Tottenham slumped to yet another defeat in the league after a 2-1 loss against Stoke City during the weekend. This was the fourth home loss of the season for new manager Mauricio Pochettino. This has led to the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor suggesting that the club would be happy to play away from home at this point in time. The former Southampton boss has promised to improve things, but the club are already facing the prospect of another season without Champions League. Worse still, their former player Les Ferdinand has insisted that the club appears to have lost its identity due to changes from above.
The club has gone through a lot of changes in the last 12 months after the sale of Gareth Bale. He, however, is not the only big name to have been sold by the club. Over the years, chairman Daniel Levy has put the club in an extremely promising financial position, but this has come with the sacrifice of results. Spurs have had Champions League ambitions for a long time, but they have been in this prestigious European competition only once in their history. Ferdinand played for the club between 1997 and 2003. Even under Harry Redknapp, the club maintained its reputation as one of the attractive teams in England.
“You feel for Pochettino because it seems Tottenham for a long time are trying to change their identity and they have done that now. They have done it at the expense of the football club, they have changed their identity behind the scenes and they have changed their identity on the football pitch as they haven’t got one. Pochettino has come in and inherited players that perhaps he wouldn’t have chosen himself but they were there and he has had to work with them,” said Ferdinand.11.24.14
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On September 5 of the ongoing year, the Korean Football Association announced that they had found a replacement for the former coach Hong Myung-Bo as they appointed Uli Stielike as the new manager of the South Korean national football team however, it was a very a surprising way to announce their new leader of the squad.
The technical director of the Korean Football Association Lee Yong-soo was the first to announce the news concerning the appointment of the former Real Madrid player Uli Stielike as the new coach of the national team.
Lee Yong-soo said: “I met Stielike in London and we talked for about two hours. The deal is for four years and runs until the final match of the World Cup in Russia. If we don’t qualify it will be terminated right away.
“He gave a good impression in three ways. Firstly, he was frank about his past failures, secondly, he really cared about his coaches, and lastly he was very passionate about managing Korean football overall. He said he would come to Korea with his family. Now we will try our best to help him. He may not be the best coach in the world but I think he has enough ability to change football in Korea. I know his record as a national team manager is not great but he can do well for Korea’’
Lee Yong-soo admitted in saying that Uli Stielike is not the best coach in the world but has enough abilities and skills needed to change their national squad and the traditional football style in Korea.
Ever since Uli Stielike turned into the coach of Korea Republic, the national team has been going through a number of positive and negative results with a 3-1 triumph over Venezuela and another victory over Paraguay. But at the same time went through a few defeats after playing with Uruguay and most recently against Costa Rica.10.27.14
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The football destinations of Ronaldinho are narrowing down after Palmeiras announced that a deal could never be made involving the former Athletic Mineiro who is now a free agent. The 34 year old midfielder is ongoing talks and rumors have been stirring up linking the experienced player with a number of local Brazilian clubs. Palmeiras is believed to have launched a series of offers for Ronaldinho but the player rejected them and the future of Ronaldinho is once more unclear.
The MLS is a possible place where Ronaldinho can end up and this is something that is being done on a more frequent basis as well-known experienced players decide to make a move into a league where the pressure of playing is not as high compared to others around the world.
The New York Red Bulls is a team that has recently been linked with Ronaldinho but according to the sporting director of the club, Andy Roxburgh there have not been any contacts or approaches made by the player.
“Nobody has ever approached us. We haven’t been approached by anybody mentioning Ronaldinho. All I’m saying is this, as the sporting director of this club, and I can speak also on behalf of my other colleagues in the business, we have not been approached about him. Nobody has offered us Ronaldinho. No one has said ‘How much money?’
“I saw his name, but I’ve never talked to Ronaldinho or his people or made any offers. And the answer is we wouldn’t be doing it anyway. It’s not a matter of did we or didn’t we? Or who spoke to him or who didn’t speak to him? A great player by the way, fantastic player by the way. He’s not for here.”
The official of the New York Red Bulls, Andy Roxburgh said that there has been no communications made between the Brazilian player and the club but a transfer could happen if the demands by the club and by Ronaldinho are met.08.31.14
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