EVERTON’s worst home defeat in a Merseyside derby since the days when Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish used to run the blues ragged highlighted the growing crisis at Goodison Park. A year ago, Everton were, by recent standards, buoyant. At … Continue reading Lost momentum – Everton’s year of decline
IF YOU believe the tea leaves, Steven Gerrard is destined to become Liverpool’s next manager, replacing Jürgen Klopp when the charismatic German decides to move back … Continue reading Three steps to heaven: Step two – Stephen Gerrard to Villa Park
DANIEL FARKE’s dismissal just after Norwich City had secured their first victory in the Premier League may have seemed a little harsh, but it may have sent a signal that the club is unwilling to continue its recent cycle of … Continue reading Norwich City and the penalty of raised expectation
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR may just have made their most important managerial hiring since Bill Nicholson took the job in October 1958. Certainly, Antonio Conte is the most sought-after coach they have hired in a long time, and you can count José … Continue reading Spurs hire big, but Conte’s stay won’t be the start of a dynasty
NUNO Espirito Santo has been shown the door by Tottenham Hotspur after just 10 Premier League games and a 50% win rate. Admittedly, they were woeful against Manchester United in their last game, a 3-0 defeat at their gleaming new … Continue reading Did Tottenham know their man and do they know who they really want next?
SURELY, after eight seasons, Manchester United should have recovered from losing their iconic and most successful manager? There was always going to be a period of instability after Sir Alex Ferguson hung his stopwatch up, but United are still looking … Continue reading Solskjaer is the fall guy, but are United still in a post-Ferguson hangover?