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In a season that saw young Colombian Davinson Sanchez guide Peter Bosz’s defence to the second spot of the Eredivisie log and Europa League silver medal, the 20-year old by all standards have had it good.

Honesty commands the admission that prior to Stockholm’s final very few knew anything about the young man.

It’s so much so that the news of Lionel Messi recommending that Barcelona should do everything within their power to sign the youngster must have evaded our consciousness. You can’t really blame anyone for failing to recall an obscure name that came with an article carrying that of the Argentine.

If there was anything Europa league final taught us is that the Argentine was right. It didn’t take much time to figure out why so nor did his 18th minute deflection stop him from displaying his skills. One of the first noticeable things about the Colombian is his physical strength as Marcus Rashford will testify. He simply refused to give the English teen a breathing space and smartly nudged him off the ball time and again. Read more »


With nagging discussions and debate whether Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez would stay past the end of this season, Arsene Wenger has opened up on why he let Robin van Persie leave.

RVP joined rival side Manchester United in the summer of 2012 with former United coach Sir Alex Ferguson receiving him with open arms.

Fans are angry that Sanchez might exit the club the same way RVP did, as with other stars in recent years. Rival sides are keen on getting Sanchez. He has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester City while reports claim Wenger would favour a move outside England to sides like Bayern Munich who are rumoured to be interested in the player.

“I let Van Persie go in the last year of his contract because he was 29, going to 30 and he was signing a long term contract. That is not the case with Alexis. I personally think he will sign and stay here. Even if he doesn’t sign a new deal, I will make him stay,” Wenger revealed. Read more »

Real can win title

Former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf believes that Real Madrid can win La Liga this season.

He said that there is enough quality players and experience in the team and they should be able to sustain the pressure.

For him, it is important that Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale remains fit as they are the best players in the group. At the moment they are playing well, but it is important that they remain consistent as Barcelona is close behind.

Clarence Seedorf believes that the manager Zinedine Zidane has enough experience of top-level football and that he should be able to help the team win the league.

However, he admitted that Barcelona is close behind and that with players such as Messi, Suarez, and Neymar at the top of their game, Real Madrid does not have much room for errors. For him, it will all be down to which side remain consistent from now until the end of the season. Read more »


Clarence Seedorf has been sacked by Shenzhen FC after his failure to guide the football club to promotion and replaced him with Lazio boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Seedorf was just appointed by the Chinese club in the summer but could only achieve a ninth-place finish in China’s second tier. This is Seedorf’s second dismissal in his managerial career, having also been dismissed by Milan at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign.

Taking over from the Milan legend and former Netherlands midfielder is Sven-Goran Eriksson, who was just recently dismissed by Chinese top flight outfit Shanghai SIPG. Eriksson guided Lazio to the Scudetto in 2000 and has also managed Fiorentina and Roma in the Serie A during his managerial career.

The club released a statement thanking Seedorf and his coaching team for their devotion.

“Mr Eriksson is a world-renowned experienced manager. He has been coaching in China since June 2013, and is familiar with Chinese football. We hope his arrival will help Shenzhen attract the world’s attention and build the club into a name card for the city,” the statement read. Read more »

Seedorf believes in AC Milan

Former AC Milan and Netherland midfielder Clarence Seedorf believes that AC Milan is progressing well and that they should be able to compete for the title in the seasons to come.

He believes that Vincenzo Montella is doing a great job at AC Milan and that he has successfully amassed a team of young players that can bring the club forward. Clarence Seedorf believes that for a long time the club has made a mistake of signing expensive stars that have failed to deliver the goods.

He believes that the team now has some quality young players that can help move the club forward and believes that they are doing it well.

Clarence Seedorf said that AC Milan has been struggling for so long in the shadows of clubs such as Juventus and it is high time that they come back to the top of Italian football. He believes that Montella is the right man for the job and that he is doing a good job of building a team of young players. Read more »


YayaToure has been left out of the Manchester City squad set to participate in the UEFA Champions League group stages this season.

The move infuriated his agent Dimitri Seluk, yet he claims that the Ivory Coast international insists on forcing his way back to the squad.

“If he wins the Champions League for City this season, then I will travel to England and I will say on television that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world,” Seluk started out, speaking with reps of Sunday Mirror Sport.

“But if City don’t win the Champions League then I hope that Pep has got the balls to say that he was wrong to humiliate a great player like Yaya,” he posited.

