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Scottish Premier League

'Be ready to push the button': Former player has transfer advice for Rangers

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Glasgow Rangers should have Steve Clarke on their radar while appointing the next manager at the Ibrox club, according to former Gers player Alex Rae.

The Gers are second in the Scottish Premiership table, ten points behind arch rivals Celtic with the Bhoys having a game in hand.

After a disastrous start to the season, Rangers parted ways with Pedro Caixinha and appointed Graeme Murty as their manager.

The Next King of Scotland? Assessing 8 candidates to be the next Celtic manager

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by Kevin McCluskie The recent announcement that Ronny Deila would be leaving Celtic at the end of the season was probably one of the worst kept secrets in Scottish football. There has been...

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West Brom

Official: Alan Pardew Is West Brom’s Exciting New Manager For An Exciting New Age

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There you have it. The deed is done. Alan Pardew is officially the latest chapter in West Brom's ongoing 10-year commitment to hiring utterly uninspiring managers.

Pardew has been appointed on a two-and-a-half year contract, replacing Tony Pulis, who replaced Alan Irvine, who replaced Pepe Mel, who replaced Steve Clarke, who replaced Roy Hodgson, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo, who replaced Tony Mowbray, who replaced Bryan Robson, who replaced Gary Megson.

West Brom’s Saido Berahino brands Steve Clarke sacking as ‘f*cking sh*t’

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West Brom striker Saido Berahino appears to be less than impressed at the decision to sack head coach Steve Clarke. Shortly after the Baggies confirmed that Clarke had been "relieved of his duties", the England Under-21 international took to Twitter to post a comment that seemed to be in response to the sacking.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke defends Christmas party

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Steve Clarke has defended a Christmas jolly that saw his players fly to Dublin. The Baggies had lost three games on the bounce before the squad went to Ireland for their party. But their manager has defended the decision to allow the festivities to go ahead. He said: "Listen, they have to relax and enjoy [.

Video: West Brom striker Saido Berahino’s mum shows off her one-touch passing

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If West Brom boss Steve Clarke does end up losing youngster Saido Berahino to Arsenal or Manchester City, he could always sign his mum. England Under-21 international Berahino has posted a video of him and his mother doing a passing drill in the living room. And she completes the sessions with Xavi-esque pass completion statistics.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke unhappy Saido Berahino’s wages became public after Man Utd win

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Steve Clarke is not pleased that Saido Berahino's £850-a-week pay packet became public knowledge after his winner against Manchester United. The West Brom manager pointed the finger squarely at Berahino's agent. Clarke said: "If you've seen what came out in the press after the game last week, obviously his agent has been a little bit [.

West Brom hope to offer Morgan Amalfitano a permanent deal after Man Utd heroics

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West Brom want to sign on-loan winger Morgan Amalfitano on a permanent deal after his stunning goal in the victory over Manchester United. The Frenchman has looked an excellent acquisition so far this season and Steve Clarke will now seek to extend his stay beyond the end of the season, according to reports in the [.

English Premier League

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

West Bromwich’s Ability to Hire Tony Pulis as Head Coach is a Coup for Midlands Club

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For years, it has seemed that West Bromwich Albion was content to be either a yo-yo club or barely scraping by to avoid relegation. Steve Clarke raised the club to unseen heights in the Premier League era finishing 8th in the 2012-13 season but was sacked before Christmas when 2013-14 didn't start off quite as well.

West Bromwich’s Ability to Hire Tony Pulis as Head Coach is a Coup for Midlands Club

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For years, it has seemed that West Bromwich Albion was content to be either a yo-yo club or barely scraping by to avoid relegation. Steve Clarke raised the club to unseen heights in the Premier League era finishing 8th in the 2012-13 season but was sacked before Christmas when 2013-14 didn't start off quite as well.

Tony Pulis to be Confirmed as New Head Coach at West Bromwich

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Tony Pulis will be confirmed as West Brom's new head coach by the weekend, Press Association Sport understands.

The former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager is set to replace Alan Irvine, who was sacked by the Baggies on Monday.

Pulis is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year contract at The Hawthorns and will be in the stands for the Baggies' New Year's Day trip to West Ham.

Tony Pulis to be Confirmed as New Head Coach at West Bromwich

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Tony Pulis will be confirmed as West Brom's new head coach by the weekend, Press Association Sport understands.

The former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager is set to replace Alan Irvine, who was sacked by the Baggies on Monday.

Pulis is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year contract at The Hawthorns and will be in the stands for the Baggies' New Year's Day trip to West Ham.

Crystal Palace Appoint Neil Warnock Manager On A Two-Year Contract

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Crystal Palace have appointed Neil Warnock as manager on a two-year contract with immediate effect. Warnock was previously in charge of the club from 2007 to 2010. He replaces Tony Pulis, who left the club "by mutual consent" on August 15.

Steve Clarke had been rumored to be the favorite for the job at Selhurst Park.

