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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp wins men’s coach of the year gong at FIFA’s Best Awards for second year in a row

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Jurgen Klopp has proven himself worthy to be a coach, a very doozy one at that. He has made another banger and made his team proud of him. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager has been named the men’s coach of the year at the FIFA best football Awards.

This 53-year-old German became the first to win the award twice, beating Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and Bayern Munich’s treble-winning Manager Hans Dieter Flick.

At first, he won the award last year following the Red’s championships League triumph. He was presented with the award again after ending Liverpool 30 year wait for a premier league title.

In his acceptance speech, Klopp gave credit to his coaching team, saying: ‘I have to thank these boys. What we did in the last few years was really special.’

On the Premier League title, the German added: ‘I had no idea how it would feel and it felt absolutely overwhelming.

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‘I have so many people to thank and most of all my coaches. If I had known we’d won it my coaches would be here with me. What we did in the last year is all about these boys.

In the last 30 years, the team said that they didn’t dream but now, they have a dream already for a few years.

Added that it was exceptional and that they all had a special year in an unfortunately not so supportive way but for Liverpool fans at least they could make some highlights in a tricky period.

He said that he had no idea how it would feel, but it felt absolutely overwhelming.

Congratulations to Gurgen Klopp on his new wins and more to come, the team and everyone is proud of him.


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Paul Pogba: The Reason Why I Didn’t Played In Yesterday’s Match

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“Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho… the next day I didn’t know what happened” – Paul Pogba criticises Jose Mourinho the manager in explosive exclusive interview; watch extended interview before Man Utd vs Burnley on Super Sunday live on Sky Sports Premier League; kick-off 4pm

Paul Pogba has delivered a scathing verdict on Jose Mourinho’s man-management, accusing the former Manchester United manager of casting players, including himself, aside without explanation.

Pogba – Mourinho’s world-record marquee signing following his 2016 appointment at Old Trafford – was instrumental as the Portuguese guided United to League Cup and Europa League glory in 2017 in his first season in charge.

But Mourinho’s relationship with some of his players deteriorated after a trophy-less second season and poor start to the 2018/19 campaign, typified by a training ground spat with Pogba after the player was stripped of the United vice-captaincy in September 2018.

Mourinho was relieved of his duties three months later as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the helm, and Pogba has lifted the lid on the contrasting methods of the current United manager and his predecessor.

“What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players,” Pogba exclusively told Sky Sports in an interview that will run in full ahead of Manchester United’s Super Sunday clash with Burnley. “He wouldn’t go against the players.

“Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole.


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Danny Ward: Leicester City goalkeeper signs new Foxes deal to 2025

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Goalkeeper Danny Ward has signed a new deal with Leicester until 2025.

The 27-year old joined Leicester from Liverpool in 2018 and has made 14 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions.

Ward began his career in Wales, where he came through Wrexham’s academy before signing for Liverpool in 2012. He helped Huddersfield Town win promotion to the Premier League with two penalty saves in the play-off final against Reading in 2017 during a loan spell with the Terriers.

Ward has been capped 12 times by Wales, and started in the 1-0 World Cup Qualifier victory over the Czech Republic in Cardiff last month.

“It’s a really good feeling,” Ward told Leicester’s club website. “I had a really good feeling the first time around when I signed and, luckily, we’ve been able to grow together as a club and as a team so I’m really excited for what lies ahead.

“Even in my short time here, you can see in terms of facilities alone, the step-up has been incredible.

“The success we’ve had in the league too, we’ve been on a European adventure as well, so step by step, we’re going in the right direction and, as a player, to be involved in that is really exciting. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for us.”


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SouthGate Alert England Stars To Behave Well During The Euros

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The issue of several players faulted in one or more disciplinary issues. General South Gate hereby warned his England stars to behave well during the Euros 2020.

England boss Southgate was frustrated to have to deal with the fall-out from Manchester United defender Harry Maguire’s arrest following a street scuffle while on holiday in Greece.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood broke coronavirus protocols while on England duty in Iceland and were subsequently sent home.

With the delayed Euro 2020 less than two months away, Southgate wants to be able to prepare for the matches without any off-field dramas.

“We’ve had issues in the autumn. That’s always very difficult for coaches to deal with. It puts you in really difficult positions,” Southgate said on Tuesday.

“I can only compare that with March where we came in with no dramas coming into the camp. It’s just a much better environment to prepare for football

“We were only having to make football decisions, prepare the team, talk about football topics.

“That’s something I talked to the players about after the autumn. In the autumn discipline off the pitch and on the pitch created really the biggest issues for us.”

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A host of England players including Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker and James Maddison have also been in trouble for flouting Covid-19 regulations this term.

“One of the key areas was that we didn’t have avaliability of players at certain times for on and off the field misdemeanours,” added Southgate.

“Coming into the summer we’ve got to make sure we arrive into the camp giving ourselves the best chance to focus on football and that helps to create a calmer environment for everybody to go into the tournament.”

If Southgate can ensure a trouble-free Euro 2020, he believes his 2018 World Cup semi-finalists have a shot at winning a major tournament for the first time since the 1966 World Cup.

England will face Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic in Group D, with all those games played at Wembley Stadium.

Hoping to ride on the wave of support from home fans who are beginning to enjoy life again after months of coronavirus lockdown, Southgate said: “I feel as if over the last two or three years, the team has become relevant to people again, and people are excited about the players.

“One day I’ll be doing a job that nobody will be bothered about the outcome, and that will be a pretty dull existence, whereas here we’ve got the chance to make some history.

“We’ve never been to a European final with England… so our record compared to lots of nations we perceive ourselves to be bigger than is actually not good in this competition.

“So if people are excited, and have hope, that’s brilliant, and given what we’ve all been through, I don’t think we should be dampening that.”


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