The agent is infuriated that Yaya would not be playing in the continental tournament this year, until things change. Toure was believed would be transferred when Pep joined but he surprisingly decided to keep him. With time, it has become evident that Toure has no future at Etihad, yet with the mass exit of players this summer on loan deals, he has remained. Read more »


The once revered Red and Black jersey team in Europe have sunk so low that different coaching crew consisting of Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi and now Cristian Brocchi have failed to resuscitate the team.

They have all had differing opinion on how to tackle the problems in AC Milan but none has been able to achieve anything substantial at the club.

Former player, Gennaro Gattuso has always had strong opinions as he kept blaming the situation on the players. The Italian midfielder was behind the ownership of Silvio Berlusconi and the direction given by Adriano Galliani. He claimed that the current crop of players lacked identity. Many players and stakeholders have made differing comments in the light of Milan’s recurrent disappointments. Many argued that return of the team to the regular Italian defensive style and targeting the Coppa Italia.

Zvonimir Boban weighed in advising the play to be more creative and flamboyant. He claimed Christian Brocchi was out of his depth at the club. He also insisted that the club should not be sold off as it is widely reported by the media. He also showed support for former player Paulo Maldini as the figure head of this New Milan as coach. Read more »

Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that the rumours about a fallout with Andrea Pirlo

Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that the rumours about a fallout with Andrea Pirlo were never true.

Allegri has entered into the history books as the last AC Milan manager to have led the club to a league title. Going by the current downturn faced by the club, it looks like the feat may not be achieved in a long time from now. After being sacked by Milan, Allegri quickly found himself taken under the wings by Juventus who already had a very successful team. Much of this success was created by the magician Pirlo in the centre of midfield.

Strangely, Pirlo and Allegri were united once again to win the league title. The unity, though, did not last long after the Italian midfielder sealed a move to the MLS. Since the duo have worked very little together, there have been suggestions of a fallout. However, Allegri says that Pirlo remains a great player that he has managed, but he did not have the exact kind words to say about one of his former players – Clarence Seedorf. The former Dutch midfielder is now looking for a new job as a manager after being sacked by Milan. Allegri says that Seedorf was one of the most talkative players he has encountered. Read more »

Latvia has got Holland back on ball

A couple of recent wins versus Latvia has got Holland back on ball.

The Oranje had been playing some poor Football under Guus Hiddink and had got into a bit of a trouble by losing two out of their first three Euro qualifiers.

Failing to get better of the likes of Czech Republic and Iceland was a big embarrassment.

The Swords had come out for Hiddink and it seemed just a matter of time before he would be handed the sacking.

He himself had also publicly said that a loss to Latvia would mark the end of his tenure as he would walk away.

But, it did not really come down to such a scenario as the Dutch significantly improved their game and not only did they crush Latvia in the home game, they repeated that travelling away too as they registered a 2-0 win the other day at Skonto Stadions, Riga.

These two wins have saved Hiddink’s job for now. But, Holland still has a bit of work to do to ensure their Euro qualification.

At the moment, they are third in the table with 10 points. Read more »

Louis van Gaal used to be the head coach of Barcelona from 1997 until 2000

Louis van Gaal used to be the head coach of Barcelona from 1997 until 200 and during this period of time, the Dutch manager was able to lift successive La Liga titles as well as win the UEFA Super Cup and the Kings Cup.

Clarence Seedorf worked alongside Louis van Gaal back when they were in Ajax in in the 1990’s and the retired Dutch midfielder voiced his opinion in relation to van Gaal and his coaching time with the Spanish club.

Seedorf believes that van Gaal did not receive the credit he deserved back when he was in charge of Barcelona.

‘’For sure he is a coach who knows how to pass on his philosophy to his teams. And I think what you have seen that with the Ajax spirit when I played there and that’s Van Gaal.Instead of buying many players you can always fill your first team with your own players who know the club culture, who know the club tactics and have lived for so long that everything for them is natural.He is a great coach and his record speaks for itself.’’ Former Ac.Milan player, Clarence Seedorf said.

Louis van Gaal was brought to Old Trafford to help Manchester United recover from the disaster times that they were going through after sacking David Moyes and the Dutch manager has turned the team into one that is genuine competing for a Champions League spot as he has indeed proved why he was turned into the coach of the Premier League club. Read more »