We’ve familiarised ourselves with the senior and youth squads and have formed a rough idea of the type of Football/System we’ll be trying to utilise, and pre-season would offer us a great platform to be able to chop and change between the set-up in an attempt to gradually piece together that winning formula. Read more
No, not that type of youth club…There’ll be no dancing to S-Club 7 while sipping Fanta for these lads. Instead we’ll be looking at the top youth talent inside the club, the ‘Under 19’ side and the process in which I’ll be looking to develop the younger generation in the year(s) to come. Read More
It’s currently 6:15am; only 12 hours have passed since the announcement of my hiring at Eintracht Frankfurt. I’ve never been a first-team manager before and the reality that I’m going to be managing a team in the top-flight of German Football still hasn’t dawned on me despite the number of pinches I’ve given myself. With my morning coffee brewed and the light beaming through the window of my hotel suite, it was time to work my way through the stack of ‘familiarisation folders’ that had been given to me by the club chairman Fredi Bobic. First on the list; Squad Analysis. Read More
27th May, 2017: A crowd of 74,322 raised the metaphorical roof of the Olympiastadion when Eintracht Frankfurt met Borussia Dortmund in the 2016-17 DFB-Pokal Final. Read More.
The UEFA Champions League; Europe’s most prestigious and sought after trophy. Since the founding of the competition back in 1955 there have been 23 different winners of the competition across 9 different countries while an additional 17 teams have tasted the bitterness of defeat on club Football’s biggest stage. Read More
Half a decade. That’s right, I’ve now spent half a decade here in Monaco and having taken the job in July 2016 I was all but certain I’d have been sacked by now; honesty and all that. We’ve started well and have quickly made Ligue 1 our own, but going into the fifth season could we maintain our dominance? Read More
Here I am again returning to the scene with yet another post from my Monaco save. However, I’ve opted to write a post looking at the youth players currently in my set-up along with those who have recently been promoted to the first-team. Read More