Rooney’s Return to English Football: What it Really Means

In becoming a player/coach with Derby County for 2019/20, Wayne Rooney underlines the East Midlands club’s reputation as a breeding ground for promising young coaches, and managers-in-waiting. For most living Rams fans, Brian Clough’s glorious reign at the club is the obvious genesis of this reputation. Retired at the age of just 26 due to […]

Back Bielsa to take Leeds to the Premier League this time after agony of play-offs

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa’s mission is clear: to shape his squad with intelligent coaching and to maximise the talent of his players as the Elland Road side bid to gain promotion to the Premier League. Remember, they agonisingly missed out last time of asking following a defeat over two legs in the play-off semi-final […]

New Luton boss Jones awaits Championship baptism of fire — as Leeds look to find Promised Land

New Luton Town boss Graeme Jones faces something of a baptism of fire on Friday when he takes charge of the newly-promoted Hatters as they host Middlesbrough in the first Sky Bet Championship fixture of the 2019/20 campaign. Jones, who has previously worked under Spanish coach Roberto Martinez (notably as an assistant coach of the […]

Gers boss Gerrard rues missed chances in routine win over Luxembourg minnows

Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says he wishes his team had chalked up the convincing win his side deserved as they cruised to a 2-0 victory in their Europa League first-leg triumph over Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn. Former Liverpool skipper Gerrard watched on as the Ibrox outfit totally dominated open play but somehow managed to […]

Mings the merciless! Enforcer in fine form as Villa get set to face Derby in fight for Premier league spot

He has looked the part every time he has pulled on the famous colours of Aston Villa. Powerful central defender Tyrone Mings has come across every inch a Premier League player as he has gone about his business helping the Villa Park outfit to the brink of the top flight following their victory over West […]

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