Official: Crystal Palace Appoint Roy Hodgson As New Manager On Two-Year Deal (Photo)

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Amid all the Champions League hubbub, Crystal Palace chose Tuesday night to officially appoint Roy Hodgson as their new manager.

The 70-year-old replaces Frank de Boer, who was sacked just four matches into his tenure and becoming the first ever manager in Premier League history to lose his job without seeing his side score a single goal.

Play-Loving Football Idiots: Chester FC Inundated With ‘Football Manager’ CVs After Advertising Manager Vacancy On Twitter

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With the club currently squatting down at the bottom of the National League, Chester FC parted company with managerJon McCarthy on Wednesday following a disappointing 2-0 defeat against fellow stragglersSolihull Moors the night before.

The Blues then installed Tom Shaw as caretaker manager while they began the hunt for a new first-team coach.

‘I’m Prepared To Work For Free’ – Sol Campbell Willing To ‘Start In Gutter’ Of Non-League Football To Kick Off Management Career

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Sol Campbell has found it incredibly difficult to break into the world of management a plight that has become so desperate that he's using the national press to tout himself for jobs.

In a lengthy interview/covering letter inthe Guardiantoday, Campbell has basically let it be known that he's so eager to land a coaching role that he's willing to work for free just to get his foot in the door.

Ouch: Wrexham Boss Dean Keates Suffers Accidental Injury On First Day In New Job

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Havingmade well over 150 appearances and even captained the side as a player, Dean Keates was appointed as Wrexham's new manager on Tuesday.

The decision to hire the 38-year-old on a permanent basis was made just hours before the Welsh club's National League game against Barrow.

Who Has the Hardest Job in Football? Mourinho, Moyes, or Pellegrini?

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To deliver a successful season, and avoid any uncertainties Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini must win a trophy next season. Key stats going into the new Premier League season are as follows: Chelsea have not won the premier league for three years, David Moyes has never won a major trophy and Pellegrini has not won a domestic trophy in 10 years.


Retro Football: Graeme Souness Plants His Enormous Galatasaray Flag In Fenerbahce’s Centre Circle, 1996 (Video)

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We can scarcely believe it, but it's now 21 years to the very day that Graeme Souness became an eternalGalatasarayfolkhero by driving their club colours into the centre circle at Fenerbahce's stadium.

Having been out of work for over a year, Souness took charge at Gala for the 1995/96 season and promptly guided the side to a fairly disappointing fourth-place finish in the Super Lig, or 1.

Nottingham Forest Release Top 10 Goals Scored by New Manager Stuart Pearce!

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Stuart Pearce's return to Nottingham Forest as manager has the Forest fans dreaming of a return to the top flight ASAP and to coincide with the capture of the former Forest hero, captain and dead-ball specialist the club have released this video of the top 10 goals scored by one of England's best ever left backs!


Football Tat: All Pies Want For Christmas Is An Unofficial Lincoln City Danny Cowley Action Figure (Photo)

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What better way to reenact Lincoln City's remarkableFA Cup run of 2016/17 than with your very own, fully-poseable Danny Cowley action figurine?

Indeed, if the following photo is anything to go by, it would appear that a (presumably unofficial) toymodel of the Imps boss is available to purchase somewhere out there in the weird yonder.

No to a celebrity Manager at Arsenal

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Let me have a stab in the dark here. There will be cries, or more probably crying, for a Manager who still has a team in the Champions League, after all, you can only be a winner in the here and now. It's the nature of short termism, but hang on, things get worse.

I smell something fishy. Well, to be more precise, the pong of John Paul Gautier's "Homme", or whatever his latest odour is called.

Wenger – The next Arsenal boss will be in a strong position

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Arsene Wenger has been ridiculed many many times over his fixation of getting Arsenal into the Top Four every year but failing to win any other trophy for eight long years until last season's FA Cup victory, but in a deep interview with the BBC he is proud of his achievements. Wenger won three titles [.

Bayern Munich admit wanting Arsene Wenger as manager

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There is an interesting bit of news from Germany this morning concerning Arsenal, as Uli Hoenness has decided to tell the world that Bayern Munich often tried to lure Arsene Wenger to the Allianz Arena over the years.

"We did try to get him at Bayern Munich a few times," The Bayern President said.

David Moyes preparing to replace Wenger at Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger has been charged with getting Arsenal into the Champions League places every season, and the position has now been renamed as "The Wenger Cup". Last season the Gunners just scraped into the Champions League, but now for the first time in 16 years it looks like this position could be in serious danger of slipping away from him.

What Arsenal need to end eight years of failure…….

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Arsenal in Decline by MG

There is no doubt, unless you are the ultimate optimist, that Arsenal FC is in a downward spiral.

This decline started with the sale of Thierry Henry, for a pittance, and the failure of the manager and Board to replace him with another first class striker.

