With Holland going out of the World Cup last night, Louis van Gaal will be shortly ready to arrive at Old Trafford to take over as manager (one the disappointment is digested). Speaking at a press conference today, Van Gaal’s assistant manager-to-be Ryan Giggs spoke of his pride and excitement ahead of working with the
Having spent the last few years seeing their best players leave, the arrival of Chiles World Cup star is a signal of intent that Arsène Wenger has more …
Arsene Wenger hails ‘power, creativity and quality’ of 25-year-old after signing Chile striker
The lesson for Manchester United fans from Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands team’s performance in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final was that the Dutch coach will cut his cloth accordingly – and he is not afraid to pick a team that will park the bus if he judges that the best way of prevailing. This is, after all, the man who schooled Jose Mourinho in the Chelsea manager’s early days as an assistant at Barcelona.
In the build-up to the 1986 World Cup finals, Diego Maradona, it emerged years later, had been preoccupied with the unborn child – his child – that his lover Cristiana Sinagra was carrying. In his seminal biography of Maradona, The Hand of God, Jimmy Burns describes Sinagra as “perhaps the only woman Maradona had ever truly loved” and it would be fair to say that the footballer has known quite a few over the years.
Chelsea are readying an offer for Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Rojo
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Moroccan scored five Premier League goals last season Chamakh spent three years at ArsenalMarouane Chamakh has agreed a two-year contract to remain at Crystal Palace, with the …
Manchester United are ready to push their lavish spending plans even further with an £88m double swoop for Angel di Maria and Arturo Vidal.
It's official! Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join @Arsenal!
Chilean forward joins for undisclosed fee on long-term contract Arsène Wenger: Alexis will add power, creativity and quality Continue reading… …
Neymar’s agent has blasted Luis Felipe Scolari following Brazil’s World Cup semi-final humiliation, calling him ‘an old jerk’ and ‘repulsive’ in a sarcastic Twitter list. Ribeiro produced a list of ‘six requirements to be Brazilian coach’ and proceeded to belittle many achievements in Scolari’s managerial career.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pondering a move to follow Alexis Sanchez’s arrival with a swoop for Brazilian star Bernard.
Sam Allardyce has wasted no time this summer in securing three signings – Ipswich Town’s Aaron Cresswell, Charlton’s Diego Poyet and Anderlecht ‘s Chiekhou Kouyate. But charged with the task of moving West Ham into European reckoning whilst simultaneously evolving their much-maligned attritional philosophy into something more commendable next season, the Upton Park roster is […]
Javier Mascherano hasn’t officially scored a World Cup goal, but he made an intervention that was worth a goal in Argentina’s semi-final win over Holland last night. To be clear: If Mascherano had missed this, Argentina were going out of the World Cup. In the 90th minute, Arjen Robben burst through on the Argentine goal,
With the World Cup officially coming to a close, Manchester United can finally switch their attention fully to the new season with Louis van Gaal set to make his switch to Old Trafford a proper one. The experienced coach will have to see out the Oranje’s claim for third place after semi-final defeat, but even […]
Ryan Giggs believes that although Louis van Gaal has managed big clubs in the past, Manchester United is the “biggest”.
Arsenal fans are currently in a state of euphoria as the North London club move ever-closer to officially completing a £30million move for Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international certainly fills the ‘marquee signing’ void at the Emirates, but not every acquisition the Gunners make this summer will require such a stellar fee. As […]
This brought a pretty incredible story today, which if true, is taking benevolent diplomacy to the extreme. El Periodico Catalunya claim that Barcelona were offered Toni Kroos for just 25 million euros earlier this summer (during the World Cup, presumably), but Luis Enrique rejected it, feeling that Barcelona are well covered in his position, having just bought
Chelsea are pondering a surprise move to bring Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge.
Dutchmans already impressive CV has only been enhanced at World Cup with Holland and his arrival is eagerly anticipatedLouis van Gaals World Cup campaign has proved the perfect calling …
After his solid World Cup for Belgium, slotting in admirably at left-back for Les Diabels Rouges, Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen has re-emerged on the radar of a number of clubs. Belgian site Voetbalzone report that the player’s agent Mustapha Nakhli has declared: ”A few teams have called me.’ A long-time Barcelona target, and an avowed fan