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5 Potential candidates to become the next Barcelona manager

Managing the likes of Leo Messi and Andres Iniesta would be any manager’s dream. At the end of the 2016-2017 La Liga season, one lucky name will get the opportunity to train one of the all-time greats Lionel Messi. Here are a few potential candidates who could take on the helm at Camp Nou this summer and become the next Barcelona manager. ...

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Top 5: Greatest tactician managers of all time

Valeriy Lobanovskiy The Soviet manager was one of the very first to use scientific principles, language and methodology in football management. A product of the time when advancement in space technology in the Soviet Union was at its peak, Lobanovskiy’s management reflected his admiration for scientific principles. He famously saw football as a battle between two subsets of 11 elements ...

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What separates Messi and Ronaldo from other world class players

Ronaldo and Messi together

Consistency Whenever there is a media headline proclaiming Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo’s decline in form make it a point to watch their next game or two because chances are they will destroy the opposition. It’s not because they read the headlines and decide that this is it, I have to prove the naysayers wrong but because they are so ...

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5 Potential Mega transfers of 2017 summer transfer window

Antoine Greizmann to Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved for free from Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United and has gone on to become one of their brightest lights this season, having scored 28 goals and provided ten assists in all competitions. However, the Swede has suffered ligament damage and already 35, he is unlikely to carry United’s burden much further. Griezmann ...

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Five famous brothers in football

Bobby and Jack Charlton The English duo went on to win the 1966 World Cup at home. Bobby Charlton is regarded amongst the greatest players that England has produced and went on to enjoy a successful career at Old Trafford with Manchester United for whom he played in 758 games in all competitions and won numerous trophies. Jack, who played ...

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Five longest serving football managers of all time

Guy Roux (Auxerre 1961–2005) The legendary Auxerre figure had an unprecedented 44-year spell at the helm of the club. He began before The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd had made their musical bows and retired from management the year that Rihanna, Chris Brown and Panic! at the Disco released their debut albums! Longevity like Roux’s is unique in football ...

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