English Premier League

Thursday Kickoff: Martinez, Pochettino, Mourinho and more

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Thursday has already proven to be a busy day for Premier League managers, as one has seen his tenure ended while another has extended his time with his title-challenging club.

Everton has reportedly fired manager Roberto Martinez. The Toffees won just one of their last 10 games under the Spanish manager, who was contracted to the club until 2019.

Why Soccer Clubs Should Adopt a Doctor Who Model of Coaching

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At the beginning of last season, the average tenure of a manager in the Premier League was 2 years and 2 months. This is comparable with the tenure of managers in Serie A and La Liga, and slightly less than the tenure of a coach in the Bundesliga. What this means to a soccer fan of a top flight club is that your team, no matter where the club is in the table, has a good chance of turning over management every three years.

Klinsmann Coy On Reds Rumours

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Former Germany and Bayern Munich manager Jurgen Klinsmann has remained tight-lipped over rumours that he is to replace Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez next summer.

The 108-time Germany international has long been linked with the Reds and the club's co-owner Tom Hicks has admitted holding talks in the past.

Hodgson and Fulham Set To Continue The Good Work

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Over the years since he bought an ailing and abject club, Mohamed Al Fayed has certainly made some "interesting" decisions over the years. Taking a team that had fallen to it's lowest ebb and eventually returning them to the top tier of English football after an absence of 32 years was certainly some achievement.

Net closes in on Phil Brown

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He was given a stay of execution by his new chairman but I still fear Phil Brown's days are numbered.

Adam Pearson returned to the club two years after his departure, replacing Paul Duffen, who saw the club join the Premier League under his tenure but also accrue alarming levels of debt at the same time.

EPL Talk Podcast: The Wenger Way

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Brant Parsons of the Orlando Sentinel, and the Orlando Sentinel.com stops by to talk about Arsene Wenger's impact on Arsenal and English Football. Wenger recently collected his 1,000the Premiership point and broke the record for the longest tenure as an Arsenal manager. Among the topics discussed on this show are Wenger's training techniques, his ability to spot excellent young players, his emphasis on eating right and how that lengthened he careers of several players and much more.

Ask The Oppo! – Arsenal v Blackburn

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Welcome to Ask the Oppo! Perry Groves' Lovechild is still on an extended break so today Eldo71 talks to Simon Reece, a Blackburn season-ticket holder, from Crewe ahead of the Premier League clash against the Arsenal...

Eldo71: You'll be aware that Arsenal fans don't have bundles of time for Sam Allardyce.

Arsene: Arsenal’s knight of the realm

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by CARL ELDRIDGE Arise, Sir Arsene Wenger. Ok, Her Maj may not be bestowing a knighthood on our leader any time soon but on the day when he becomes the longest-serving manager in Arsenal's history we the fans should herald him as such.

This morning's papers are awash with features on SAW, charting his successes over his 13-year tenure and the transformation of the club commercially and above all its footballing philosophy.

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Everton confirm David Moyes will leave at the end of the season and that he wants to join Man Utd

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Everton have confirmed that manager David Moyes will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. Moyes has told the club that he wants to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. A Toffees statement reads: "Everton can confirm that David Moyes will leave the club at the end of [.

Ferguson and Foster Row: Will Sir Alex Ever Find an Acceptable GK?

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Blaming the goalkeeper is Ferguson's favorite past time. You'd be hard-pressed to find a goalkeeper in his tenure that hasn't received his famous hairdryer treatment. Save Mossimo Taibi, who seemed to be doomed upon arrival at Old Trafford. Even Peter Schmeichel confessed he was on the receiving end of a face full of words often in his career.


Video: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s press conference meltdown

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Arsene Wenger followed Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Blackburn with one of the grumpiest press conferences of his 16-year tenure at Arsenal. The Gunners boss was visibly angry during the pre-match press conference ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. He took exception to just about any line of questioning the assembled journalists [.

Eduardo’s predatory instincts can lead Arsenal from the front

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Eduardo's instincts in the final third should ensure he endures a seamless transition to centre forward in the absence of Robin van Persie.

No sooner did Robin van Persie get the hang of this goalscoring lark, he became the latest player in Arsenal's history under Wenger's tenure to fall foul to the November injury jinx.


Jurgen Klinsmann Silent Over Liverpool Rumours

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Jurgen Klinsmann insists that reports linking him with the manager's job at Liverpool are simply rumours, though he also maintains that he will have a new job after the World Cup and that his new post might not be in the Bundesliga.

