Mike Phelan is set to host his former club Manchester United when they meet in the third round of games in the Premier League.
Phelan used to be the right hand man of Sir Alex Ferguson – United’s former coach. Phelan is currently the caretaker manager of the newly promoted side, Hull City.
City has just 13 players, yet the talented coach in Phelan has guided the squad to four victories. The meagre squad figure is astonishing considering the rigour of the Premier League. The management is working with the manager to add at least six more player before the transfer deadline in a few days.
Steve Bruce was the former manager of the club, bringing them from the Championship to top flight English football, yet he decided to walk away after an altercation with the management. Phelan has always reminded who ever cared to listen that he was not a manager yet.
“I am not a manager at the moment. I guess my career has gone in a roundabout way. But the challenge is great and we have worked really hard here,” Phelan said. So far, Hull has shown decent results, shocking title holders Leicester City in the curtain raiser and showing their dominance when they faced Swansea. Since getting promotion in May during the playoffs, the club hasn’t made any additions. Read more »
The legendary teams and their coaches are names and people who live on forever.
Sir Alex Ferguson might have been on his path to retirement in 2012 when he struck the deal to bring in Robin van Persie to Arsenal for a whopping 24 million pounds which had been a gamble and a decision that had several consequences.
Even today there are others like Keith Wyness who seeks his advice on different topics. For instance, the search for a new manager for Aston Villa was suggested by Sir Alex Ferguson and not without reason. Wyness is known to have linkages with Alex due to their former past in Aberdeen. Even though Wyness joined the Aberdeen team after leaving Sydney Olympics in 2000 he has been in talking terms with Alex. Hence, when it comes to finding new managers, Sir Alex is someone whom Wyness would resort to. However, Wyness admits that he did not follow Sir Alex’s advice fully and discounted the choices that he had presented.
Ferguson had left Aberdeen long back and Wyness revealed that the club had changed since then. The club had an era before, but today the standards have slipped for the club. For instance, when the club celebrated their centenary most of the present members found it hard to believe that the club had the potential to beat clubs like Real Madrid. Nostalgia is all the club has to offer now. Read more »
Former Manchester United manager has revealed that the biggest mistake he made in his management career has been to announce his retirement in 2001.
He said that this statement has negatively impacted the club and that their results in this season suffer a lot because of this. Ultimately he changed his mind and stayed for another 11 years at Old Trafford while winning a heap of trophies along the way.
He said that the fact that he announced that he was going to retire caused his players to lose their focus. In 2001, he made the announcement at the start of the season, and he felt that his players did not want to give their best thinking that the manager will be going after the season. He added that under the pressure of his wife and his children, he changed his mind in January, but it was too late to motivate the players.
He said that even the recruitment suffers in that season because players did not want to sign for a manager that was going to stay for only one season. However, things changed when they sign Rooney and Ronaldo at the start of the next season. He had to get the team back in the mood so as to be able to mount a title challenge. Read more »
The soccer betting fans of both teams mostly picked both teams to score in the crucial English Premier League match. Tottenham have scored 83 goals this season in all competitions. Fifty seven of those goals were scored in the EPL with 22 of the goals coming from main striker, Harry Kane.
The 22-year old has scored 25 goals for the Spurs this season. Aside his 22 EPL goals, he has two in the Europa League, before their defeat, and a goal in the FA Cup. The young centre forward is one of the key reasons The Spurs are sitting in second place in the league with an opportunity to leave the league if Leicester city slips.
Soccer betting fans expect the English striker who made his debut for England after rising through the ranks, on May 27th last year. He played for the Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 before eventually joining the first team of the national squad. He has scored four goals for The Three Lions so far.
Tottenham place second on the table and hope to close in on the gap with league leaders, Leicester City, in the match against Manchester United. Tottenham will be hoping The Foxes slip in their match this Sunday. Read more »
Unfortunately for Wes Brown, he will not be an influential player for Sunderland in the 2015-16 season of the Premier League as the manager Dick Advocaat made it very clear that he does not have any big plans for the 35 year old defender who used to perform for Manchester United for over 10 years before eventually deciding to make a move to Sunderland.
Wes Brown hasn’t even been able to make into the substitute list of Dick Advocaat from the past Premier League matches of Sunderland and this is a sign for whats to come for the veteran defender who is reaching the twilight stages of his career and is spending his senior years by not even being able to make it into the pitch and get consistent playing time.
When Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat was asked about Wes Brown, the Dutch manager replied by saying: “Wes has a different role this season. We’re only going to use him if we really need him. But he’s fit, yes.” Read more »
Sir Alex Ferguson has ended any hopes of a return from retirement after stating that he feels extremely happy to watch football from the stands.
The former Manchester United boss retired from football two years ago. He is regarded as one of the finest managers in world football. His acumen in the transfer market led to several big signings for United like Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo. United can certainly do with this acumen right now, as they are struggling to return to winning ways. The club has brought in the likes of Memphis Depay for £ 25 million.
These signings of up to be the work of current manager Louis van Gaal. Ferguson has stated that he completely does not miss football, since he gets to stay in touch with the latest happenings as a Manchester United fan from the stands. The transfer period is also the time of the year when a manager gets incredibly busy, but Ferguson says that he no longer wants to be involved in it. Much of Van Gaal’s signings last season did not work out in the way that the Dutchman expected and he will be hoping for a much better return from the likes of Depay. Read more »