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Stefan Schwarz is reportedly keen on the managerial vacancy at Sunderland FC. David Moyes’ resignation means the Black Cats would need a new coach – the eighth one in less than six seasons.


However, Kevin Phillips, and former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson are the favourites, according to the bookies for the role.

Schwarz used to play alongside Phillips. He is fondlyremembered by the fans as a member of the side that secured back-to-back seventh-place finishes under Peter Reid in 2000 and 2001.

“I spent four very good years at Sunderland and it is a club that I care very much for”, but was a guest at the Black Cats’ final two home games of the season. I have played for some very big clubs in Europe and won a lot of trophies, but my time at Sunderland is right up there with any of those,” the 48-year-old said. Continue reading SUNDERLAND TO OCCUPY MANAGER’S SIT

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Danish soccer star Daniel Agger says he is excited to return to Anfield as he teams up with Liverpool legends against Real Madrid legends.


The retired 32-year old defender returns to play for Liverpool FC Foundation on Saturday.

Agger, who has the club in his blood and on his skin – considering that he inked the abbreviation of the club’s ‘YNWA’ anthem across his knuckles –, played for almost nine years at the Merseyside before he exited the team after a brief stint at his boyhood club Brondby where he joined from in 2006.

“I’m always happy to be back here. It’s really an experience. It’s so difficult to explain what being here means to me, because I can never really put the feeling into words,” the passionate Agger told Goal.

“Quickly, it was like I belonged, and the longer you’re in a place that suits you, the more it gets under your skin and becomes a part of you. The people, the place, just everything about it felt right, which is why I stayed here for almost nine years,” Agger added. Continue reading DANIEL AGGER ON RETURN TO LIVERPOOL

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Aitor Karanka reveals that he gave his boys a real mouthful when they came back to the change room in the mid-break of the Sheffield Wednesday game and he was glad that his angry words made some impact on their body language as they showed tremendous aggression when the play resumed.


One particular reason of Karanka’s frustration was the Smoggies’ inability to test the skills of an inexperienced shot-stopper Joe Wildsmith whom Sheffield had fielded for the game.

Wildsmith is no. 3 in the pecking order of Sheffield and it was the first appearance of the season for him. So, Karanka wanted some pressure to be created on him, but, it was not happening as Middlesbrough was not getting any of the shots close to the post.

The young man was having an easy day between the sticks and Karanka didn’t want him to get away like that. So, he reminded his team of Wildsmith’s inexperience and urged them to try and get him in the thick of things and try and see if he had got sufficient potential or not. Continue reading Aitor Karanka happy his Angry words helped Team Perform

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Former Manchester United defender, Rafael da Silva, believes that the new manager Jose Mourinho should be given a chance to change things around.


Many pundits have been criticizing Mourinho for the poor run of form in recent weeks as Manchester United failed to win matches.

Rafael da Silva believes that the manager should be given more time to build his team. He said that the manager just arrived and that he has made many signings in the transfer window. He should be given a chance to build his team and some players take longer to adapt to life in the Premier League. The defender believes that the Premier League is now quite strong as different teams can win the trophies.

Rafael da Silva believes that team such as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs are quite strong as they have a team that has been playing together for quite some time now. He believes that it will take some time before Jose Mourinho builds a team that can challenge the more established Premier League sides. He has urged fans to give the Portuguese manager some time before criticizing him. Continue reading Mourinho should be given time

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Sunderland manager David Moyes has hailed Patrick van Aanholt, saying that the defender can be the best in the English Premier League.


The Dutchman had been sterling in his role for Sunderland this campaign. He was dropped for the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion but the talented player scored a goal to earn the team a point when introduced later on.

“His goal record is fantastic for the amount of chances we create. We need more though from elsewhere,” Moyes said of the player.
“The likes of Pat – who does come up with one or two goals. But at the moment the development for Pat would be to become a top left back – that is what we want him to be. All the best left backs are attacking; you look at Danny Rose, Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole over the years.

“They have all been great attacking left backs. There is no reason why Pat shouldn’t try an achieve that,” Moyes added. Van Aanholt can shown superior offensive capabilities one week, then in subsequent games he could be embarrassing with his poor defensive play. He is that player that can be the best and worst at the same time.
Continue reading DAVID MOYES HAILS VAN AANHOLT

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The arrival of Pep Guardiola to Manchester City was a breath of fresh air for many fans of the Premier League club as a well-known coach who has already won just about every club title there is to win was making his way to the Etihad Stadium.


Pep Guardiola is one of the main figures that has been credited with the success of Barcelona. This is the Barcelona team that has been dominating the world of football for the past decade.

The Spanish manager took over Barcelona as the head coach starting from July 1rst of 2008 up until June of 2012. During this period of time of around 4 years, Guardiola secured 14 titles including: 3 La Liga and 2 UEFA Champions League pieces of silverware.

This is a very impressive accomplishment for any manager to do and now Pep Guardiola is the man that the head chiefs of Manchester City selected to guide the Premier League to success and win major titles along the way. Continue reading Joe Hart’s career in Manchester City has reached it’s end

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New Manchester United manager is prepared to give players such as Juan Mata, MarouaneFellaini, and Daley Blind chances during the pre-season to prove themselves.


Indeed, the Portuguese manager is keen to build a team that will be able to challenge for trophies next season and before trying to get new faces in the team, he would want to give chances to the current players.

Many pundits thought that Jose Mourinho would be keen to get rid of Juan Mata since he was the one that allowed him to move to Manchester United from Chelsea. It is believed that the manager wants to give him an opportunity to prove himself first before deciding on his future.

This will be good news for Juan Mata as he wanted to have reassurances from Jose Mourinho that he will still form part of the team. However, it is believed that player will spend more time on the bench as there is no guarantee that he will form part of the first team. Indeed, Jose Mourinho believes that Juan Mata is only good when it comes to attacking and may be a weak link when it comes to defending. It is expected that the player will be playing more in matches against weaker opposition.
Continue reading Mourinho to give chances to players

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