Reds co-owner Tom Hicks has admitted talking to the former Germany and Bayern Munich coach in the past after previous rumours linking the ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker with an Anfield switch.

Will Adam Pearson's arrival hasten Phil Brown's exit?

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Phil Brown, ex manager and current suntan oil salesman?

The Independent says that Adam Pearson's shock arrival from Derby means that current chairman Andy Duffen and Phil Brown's biggest ally might be on his way out. If that happens then Brown's tenure at Hull is in danger. The abrasive Hull coach has had a unsettled relationship with some players and was booed by fans when he took off Stephen Hunt against Portsmouth.

FC Dallas parts ways with GM Michael Hitchcock

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With seven teams now finished the regular season and now playoffs to plan for, the attention turns to 2010. That can include a myriad of things -- from a new stadium to a brand new coach. FC Dallas, who ended the season one win away from the playoffs, didn't do enough to save General Manager Michael Hithcock's job, as the club parted ways with him today.

Eduardo Alvarez in Spain

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Last Friday, Atlético de Madrid's supremo, Enrique Cerezo, decided to fire the rojiblanco coach, Abel Resino. Just like all things Atlético, Abel's tenure was an emotional rollercoaster full of expectations, disappointments and a significant amount of comedy.

During these intense eight months, any sharp observer would distinguish four very different phases.

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Soehn Being Considered For Vancouver Job

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Vancouver Whitecaps officials reportedly held a meeting with Tom Soehn last week, raising the possibility that the former D.C. United skipper could find himself employed by the soon-to-be expansion franchise by the end of the year, according to a report in The Province. The report suggests Soehn is being considered for the role of technical director for the Whitecaps, who will join Major League Soccer for the start of the 2011 season.

Hamlett's Dismissal: More than on-the-field issues

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The Fire headed into this question with a few big questions on their plate. One of those questions was whether or not the club would renew Head Coach Denis Hamlett's contract.

That question was answered Tuesday afternoon, with the team electing to not bring the longtime member of the Fire organization back to Toyota Park.

Denis Hamlett Out as Fire Head Coach

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After two seasons at the helm, Denis Hamlett is out as Fire Head Coach. Hamlett, who took the Fire to two conference finals in his two year run as head coach, was told by Fire staff this afternoon that his expired contract would not be renewed this offseason. He will leave the club, effective immediately.

MLS coaching carousel in full spin

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The MLS season is set to end on Sunday after the 2009 MLS Cup, and the MLS Expansion draft is looming just eight days away, meaning all the teams that need head coaches are about to take part in one of the most frantic coaching change flurries MLS has ever seen.

Four former players on HOF ballot

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The National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum began the voting process today for the 2010 Player inductees. Among the 24 retired professional players who contributed to the growth of soccer in the U.S. are four D.C. United players. Raul Diaz Arce, Marco Etcheverry, Roy Lassiter and Earnie Stewart are all on the ballot.

Soehn out as United coach

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Tom Soehn decided not to return for a fourth year as D.C. United head coach. Soehn had a record of 36-30-24 in MLS play during his tenure but his team failed to make the playoffs for a second consecutive season last week.

Who will be DC United's next coach?

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Sure, Tom Soehn isn't technically gone yet. But we all know he's doomed. That's why it's time to start speculating on his replacement. Here's my latest odds.

Richie Williams, current Red Bull interim coach – Now that virtually everyone I have spoken to, both close and distant, say that Red Bull clearly wants a name head coach going into its first season at Red Bull Park.

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McBride's and Brown's Options Picked Up; Myrie selected in Expansion Draft

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Hey everyone, I finally made it to Detroit and I have a couple of updates to share with you all...

McBride and Brown -- Back for 2010

The Fire announced today that the club options for both Brian McBride and C.J. Brown have been picked up -- meaning that both will be back with the club for the 2010 season.

Changing of the Guard

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Tom Soehn's term as Head Coach of DC United has come to a close Monday evening when he met with Kevin Payne and the rest of the head honchos in the DC United front office. Tom Soehn did not await the decision from Kevin Payne and left on his own terms.

Now the decision comes down to who is next to step up and be the new DC United Head Coach?

