Socrates Believes Pep Guardiola Can Lead Brazil

South American legend Socrates says he would like to see Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola in charge of Brazil’s national team. Mano Menezes’ work as Brazil coach has been called into question after the team crashed out of the Copa America in the quarter-finals following a defeat to Paraguay. The South American giants have been criticised for their recent lack of silverware, but also for giving up on their traditional attack-minded,…

October 6, 2011

Johan Cruyff Hits Out At Jose Mourinho

Former Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has labelled Jose Mourinho’s behaviour in the Spanish Supercopa as an act of ‘arrogance and impotence’. The Real Madrid coach was seen poking the eye of Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova during the second leg of the La Liga curtain raiser, which the Catalan side went on to win 3-2 (5-4 on aggregate). Reflecting on the incident, Cruyff insists Mourinho has crossed the line this time around….

September 5, 2011

Mourinho Answers Critics With Cup Glory

José Mourinho is happy to endure more criticism if it means more trophies after Real Madrid beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday to win their first Copa del Rey trophy in 18 years. Mourinho was criticised for his defensive tactics in Saturday’s 1-1 league draw against Barcelona. The Madrid honorary president, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Johan Cruyff hit out at the Portuguese coach, with Cruyff saying Mourinho worked only for titles…

April 21, 2011

Xavi, Iniesta And Messi…Who Really Deserve The Award?

Leo Messi was wearing a dickie bow. Proof, some said with a smile, that he knew he was going to be awarded with a second successive Ballon d’Or – after all, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta were only in ties. But he didn’t know: amid all the shock, the disgust and the pathetic patriotic paranoia, the man most surprised at Messi’s award was Messi. On his way into the gala,…

January 12, 2011