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BRENTFORD BOSS, FRANK THOMAS SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2025

BRENTFORD BOSS, FRANK THOMAS SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2025

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has signed a new contract with the club that runs until the end of the 2024-25 season. The Dane led the Bees to promotion to the More »

Hornets close in on Hodgson as Claudio’s successor

Hornets close in on Hodgson as Claudio’s successor

Watford are reportedly set to appoint former England boss Roy Hodgson as head coach after sacking Claudio Ranieri. The relegation-haunted Hornets dropped the axe on Ranieri earlier this evening after More »

WATFORD SACK MANAGER CLAUDIO RANIERI

WATFORD SACK MANAGER CLAUDIO RANIERI

Watford have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri after just 16 weeks in the hot seat, according to reports. The well-travelled Italian signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road in October, replacing More »

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES CRASH OUT OF AFCON 2021

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES CRASH OUT OF AFCON 2021

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been knocked out of the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after losing their Round 16 match to Tunisia yesterday. Youssef Msakni was the hero More »

HAKIM ZIYECH’S MOMENT OF MAGIC INSPIRES CHELSEA TO VICTORY OVER TOTTENHAM

HAKIM ZIYECH’S MOMENT OF MAGIC INSPIRES CHELSEA TO VICTORY OVER TOTTENHAM

Hakim Ziyech lived up to his wizard nickname with a spellbinding strike to sink Tottenham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in a pivotal Premier League win for Chelsea. Thiago Silva headed More »

MARCUS RASHFORD STRIKES IN STOPPAGE TIME AS MAN UTD SNATCH VICTORY OVER WESTHAM

MARCUS RASHFORD STRIKES IN STOPPAGE TIME AS MAN UTD SNATCH VICTORY OVER WESTHAM

Super-sub Marcus Rashford struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Manchester United broke West Ham hearts and lifted the roof off Old Trafford. In the Carabao Cup earlier in the season More »

 

MAN UNITED HOPING FOR NEW MANAGER BOUNCE AS MICHAEL CARRICK TAKES REIGNS AT OLD TRAFFORD

Michael Carrick takes charge of his first game as Manchester United’s caretaker boss with the club looking for a ‘new manager bounce’ after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford was the end of the road for the popular Solskjaer, leaving United with only three wins in their last 11 games and conceding goals at an alarming rate.

Here, we look at how United’s managers since Alex Ferguson’s retirement have fared in their early games.

The Norwegian was also appointed on a caretaker basis initially, succeeding Jose Mourinho in December 2018.

He quickly set about securing the job permanently, winning his first eight games in charge with 22 goals scored along the way – including an opening 5-1 win over Cardiff – in a welcome contrast to Mourinho’s defensive style.

While he failed to replicate that over the course of his near three-year reign, a similar initial impact from Carrick would be more than welcome.

Mourinho also started brightly, with four successive wins after arriving for the start of the 2016-17 season.

That run even included a trophy, courtesy of a 2-1 Community Shield win over Leicester in his opening game.

It quickly gave way to a three-game losing run, though, including a derby defeat to Manchester City, and he struggled to win over the fans during his two-and-a-half years in charge.