Coaching

Zidane Returns, Performs Tekkers And Probably Wins The 2020 Champions League

After being reappointed Real Madrid manager Monday, Zinedine Zidane oversaw his first training session, part deux, Wednesday. The Frenchman’s first order of business will be to hammer 18th-place Celta Vigo at Real’s recent house of horrors, the Santiago Bernabéu, on Saturday. 

The18 has exclusive footage of Zidane’s return to Valdebebas, and we’re willing to share it with you for a small price — one minute of your precious time.  

The Best Soccer Training Equipment For Players (2019 Edition)

When it comes to improving your skills as a player, Allen Iverson said it best: "We talking about practice." No, we don't mean it in the sarcastic way he said it. When it comes to ensuring on-field success during a match, it starts with training the right way during your practice sessions. And to train the right way, you need the right equipment. From goals to rebounders, pinnies to balls, there's no shortage of gear you could spend your money on.

Zinedine Zidane Named Real Madrid Manager (Again) With Contract Through 2022

Only 284 days after shocking the footballing world by stepping down as manager of Real Madrid days after securing a third straight Champions League title, Zinedine Zidane has again been named Los Blancos coach on a contract running until June 2022.

5 Managers That'll Decide The Fate Of The 2019 Women's World Cup

We’re now just a few months away from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and the hype is starting to build apace. Here at The18, we’ve already covered 18 players to watch at this summer’s tournament, but here are five coaches that are worth following come June. Some have served as pioneers of the women’s game, while others are taking their respective countries to new found heights.

Which Country Has The Most Coaches At The Top Level?

When Claude Puel was fired by Leicester City over the weekend, there were no more French head coaches at a top-flight Big 5 league outside of France. It got us thinking, which country produces the best coaches by nationality? 

Is it Italy, with its highly tactical league? Or England, the inventors of the sport? How about Germany, with the largest population in Europe? Spain’s gotta be up there with the deepest league in Europe, right? Or maybe France, which just won the World Cup?

Celtic Boss Brendan Rodgers Is Heading To Leicester City

After unbelievable success in the Scottish Premiership, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is heading back to the Premier League to take over Leicester City.

 

Manchester United Would Be Foolish Not To Appoint Solskjaer As Permanent Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer undoubtedly has made his mark at Manchester United. Even if the changes that were made to the side were small, the fruits of those changes are obvious. United haven't lost a single Premier League match since the Baby-faced Assassin took charge, the only blip on the radar being the PSG match.

20-Yard Overhead Kick Greatly Pleases Manager Diego Maradona

Last time we checked in with Diego Maradona and Dorados, it was to report on the Argentine legend’s antics during his side’s Ascenso MX Apertura final defeat. After the heartbreak of that 4-3 aggregate defeat, Maradona has since returned to lead Dorados during the Clausura season.

While the club has achieved success in the Copa MX — they’ll play Liga MX side Atlas on Tuesday in the Round of 16 — the regular season has been something of a disaster for the club. After six matches, Dorados has only managed one win.

Jürgen Klinsmann Received $3.35M Settlement From USSF; Maybe We’ll See Him In MLS Next

Jürgen Klinsmann has been out of the management game for well over two years now, and there are a variety of reasons for that. Most obviously, the 2006 German Football Manager of the Year is utilizing the old “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” technique.

Juan Carlos Osorio Quits Paraguay Post After Six Months, With Copa America Around The Corner

Juan Carlos Osorio became the latest coach to lead Mexico to the World Cup Round of 16 and no further over the summer. The 2018 tournament was the seventh straight time El Tri was knocked out at that stage. 

After the 2018 World Cup, Osorio resigned from Mexico and in September he was appointed Paraguay manager. His first match with the club was a 1-1 draw with South Africa in November. 

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