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Todd Wawrousek – Vancouver Whitecaps Assistant Coach on JMS Podcast

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Today's guest on the Jared Montz Soccer Podcast is Todd Wawrousek. Todd is the assistant coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps in the USL1. This Saturday Todd will try to lead his Whitecaps to their 2nd straight USL1 Championship when they take on the Montreal Impact in Montreal at 2:30pm eastern time.

Todd Wawrousek of the Vancouver Whitecaps on JMS Podcast Today

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This week's guest on the Jared Montz Soccer Podcast is Todd Wawrousek. Todd is the assistant coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps in the USL1. This Saturday the Whitecaps take on the Montreal Impact for the 2nd and final leg of the 2009 USL1 Championship series in Montreal. Having lost the first leg 3-2 in a last minute goal at home this is obviously a massive game and Todd is really going to have to make sure his team are up for the challenge.

Robinho and Kompany for Yaya and Puyol - This has To be a Joke

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Goal.com reported a story which featured in Daily Mirror about a possible exchange deal involving Kompany and Robinho for Yaya Toure and Puyol. This definitely has to be a joke or an imagination of some disturbed mind. Howelse you can explain the exchange of one of the best defensive midfielder and defender for two players who are struggling to find a regular place in the Manchester City side.

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Lack of Wide Play Hurting Bradley’s System

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Early in Bob Bradley's tenure it appeared like the US was going to be a side that utilized width and the quality runs of its fullbacks to stimulate an attack. But as time has worn on, Bradley's ideal playing style has been limited by a lack of depth in the player pool, the falling off of certain key individuals, and the general lack of depth being produced by our national team programs.

Today in Tampa Soccer History

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October 3, 1976 - Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Dennis Wit made his USA debut in a scoreless draw against Mexico. The match was part of the failed USA campaign to qualify for the 1978 World Cup. Wit had joined the Rowdies earlier in the 1976 season in a trade from the San Diego Jaws.
Wit played just fourteen matches for Tampa Bay during his two season tenure (1976-77).

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Roberto Di Matteo leaves Chelsea

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Chelsea have parted company with Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo. The club's traditional nervy November, topped by a Champions League defeat at Juventus last night, has led to the club calling time on the Italian's tenure. "The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager," a statement said.

Bill Shankly–Liverpool’s Greatest

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Bill Shankly's first day on the job at Liverpool, a post he held for fifteen years. His tenure saw Liverpool rise from a struggling second division club to a perennial English powerhouse, winning three league titles, two FA Cups, and one UEFA Cup.

Obviously this is a big day for Liverpool supporters, and the internet is ripe with material on the "man of the people.

Vickie Torrey's Self Massage Tips for Footballers

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On November 19th, our WRMI shortwave and Internet radio listeners had the opportunity to learn self-help, self-health tips from international massage expert Vickie Torrey. Ms. Torrey used her healing hands to work on the overworked muscles of a number of athletes during her tenure with Carolina Integrated Health in Charlotte, North Carolina.

And Smith Must...Go

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It's funny the things that play on your mind when you head to the hills for a week to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation.One question kept flickering through my mind. What is the point of Gordon Smith?His tenure at the SFA has coincided with a dismal downturn in the national team's fortunes. Boozing players and a manager with only the grudging support of his employers.

Jozy The Twit?

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Jozy Altidore was excluded from the Hull City game with no explanation for his absence to be found. But the young lass loves his social networking sites, so the mystery didn't take very long to figure out. While Hull was already playing, Jozy sent his fans a little tweet to explain what had happened:

"Apologize to the all of you.

Is Ashley Finally Thinking Of Ending The Nightmare on Tyneside?

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We still haven't heard if the new offer from Barry Moat has been accepted by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley his expression says it all We certainly hope it will be, if only to get rid of the owner who has decimated the Newcastle club in his tenure over the last 28 months. History will show [.

Tactical Flexibility a Curse for Soehn?

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Tom Soehn's tenure as DC United manager has seen the Red and Black win the Supporters Shield, advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup and are on the doorstep of making the MLS playoffs and CONCACAF knock out rounds.


But Soehn's player management have been from my vantage point, the absolute worst in the league since he took over as coach in the beginning of the 2007 season.

Lucky Thirteen??? – just maybe…….

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I have a suggestion, let's forget the pound man; he isn't worth talking about anymore....

Let's concentrate on our team, our team that has had a manger at its helm for thirteen years. Not only is he now the longest serving boss we have ever had, but the most successful, so we have an awful lot to be happy about – don't we?