Will West Brom Struggle To Avoid Relegation?

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Will West Brom Struggle To Avoid Relegation? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion sit just one place above the relegation zone, loitering above Sunderland on goal difference having played a game more and former manager Steve Clarke has come out and said that they may struggle to avoid relegation.

West Bromwich Albion Appoint Pepe Mel As Head Coach to Replace Steve Clarke

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West Bromwich Albion have appointed Pepe Mel as the head coach of the club, to replace Steve Clarke who was sacked almost four weeks ago.

Mel has signed an 18-month contract and takes over from caretaker manager Keith Downing. The 50-year-old Spaniard's first match in charge will be the Monday, January 20 match at home against Everton.

Hull City On Verge of Signing West Brom Striker Shane Long for £5million

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Hull City are on the verge of signing West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long on a £5million deal, according to reports in the British media tonight.

The unsettled Irish striker could finally complete the transfer to Steve Bruce's side after the same move on deadline day in the summer transfer window was scuttled.

Premiership managerial casualties of 2013

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It used to be said that managing the England national team was the ‘impossible job' as there was no way you could ever succeed unless you were perennial winners of the World Cup. That term should now be reserved for the Barclays Premier League, though, as the guillotine fell on yet another manager, Cardiff City's, Malky Mackay, who became the 6th victim of the season.

Premiership managerial casualties of 2013

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It used to be said that managing the England national team was the ‘impossible job' as there was no way you could ever succeed unless you were perennial winners of the World Cup. That term should now be reserved for the Barclays Premier League, though, as the guillotine fell on yet another manager, Cardiff City's, Malky Mackay, who became the 6th victim of the season.

Alan Pardew Linked With Top Management Job

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It seems being a Premier League manager these days is even more precarious than it used to be, and two managers got the sack over the weekend, when their teams lost and West Brom's Steve Clarke is out of a job, and Andre Villas-Boas was sacked yesterday morning, after the 5-0 mauling by Liverpool at [.

Spurs sack Andre Villas-Boas

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It must be the crazy season in England at the moment as we have just had the second crazy sacking in 48 hours. On Saturday West Brom fired Steve Clarke and today Tottenham Hotspur fired Andre Villas-Boas.

A statement on the Spurs web site said:

"The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach Andre Villas-Boas for the termination of his services," said a Spurs statement.

West Brom Need Someone Like Roy Hodgson

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West Brom Need Someone Like Roy Hodgson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion have been left without a manager after Steve Clarke was sacked after some less than impressive performances. Chairman Jeremy Peace decided to pull the plug on the ex-Chelsea assistant after a 1-0 away defeat to Cardiff.

SPURned (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Opportunities and goals all over the Premier League, just not evenly shared as sides get brushed aside or fail to make an impression at all. Managers on the end and Steve Clarke is over it as AVB reiterates the idea that he isn't a quitter.

Rodgers will be happy with himself whilst Moyes gets little credit for a routine win.

West Bromwich Albion Sack Steve Clarke; Bah Humbug to WBA’s Board of Directors

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Steve Clarke has been sacked as manager of West Bromwich Albion.

The following is the statement from the club with my editorial comments in yellow:

"West Bromwich Albion have this evening relieved Head Coach Steve Clarke of his duties and placed him on gardening leave with immediate effect.

Bad Decision By West Brom To Sack Steve Clarke

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Shockingly bad decision by West Brom who have sacked Steve Clarke after the team's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff. The loss, which was their fourth in a row in the Premier League, left the Baggies two points off the relegation places.

"We have reluctantly come to the decision to relieve Steve of his duties after very careful consideration," West Brom technical director Richard Garlick said.

How Much Pressure Are West Brom Really Under?

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How Much Pressure Are West Brom Really Under? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Since beating Manchester United at Old Trafford, West Bromwich Albion have only picked up one win in nine games, slipping to 15th in the process, two points above the relegation zone. Fans are beginning to worry whether their side will be dragged into another relegation dog fight after so many in the past, but how much danger are The Baggies really in?

West Brom Must Exploit The Wings To Defeat Aston Villa

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West Brom Must Exploit The Wings To Defeat Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Monday night, West Bromwich Albion take on rivals Aston Villa at The Hawthorns, but it is vital for the side to continue to build on the Chelsea performance last time out.

It is important for Albion not to take their foot of the pedal, as they look to drive their way up the table.

