Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Manchester United will not have it all the way

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Manchester United will not have it all the way in the Europa league despite being one of the biggest teams in the competition’s knockout stages this season.

Their failure to beat Wolfsburg recently saw United drop into the second-rate European competition. It has been seen as a major embarrassment for many players, who have been consistently used to Champions League football. The likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger won the competition only recently with Bayern Munich. His experience in the Premier European competition is unlikely to count according to Pochettino.

The former Southampton boss says that United can expect unique competition in the Europa league. The prospect of playing on Thursday nights will also be something that the players have to accustom. This has the possibility to dampen their form in the Premier League. Manager Louis van Gaal will be hoping that it is not the case especially since United are in a great position as far as the domestic league is concerned. The Europa league knockout stages do not start until early 2016. This gives Van Gaal some time to build the domestic form. Failure to score goals was seen as the major problem, but lacklustre defending proved to be the reason for downfall against Wolfsburg. Continue reading Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Manchester United will not have it all the way

JAY HEAPS EXTENDS HIS STAY

Jay Heaps became the coach of the MLS club New England Revolution on November of 2011 and so far he has managed to push the team to 2 playoffs in 3 seasons as well as also managing of making a run to the 2014 MLS Cup.

Jay Heaps

Prior on having become the manager of the MLS team, Jay Heaps had already performed with the team as he used to be a player and managed to make 294 appearances for the American club. His playing career with the team initiated in 2001 and ever since then he has turned into a member of the coaching staff and Jay Heaps has not shown any signs of wanting to leave the club that he joined over 10 years as he penned a contract extension which extends until 2017. Continue reading JAY HEAPS EXTENDS HIS STAY

Where next for Jose Mourinho?

Jose Mourinho’s miserable season at Chelsea finally came to an end just before Christmas as Blues owner Roman Abramovich relieved the Portuguese man of his duties in what was his second spell at the club.

Mourinho has managed in four different countries so far in his career, winning eight league titles, the Champions League twice and the UEFA Cup.

With it now looking very unlikely that Mourinho will ever return to Chelsea again, will he remain in the Premier League or look for a new challenge in a different country? Here are some of the options which he may be considering.

Manchester United

Ever since he was sacked by Chelsea, Mourinho has been linked with the job at Old Trafford where Dutchman Louis van Gaal remains under pressure despite good results against Chelsea and Swansea recently.

Manchester United were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League and look to have a fight on their hands to finish in the top four this season. If their form dips again, the club’s officials may just be tempted to dismiss Van Gaal and try to secure the services of Mourinho to replace him.

Mourinho has stated in the past that United are a huge club and he would be tempted by the job if it ever became available.

Celtic

Despite leading the Scottish Premiership table with Celtic, the Bhoys’ manager, Ronny Deila, has come under pressure this season with the Scottish giants. Deila’s side failed to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League and they then finished bottom of their Europa League group to miss out on the last 32.

If Celtic were to let go of Deila, Mourinho could be tempted by a short-term challenge in Scotland, where he would not have to move too far from his current home in London. It would be a new country for him to manage in and a very good chance of a league championship as Celtic are at the time of writing at 1/66 in the Scottish football betting to win the title this season.

Real Madrid

Although he left Spanish giants Real Madrid by mutual consent in 2013, his spell at the Bernabeu was largely successful as he overcame a fantastic Barcelona side to win La Liga in the 2011/12 season.

Mourinho was criticised for playing negative football at the club. However, with Rafa Benitez doing something similar this season without positive results, they may look to their former manager for a return if their current boss does not deliver silverware.

PSG

With three consecutive Ligue 1 titles, PSG have dominated French football in recent years. That run is likely to continue this season as the Paris-based club are already 19 points clear at the top of the league championship.

Despite the domestic success, the owners of the club are desperate to do well in Europe. So, if they fail to make progress in the Champions League this season, they would surely be tempted to turn to Mourinho, who has won the competition twice.

Jurgen Klopp secured a credible 0-0 draw against Tottenham in his first match incharge

Jurgen Klopp secured a credible 0-0 draw against Tottenham in his first match incharge of Liverpool. There was plenty of his familiar touches during the game including the intense pressing in order to recover the ball. As the players get used to his way of training, the results are expected to get much better. He was the first choice to replace Brendan Rodgers after the Northern Irishman was sacked just before the last international break. SinceKlopp’s tactics are more or less similar to that of Rodgers and this is believed to have played a huge role in his appointment.

The arrival of Klopp has also made midfielder EmreCan extremely happy. Can knows Klopp reasonably well from his time in German football. The duo may share the same nationality but this is unlikely to help the players in terms of getting appearances on the pitch. He will have to earn his way into the first-team. After being signed by Rodgers last summer, Can has become an important member of the team. He did start the game against Tottenham and is likely to hold his place in the future games as well. Can says that the manager is someone who will certainly fit Liverpool in all forms. Continue reading Jurgen Klopp secured a credible 0-0 draw against Tottenham in his first match incharge

Ac.Milan dropped their performance to Worst Levels

Ac.Milan has gone from being considered as one of the best clubs in Europe to a club that is struggling just to secure victories on a consistent manner.

Their latest result saw the team of FilippoInzaghi only being able to snatch a draw against Empoli, a team that is located in the bottom spots of the Italian League and was just recently promoted to Serie A.

There has been criticism launched towards the owner of Ac.Milan, Silvio Berlucosni as he is simply not providing enough funds for the manager to acquire good players and this is why the Italian club has not enjoyed an impressive series of transfer windows in the past few years.

Things began to fall apart for Ac.Milan ever since Thiago Silva and ZlatanIbrahimovic were both offloaded to PSG and the club has not find any players that can fill in their boots. Continue reading Ac.Milan dropped their performance to Worst Levels