Southampton appoint Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager

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

Llorente to Leeds? Could Spanish striker be reunited with Marcelo Bielsa?

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

Five Free Agents worth pursuing in January

The January transfer window is just six weeks away and with the mid-season market fast-approaching, clubs in need of reinforcements will be eyeing up potential additions as they look to finish their seasons as strongly as possible.

Known for being an inflated market in comparison to the summer window however, price-tags can be magnified amongst the desperation of January business, meaning chairmen are perhaps reluctant to part with their cash in some cases.

But amidst the speculation of crazy big-money deals, there are some relative bargains out there particularly when it comes to players whose contracts expire next summer. Continue reading

Fulham sack Slovisa Jokanovic, appoint Claudio Ranieri as manager

2000– Claudio Ranieri as Chelsea manager makes Slovisa Jokanovic his first signing

2018– Slovisa Jokanovic is replaced as Fulham manager by Claudio Ranieri

Fulham have relieved Slovisa Jokanovic of his duties and appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager. It seems a tad harsh upon the Serb, who guided the Cottagers back to the top flight, but such is the competitive nature of Premier League football that owner Shahid Khan felt compelled to act, with his side bottom of the table after nearly a third of the season. Continue reading

Cardiff 4-2 Fulham | Bluebirds register first win of new season | Very poor FFC defending

Newly promoted Cardiff City ended a run of six straight defeats across all competitions as they beat Fulham 4-2 to claim their first win of the 18/19 campaign. The Bluebirds had scored ONLY four goals in the eight league games leading up to this clash against Slavisa Jokanovic’s men, and DOUBLED their tally in a single game, helped by some truly atrocius defending from the visitors, which will almost certainly lead to more calls among Cottagers fans for their Serbian gaffer to be sacked. The result took Cardiff to five points and saw them leapfrog Fulham in the league standings Continue reading