Referee Andre Marriner Faces Being Dropped After Failure to Spot Ramires Dive: Nightly Soccer Report

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Here are tonight's world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

  • Referee Andre Marriner faces being dropped after failure to spot Ramires dive — The Independent
  • How Manchester United beat Arsenal with so little possession — BBC Sport
  • Swansea City turn to American military as they face battles at home and abroad — Wales Online
  • Robin van Persie has skills 'to match whatever Arsenal have got' — The Guardian
  • Lionel Messi transfer to the Premier League 'could be just two years away' — The Mirror
  • West Brom's Steve Clarke flabbergasted by penalty awarded to Chelsea — The Guardian
  • Martin O'Neill attacks his Sunderland successor Paolo Di Canio as a 'managerial charlatan' — Telegraph
  • Photos and video of Mike Myers at Anfield — Liverpool FC
  • BT Sport's Tim Lovejoy is poster boy for game's lost soul — The Telegraph
  • Michael Laudrup: Referee Robert Madley should apologise to Swansea for Stoke penalty — Metro
  • Norwich half-time shouting match fuelled win over West Ham reveals Robert Snodgrass — The Mirror

International soccer

  • Landon Donovan out for upcoming United States national team friendlies— Pro Soccer Talk
  • Manager Chris Colemanset to continue in Wales role — BBC Sport

Football League

  • Derby's Andre Wisdom gets lost on way to stadium, drives his Porsche straight into mud pit— FOX Soccer
  • Wigan's James McClean not dropped for poppy snub, says Owen Coyle— The Independent

MLS

  • Rule Change to Put Portland Timbers in the 2014 CONCACAF Champions League?

WEST BROM: All change for Chelsea again at the weekend?

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I am interested in reading the opinion of Chelsea fans ahead of this weekend against West Brom. Do you think Jose Mourinho should make wholesale changes to the team for this one?

Last night, Mourinho made six changes from the side that suffered defeat against Newcastle. Fernando Torres was the only enforced change due to injury and he is out of the game on Saturday.

West Brom vs Crystal Palace Preview: Team News + Prediction

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West Brom vs Crystal Palace Preview: Team News + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Brom will welcome bottom placed team in the Premier League Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns in the Premier League clash on Saturday.

Palace did everything right in their last match apart from losing to Arsenal and at this juncture positives feelings are hard to come by for them.

Go Forth To Crush The Baggies

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Going to need two, to stop this man

Tonight will be the second meeting for The Arsenal against West Brom this season, and unlike 2 weeks ago, the personnel involved are likely to be very different. That was the Capital One Cup and this is the Premier League. A league in which we could return to the top if we win tonight's match.

Go Forth To Crush The Baggies

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Going to need two, to stop this man

Tonight will be the second meeting for The Arsenal against West Brom this season, and unlike 2 weeks ago, the personnel involved are likely to be very different. That was the Capital One Cup and this is the Premier League. A league in which we could return to the top if we win tonight's match.

Confirmed Line-Ups: Man Utd vs West Brom – Chicharito & Kagawa starts

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Confirmed Line-Ups: Man Utd vs West Brom Chicharito & Kagawa starts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United welcome West Brom at the Old Trafford looking to bounce back from their ignominious defeat at the hands of derby rivals Manchester City last weekend.

West Brom are heading into this match on the back of a heart-breaking League Cup defeat at the hands of Arsenal a tie that was decided on the penalty shoot-outs.

Man Utd v West Brom preview: Van Persie fit, Fellaini returns, Chicharito to start?

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Man Utd v West Brom preview: Van Persie fit, Fellaini returns, Chicharito to start? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will welcome West Bromwich Albion at the Old Trafford on Saturday looking to bounce back strongly in the Premier League, after a humiliating derby defeat in their last league game.

Who Are Ya? Morgan Amalfitano (West Brom)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Morgan Amalfitano Age: 28 Position: Midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Loan (with possible permanent move) Did you know? Amalfitano was tipped to join Arsenal in 2011 before opting to sign for Marseille instead. What's the deal? Amalfitano has been angling for a move away from [.

Championship

Aston Villa Appoint Roberto Di Matteo As Head Coach With Steve Clarke As Assistant

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A wee tidbit of afternoon breaking news for ye, in that Aston Villa have named Roberto Di Matteo as their new head coach.

While Villa haven't officially confirmed the appointment yet, BBC Sport are reporting that Di Matteo has taken over with Steve Clarke as his assistant.

The pair have never worked in tandemin a managerial sense but did spend two years on the playing staff together at Chelsea way back when.

Ex-Chelsea defender Steve Clarke keen on Fulham job

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Former West Brom manager Steve Clarke says he would be open to managing Fulham. The Championship side are without a boss after sacking Felix Magath,...

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West Bromwich Albion

Young Guns Primed …. The Return of the Striking Viking?

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The games coming like London busses. The Interlull followed by two games a week but tonight we have the very enjoyable opportunity to see how deep our squad is.

Whether we win or not depends upon how WBA and Steve Clarke approach the game. If as I suspect they put out a first 11 then we are in for a tough evening, if like AFC they go with a weakened team, then we should see an exciting game.

Young Guns Primed …. The Return of the Striking Viking?

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The games coming like London busses. The Interlull followed by two games a week but tonight we have the very enjoyable opportunity to see how deep our squad is.

Whether we win or not depends upon how WBA and Steve Clarke approach the game. If as I suspect they put out a first 11 then we are in for a tough evening, if like AFC they go with a weakened team, then we should see an exciting game.