Coaching

Luis Enrique Steps Down As Spain's Manager

Luis Enrique has just announced that he will step down as manager of the Spanish national team for "family reasons." 

Enrique was coach of the Spanish national team for 11 months, replacing Fernando Hierro, who was fired after Spain performed poorly in the 2018 World Cup.

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Bruce Arena Returns To MLS As NE Revolution Head Coach, Sporting Director

Bruce Arena, the magnificently arrogant New Yorker who was at the helm of the biggest disaster in U.S. soccer history, is back in the coaching ranks.

The New England Revolution hired Arena as its head coach and sporting director on Tuesday morning.

Thierry Henry To Be Named New York Red Bulls Manager — Why Not Player-Manager?

According to Sky Sports and Sports Illustrated, the extremely hands-on managerial approach of Thierry Henry is about to be implemented at the New York Red Bulls. 

Maradona Said He’s Planning To Quit Dorados — And Football — Over Penalty Call

Diego Maradona’s coaching career might be over after a contentious match Friday night in Ascenso MX.

The Argentine legend was named coach of Dorados de Sinaloa in the fall and actually had a bit of success (at least on the pitch), reaching the final of the Apertura campaign. After reaching the Copa MX quarterfinals this year, Dorados could have clinched qualification for the Clausura Liguilla with a win on Friday against Venados.

High School Soccer Vs DA: Why Academies Will Soon Rule The U.S. Soccer Landscape

Youth soccer in America is changing. Over the past few years, U.S. soccer has moved to profoundly address the exclusivity of high-level grass roots play. Talented footballers at the high school age can get offered to play for a program known as a Development Academy (DA). Both Major League Soccer and other youth clubs all over the U.S. have Development Academy teams, from the high school age all the way down to U-12. 

Solskjaer Appointed Man United Manager, So Celebrate With This Hobbit-Inspired Video

After compiling a record of 14 wins, two draws and only three defeats with the caretaker label, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has now been confirmed as Manchester United’s permanent manager on a three-year deal.

Solskjær has overseen a dramatic reversal of form in United’s Premier League campaign. After just seven wins in 17 games under José Mourinho and with a top four finish looking impossible, Solskjær has recorded 10 wins in 13 EPL games to bring the Red Devils up to fifth, only two points back from Arsenal with eight matches remaining.

Barcelona Delivers Heartfelt Tribute To Johan Cruyff On 3-Year Anniversary Of His Passing

On March 24, 2016, Johan Cruyff passed following a battle with lung cancer at the age of 68. As Gary Lineker said, football “lost a man who did more to make the beautiful game beautiful than anyone in history.” He revolutionized two of the game’s most storied clubs, Ajax and Barcelona (also the LA Aztecs), but his impact is still being felt around the globe. 

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