Didier Deschamps was a pretty good player in his days. He won a World Cup with France in 1998, won Champions League titles with both Marseille and Juventus and also appeared for Chelsea and Valencia in a lengthy, trophy laden career.
Thierry Henry Named Coach Of Monaco, Where He Began His Career Creating These Precocious Highlight Reels
Thierry Henry is returning to the club where it all began for him. The Arsenal and France legend, who also played for Barcelona, Juventus and New York Red Bulls, was hired as manager of AS Monaco on Saturday, his first head coaching job.
Henry, 41, served as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team (which lost to France in the 2018 World Cup semifinals) for two years and reportedly had offers to coach Aston Villa and the Egyptian national team.
The World Cup was an absolute shit show for Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli. Jettisoned into the job in May of 2017 as the savior of Argentina’s horrendous qualifying campaign, the former Sevilla boss managed to secure passage to Russia on the final match day (although Lionel Messi’s hat trick in Quito certainly helped).
However, with one armageddon avoided, the next promptly arrived — the finals themselves revealed what many had known about La Albiceleste since the cycle began: The beaten 2014 finalists weren’t very good anymore, apart from Messi.
I have to go back to these subjects; I can’t help it. Soccer is a conservative sport in comparison to many others, based on beliefs and myths that might sound accurate but (most) have never been proven to be the most effective. Soccer is an old-school guy that hates change and does a lot of stuff simply because “it's always been done like that.”
Patrick Vieira’s OGC Nice Guilty Of Trying To Walk It In, Somehow Failing To Score On 1-On-0 Counter
After Patrick Vieira left Arsenal for Juventus in 2005, a common complaint about Arsene Wenger’s Gunners (at least on “The IT Crowd”) was that they always tried to walk it in. Now as a manager in France (after starting his head coaching career at NYCFC), Vieira’s club was criminally guilty of trying to walk it in during the Nice vs Toulouse Ligue 1 match on Friday.
Pep Guardiola frequently says he considers himself “a great thief” as everything that he does he’s seen it somewhere and took it for himself and his teams. Well Pep, if that’s the case bud, keep going because it’s working pretty darn good.