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Stephen Ireland On The Two Managers He Didn’t Get On With

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Stephen Ireland is viewed by many as one of Ireland’s most gifted yet unfulfilled footballers. Despite playing alongside players such as Carlos Tevez, Patrick Viera and Vincent Kompany, Ireland only ever made six international appearances for the Boys in Green. Various off-field issues have created the narrative that the midfielder is somewhat difficult to work with. However, in a wide-ranging …

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Mancini Determined To Rekindle Italy’s Love Affair With Football

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 31: FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini issues instructions to his players during the Serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 31, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the lows of their World Cup fiasco. The former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss was appointed in May after the four-time winners’ …

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Six Men Who Could Replace Claudio Ranieri At Leicester

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City is dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Millwall and Leicester City at The Den on February 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Yesterday evening, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked by the club, just months after winning the most unlikely of Premier League titles. We now look at the potential replacements for the Italian. Roberto Mancini Mancini had a spell with the Foxes in 2001 and shares the honour with Ranieri of being a Premier League winner. The former Manchester City boss …

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Giovanni Trapattoni Could Be Set For New National Team Role

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 14: Ireland national team manager Giovanni Trapattoni looks on during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Former Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni could be set for an international management comeback after applying for a new position. The Irish Independent have reported that the veteran tactician has applied for the vacant South Africa post. The Bafana Bafana are without a manager since the departure of Ephraim Mashaba who was sacked before Christmas. Roberto Mancini is also said to be in …

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The Top Five Contenders To Replace Arsene Wenger At Arsenal


With Arsene Wenger’s contract coming to an end following the finale of the 2016-17 campaign, the Frenchman could soon depart Arsenal. Wenger’s relationship with the fans has not always been stellar. Currently the longest serving manager in the Premier League, his insistence that he will not needlessly spend huge sums of money on world class players has infuriated the Arsenal faithful. …

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Inter Milan Have Moved Quickly To Replace Roberto Mancini

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 20: Ajax manager / head coach, Frank de Boer looks on prior to the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam held at Philips Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Italian giants Inter Milan have wasted little time replacing the banished Roberto Mancini and announced Frank de Boar as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Following an unexpected 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last week, Mancini was given his marching orders on Monday. The Italian’s relationship with the club was already strained and his departure …

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Pep Guardiola Puts Manchester City Midfielder Up For Sale [Sky Sports]

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Samir Nasri of Manchester City celebrates after team-mate James Milner scored their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on February 11, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to listen to offers for Samir Nasri, it is being reported this morning. Sky Sports are today claiming that the 29-year-old has been told he can leave the Etihad, provided any interested parties are prepared to pay the club’s asking price of around £17m. The former French international midfielder returned to pre-season …

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The Five Candidates To Replace Arsene Wenger As Arsenal Boss


Ahead of his twentieth anniversary of managing the club in October, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be about to embark on his final season. After an initial decade bursting with success, Arsenal fans have become disgruntled with their long-serving leader. Despite some placing the blame on the likes of board member Ivan Gazidis, it’s clear that Wenger must win a …

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Chelsea Prepared To Sell Playmaker To Inter For €35m [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Oscar of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on January 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Serie A side Inter have made an enquiry for Chelsea playmaker Oscar, according to a report in Italy. The Brazilian international is one of a number of players facing an uncertain future under new Blues manager Antonio Conte, and, as per Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Inter have tested the waters by sounding Chelsea out as to his availability. Further reports on …

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Liverpool Had €40m Bid For Portugal Midfielder Rejected [Report]

Liverpool were apparently looking to sign Sporting and Portugal midfielder João Mário, according to the player’s father. Reds manager Jürgen Klopp was actively looking for a central/attacking midfielder earlier in the summer, and was frustrated in his efforts to sign Mario Götze, Mahmoud Dahoud and Piotr Zielinski. To that end, he was looking at a number of contingency plans, and João Mário’s father has …

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Italian Giants Ready To Move For Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Mario Balotelli of Liverpool laughs during the warm-up for the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 29, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

In what would be quite the occurrence, Inter are reportedly looking to bring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli back to the San Siro. Italian publication Tuttosport are today claiming that Roberto Mancini has identified the troubled forward as a transfer target this summer as he plots the club’s return to the Champions League. The Nerazzurri have spent four consecutive seasons outside of Europe’s …

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Former Newcastle Defender Flies In For For Sunderland Medical

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Davide Santon of Newcastle United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on November 02, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Crossing the line between Newcastle and Sunderland is rarely a good idea, though several have tried. The likes of Lee Clark, Michael Bridges and Shay Given have been on the books of both, while just last summer Jack Colback swapped Sunderland for Newcastle only to suffer relegation at the end of the season. The latest player to complete the double is former …

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