Redknapp has signed a two and a half year contract and will watch from the stands today before taking his first training session tomorrow morning. (more…)
David James was a fantastic shot stopper with a reputation for a mistake or two, eventually being cruelly given the nickname Calamity James by the press. On talent alone James was probably the best English keeper around but never managed to eradicate the errors from his game. Recent form suggests that England’s current number one Joe Hart could be taking the same path. (more…)
I used to like QPR, I still have a mental image of Trevor Sinclair crossing the ball to the square headed Les Ferdinand to absolutely smash into the net. Think of all the other names at the club during that time – Sinton, Wilkins, Peacock, Impey – I didn’t dislike any of them. This team (I use that term in the loosest possible sense) that Tony Fernandes is constructing though is just a bizarre collection of misfits, headed up with an equally ill fitting manager. (more…)
Rafael Benitez has taken over as Chelsea manager in an interim capacity following their dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo this morning (Chelsea sack Di Matteo). Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic has acted incredibly swiftly replacing the Italian just hours after relieving him of his duties as Chelsea boss.
Former Liverpool manager Benitez will take charge until the end of the season as many fans speculate that Abramovic will look to bring in Pep Guardiola in time for next season. Guardiola is currently taking time out from football following his incredible success at Barcelona.
The move is likely to be incredibly unpopular with Liverpool fans, many of which never wanted Benitez to leave the Anfield club when he did.
Benitez has failed to repeat his successes since leaving Liverpool, managing just one club – Inter Milan following Jose Mourinho’s departure for Real Madrid. Benitez lasted just 6 months as manager of Inter Milan before being sacked and replaced by Brazilian Leonardo.
Benitez has much to prove at Chelsea, there will be many eyes on how he deals with Fernando Torres…
Following their 3-0 loss in Turin last night, Chelsea have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo with immediate effect.
It’s pretty tough on the Italian, particularly following his very successful spell in charge of the club last season, lifting the FA Cup and Champions League following the poor start made by André Villas-Boas.
Roman Abramovic has now sacked Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlo Ancelotti, André Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo since joining the club.
David Beckham has announced he is to leave LA Galaxy next month alerting football clubs worldwide who would love to sign the former England captain.
Where will Beckham go?
Speculation is rife that Beckham will go to Australia, China, Paris, or possibly even back to the Premier League. The reality is no-one knows just yet what Beckham plans to do. Last year PSG showed more than a passing interest but Beckham seemed content to stay in LA.
Beckham has one more game to play at The Home Depot Center before moving on to the next stage in his illustrious career.
Perhaps Beckham could hook up with his homey following the news that Snoop Doggy Dogg wants to invest in Celtic, maybe not though – I couldn’t imagine Posh wandering the streets of Glasgow looking for a bargain!