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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo takes aim at Spurs youth setup

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Tottenham Hotspur's youth credentials have been slammed by Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo. The Blues official is clearly not...

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Video: Palpable discord between Mourinho and players, says Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo

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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo says Jose Mourinho was sacked because there was a "palpable discord" between him and his...

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‘Player discord’ cited by Chelsea management as reason for Jose Mourinho’s departure

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Jose Mourinho's tumultuous second spell as Chelsea manager was ended "by mutual consent" on Thursday, with the club's technical director revealing that squad disharmony was a significant factor. Chelsea's disastrous start to the season prompted owner Roman Abramovich to press the eject button, with the club saying it was "in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways.

‘Player discord’ cited by Chelsea management as reason for Jose Mourinho’s departure

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Jose Mourinho's tumultuous second spell as Chelsea manager was ended "by mutual consent" on Thursday, with the club's technical director revealing that squad disharmony was a significant factor. Chelsea's disastrous start to the season prompted owner Roman Abramovich to press the eject button, with the club saying it was "in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways.

Watch Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo explain Jose Mourinho’s departure

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"Anybody can understand ... that this club is in trouble," was part of Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo's explanation for Jose Mourinho's sacking. On Thursday, the Blues parted ways with the most successful manager in club history, leaving Chelsea without a manager while sitting 16th in the Premier League.

Watch Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo explain Jose Mourinho’s departure

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"Anybody can understand ... that this club is in trouble," was part of Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo's explanation for Jose Mourinho's sacking. On Thursday, the Blues parted ways with the most successful manager in club history, leaving Chelsea without a manager while sitting 16th in the Premier League.

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenolo on deciding where to send players on loan

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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenolo has been discussing how the Blues decide when and where to let their players go out on loan. Emenolo says the club has implemented a policy of sending out players on loan deals to help them to comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules, but also to give regular first-team [.

EMENALO - Time to point the finger at our Technical Director.

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Michael Emenalo is someone who had unheard of before his appointment as Chief Scout under Avram Grant at Chelsea. When Ray Wilkins left the club, he was promoted to Assistant First Team coach in November 2010 working with Carlo Ancelotti. In July 2011, Emenalo was appointed Chelsea's Technical Director.

Rafa Benitez uses Chelsea arrival to criticise former Liverpool owners

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Rafa Benitez is beloved by Liverpool fans. He can't help but tell them exactly what they want to hear, even when he's starting a new job at a completely different club. The Spaniard used his first round of interviews as Chelsea's interim manager to hit out at former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal linked with summer switch to Dutch FA job

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The Dutch FA wants Louis van Gaal to become its technical director this summer, according to The Independent. Van Gaal still has a season to run on...

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Will Danny Blind Give Van Gaal An Exit Route From Old Trafford?

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Under fire Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been handed a potential escape route from Old Trafford by Holland national coach Danny Blind.

Blind, who is one of van Gaal's closest friends in football, raised the idea of LVG becoming technical director for the Royal Dutch FA (KNVB) in an interview with .

Frank Klopas

Fire Confidential Live podcast - Klopas, Schwarz, and more

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The 2016 debut of the Fire Confidential Live podcast features former Fire player, Technical Director, and coach Frank Klopas, the Daily Herald's Orrin Schwarz, match preview writer Martin Tomszak, and new members of the ISA board. The podcast was recorded live during the ISA/Section 8 Chicago Annual General Meeting.

Klopas named Montreal coach and director of player personnel

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The speculation is over in Montreal. The Impact announced today that Frank Klopas has been named the club's head coach and director of player personnel. Klopas will keep the assistant coaches in place but will also have a technical director to deal with and a sporting director above him. The question of how that hierarchy will operate or who will have the final say on player decisions can probably only be answered by owner Joey Saputo who downplayed rumors of a coaching move after our initial report that Klopas was interviewing with the club last Friday.

Sporting Kansas City

A Look at Vermes Drafting History

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Since taking over the KC Wizards Technical Director role in 2006, Peter Vermes has developed a reputation for his player scouting and his ability to find quality players to bring in. Part of that has been his ability to find talent in the draft, with players like Dom Dwyer, CJ Sapong, Matt Besler, and Graham Zusi on his resume; it's certainly hard to argue with much of that.

Vermes signs contract extension with Sporting KC

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Peter Vermes has played a major role in Sporting Kansas City's turnaround from bottom-half club to Eastern Conference power in recent years, and he has been rewarded with a lengthy contract extension.

