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Posts Tagged ‘Sir Alex Ferguson

Mourinho attempting to tick ego-boxes

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REAL MADRID will finally unveil José Mourinho as their new manager on Monday after agreeing compensation with Inter Milan.

Despite Inter being owed £13.5million under the terms of Mourinho’s contract, club president Massimo Moratti settled for a deal worth between £6 and 7million.

Even though Mourinho is probably the best manager of his generation, this deal means Real Madrid have spent considerably less on him than they did on Jonathan Woodgate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pulis incident shows the need for suits

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I HAVE long been an advocate of football manager’s wearing suits.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez are all week-in week-out suit wearers and for me this is reason enough for all managers to follow suit.

But as the truth emerged from the Tony Pulis/James Beattie dressing room scuffle, Pulis showed once and for all why suits are the only outfit for any serious manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Peterborough Fry up an odd choice

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PETERBOROUGH UNITED yesterday confirmed the appointment of Mark Cooper as their new manager to replace Darren Ferguson, who was sacked last week.

Ferguson was sacked, sorry left by mutual consent, despite signing a new four-year contract in July, after leading Posh to back-to-back promotions and taking them to the second tier of English football for only the second time in their 75-year history.

This is not the first example this season of a club sacking a manager, only months after great success. Read the rest of this entry »

Babies the key to success in Premier League title race

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BACK in September Sir Alex Ferguson, like an embarassing dad, urged Jonny Evans to settle down and get married.

He argued that starting a family was the key to the stability that footballers need to perform at their best.

And this week two top Premier League stars took his advice and reaped the benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

Maradona shows Capello how to celebrate

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ARGENTINA scraped past South America’s worst team, Peru, on Saturday to give them a fighting chance of securing a World Cup place.

This was a very exciting game of football – Peru, trailing for much of the game, equalised on 90 minutes, before 35-year-old Martin Palermo scored a late winner for the Argies.

This is the same Palermo who once celebrated a goal by standing on a small wall, only for it to collapse under the weight of supporters, breaking his leg.

He is also famous for missing three penalties in the same international match against Colombia and scoring a 40m header earlier this month.

But this time Palermo was a nation’s saviour prompting the greatest goal celebration ever seen by a manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

October 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

Michael Owen appears on Dragon’s Den

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I SETTLED down last night to watch a spot of television, as you do.

I was astounded however to find Michael Owen popping up on Dragon’s Den to flog himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

City and United play mean

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THE war of words between local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has intensified.

City kicked things off by parading new signing Carlos Tévez around Manchester in a petty yet amusing billboard campaign. Read the rest of this entry »