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Real Madrid: How Zinedine Zidane Killed The Galactico Era

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 05: Newly appointed manager of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane looks on during a Real Madrid press conference at Valdebebas training ground on January 5, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez seems to have finally worked out that there are some battles you just cannot win. He has taken on managers with almost spiteful regularity in the past – including sacking three previous Champions League winners over his two spells in charge – but he has met his match in current head coach Zinedine Zidane. There is …

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Former France Manager Admits He Would Have Liked The Ireland Job

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11: Raymond Domenech, head coach of France is thoughtful ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between Uruguay and France at Green Point Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

If France had won the World Cup under Raymond Domenech, which they very nearly did in 2006, history would have been far kinder the former Lyon boss. Instead, he will forever be known as the eccentric who allegedly dropped Robert Pirès because of his star sign (astrology played a big part in his team selections apparently), who essentially bullied Zinedine Zidane , Claude …

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Roberto Carlos’ Greatest Champions League XI Is Incredible

Here we give you Roberto Carlos’ Champions League dream team. And what a team it is. Carlos’ marauding runs, incredible defensive ability and devastating free-kick technique made him one of the world’s most renowned left-backs during his playing career. He also won quite an array of trophies. Aside from four La Liga triumphs with Real Madrid, he also won three Champions League titles in 1998, …

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Redefining The Makélélé Role

Something strange has been happening in English Football this season. While we heap praise on the extremes, the out and out strikers or the defensive stalwarts, it’s the new breed of Makélélé’s that are bringing balance to the top teams.  _____ In Greek mythology Zeus, the unsurpassed and colossal ruler of all gods, had an affair with Titan goddess Leto, who …

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Summertime Madness: Chelsea, Claudio, Cash

Conor Heffernan reflects on the beginning of the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea, one that has seen £2 billion spent in ten years. The Premier League Season will soon be back. We’ll once again experience the highs and lows of England’s top twenty teams battling it out for pride, glory and lots of money. It promises to be a good year, …

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