Sporting Kansas City is set to announce a contract extension for Vermes that will lock the 46-year old down as the club's head coach and technical director through 2017.

Vermes Elected to Hall of Fame

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Today US Soccer announced this year's inductees to the US Soccer Hall of Fame. Sporting KC coach, technical director, and former player, Peter Vermes was one of two people inducted in the class of 2013, along with Joe-Max Moore (who coincidentally was once potentially coming to Kansas City).

Vermes started his career as a forward and played in Hungary, Holland, and Saping before moving to back to the US to join Major League Soccer in 1996.

Fernando Clavijo

FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo handling chemo well

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By STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

FRISCODuring his time as a player and coach, Fernando Clavijo has always been known as a fighter. But over the past six months, he has been fighting for his life.

Fernando Clavijo (left) ... technical director of FC Dallas (Kye R. Lee / Staff Photographer)

In late February, Clavijo, 58, FC Dallas' technical director since 2012, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that starts in the plasma cells of bone marrow.

Fernando Clavijo: Disappointing Finish but Much to Build on For ’13 and Beyond

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Once Sunday's game with Chivas USA is in the books, the first year of Fernando Clavijo, at least the on-field aspect, FC Dallas' technical director will conclude. Clavijo is himself a former MLS coach, having guided the Rapids not all that long ago and as a former player in MLS, he has seen a bit of everything when it comes to the beautiful game.

Catching up with FCD Technical Director Fernando Clavijo

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Caught up with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Claivjo earlier this week and here's what he had to say on several random subjects.

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Rodolfo Borrell

Young Reds Suffer Barca Loss

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Liverpool's Academy youngsters suffered disappointment when they lost 3-0 to Barcelona in the final of the prestigious Soccer World Challenge in Japan.
Led by coaches Stephen Torpey and Dave Rowe alongside Academy technical director and head of coaching Rodolfo Borrell, the U13 squad had produced a brilliant performance to beat Kashiwa Reysol 4-0 in the semi-final.

U18s Ready For Al Kass Cup

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Liverpool U18s are preparing for their opening game on Monday in the prestigious Al Kass Cup in Qatar, in which they'll be competing against the likes of Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Steve Cooper's lads face local side Aspire Qatar in their opening group clash and the tournament promises to be a fantastic experience for the Academy youngsters.

Bryan Robson

BEC Tero Go For Trophy Appointment

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Muang Thong United had Robbie Fowler. Thailand had Bryan Robson. Now BEC Tero have appointed Sven Goran Eriksson as 'Technical Director'.

In footballing terms this is a nothing appointment. Yes, it will get a few headlines but it is not going to bring any benefit to the football club. These appointments rarely do.

BEC Tero Go For Trophy Appointment

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Muang Thong United had Robbie Fowler. Thailand had Bryan Robson. Now BEC Tero have appointed Sven Goran Eriksson as 'Technical Director'.

In footballing terms this is a nothing appointment. Yes, it will get a few headlines but it is not going to bring any benefit to the football club. These appointments rarely do.

The Rest

Portland Timbers Hire Larry Sunderland as Youth Technical Director

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The rumors of back office moves for the Portland Timbers this offseason are starting to come to fruition today with the team adding their first major hire of the year, Larry Sunderland, as youth technical director this morning. The former academy director for the Chicago Fire, Sunderland will work with youth sporting director Mike Smith to oversee the Timbers Academy development system.

Should FAS Appoint Foreign Tecnhical Director?

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The old foreigner v local debate is coming to the fore again. This time it is in Singapore where the FAS are reportedly looking for a technical director. Media reports suggest five names have been shortlisted for the position, all from Europe.

A chorus of voices from within Singapore are calling for the FAS to look closer to their own doorstep before committing to a large contract for a foreigner with little knowledge of Singapore and its football.

Paid Their Dues: Rob Vartughian joins New York City FC

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New York City FC announces ex- Philadelphia Union First Assistant Coach and Technical Director Rob Vartughian has joined their ranks as a goalkeeper coach.

Orlando City SC isn't the only expansion team welcoming someone who has spent the better part of the past five years on Seaport Drive.

New York City FC announced yesterday that Rob Vartughian has joined the club as an assistant coach.

Report: Soehn Turns Down NYRB Offer

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Revolution assistant coach Tom Soehn will be back with the club after reportedlyturning down an offer to takethe technical director's position with the New York Red Bulls.

