MLS Dud Frank De Boer Favorite For Netherlands Job For Some Reason

AMSTERDAM — Frank de Boer has emerged as the most likely candidate to be named coach of the Netherlands after weeks of speculation over who would succeed Ronald Koeman.

A contract up to the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar is expected to be signed in time for De Boer to take charge of the team's three internationals next month, Dutch media reported on Wednesday.

He would replace Koeman who left last month to become Barcelona coach.

Coach Gets Foot Stuck In Crate After Missed Penalty And Accepts His Fate

On Sunday in women’s college soccer, the Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons played to a hellish 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of regular time and two 10-minute overtime periods. 

Wake Forest had the best opportunity at winning in the 99th-minute when a Duke foul near the edge of the area resulted in a penalty for the Demon Deacons.

But the tame effort from the spot was saved, and Wake Forest coach Tony da Luz couldn’t hide his displeasure when kicking a crate. The crate, however, fought back and eventually KO’d the manager.  

Andrea Pirlo's Footballing Thesis Reminds Us Why He's One Of The Modern Game's Great Minds

From the man that gave us the famous quote "After the wheel, the PlayStation is the best invention of all time," comes the next great innovation in football.

That's right — the thesis written by the elegantly-coiffed, free-kick artist that is Andrea Pirlo is now available in English.

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Welsh Coach Tells His Players To Ignore Covid Symptoms For Europa League Match

Connah's Quay Nomads manager Andy Morrison said he had to "turn a blind eye" to players who showed up unwell for Thursday's Europa League game against Dinamo Tbilisi as he had already lost four members of the squad due to COVID-19.

Three players had to be withdrawn prior to the second round qualifier after testing positive for COVID-19 while a fourth showed symptoms and was excluded as a precaution.

Jill Ellis And José Mourinho Star In New Netflix Documentary ‘The Playbook’

Haven’t gotten enough of José Mourinho over the past 20 years or through All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur? Well he’s forcing his way onto your TV screen again through the medium of a new Netflix documentary titled The Playbook, which releases globally on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Bologna Coach Throws His Kids Under Bus After Testing Positive For Covid-19

MILAN — Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic believes his children might have infected him with COVID-19, he said on Saturday after being forced to miss his team's pre-season training camp for the second year running.

Mihajlovic, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in July last year, said he remained asymptomatic and denied that he had done anything that could have put himself at risk.

Forgotten Genius: How Sam Allardyce's Tenure At Bolton Helped Transform Modern Football

"He was what I called a ball-playing defender," long-time friend Dave Bassett said of Sam Allardyce, "If he wasn't playing with the ball he was playing with your balls."

Allardyce was a feared center back during his 20-plus years in English football due to his propensity to clatter opposing strikers and leave them moaning in pain on the turf. He was even given the nickname "Super Sam Bionic Man" for his ability to quickly ascend from these tackles and continue playing. 

PSG Coach Appears To Grope His Player As She Exits Field

PSG coach Olivier Echouafni lost the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal to Lyon 1-0 on Wednesday. He also lost our respect after being seen groping French player Sandy Baltimore.

A former player who spent 16 years playing in Ligue 1, Echouafni managed the French national team briefly before taking over PSG Féminine in 2018. He’s had moderate success, but it’s hard to do anything notable when juggernaut Lyon is in your league. 

Arsenal Great Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Club

LONDON — Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has left the club's coaching set-up to pursue new opportunities, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

Swede Ljungberg, part of the Invincibles side that won the Premier League in 2003-04, had been back at Arsenal for two years and was currently assistant to head coach Mikel Arteta.

Scorned By Spain, Real Madrid, Lopetegui Tastes Sweet Redemption With Sevilla

COLOGNE — Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui enjoyed sweet redemption after his side beat Inter Milan 3-2 in a thrilling Europa League final on Friday to hand the Spaniard a first major trophy.

A highly-rated coach in Spain's youth set-up, Lopetegui landed a first job in elite club coaching when he took over at Portuguese giants Porto in 2014 but was sacked 18 months later after failing to win a trophy.