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Real Madrid Announce Press Conference To Confirm Ancelotti’s Future

It has been tipped that Carlo Ancelotti will soon be relieved of his duties by Real Madrid as the club will hold a press conference to announce their decision. After ending the 2014-15 season without anything to show for, Carlo Ancelotti is close to getting fired. The Italian manager came at the club in 2013 and went on to win the eagerly-awaited La Decima, Copa Del Rey, European Supercup and Club World Cup for Real Madrid. However, a poor performance by the team in his second season has led many to believe that the three-time Champions League winning manager will be sacked by the club. Real Madrid have announce that they will hold a press conference at 19:00CET on Monday. This conference will be held to confirm the future of Ancelotti which most likely will be away from ‘Los Blancos’. The former Chelsea manager has attracted interest from AC Milan and Manchester City but the Italian has said that he […] Read more »

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Real Madrid Eye Jurgen Klopp And Rafael Benitez To Replace Ancelotti – Report

Either of Jurgen Klopp or Rafael Benitez are being considered by Real Madrid to replace Carlo Ancelotti after a dismal season. Various reports in Spain suggest that Carlo Ancelotti is bound to receive the sack. According to former marca chief editor, Eduardo Inda, Real Madrid have decided that Ancelotti will not continue as the coach for the 2015-16 season. These reports come after Barcelona sealed La Liga title on Sunday which resulted in Real Madrid finishing the season without winning any silverware. According to Spanish daily, La Sexta, Real Madrid have identified Rafael Benitez and Jurgen Klopp to replace the Italian. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the Real Madrid youth team for a long time and then successfully coached Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea and is currently in charge at Napoli. The Spaniard has won La Liga twice with Valencia and the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool. However, the former Inter manager is still awaiting a contract extension with […] Read more »

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Dark Clouds And The Silver Lining – Season’s Journey Of Marco Reus

The season has been a roller-coaster ride for Borussia Dortmund and it has been no different for Marco Reus. The attacking midfielder has gone through one of the most challenging periods of his career during which he had to endure the pain of multiple injuries, disappointment of not lifting the World Cup with Germany and the uncertainty regarding his future at Borussia Dortmund. Doubts were cast over his abilities, his performances were scrutinized, his loyalty was questioned. While the attacker was able to clear the air over his future by signing a new contract until 2019 with Dortmund, he had to endure a tough time due to repeated injuries and the club’s poor form. Injuries Inversely Proportional To Performances:   Despite winning only the DFL SuperCup with Dortmund in the whole 2013-14 season, Reus enjoyed a great season individually. He was involved in 30 goals alone in the Bundesliga and was the star for the Yellow and Blacks as they […] Read more »

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Robert Lewnadowski Will Not Play Against Barcelona If He Is Not Fully Fit, Says Bayern Munich Sporting Director

Bayern Munich will not allow Robert Lewandowski to play in the UEFA Champion League semi-final game against Barcelona if he is not fit enough to play. The club’s Sporting Director Matthias Sammer opined that they won’t risk the Polish striker even though it is a crucial encounter. Robert Lewandowski was jolted with a concussion and he also broke his nose last week in the DFB Pokal semi-final game against Borussia Dortmund. Regarding Lewandowski, Sammer said, “The doctors, the player and the mask will make this decision. “But one thing is clear: No player in the world can be so important to jeopardise his health. “Even if the doctors give their green light, that does not necessarily mean he will play.” Also, the striker’s agent Cezary Kucharskim too advised his client not to risk his health if he is not fit enough to play. Robert Lewandowski added to Bayern’s injury woes as they will miss the services of Arjen Robben and David […] Read more »

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Jürgen Klopp’s Dortmund Fairy Tale Is Coming To An End

Perhaps, the ‘success’ of a football manger at a club could be determined by the  the level of media speculation that tips his departure, once his team hit a rough patch or are on an extended run of uninspiring performances! Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, and Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool stand as an example to this rule, Jürgen Klopp at Dortmund, however, stands out as an exception. Klopp is a manager who has symbolized Borussia Dortmund as much as the club symbolized him. While creating a version of playing football – high on tempo and technique – rarely seen before, he has elevated himself to a cult status enjoyed by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. The fairy tale which started back in 2008 could have had different cast if the men in-charge of Hamburg SV had not dismissed the then manager of Mainz on the basis of his scruffy appearance in a critical dossier. A few months later Dortmund approached Klopp […] Read more »

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Pep Guardiola Admits Congratulating Jurgen Klopp; Asks German Midfielder To Shut Up

Despite completing a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles only last weekend, Bayern Munich proved to be erratic in form as they succumbed to a defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund, thereby failing to register their name in the DFB Pokal final. In the wake of a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena, Sebastian Kehl quipped that Bayern Munich should practice penalties and not complain. Pep Guardiola did not seem impressed with the comments of the former German international as he hit back with reference to the difference in points between them whilst also telling him to shut up. “If you [Sebastian Kehl] have a 35-point deficit in the league, it is better to shut up,” the Catalan told reporters on Friday. The former Barcelona manager stood by his complaints as he stated that his side were denied a clear penalty when Marcel Schmelzer handled the ball in the penalty area. He also tried to preach respect to the Borussia Dortmund […] Read more »

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Borussia Dortmund: Gundogan Will Not Renew His Contract

After manager, Jurgen Klopp, announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season, Borussia Dortmund confirmed that midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan will not extend his contract beyond 30th June 2016. Borussia Dortmund has all but made it official that Ilkay Gundogan is bound to leave the club, come summer. The German club made an announcement stating that the midfielder will not extend his current contract, which comes to an end on 30th June 2016. This official statement from the club, comes soon after Jurgen Klopp announced his departure, come season end. Gundogan, 24, has been heavily linked with a move away from the club and Manchester United are the favourites to sign the midfielder in the upcoming transfer window. Borussia Dortmund und Mittelfeldspieler @Guendogan8 werden nicht über den 30. Juni 2016 hinaus zusammenarbeiten. pic.twitter.com/ONvIdZesCf — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 30, 2015 The German club did not state whether the midfielder will be sold in the next window […] Read more »