Highest-paid managers in football (in €)
Highest-paid managers in football (in €)
Liverpool invested heavily in the summer on new players, bringing in the likes of Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain and Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo. Most managers in the world soccer would probably tell you their squad can always be strengthened, and it seems Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in more reinforcements.
The latest name being linked to Anfield is Porto winger Juan Iturbe, who is currently enjoying a successful loan spell with Serie A side Hellas Verona.
For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.
A day after a frustrating 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich replaced their boots with lederhosen and took some time off to relax at Germany’s famed Oktoberfest. After the match, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the players, “Celebrate freely. Our next game isn’t for another two weeks. We can enjoy the beer.”
Oh, and enjoy they did. Pep Guardiola and his team spent the day with their families drinking beer, laughing and savoring the rare time off, as they toasted last season’s treble-winning success and are looking forward to more under Guardiola.
Guardiola and his wife dressed the part for the festival.
The team gathered for a little bonding. There’s nothing like beer and bratwurst to bring people together.
It was a family affair too, with the kids coming out to play. Look at Daniel Van Buyten's son is eying his dad's beer intently. Hopefully he kept it at a safe distance.
It was a well-deserved day off for the Bundesliga leaders, who are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen after eight league matches, as they head into the international break.
All images courtesy of Getty.
Considering that coaching moves are often just as trailed by rumors, allegations of tapping-up and overall drama as most player transfers, England has decided to take a slightly different route in their hunt for a new coach for the U-21 National Team.
Rather than prod well-established managers in the media or hire within their own ranks, the English FA has elected to follow a more traditional process by posting a job listing on their official job site.
While the listing calls for a series of UEFA coaching licenses as well as a history of high-level performance in a professional environment, we’re pretty sure that a decent track record in FIFA or Football Manager would work, right?
If you’re interested in the job (of course you are), head over to the English FA site and send in your resume!
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By Leander Schaerlaeckens
As far as national teams go, Belgium is perhaps the hottest one around. No other country that has achieved so little for so long generates quite as much buzz.
After the Belgian federation doubled down on youth development a decade or so ago, Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots – who played in the last four World Cup’s Belgium qualified for in 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002 – now finds himself overwhelmed with great players and elite prospects.
Simply put, there isn’t enough room to play them.
Uh oh! Seems like things are already going pear shaped at Manchester United ever since it was announced Sir Alex Ferguson would be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Everton announced today that David Moyes would be leaving the club at the end of this season too, and almost immediately this appeared on United’s Facebook page. Of course Moyes isn’t the new manager of United yet - Alex Ferguson is! Ooops! The message was quickly deleted. Red faces all round.
Editor’s note: Moyes would later sign a six-year-contract with the Old Trafford outfit and will join officially on July 1 after completing the season with Everton
After Sir Alex Ferguson officially announced his retirement at the end of the season, everyone, depending on if you are a United fan or not, was thinking one of two things:
Non-United fans: “FINALLY!! WE HAVE A CHANCE NOW!”
United fans: “Who on God’s green earth is going to replace the legend?!”
A hologram of Sir Alex would probably be United fans’ top choice, but since that is kind of tricky to pull off, check out our top candidates to take over at Manchester United.
We’re undecided on whether this impressionist hits the spot when it comes to mimicking Arsene Wenger, Andre Villas-Boas and Rafael Benitez. We have our opinion of which manager he does best, but what do you think? Use the comment bubble to let us know.
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WE HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.
Makes you wonder if this is how they treat their players all the time. Do they constantly yell at them on the field? Are their contracts written up in all caps? This sign effectively created more questions than it has answered.