Coaching

Barça’s Faults Laid Bare In Awful Scoreless Draw With Slavia Prague

Swaths of empty seats around the Camp Nou on Tuesday for Slavia Prague's visit in the Champions League reflected the current malaise surrounding Barcelona, one amplified by this past weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Levante in LaLiga. That match both increased the pressure on manager Ernesto Valverde and condemned Luis Suárez to a three-week spell on the sidelines with a new calf injury.

Diego Maradona Coaches From A Throne Because Normal Seats Are For Suckers

Normal chairs, like the one you and I are sitting in right now, are for suckers. They’re for losers who have never accomplished anything in their lives and probably never will.

Thrones, on the other hand, are for gods and kings.

Thrones are for legends like Diego Maradona.

So, to the surprise of absolutely no one, Maradona coached a league match from a throne on Tuesday, expertly guiding his team, Gimnasia La Plata, to a 4-0 rout of Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario, Argentina. 

USMNT Suffers Loss As Tab Ramos Leaves To Be Houston Dynamo Head Coach

The Dynamo have a new coach, and for the first time since Dominic Kinnear roamed the sidelines at Robertson Stadium, Houston fans have a reason to be excited about the man in charge. Tab Ramos is coming to Houston. 

The Houston Dynamo announced Tab Ramos as its new head coach on Friday, confirming reports from earlier in the week.

Sources: Vlatko Andonovski To Be Named New USWNT Coach, So Who Is He?

Vlatko Andonovski will replace two-time Women’s World Cup-winner Jill Ellis as head coach of the USMNT, according to sources.

First reported by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and then New York Times’ Andrew Das, at least two officials close to the situation have said he will be introduced as head coach early next week. 

Former USMNT Coach Bob Bradley Takes Home Third Sigi Schmid Award

LAFC manager Bob Bradley raked in his third Coach of the Year Award after an incredible 21-win and 72-point season.

  

Bradley joined New England Revolution manager Bruce Arena as the only managers with three MLS Coach of the Year awards (renamed this year as the Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year Award) as well as being the only two managers to win the Sigi Schmid in three separate decades.

  

Is The Development Of Soccer Tactics Over?

When Pep Guardiola signed his contract with Manchester City, shockwaves were sent through English football. The tiki-taka that Pep employed at Barcelona and Bayern Munich was finally making its way across the channel and would completely change the way football was played in England. Rondos, playing out of the back and short passes became the norm at the youth levels and quickly made their way up the ladder to the Premier League.

Jesse Marsch’s Halftime Speech Pretty Much Destroyed The Stigma Against American Coaches

Under the leadership of first-year American manager Jesse Marsch, RB Salzburg is running riot at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga. The club is undefeated after nine matches with eight wins, one draw and a goal difference of +31. They’re also through to the Round of 16 in the Austrian Cup, but it’s the club’s early performances in the Champions League that've made Europe take notice. 

Watching Managers Get Booked Is The Game’s Greatest New Development

Things are heating up in the Champions League (read: Real Madrid bottom of Group A) and there’s no surer sign of the increase in dramatics than managers getting booked. In a first for the Champions League, coaches can now be on the receiving end of both yellow and red cards from the match official, and although Match Day 1 of the competition came and went without history being made, Match Day 2 brought the moment we’d all been waiting for.

Five Things Parents Do That Annoy Every Youth Soccer Coach

Coaching soccer can be quite fun.

I know this because I am a soccer coach. It’s especially rewarding when players, especially the younger ones, have that lightbulb moment where things start to click about what they’re supposed to be doing on the field and they do it well.

Jesse Marsch Becomes First Coach From U.S. To Win Champions League Match

You may have missed it with all the games on, but RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch made history on Tuesday. After an emphatic 6-2 victory over Belgian side KRC Genk, Marsch became the first coach from the United States to not only coach a Champions League match, but to win one.

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