English Premier League

Neil’s confidence misplaced as Norwich sack him

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London (AFP) – Norwich sacked manager Alex Neil on Friday hours after the Scot stated he was the right man to take the second tier club forward in the long term.

The 35-year-old - who will be replaced in the interim by first team coach Alan Irvine - lost the confidence of the board with the Canaries nine points off the Championship play-off places.

World class PL winning target tells friends he is joining Man United this summer

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has informed his close friends that he is confident of succeeding Louis Van Gaal as the next Manchester United manager.

The Portuguese manager was sacked last year due to a poor start and wants to return to management with another Premier League club this summer.

Liverpool up, Chelsea down

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Jurgen Klopp's long-awaited first victory as Liverpool manager came with a 1-3 away win against the defending champions of Chelsea. This will surely put expectations even higher for Liverpool, who looked confident and organized. There is much work to do though, and while I firmly believe that Klopp is the right man to make Liverpool better over the next year, I do not believe in immediate short

Premier League Manager of the Season Nominees

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There may still be six games to go for most teams in the Premier League but the league table is shaping up fairly clearly for the first time this season. Chelsea look to have a tight grip on the title, as they have for the majority of the season.

With Adam Lallana Possibly On His Way, What Will A Pochettino Tottenham Team Look Like?

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Now that Mauricio Pochettino has officially become Tottenham manager, the work to mold a team begins. Much has been made of the swashbuckling style of Southampton's play under the Argentine coach. And Spurs fans will be expecting to see a similar approach from Tottenham next season. In fact, given the belief that Tottenham's squad is better than Southampton, Spurs fans will be expecting good football AND good results.

5 Things Mauricio Pochettino Needs To Do At Tottenham

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And so the Tottenham managerial merry go round picks up another passenger. This time the man taken for a spin will be Mauricio Pochettino, the highly rated manager of last season's surprise package Southampton, who has agreed to a five-year deal. The former Argentine international turned manager comes with a reputation for high intensity, high pressing, attacking football which sounds eerily close to the mythical "Tottenham" way.

Why the Trend Towards Younger Managers is a Positive Sign For Ryan Giggs at Manchester United

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With David Moyes finally getting the chop at Manchester United, the search for Sir Alex Ferguson's successor goes back to square one. Since taking over from Ferguson last summer, Moyes has never looked entirely comfortable at the helm and his sacking almost feels like an act of mercy. He always seemed to be a temporary manager mistakenly given a permanent position.

David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat

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When the news was confirmed early on Tuesday morning that Manchester United boss David Moyes had been sacked, it sadly came as no surprise as the writing had been on the wall for a while. The champions had 27 fewer points than they did after 35 games last season.

Everything is in Arsenal’s favour for a change – Grab the opportunity!

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Wenger can lead us through a league in turmoil by DG

While everyone knows that Arsene Wenger is now comfortably the longest serving current Premier League manager, I wonder if you all realise just how far ahead he is of the pack? It was revealed yesterday that Tony Pulis is leaving Stoke after 7 years in charge.

SIX Reasons Why Arsenal Can Win The Title Next Year

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Six Reasons Why Arsenal Can Dominate English Football Next Season by FD

Recent years have been frustrating for followers of Arsenal. The trophy drought has been bad enough, but we've also had to endure the regular exodus of our best players and the apparent reluctance of the powers-that-be to compete with the other top clubs on an equal footing.

Next One Won’t Stay That Long

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Arsene Wenger will be the last long reigned Arsenal manager.

The current manager of our football club has been in charge since 1996. 17 years is a long time in football but that's how long Wenger has been with us in the same capacity. Alex Ferguson is the only one in the Premier League era to have lasted longer than Wenger with David Moyes a little behind in the list.


Temuri Ketsbaia Announced as Manager

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Ketsbaia, the Georgian manager and ex-player who played for AEK between 1994 and 1997, has been announced as our new manager. He signed a contract for two years and while I didn't see this coming, I can't say I'm disappointed. I had high hopes for Montanier, but I'm probably even more excited now that Ketsbaia will be leading the team.

Panionios 1-0 AEK

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A disappointing end to what has been a very disappointing bunch of playoff games for AEK. I knew going into it all that we'd be pretty tired and worn out, but I was hoping for better than 4th place but what can you do? Honestly I can't complain, I'd rather see us win the Cup and finish 4th rather than finish 2nd but not win the Cup.

AEK 5-1 Iraklis

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Despite all the events of the past week, AEK managed to rebound in the best possible way. Not only did we manage to get the three points from the win, but we did it by playing some great football and scoring the most goals we've scored in one game for many years now.

I was somewhat nervous about the game for a few reasons.

