Ronald Koeman's dream of one day managing the team with whom he made his name is slowly turning more into a nightmare. Barcelona's head coach took no questions in a brief news conference on Wednesday and instead read a statement calling for fans to be patient and saying that Barça were in a period of transition. 'We have to reconstruct the team as a squad without making big investments and this takes time.' he said, 'Finishing high in the table would be a success on its own and in the Champions League we cannot expect miracles.'
A new book about the Chelsea manager details the work that went into the training sessions at his first top-flight club
Over the course of 10 years in youth football, Thomas Tuchel had made progress. First, as assistant manager, he learned from Hansi Kleitsch at Stuttgart, who was considered a luminary in German junior football. Then he gained experience as head coach of teams in various age groups.
As was both tradition and doctrine at German academies at the time, Tuchel used repetition to drill in his exercises: the same pass practised 100 times, the same 100 passing sequences repeated during a training routine.
Defeat an army without a fight and without casualties? Quite possible, if a new type of hypersonic weapon proposed by a team of rocket scientists in China becomes reality.Designed to generate intense electromagnetic pulse capable of wiping out communication and power supply lines, the weapon would have a range of 3,000km – about the distance from China’s east coast to Guam. Cruising at six times the speed of sound, it would cover this distance in 25 minutes.Unlike ballistic missiles, it would…
Canada's national women's soccer team won gold at the Tokyo Olympics. So why is next to impossible to buy a jersey with a player's name on it? Experts say Canada Soccer missed a golden opportunity to market the team.
Tomer Hemed's team asked fans to 'refrain from bringing national flags... out of respect for all nationalities currently caught up in the conflict.' The Israeli player was also shown a yellow card for covering his head with a kippa
As his state was battered by Covid-19, Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia applied to coach a boys’ team in his spare time. When the school board rejected him, he threatened to haul the members before a judge.
[Nation] South Sudanese women's football team captain Amy Lasu has three beaded bracelets on her left hand; a black one bearing the name Lauya which belongs to her paternal grandfather Lauya Sururu Joja, and two others which have national flags of her "home" countries, South Sudan and Kenya.
Leeds United have offered support but players face return to Taliban regime unless accepted soon
The UK government is being asked to urgently resettle female players from Afghanistan’s girls development youth football team who fled the Taliban and have been offered a new life with Leeds United.
The 35 young women – many of whom are in their teens – their families and football coaches are in Lahore, Pakistan, on 30-day visas. But the 136-strong group face returning to Afghanistan unless they are accepted by a third country soon – they have to leave Pakistan by 12 October.