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Sir Alex Ferguson vs Pep Guardiola: Head to Head, Trophies, Personalities

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Source Football, like life itself, is full of characters. From combustive agents like Mino Raiola to demi-god club presidents like Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez, and players that come along only once in a lifetime like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. And then, there is that special class of managers that bring out the best from players and build teams that ...

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Jose Mourinho vs Sir Alex Ferguson rivalry: Trophies, Head-to-Head

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When Jose Mourinho took over as manager at Manchester United in  May 2016, it appeared to herald a new era for the club which had struggled to successfully manage the transition after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson after 26 years in charge. David Moyes was sacked after barely one season, and although the FA Cup was won under Louis ...

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Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola rivalry: Head to Head, Trophies and Philosophies

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via The Daily Express The dust has barely settled on another Premier League campaign, but already there is speculation about who if, anyone will challenge Pep Guardiola’s centurions next season.  A lot of pundits are pointing at Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as the likely title contenders for 2018-19.  As they continue to strengthen, there is a feeling that the German’s building ...

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Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola rivalry: Trophies, Head-to-Head, History

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Image via Twitter The translator and the ball boy are back at it again. For millions of football fans, not only in England but around the world, the clash between the teams of these two iconic managers is almost always certainly a fiery affair. December 9, 2017 was the scheduled date of the first meeting this season between the two ...

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Greatest Quotes about Jimmy Murphy


Image source Sir Matt Busby once said that Jimmy Murphy was his first and best signing for Manchester United. The playing career of both Murphy and Busby ended prematurely because of the war. According to Stephen Morrin’s book The Munich Air Disaster, the 25-year long partnership between Murphy and Sir Matt Busby came about in 1945. Sergeant Jimmy Murphy and Company Sergeant Major ...

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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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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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Portrait of an iconic manager – Sir Matt Busby

Sir Matt Busby is regarded among the greatest managers of all time courtesy of his 24-year stint at Old Trafford during which he made the club one of the most respected and feared outfits in world football. And he did it all despite the unfortunate plane crash in February 1958 that killed several members of his young team, including the ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Carlos Bianchi

Carlos Bianchi started his professional career at Velez Sarsfield in the Argentine top division in 1967. He was a gifted goalscorer and went on to score a remarkable 121 goals from 165 league appearances during his first six years at the club before moving to Stade de Reims in France. The goals kept coming from Bianchi’s boots in Ligue 1 ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Nereo Rocco

Whenever catenaccio is talked about Helenio Herrera’s name automatically springs into conversation for the Argentine is regarded – by many – as the inventor of the defensive playing system. However, there was Nereo Rocco before Herrera, employing catenaccio at Triestina and Padova before he took the system to AC Milan, and with great success. Rocco was a midfielder during his ...

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