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Juventus Mulls Maurizio Sarri As Massimiliano Allegri’s Replacement

Ahead of Massimiliano Allegri’s exit from Juventus, the Italian club are said to be making moves to hire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri as replacement. Juventus had announced on Friday that they will no longer be needing Allegri’s services from the 2019/20 season following the club’s failure to win the Champions League trophy despite Cristiano Ronaldo joining the Turin-based club. A statement announcing the sack had said, “Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season.” Goal.com!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Massimiliano Allegri Sacked As Juventus Manager

Massimiliano Allegri will cease to manage Juventus football club from the 2019/20 season, the Italian club announced on Friday. Allegri’s sack is coming after he failed to help the club win the highly coveted Champions League trophy even after signing Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. The Italian club’s boss will be shown the door after overseeing the two remaining Serie A matches for Juventus. He joined the club in July 2014. Meanwhile, Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are being rumoured to be Allegri’s possible!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

What Coach Ernesto Valverde Said About Barcelona Vs Manchester United Match

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised Lionel Messi for settling his side down after a nervy start against Manchester United and inspiring the Catalans to a 3-0 victory to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Marcus Rashford struck the crossbar for the visitors in the second minute at the Nou Camp but Messi scored twice in the space of five minutes later in the first half to put Barca at ease. Philippe Coutinho's stunning strike completed a dominant 4-0 aggregate victory. "Messi always gets us out of!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Champions League: Man United Face PSG As Liverpool Battle Bayern In Round 16

Manchester United will face Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp must tackle German opposition in the form of Bayern Munich. The draw was revealed on Monday by the European football body, UEFA. Holders, Real Madrid will face Ajax who are the first Dutch side to progress to the Champions League knockout stage since PSV in 2015-16. Elsewhere, Manchester City take on Schalke, Tottenham battle Borussia Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo’s…

Real Madrid Humiliated By Eibar In Solari’s First Loss As Manager

New Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari suffered his first loss since being named manager of the Spanish titans, and it was an ugly one. Real, which began the day sixth in La Liga, went down 3-0 at tiny Eibar on Saturday. The three-time defending Champions League winners had reversed their fortunes since Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui on Oct. 29. Lopetegui was fired after losing 5-1 to Barcelona the previous day. Not only were Los Blancos undefeated in Solari’s first four matches, they had outscored their opponents 15-4…

Madrid Confirm Solari As Permanent Manager

Real Madrid have made Santiago Solari the club’s new permanent coach, after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions' fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. Solari was handed the role of caretaker manager of Real on 29 October and has led Real to four wins out of four games, with 15 goals scored and only two conceded - the best start of any manager in the club's history. The club were ninth when he assumed control and they are now sixth, four points adrift of leaders Barcelona and are…

United Stun Juve As Man City, Real Enjoy Big Wins

Manchester United produced a stunning late comeback to beat Juventus 2-1 on Wednesday in what could be a turning point in their Champions League campaign, while a Gabriel Jesus hat-trick helped Manchester City all but secure a last-16 berth. Pep Guardiola's City crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 on a night which saw Real Madrid also win big, as Bayern Munich closed in on a place in the knockout stage. Juventus were within seconds of confirming their spot in the last 16 after Cristiano Ronaldo put them ahead in Turin with a…

Champions League: Juventus Win At Man Utd On Ronaldo’s Return, Man City Cruise To Victory

Paulo Dybala’s first-half strike hands Juventus a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. Ronaldo helped to set up Juve's winner in the 17th minute, with his cross reaching Dybala who finished from close range. United remain in second place, with their hopes of making the knockout stages boosted by Valencia's draw with Young Boys earlier on Tuesday. The two sides will meet again at the Allianz Stadium on 7 November, when a win will send Juve into the last 16. In the other…

VAR To Be Used In Next Season Champions League – UEFA

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will be used in the Champions League from next season, UEFA has announced. UEFA's executive committee on Thursday agreed that the VAR system would be used in the final qualifying round, the group stage and the knockout stages of next season's Champions League. "We are confident that introducing VARs in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and to train match officials to ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the Champions…

Luka Modric Wins FIFA Men’s Best Player Award

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been named FIFA’s player of the year. The Croatian captain beat former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric enjoyed arguably the best year of his career as he won a third consecutive Champions League trophy - before reaching the World Cup final with Croatia. In the summer his international team-mate Dejan Lovren said: "Modric would probably be getting more attention if he was German or Spanish. He would…
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