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

Video Jadon Sancho skill v Freiburg

Jadon Sancho’s having a whole lot of fun in Germany, and there was plenty of evidence of his talent on show again this weekend in Dortmund’s win over Freiburg. Here’s one such clip, where he gets past several Freiburg defenders with a fantastic piece of skill. Dortmund won 2-0 and are already nine points ahead of defending champions Bayern Munich with over a third of the season gone 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