• Jose Mourinho admits he feels victimised by FA punishments

    Jose Mourinho admits he feels victimised by FA punishments

    Jose Mourinho claims football authorities treat him differently to other managers – and the Manchester United boss wants that to stop.

    The Portuguese has won medals throughout his career but the route to glory has not been without controversy and fall outs.

    Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford led to the resumption of his testy relationship with the Football Association, who this week handed him a touchline ban for the second time within a month.

    The latest suspension came after booting a water bottle […]

  • FA chief executive explains how Gareth Southgate got the England job

    FA chief executive explains how Gareth Southgate got the England job

    Gareth Southgate’s suitability for the permanent England job was not only tested on the touchlines but in physiological assessments.

    Gareth Southgate’s suitability for the permanent England job was not only tested on the touchlines but in physiological assessments.

    The 46-year-old had not been keen to replace Roy Hodgson in the summer but enjoyed his time as interim manager, with four solid displays leading to a four-year deal as Sam Allardyce’s permanent successor.

    It had always appeared a matter of when rather than if […]

  • Revealed: Premier League Manager of the Month nominees for November

    Revealed: Premier League Manager of the Month nominees for November

    David Moyes has been handed a nomination for Premier League Manager of the Month for November.

    Moyes, who won two out of three fixtures, will go up against Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

    Sunderland picked up their first two wins of the season by defeating Bournemouth and Hull City before succoring to a 2-0 defeat away to Klopp’s Liverpool team.

    Klopp himself, nominated for the third time this season, hammered Watford at home 6-1 and […]

  • Gareth Southgate: England need more leaders but Rooney remains captain

    Gareth Southgate: England need more leaders but Rooney remains captain

    Gareth Southgate has confirmed Wayne Rooney will remain England captain at his first press conference since being named as the new permanent England football manager.

    Asked about the Manchester United striker’s future, Southgate said: “Wayne Rooney is the England captain, I said that at the beginning,” but added “I’ve only selected him to start in two of the four matches.”

    Southgate was keen to stress that despite Rooney’s continued captaincy, it was important to develop new leaders within the England camp.

    In a […]

  • Jose Mourinho handed one-match touchline ban for kicking water bottle

    Jose Mourinho handed one-match touchline ban for kicking water bottle

    The Manchester United manager was punished by the FA after being sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle in his side’s draw with the Hammers on Sunday.

    Jose Mourinho will be forced to watch Manchester United’s EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham from the stands after being handed a one-match touchline ban by the Football Association.

    The Portuguese, who has also been fined £16,000, was sent off for kicking a bottle during United’s Premier League clash with the same opponents […]

  • Victor Moses Wins PFA Fans’ Premier League Player Of The Month

    Victor Moses Wins PFA Fans’ Premier League Player Of The Month

    Chelsea’s Nigerian import, Victor Moses, was on Wednesday voted by a rather significant margin as November’s PFA Fans’ Player of the Month.

    The 25-year-old, who was one of six nominees decided by Sky Sports’ expert panel to be up for the vote in November, won over 18,000 of the more than 40,000 votes cast.

    Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson was second with less than 8000, while Nordim Amrabat finished third. Other nominees included Victor Anichebe, Sergio Aguero, and Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion.

    Moses […]

  • Gareth Southgate named England manager until Euro 2020

    Gareth Southgate named England manager until Euro 2020

    Gareth Southgate has finally been confirmed as England manager.

    The Reluctant One, who twice said he didn’t think he was ready for the job, has been given a four-year contract that will see him in charge of England for the 2018 World Cup and then through to Euro 2020 (should he last that long).

    Having taken charge of four games on an interim basis and not messing it up – two draws and two wins – and the lack of viable alternatives, […]

  • Jose Mourinho to drag Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into row with FA

    Jose Mourinho to drag Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into row with FA

    Jose Mourinho is set to drag Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into his latest row after the FA charged him with misconduct.

    The Manchester United manager could be banned for up to three games after he was seen kicking a water bottle on the touchline in a 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford.

    The Daily Star suggest Mourinho, who has a long-running rivalry with Wenger, plans to refer back to when the Gunners boss was sent to the stands at Old […]

  • Liverpool 2-0 Leeds: Divock Origi fires while Ovie Ejaria and Lucas Leiva stumble

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds: Divock Origi fires while Ovie Ejaria and Lucas Leiva stumble

    Liverpool had to really fight for their 2-0 win over Leeds United in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup and several players stood out in the victory.

    Divock Origi sent the Reds on their way to the semi-finals, while two Liverpool men disappointed.

    Here we pick out the hits and misses from the game as one Leeds player impresses despite coming out on the losing end.

    Divock Origi had been pretty woeful for Liverpool before he popped up to score a 76th minute […]

  • Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA after dismissal in Manchester United’s draw with West Ham

    Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA after dismissal in Manchester United’s draw with West Ham

    Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after he was sent off during Manchester United’s draw with West Ham on Sunday.

    The 53-year-old was sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss in the first half of the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford for kicking a water bottle in frustration after Paul Pogba received a yellow card for simulation.

    Television replays have shown that Moss’ decision to caution the United midfielder was correct.

    Mourinho now faces a two-game […]

  • Hypocritical? The last time Arsene Wenger was sent off for kicking a water bottle he received an apology

    Hypocritical? The last time Arsene Wenger was sent off for kicking a water bottle he received an apology

    Jose Mourinho complained before Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal earlier this month that he doesn’t receive the same amount of respect as Arsene Wenger – and the 53-year-old might well have a point.

    The Portuguese boss was sent to the stands for the second time this season as his faltering United side dropped two points against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    The former Chelsea boss was sent off by referee Jon Moss after angrily kicking a bottle following Moss’ […]