When football players eventually have to up hang up their boots and retire from playing at a competitive level, what they usually do is either become a manager or just relax from the world of football and spend the rest of their respective life with their family.
Gerard Pique on the other hand appears to be taking or wants to take a different path as the Spanish defender of Barcelona has recently stated his desire to become the president of the Catalan club after his time in the pitch runs out.
“I want to be president of Barca. It is the step I would like to take when I retire. I don’t see myself as a coach; I don’t think I would enjoy it that much. I could do very well for this club as president because it is my passion. My playing career will one day come to an end and the step I’d like to take is to become Barcelona president.” Barcelona’s Gerard Pique said.
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As a youth player, Anelka opted to join PSG but the Frenchman did not take a very long time performing with Paris Saint-Germain as he would later join Arsenal for a fee of €500,000 and this was the first professional contract that Anelka signed.
From there on out, Nicolas Anelka went on to make 65 appearances while scoring 23 games and it was during this time that he spent performing at the Emirates Stadium where he started to earn recognition
and attract the attention from top European clubs.
After having spent 2 years wearing the jersey of Arsenal FC, Nicolas Anelka made a move to Real Madrid which is where his time was mostly spent on the sidelines as a substitute player. This is something that happens on a regular basis with many highly- rated performers in the world of football.
The retired attacker has talked about why he opted to make a move to Arsenal in the early stages of his career instead of agreeing terms with PSG which was his club during his youth career and even though PSG offered him a contract, Anelka decided to join the Premier League club Arsenal. Continue reading →
English Championship side have a partnership with EachStep Blackburn specialist dementia care, and they have given the home the season tickets and a special exclusive tour of the Blackburn Rover Football Club stadium, according to a report from CareHome.
Eachstep bought four season tickets that will ensure two individuals that the care home supports and their care workers can cheer the club at their games to victory this term. The club even invited Susan Adlum – who is with EachStep, and her care manager Phil Benson to the stadium to pick out seats. They also received exclusive tour of Ewood Park, visiting the director’s box, players changing rooms, and the silverware area with the famous Premier League trophy.
The home in partnership with the club’s Community Trust has seen them create a sport themed room at the home, with the Trust donating unique pictures and memorabilia to help create a special effect. One of the service managers at EachStep said: “Football is one of the most popular topics of conversation at EachStep Blckburn, and our work with Rovers has helped the people we support to stay connected with the club that they love.
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There are media reports that Tim Cahill might be making the switch to Melbourne City next season.
The player who is currently playing in China for Hangzhou Greentown is likely to leave the club during the transfer window. Indeed, the Chinese club has been struggling all season and will be desperate to get rid of all the high earners in the team.
There is news that Cahill has already opened talks with Melbourne City and may sign for the Australian club during the close season. It is believed that that there is other clubs from China as well as English and MLS clubs that are interested in signing the player. So far, it is Melbourne City that have successfully met the salary demand of Cahill, and it is likely that the player will sign for them.
Tim Cahill is the top scorer from the Australian national team and is considered as being one of the best players of his generation. Premier League fans will remember Tim Cahill during his time at Everton where he was renowned for being a prolific striker. Continue reading →
Portuguese star player Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to UEFA Champions League football this Wednesday as Real Madrid face off with English outfit, Manchester City. The Real Madrid superstar will be encouraged by City’s loss to Southampton in the English premier League this past weekend.
The 31-year old will need no better inspiration to regain his fitness ahead of the clash. Ronaldo who trained on Sunday, will be well aware that Manuel Pellegrini’s big guns will return for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Manchester City. The forward is also aware that City’s boss, Manuel Pellegrini, could yet call on a few of the players that featured in last week’s first leg.
Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho played the first leg but was hauled off at half time during the weekend encounter. Pellegrini had described the Premier League’s refusal to shift the 4.30pm kick-off to aid City’s Champions League chances as “unbelieveable.”
“Gareth Bale, he’s coming for you!” taunted the gleeful Southampton fans as Dusan Tadic and Shane Long joined Mane in repeatedly racing in behind the City back line. The only standout player for City was 19-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho who scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season. Continue reading →
James Milner claims that Liverpool are good enough to beat any team on their day.
The midfielder was speaking ahead of the Europa League tie with Borussia Dortmund. The first leg will be away from home and Liverpool will be hoping to return with at least an away goal to show for their efforts. After giving up hope of qualifying for the top four, the club aim to reach the Champions League group stages directly by winning the Europa League. The club will have the right to be confident after beating Manchester United comfortably in the previous round.
However, doing the same against Dortmund will be an entirely different proposition since the German club are on a good run of form under the management of Thomas Tuchel. They are only five points from catching Bayern Munich in the German table and this is not a mean feat. Liverpool, meanwhile, are down near the top half of the table struggling to keep up with the clubs like Southampton and Stoke City. Milner, though, says that Liverpool have enough quality within their ranks – and a great manager – to be feeling confident of success against any opposition. The match will mark a return to the Signal Iduna Park for manager Jurgen Klopp, who spent seven seasons at the club. Continue reading →
Ac.Milan’sSinisaMihajlovic is under pressure in San Siro as his team continue dropping points and are entering the middle section of the Italian League, Serie A standings. There was a point in time, earlier in the season where Ac.Milan had realistic chances of snatching a Champions League qualification spot that would allow them to compete in the European competition in the next season but as the season continues progressing on, this goal seems to be more and more out of their reach.
The 2 latest matches of Ac.Milan has seen them losing against Bologna and more recently, having to settle with a 1-1 draw against As.Roma. Ac.Milan has 3 more matches left to play in January and their opponents are: Fiorentina, Empoli, Internazionale. If the team of SinisaMihajlovic continue playing in their current form then all of these opponents are very likely to claim the win which could see SinisaMihajlovic’s time in San Siro reaching it’s end.
The Serbian manager SinisaMihajlovic took the chance to reveal slight details in relation to the current situation of the club as well as his own future in the Italian club and Sinisa stated that despite all these underwhelming results and performances from his team, he has no plans of resigning.
“Am I risking to be fired? It’s been like this since last summer, it’s part of the game. I am calm, we are improving. Of course we have to score more goals. Our team is fine; there will be some changes because some players are injured. Both Roma and we are doing worse than expected. I know the ambiance in Rome; it’s even more difficult than here in Milan. There is only a solution to get out of this situation: to win”Ac.Milan’s coach said as he disclosed all the rumors that were going on involving him wanting to leave the managerial position of the club. Continue reading →
Juventus will not be selling midfielder Paul Pogba in this transfer window after the player reportedly told the club that he does not want a move right now. The French international is seen as one of the potential big-money transfers in this transfer window.
He is valued in excess of £ 80 million by Juventus. At just 22, he has the potential to go on and dominate the centre of midfield in any team for the next 10 years. This, undoubtedly, has been a major reason behind the mammoth transfer fee. The transfer fee itself is thought to be a reason behind clubs not making a concrete offer so far.
Pogba came to Turin as a free transfer from Manchester United back in 2012. Even his former club are reportedly interested in signing him with Manchester City and Real Madrid also leading the pack. After a brilliant campaign with Juventus in which the club won the domestic double and also reached the Champions League final, the performances ofPogba have caught the attention of these clubs. The midfielder made 36 appearances in all competitions for the Italian Serie A team and he scored 10 goals. The box to box midfielder could only improve with experience. Continue reading →