrera of Cal FC and Ventura County

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In a move that was more a matter of when then if, the Atlanta Silverbacks with interim coach and team adviser Eric Wynalda, have signed Danny Barrera, according to Pangea Sports Management. "I'm ready to move on and up in my career," said Barrera. "All I want to do is play and continue to get [...

Eric Wynalda Named Interim Coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks

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Eric Wynalda has been named the new head coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks on a interim basis. He is replacing former manager Alex Pineda Chacón who was released on Sunday. Wynalda becomes the third head coach in less than a year for the organization. Sources in Atlanta said Silverbacks owner Boris Jerkunica had recently been inquiring about Wynalda.

roberto di matteo

Noticias: Di Matteo Says Torres Must Still Fight For Spot, French Positive Over Deschamps’ Appointment As National Coach

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Chelsea coach Roberto di Matteo, who was rudely jolted from his summer holidays to give this interview, declared that despite Fernando Torres' recent Euro 2012 win, the Spaniard will still have to fight for a starting berth in the Chelsea squad next season.

MARADONA:"Hats off to this group of veteran warriors"

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Diego Maradona backed Chelsea to win the Champions League when it seemed everyone else didn't and credit to him. He may not be everyone's cup of tea as a person but as a footballer and for his ability (apart from THAT goal) he has most people's respect and rightly so.

Maradona has spoke of Chelsea's Champions League success last week and has been quick to give credit where credit is due.

Europe: 2011-12 Season Review – Part 2

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Manchester City dramatically won their first English championship since 1968

In the second part of Stoppage Time's 2011-12 Season Review we take a look at how the season finished from England to Macedonia.


Manchester City captured their first league championship for 44 years in dramatic fashion.

Terry And Cahill Hold Key To Chelsea’s Progression

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Tomorrow night's return leg Champions League semi final fixture against Barcelona at the Nou Camp won't be a walk in the park for Interim coach Roberto Di Matteo.

Despite having a slight advantage over the Catalans, Di Matteo believes that his ageing stars have what it takes to deny Barcelona a chance to defend their title.

Premiership Party : The Politics And Friction Which Led To The Dismissal Of Andre Villas-Boas

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"Going... going.... gone!" Well that just sums up the 8-month journey of Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea coach... a journey which culminated in a spectacular and timely dismissal on Saturday. Don't play the angel now, you knew this was coming!

Anyway, the fact is Chelsea probably aren't very proud about being relegated to "third best" in London now, behind Spurs and Arsenal in the standings.

Eight months later Andre Villa- Boas is gone

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"And very obviously, Abramovich has gone insane. ... totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct "

The Russian roulette with managers continues at Chelsea. In what universe does a group of aging, non-performing players hold sway over a bright minded, accomplished coach?

Champions League

Roberto Di Matteo set to be confirmed Chelsea's coach

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" I'll drink to that"

The interim coach who led Chelsea to their first ever Champions League title is moving closer to signing a more permanent deal. It is actually a short term contract for a year extendable to two. An announcement is expected sometime this week. This is Roman Abramovich's way of showing gratitude while he keeps looking elsewhere.

Sami Hyypia becomes Bayer Leverkusen's interim coach

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Old Liverpool hand Sami Hyypia becomes Leverkusen's interim coach

A string of poor results including a weekend loss to Freiburg ended Robin Dutt's reign at Bayer Leverkusen. Dutt's team was sitting in seventh in the Bundesliga far removed from its runners up position last season.

Bayer announced Sami Hyypia, coach of the reserve team and Sascha Lewandowski, the U-19 head honcho would manage Leverkusen to the end of the season.

Arsenal’s Alex Song Leads Crazy Team Candids, Women’s Champions League Final & Roma vs Milan

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The one thing you must know about Alex Song is that he loves acting out "If Incredible Hulk Were Drunk..." scenarios in front of the camera. Rolling on the grass and breakdancing is all part of Song's training routine, as evident during Arsenal's session yesterday.

Stuart Pearce

Our Gift To The FA: The 23-Man Squad England Should Take To Euro 2012

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By Chris Wright

Yesterday came the news that interim coach Stuart Pearce may (rather farcically, we might add) find himself railroaded into selecting England's 23-man squad for the European Championships of 2012 if the FA don't pull their stubby fingers out and get around to swearing in Harry 'Tottenham Hotwho?

Pearce has no more casualities!

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Interim England manager Stuart Pearce will have been disappointed to lose a number of selected players for Englands game with Holland on Wednesday, with Darren Bent, Wayne Rooney, Kyle Walker and Tom Cleverly all dropping out of the squad. But there have been no more casualties as Pearce was able to train with a full complement of 21 players at Wembley on Tuesday after Gareth Barry was fit to take part of training as bwin betting has Holland as favourites to win.

Melbourne Victory

Magilton gone

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Melbourne Victory have announced today that interim coach Jim Magilton will not receive a new contract and the club will now be looking for a new Head Coach ahead of next season. The following press release was issued this afternoon: Melbourne Victory Football Club today wishes to advise that interim Head Coach, Jim Magilton, has

Jim Magilton: He’s got the skills

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New Melbourne Victory interim coach Jim Magilton isn't just a football manager. He was also quite a decent player in his day and at 42 years of age he's still got the skills. Here he is wipping in some nice free kicks that even Carlos Hernandez would be proud of in the Hyundai Football Challenge last year.

Jim Magilton appointed interim coach

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Melbourne Victory confirmed today that Northern Irishman Jim Magilton has been appointed the Club's interim coach, signing a contract for the remainder of the 2011/12 A-League season. Magilton was an experienced player having represented his country 52 times and played for a number of clubs including Southampton and Ipswich Town.

The Rest

Jona Gonzalez and US Soccer’s lingering communicat

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - After a mostly disappointing 2017, many USMNT fans have turned their focus towards the youth movement that's widely expected to unfold under the next coach. Interim coach Dave Sarachan already gave a glimpse of what that might look like with the squad called in for November's friendly vs Portugal.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jack McInerney

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Union forward Jack McInerney joins KYW's Greg Orlandini and special co-host Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News and 610 WIP's 90th Minute radio show in the latest edition of the podcast. McInerney talks about his struggles for playing time under former Union coach Peter Nowak and his blossoming under interim coach John Hackworth.

Seattle Sounders at Chicago Fire - Three Questions

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The Chicago Fire are transitioning from a team with significant issues to one with some hope of the playoffs. There move last year to have Frank Klopas as an interim coach and technical director is now permanent. While the rebuild isn't complete this fairly unique in MLS structure means that one man is purely in charge.

Zola linked to Melbourne Victory job

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Fox Sports News have revealed this evening that Italian football legend and former West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola is on his way to Melbourne to meet with the Victory board to discuss a possible head coaching role at the club. After interim coach Jim Magilton was ruled out of contention earlier today, the search