Jose Mourinho

Inter Milan have won the Coppa Italia at the Sta­dio Olimpico against Roma in the final. While the 1–0 score-line might sug­gest a bor­ing and defen­sive game, the match was full of excite­ment even after the 90 min­utes. The first few min­utes of the match were char­ac­ter­ized by Snei­jder com­ing off injured after a heavy […]


Should Juventus Hire Benitez?

by Robert Hay on May 4, 2010 · 1 comment

The Rafa Ben­itez saga con­tin­ued yes­ter­day, as he demanded answers from Liverpool’s own­er­ship about his sta­tus for next sea­son.  The spec­u­la­tion this week­end was that he had a secret deal in place to take over at Juven­tus and give the Ital­ian club the high pro­file man­ager they were seek­ing, but so far that rumor has yet to […]

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Inter Lining Up Mourinho Replacement

by Robert Hay on February 25, 2010 · 4 comments

It looks like another scud­etto wouldn’t be enough for Inter Milan’s man­age­ment. ESPN Soc­cer­net is report­ing that Inter owner Mas­simo Moratti wants for­mer Man­ches­ter United and French national team star Lau­rent Blanc as his man­ager next year if the squad fails to advance to at least the finals of the Cham­pi­ons League.  The Ner­az­zurri beat […]


Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

by Robert Hay on February 22, 2010 · 0 comments

This weekend’s action has a wealth of sub­plots, con­tro­versy, and excit­ing soc­cer play.  But the main story line out of this week­end is the stand­ings.  Right now, the top four spots in the Serie A stand­ings are occu­pied by the clubs most thought would occupy them in some order: Inter Milan, AS Roma, AC Milan, […]


Should Milan Replace Leonardo?

by Robert Hay on February 19, 2010 · 1 comment

Fans of AC Milan have suf­fered through a bad four weeks, begin­ning by los­ing to short-handed rival Inter and most recently suf­fer­ing a dev­as­tat­ing defeat in their Cham­pi­ons League match ver­sus Man­ches­ter United.  This comes the same week that Milan owner Sil­vio Berlus­coni crit­i­cized Leonardo’s man­age­r­ial style and encour­aged him to allow his team to […]

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Tough Games Ahead for Inter Milan

by Niccolo Conte on February 18, 2010 · 1 comment

We have seen the pow­er­ful Inter of Mour­inho, we saw it power through AC Milan with only nine men, we saw a war machine unleashed against Cagliari, demol­ish­ing them 3–0. But we have not seen this super style of play in the Cham­pi­ons League, Mour­inho claims that this year’s Inter Milan team is finally his, […]

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Lessons Learned from Giornata 23

by Robert Hay on February 8, 2010 · 0 comments

This weekend’s action saw a move­ment in the top four and in the bot­tom four.  While one Roman club con­tin­ued its climb up the stand­ings, one con­tin­ued its slide down­ward.  The next Roma-Lazio match should prove quite an inter­est­ing con­trast. Roma makes a move into sec­ond place… Roma’s away record prior to this week­end — 3–5–3. […]