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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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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.
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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.
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Tottenham Hotspur has the task of finding out where they will be playing their Premier League home games for the season of 2017-18.


The White Hart Lane stadium is currently undergoing construction as a new one is being built.

Ever since the White Hart Lane stadium has been going through this process of renewal, Tottenham Hotspur has been searching around for a temporary home for their home games of the upcoming season and it’s believed that Wembley stadium is being viewed as an ideal option.

According to latest rumors, talks are being made between the Football Federation (FA) and the head officials of Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League club is attempting to work out a 2 year long deal where they might be able to perform until the construction process of the White Hart Lane is officially completed.

The Premier League club received planning permission for the development of their new stadium last year and ever since then, Tottenham Hotspur has been working in upgrading their field, this construction process is set to cost up to £750million.

When everything is completed, the new stadium of Tottenham is expected to become the biggest club ground in London and the Premier League club also has plans of utilizing the pitch to host NFL matches as they have already secured a deal that is going to allow them to do that. Continue reading Tottenham Hotspur is eyeing a 2 year long Wembley deal

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Thibaut Courtois has tried to justify Chelsea’s sacking of Jose Mourinho towards the end of 2015 as been the correct solution to the club’s poor form in the first half of the campaign.

Despite being league champions only in May, Chelsea have had a disastrous run throughout the 2015-16 campaign. The club were near the relegation places when manager Guus Hiddink took over from Mourinho. The Portuguese boss once again failed to see out his contract at the club. Mourinho has never failed to last more than three seasons in a club over the last decade.

It was the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager who decide to make Courtois as the number one over Petr Cech. The Czech Republic shot stopper had been a huge part of the club’s success over the last decade butCourtois’ age proved decisive in the battle between the two. However,Courtois says that Mourinho’s sacking has been justified by the club’s improved form since the arrival of Hiddink. The form has done little to improve the season apart from putting the club away from relegation battle. Chelsea progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup where they were beaten by Everton. Continue reading Thibaut Courtois justifies Sacking of Jose

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes that Everton forward Romelu Lukaku should not consider joining Manchester United at this point in time since he will start to receive little in return.

Wright considers United as a club in turmoil, as they are believed to be on the verge of changing managers once again. The club enjoyed a long period of stability under Sir Alex Ferguson. However, his replacement David Moyes lasted less than a year and there are already growing rumours about Van Gaal leaving the club at the end of the season irrespective of the results.

United have joined the list of admirers for Lukaku, who has been amongst the top scorers in the Premier League this season. It is a remarkable transformation from the former Chelsea forward, who struggled to make impact last season. Lukaku has already scored 19 goals in 25 appearances for the blues. It is not surprising that United are showing interest since they are in the market for a top striker. The sale of Javier Hernandez and the other strikers has left United little short of quality up front. Only Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are the recognised top strikers in the United squad.Wright, though, believes that Lukaku can progress if he continues at Everton for another few years. Continue reading Ian Wright believes that Everton forward Romelu Lukaku

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