Manchester United

Ancelotti admits United interest

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Carlo Ancelotti has admitted "every manager" in the world would be interest in managing Manchester United, adding he is likely to return to management in the summer.

The former Chelsea manager has been without a job since he was sacked by Real Madrid at the end of last season, despite leading the Spanish giants to a 10th European Cup in the 2013-14 campaign, and has been among the managers linked with a move to United once the Louis Van Gaal era comes to an end.

Moyes’ winter is over, but will LVG bring an everlasting summer?

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A year on from the abdication of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United remain in a limbo. The much planned succession led not to an expected summer of triumph but to a ten-month long winter of turgid football, impotent crosses and Marouane Fellaini. Less than a year aftera sacking at Old Trafford seemed unthinkable, the fans were as desperate for one as an addict seeking a hit.

Sunderland Sacks Paolo di Canio And Why It May Be Difficult 4-1 To Be A Man United Fan This Week

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One of the Premiership's many hilarious characters, Paolo Di Canio, has been handed the final red card by Sunderland after the 3-0 loss to West Brom on Saturday. Oh dear, we will miss all his dreadful, madcap antics!

Di Canio's record of only one point from five league games this campaign is disastrous for any manager, which explains the Sunderland board's decision to sack him early this morning.


Benitez to Madrid

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Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid after the Spanish giants decided to get rid of Carlo Ancelotti, unsurprisingly after he had won nothing this season. If anything is unsurprising about Benitez' appointment is that it had not happened before. Rafa Benitez seems to have been aiming at this job ever since he started as a youth coach in Real Madrid and Castilla (a

Morten Olsen Interview

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The Danish Special One!

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.

New managers all around!

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With Guardiola's signing of Bayern Munich and Alex Ferguson's goodbye at Manchester United there have already been huge managing news in European football. But lately there have been even more interesting news on this front, most notably the exit of Jose Mourinho from Real Madrid. Notwithstanding that Mourinho is a brilliant manager, what he most takes away from Madrid is that the club was indeed

"Interim" Chelsea

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Chelsea has been up and down over the last few years. In 2011 Carlo Ancelotti was fired as the club "only" made it to second place in the Premier League (the previous year he had led them to their first "Double"). For the start of the 2011-12 season Andre Villas-Boas became manager, and under him team performance dipped with a string of defeats.

The end of an era

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Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years at the end of this season. He took over in 1986 after a brief stint as Scottish national coach at a time when the club had not taken the English title since 1967. In the first years Manchester United didn't win the title, but steadily improving, Ferguson held on, taking the FA Cup in 1990, and the UEFA


Legendäre Pressekonferenzen #05: Felix Magath erster Tag beim Fulham FC

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Felix Magath hat einen neuen Job. Er ist nun der erste deutsche Trainer in England und will nun den Engländern zeigen, was es heißt, sich den Arsch aufzureißen. Medizinbälle hat er dafür sicher auch gleich mit auf die Insel gebracht, so viel steht fest. In Deutschland schüttelt man den Kopf,...

Das Hoffenheimer Personalkarussell dreht sich weiter

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In Hoffenheim war über Ostern einiges los. Marco Kurz und Andreas Müller dürfen sich jetzt Ex-Trainer bzw. Ex-Manager nennen, denn man strebt einen "umfassenden Neuaufbau" an und will aber gleichzeitig auch noch um den Verbleib in der 1. Bundesliga kämpfen. Wir nennen so etwas ja human ausgedrückt "stetiges Personalkarussell", andere dagegen sprechen von einer bescheidenen [.

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Chelsea: Diego Costa Once Again Reiterates He Would Really, Really, Really Like To Return To Atletico Madrid If It’s At All Possible, Thank You

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Coming precisely one day after Diego Costa confirmed his desire to rejoin former club Atletico Madrid, the AWOL Chelsea striker has re-confirmed his desire to rejoin former club Atletico Madrid.

After being informed via text message a couple of months ago that he was no longer part of Antonio Conte's plans, Costa has hunkered down in his hometown of Lagarto, Brazil, where he apparently intends to remain until his demands are met.

Christiansen named new Leeds manager

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London (AFP) – Former Spanish international Thomas Christiansen is the new manager of fallen English football giants Leeds United, the second-tier club announced on Thursday.

The 44-year-old - born in Denmark but who qualified to play for Spain through his Spanish mother - replaces Garry Monk, who shocked the club by rejecting a new contract last month.

Will ich Manager werden?

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Vor ein paar Tagen wurde der Frittenmeister mal gefragt, ob er es sich vorstellen könnte, einen Fussballverein zu managen. Mh, meine Antwort darauf war ganz klar NEIN. Ich habe zwar mit der Fussball Managerserie von EA Sports meine Erfahrungen gesammelt aber es wäre ja verdammt doof, wenn ich jetzt sagen würde, dass mich das qualifiziert [.