Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tag "Jose Mourinho"

    Portugal and England for WC final – Mourinho

Portugal and England for WC final – Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has predicted a World Cup final between Portugal and England. Source: 101greatgoals [...]

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    Making a case for Iker Casillas, a true leader

Making a case for Iker Casillas, a true leader

It is a scene we have gotten used to in recent years: Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, captain, and spiritual leader, Iker Casillas yelling while lifting trophy after trophy. Be it the Copa Del Rey, the La Liga title, the European Championship Cup, the Confederations Cup or the 6.1 kg 18-karat gold World Cup trophy, he sure knows how to [...]

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    Saturday Soccer Special: 3 great battles!

Saturday Soccer Special: 3 great battles!

It is hard to recall a weekend as decisive as this in football. In England, Arsenal will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought when they take on Hull City in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday evening. But Wigan beat Manchester City in the 2013 final which will give Hull a lot of belief. In Germany, the country's [...]

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    Three reasons why City deserve to be champions

Three reasons why City deserve to be champions

How time flies! The English Premier League (EPL) will come to an end tomorrow, 11th May 2014, but the champion is still to be determined. Liverpool and Manchester City have been neck deep in the title, with free-scoring Liverpool in need of a near-miracle to claim their first EPL title of the modern era —and the first since 1989/90 season. Manchester City [...]

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    Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Former Super Eagles manager, Clemens Westerhof, has backed Jose Mourinho’s tactics, which have come under the spotlight in recent days. The Chelsea boss was roundly criticised for his ultra-defensive tactics after his team's 3-1 aggregate loss to Spanish club, Atletico Madrid in last week’s UEFA Champions League semifinal. Morten Olsen, Denmark’s head coach, was the most vociferous, declaring on Monday that Mourinho’s [...]

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    Westerhof: I regret dumping Nigeria after USA ’94

Westerhof: I regret dumping Nigeria after USA ’94

If self-proclaimed Dutchgerian, Clemens Westerhof, got another chance to decide, he would not have left his position as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria after the successful World Cup campaign in the United States in 1994. Grouped alongside mighty Argentina, eventual semi-finalists Bulgaria, and Greece, Westerhof’s team managed to top the group to qualify for the second round against the prediction [...]

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    Charitable in defeat: Will we have more of the new Mou?

Charitable in defeat: Will we have more of the new Mou?

Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid was Jose Mourinho’s fourth semifinal defeat in a row. The Portuguese gaffer holds the record for most Champions League semifinal appearances (eight), but also the record for the most uncharitable in defeat. Mourinho is a bad loser, to say the least. So, it was quite refreshing to hear him say something pleasant about Atletico [...]

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    Tito Vilanova: A tribute

Tito Vilanova: A tribute

They all happened on Fridays. On Friday April 27, 2012, Tito Vilanova was confirmed as the natural choice to take over as Barcelona’s manager from the departing Pep Guardiola. On Friday July 19, 2013, Vilanova stepped down as manager, so he could continue his treatment for cancer. On Friday April 25, 2014, he succumbed to the ailment. "With the treatments I must follow from now [...]

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    Moses: I knew Liverpool would win the league after one training session

Moses: I knew Liverpool would win the league after one training session

As the rest of the football world speculated over whether Brendan Rodgers could deliver a top-four finish at Anfield, Nigeria's Victor Moses was in no doubt that the Reds would be aiming higher, much higher. One training session was all he needed to know that Liverpool could win the Premier League this season. Today, Liverpool sit five points clear at the top [...]

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