According to BigAppleSoccer.com, Soehn was one of four candidates on the Red Bulls' radar after Andy Roxburghstepped down as technical directorlast week.

Paid Their Dues: Nowak Got a Job

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Maybe they didn't Google him?

Former Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak is now the technical director for Antigua & Barbuda. The decision was made late last month.

As the technical director, Nowak will not likely be involved with the players on a day-to-day basis, which is great for their sakes.

Is Richard Garlick The Right Man For The Job?

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Since Richard Garlick took over from Dan Ashworth as West Bromwich Albion's sporting and technical director, he has come under a lot of criticism from the fans for the transfer policy and the way the club has been run, but is he actually doing a bad job?

Atlanta Eliminates Head Coach Position, Eric Wynalda to Manage As Technical Director

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The Atlanta Silverbacks of the second-tier NASL have innovated in a way many thought not possible. They have opted not to hire a Head Coach to replace the terminated Brian Haynes who had been named 2012 NASL Coach of the Year. Instead they are allowing Technical Director Eric Wynalda to continue his work at FOX Sports in Los Angeles while more or less managing the team remotely.

Klinsmann signs four-year USMNT extension, appointed technical director

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The 2014 World Cup will not be Jurgen Klinsmann's last as head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that it has signed Klinsmann to a four-year extension through 2018. As part of the new deal, Klinsmann has also been appointed the Technical Director for U.

GIF It: The Tottenham 2013 summer transfer window GIF

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Tottenham's summer transfer business is the inspiration for the excellent new GIF. Based on a scene from Leonardo Di Caprio's new film The Wolf of Wall Street, the GIF features features Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, technical director Franco Baldini and manager Andre Villas-Boas dancing with Gareth Bale (who the club hope to retain this summer), [.

Sounders Women hire UW coach as technical director

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The Seattle Sounders Women announced on Tuesday that University of Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore would join the club as its new technical director.

"The Sounders organization provides and has provided a lot of positive influence in the Seattle soccer community, and I’m honored to be even a small part of that positive influence and growth," Gallimore said in a club press release.

Is Wesley Sneijder Moving To AC Milan?

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Rumours are surfacing in Italy that Inter Milan's Dutch star Wesley Sneijder could be joining Inter's city rivals in January.

Sneijder is Inter's highest paid player and Inter have told him to take a pay cut or sit in the stands.

Last week Inter's technical director Marco Branca said that the Nerazzurri are in discussions with Sneijder over a new deal and that Sneijder will be left out of the team until he accepts the new contract put on the table.

Chivas USA Clean House as Robin Fraser Fired

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Chivas USA finally made official what had long been expected as head coach Robin Fraser and several staff members were fired on Friday. Assistant coach Greg Vanney, technical director and head scout Simon Elliott and head athletic trainer Brian Lee [...]

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Melbourne chief calls for visa rethink

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It appears that not only Sydney FC fans are excited by the arrival of Italy superstar Alessandro del Piero because now Melbourne Victory managing director, Richard Wilson, has argued on news soccer networks for a rethink on the number of visa players A-League clubs can sign.

Football Federation Australia and its technical director, Han Berger, have stuck steadfastly to the principal that the quota of foreigners allowed to play Down Under should be cut.

Thai League Cup Quarter Finals

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Buriram United v BEC Tero 1-1
Bangkok Glass v Chonburi 1-0
Ratchburi v Wuachon 2-0
Muang Thong v TOT 1-2

Sven Goran Eriksson's time as BEC Tero's Technical Director or what ever began with a useful 1-1 in Newin Country. The only team from outside the TPL, Ratchburi. defeated the recently invented Wuachon at home.

In the words of the immortal Joaquin Andujar: "Chu-neba-kno"

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It's not that uncommon to see a famous face on the streets of Amsterdam; in the past, I've run across the likes of Nelly Furtado, Gary Lineker, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Tisdale (though I had no earthly clue who she was at the time). Still, it was quite a surprise just now to happen upon none other than USMNT youth technical director Claudio Reyna out for a stroll down Leidsestraat during my

Paddy Kenny In Trouble For Sending ‘Abusive’ 3am Text Messages To QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes

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'Fernandes ur a bum faced git!' *Save as draft*

QPR have written a formal complaint to Leeds United demanding an apology after 'keeper Paddy Kenny allegedly sent 'abusive' text messages to QPR technical director Mike Rigg and chairman Tony Fernandes or 'doing a Kevin Pietersen' as it's known in the trade.