Italian Coach Given 5-Month Ban For Haymaker Of A Headbutt

This is Giancarlo Favarin, manager of Serie C club Lucchese. You’re not going to see much of him anymore, because he’s been banned for five months for unloading his cranium straight into the face of an opposing team's assistant coach. During the 2-2 draw between his side and rival Alessandria, Favarin also instructed one of his players to break an opponent’s legs. That’s also a big no-no when it comes to touchline etiquette. 

Thierry Henry’s Failure At Monaco Betrays Him As The Anti-Zidane

On Friday, it was confirmed that Thierry Henry had officially left his position as manager of Monaco after a disastrously short reign of just over 100 days. Henry was appointed back on Oct. 11 with the club languishing in 18th, and after two wins over the following 12 league matches, Henry was dismissed with the club now sitting 19th.

Where did it all go wrong for Henry?

Leeds United Spying On Derby County Is Part Of What Makes The Beautiful Game Beautiful

Leeds United defeated Derby County 2-0 on Friday to extend its lead atop the English League Championship to five points over Norwich. But all anyone wants to talk about is England’s version of SpyGate, with Leeds United spying on Derby on Thursday.

Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa admitted to having a staff member watch Derby County practice ahead of the Friday’s match, which pitted the No. 1 and No. 6 teams in England’s second division. 

After Losing By 9 Goals To Man City, Burton’s Manager Gave A Can’t-Miss Interview

The Carabao Cup is essentially a contest to determine which Premier League side has the most expansive, expensively assembled reserve team. It’s a test of squad depth that only a handful of clubs can afford to juggle while the rigors of league play take precedent, and so it comes as absolutely no surprise that Manchester City has won the competition three of the last five years and is on the cusp of making it four of six.

The18's Do's And Don'ts Of Manager Behavior On The Touchline

The 2018-19 season has been packed full of drama, emotions and even comedy. What happens on the pitch is usually in focus — players making tackles, scoring goals, playing beautiful soccer; all of that takes the cake in media attention. But managers get that attention too. After a goal or an important moment in a match, the camera always pans to the manager, showing their jubilation, anger or their stoicness. 

Tata Martino Unveiled As Mexico’s New Manager

We’ve suspected as much since late October, but Mexico has finally unveiled former Atlanta United manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino as boss. Martino is fresh off being named the 2018 MLS Coach of the Year after guiding Atlanta to the MLS Cup in only its second year of existence. 

Martino’s club experience also includes stints in charge of Newell’s Old Boys and Barcelona, while at the international level he’s previously managed Paraguay and Argentina. 

A Practical Guide For Coaching On Match Day: 7 Steps To Ensure Success

The day has come — no more sessions, drills, videos or talks. It’s time to go face the opponent and come home with three points. Now, what you do before and after the game is as important as what you do during — or during your coaching sessions — so it’s worth analyzing how to be efficient and professional during this time. 

A Farewell To Sigi Schmid, A Legend Of American Soccer

In an unexpected announcement, Sigi Schmid, an incredibly important figure in American soccer, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday. It was reported that he was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center due to a heart-related condition.

Reports: LA Galaxy To Hire Boca’s Guillermo Barros Schelotto As Coach In Huge Coup

Boca Juniors hero Guillermo Barros Schelotto spent four illustrious seasons in Major League Soccer with the Columbus Crew. Now he’s coming back to MLS — as the new LA Galaxy coach.