Roy Hodgson, the current incumbent certainly knows what former manager, Graham Taylor went through as he deals with his own problems concerning the recall to the squad of Rio Ferdinand.
On Friday I wrote a piece entitled ‘footballing reasons‘ that attempted to make sense of the situation however 2 days is a lifetime in football.
Ferdinand’s manager at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson chucked an unexpected wrench in the works by hinting that his centerback had not been sounded out by Hodgson for a recall and that maintaining his fitness for the Red Devils was priority number one.
Ferguson said on Friday: “The issue is not that [the amount of games], the issue is his whole preparation for football today. It involves treatment, it involves rest, it involves heavy days followed by some light days followed by some easy days.
Then yesterday when asked if Ferdinand would be in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers versus San MArino and Montenegro, he told ESPN: “Yes.
Poor Roy Hodgson, he extends the olive branch, has it snapped and then handed back to him.
It has been said before that Sir Alex Ferguson has an unhealthy influence on the selection of players to national teams with the English set up being hit particularly hard by the Scotsman over the years. What do you say?
Mourinho’s agent: Coach paid $27 million in taxes in Spain
The Portuguese company has been releasing details about its clients’ tax declarations after European media outlets published what they claimed were details of apparent tax arrangements made by top soccer players and coaches, including Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil.
Gestifute, which also has Ronaldo as a client, has already published documents allegedly showing that Spanish fiscal authorities have certified that Mourinho and Real Madrid star Ronaldo are “up to date on … obligations.”
Mourinho coached Real Madrid from 2010-13 and took charge of United this season.
Staying in Dallas: New contract for MLS Defender of the Year Hedges
In view of the stories published over recent days and in consideration of the certificate issued by the Spanish Tax Agency which confirms that our player Cristiano Ronaldo is up to date with all of his tax obligations, Real Madrid C. F. call for the utmost respect to be shown towards Cristiano Ronaldo, whose conduct has been absolutely exemplary throughout all of his time at our club.
Only the utmost for CR7.
Real Madrid hosts Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in a match which will decide Group F of the UEFA Champions League.