The Special Ones (manager talk)

the1andonly3003

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very sad Edin Terzic quits Borussia Dortmund after 'violent confrontation' with Mats Hummels (telegraph.co.uk)
violent?

“I didn’t think it could go on like this. I felt insulted in my honour to stand on the pitch in that kit. So submissive, so inferior in footballing terms. The two Stuttgart games and the away game in Leverkusen. That was barricading with 11 men in the box.”

Hummels is not part of the Germany squad that is competing at the European Championship.
Telegraph is so cold with that final sentence
 

67YAZ

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Does Marseille have more budget than Brighton?
Capology, not sure how rigorous they are, says Brighton spent about £9m more in wages this past season. The EPL really is at a whole different level.

Marseilles finished 8th, so no European football for them. If de Zerbi can implement his style quickly and make some smart transfers, they could make a run at UCL qualification. That would enhance his reputation. Treading water, ie no European qualification, would be a step back.
 

wonderland

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I’m really surprised he didn’t become Napoli’s manager. Napoli has generally played attacking football so the fit is there from a playing style. Maybe De Laurentiis realized they’d be butting heads non stop so better to go with Conte’s last chance.
 

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The 718
Cooper was announced. I’m not going to post the tweet because his face causes brain damage.
 

rguilmar

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It should be noted that Ecuador canned their manager Felix Sanchez hours after their penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the Copa America. I bring this up here because of the speed with which FEF made their decision compared to, um, other federations. Ecuador is an up and coming squad with some players we all know and others we will all know in due time. They had hoped to win the group but lost the opener to Venezuela after taking an early red card but taking the lead only to end up losing, similar to another nation in the Copa. That loss set them up with Argentina in the quarterfinals instead of Canada. Even though they played well, they lost. Right now Ecuador sit fifth in WCQ, and when you include Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Uruguay, most would agree that fifth is about where you’d expect them to be. Merely meeting expectations though is not good enough for Ecuador.
 

Jimy Hendrix

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Meanwhile Mexico quickly decided to stick with Lozano, if you're looking for a Goofus to go with your Gallant here.
 

rguilmar

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Let’s wait until US Soccer has fully reviewed its 22 coaching elements and 8 core competencies, then conducted a three day re-interview of Gregg, complete with an evaluation of his PowerPoints by Steve Ballmer and around-the-back passing by Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, before we declare anyone a Goofus.
 

the1andonly3003

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Let’s wait until US Soccer has fully reviewed its 22 coaching elements and 8 core competencies, then conducted a three day re-interview of Gregg, complete with an evaluation of his PowerPoints by Steve Ballmer and around-the-back passing by Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, before we declare anyone a Goofus.
I heard Jurgen is a free agent