Jose Mourinho’s record of having never managed over four seasons at a club continued after the Portuguese gaffer was sacked by Manchester United today morning. United were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening- the first time the Reds had got the better of their great rivals at home since 2013, and that defeat was apparently the last straw for the United board. Chief executive Ed Woodward cut a frustrated face at Anfield, and so did United legends like Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson, who were present for the big game against Jurgen Klopp’s men. Continue reading
Newcastle United’s Rafa Benitez has been named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for November 2018. Benitez steered the Magpies to consecutive victories against Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley to take them out of the drop zone. The wins against the Hornets and the Cherries came at St.James Park, while the victory against the Clarets was achieved at Turf Moor.
Benitez is the second Spanish manager to win the MOTM award for this season following Javi Gracia’s success in August 2018. It is the 7th time he’s won this award during his managerial career. Continue reading
Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager. The 51 year old Austrian has put pen to paper a two and a half year deal that will keep him at St.Mary’s till the end of the 2020/21 season. His last coaching assignment was in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig.
Saints were on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Mark Hughes on Monday, earning Sparky the dubious distinction of becoming the first manager to be sacked by two different Premier League clubs in the same calendar year. Continue reading
Promotion hopefuls Leeds United have set their eyes on bringing veteran Spanish striker Fernando Llorente to Elland Road on January. Llorente has never quite been a first team regular at Spurs since his arrival from Swansea in the summer of 2017 and most of his goals for Maurico Pochettino’s side have come from the bench, with Harry Kane preferred upfront. He has only made two league appearances for the Lilywhites this season- four minutes against West Ham, and nine minutes against Watford. Continue reading