Southampton’s tremendous transformation has formed one of the most admirable and astounding stories in English football. The saints have gone from being on the brink of vanishing to competing in Europe in just eight seasons and they continue to rise and march on.
Rewind to April 2009, Southampton were placed into administration and they were facing the prospect of playing in the third division for the first time in 50 years. Parts of the stadium were closed off and star players such as Gareth Bale and Kenwyne Jones departed to reduce costs. Continue reading “Southampton – The Long Term Project to Success”
In the wake of Barcelona manager Luis Enrique announcing his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, I’m going to look back at his spell at the Camp Nou and the possible candidates to succeed him.
Luis Enrique has enjoyed a successful spell at the Catalan club, despite Barcelona’s high standards. He joined from fellow Spanish team Celta Vigo in 2014 and has led them to two La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey’s, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup. Continue reading “Enrique leaves Barca, who will be next to enter the frame?”
Wolfsburg parted company with manager Valerien Ismael, after suffering their twelfth league defeat of the season on Friday. The wolves have appointed Andries Jonker to help steer them away from the relegation zone.
The wolves enjoyed three promising seasons under Dieter Hecking but have struggled to replace their best players. In the 2014/15 season, Hecking guided them to a second place finish in the Bundesliga. Kevin De Bruyne and Ivan Perisic left at the beginning of the following season and Wolfsburg slumped to an eighth place finish. Continue reading “Wolfsburg appoint third boss of the season amidst of their rapid downfall”
The Wenger era could be set to draw to a catastrophic end, after last night’s demoralising 5-1 thrashing from Bayern Munich intensified the pressure on Arsenal.
Arsenal conceded four goals in the second half, after ending the first half level at the home of the German champions. The performance was dismal and several top players failed to deliver in arguably the most important game of their season. Continue reading “The Problem at Arsenal”
Sunderland have been the “kings of survival” in recent seasons in the Premier League. David Moyes could be set to join a host of managers in succeeding on keeping the black cats in the Premier League.
The red and whites failed to win any of their first 10 league fixtures this season, as they failed to do in their opening 9 games last season. However, Sam Allardyce formed an outstanding comeback to keep them in the Premier League. Continue reading “Sunderland – The Kings of Survival”