Tim Sherwood’s precarious position as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur is there for all to see.
Despite having the highest win percentage of any Spurs boss in Premier League history, after only being in the job permanently since late December, it is clear that Tottenham’s Chairman Daniel Levy wants a change.
With Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal linked with the Spurs job time and time again, another contender for the ‘expected to be vacant’ hot-seat at White Hart Lane has emerged.
The man who has masterminded Borussia Dortmund’s recent surge to the UEFA Champions League final, domestic trophies and success on the continent is being courted by Spurs. Our friends over at Soccerly take up the story, as Sherwood could be replaced by Klopp.
The British daily tabloid the Sun (subscription required) has in its Tuesday morning edition said that Levy has now lined up Borussia Dortmund trainer Jürgen Klopp to take over from Sherwood at the end of the season.
Manchester United is also said to be considering the tough talking German as a replacement for David Moyes with some of the hierarchy at the club not sure if Moyes is the right man to be given $300 million to spend on new players.
From the extract above, you can see Klopp is a man admired across Europe for his innovative and creative managerial style. When he wants to rally his side, he can. Yet his succinct and detailed approach to man-management seem to be right up Tottenham’s street.
Would he ever leave Dortmund? Does he fancy a challenge in England?
The answer to the first question is hard to gauge, as he may want a fresh start but is adored by the Dortmund faithful. The answer to the second is a lot easier, as Klopp has always been accommodating to the English press whenever he has visited in the UCL and has spoken about his love for the PL in the past.
Are Klopp and Tottenham a match made in heaven? Plus, can he turn Spurs into an English version of BVB?
Let’s wait and see.
Heading into the their final UEFA Champions League Group B game, Manchester United hold their destiny in their own hands, but any slip-up could mean it’s Europa League on Thursday nights for Louis Van Gaal‘s men.
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The Red Devils would have advanced to the knockout stage with a victory over third-place PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, but slumped to an ugly 0-0 draw instead.
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So, here’s all of the scenarios for the final matchday of the group stage, away to Wolfsburg, in which United would advance to the round of 16 advance:
- A Man United win will see Man United finish top of Group B
- A Man United draw, coupled with a PSV draw or loss (vs. CSKA Moscow), will see Man United finish second in Group B
- A Man United draw, coupled with a PSV victory, will see Man United finish third in Group B
- A Man United loss, coupled with a PSV loss, will see Man United finish second in Group B
- A Man United loss by more than one goal, coupled with a PSV draw, would see Man United finish third in Group B
- A Man United loss, coupled with a PSV win, would see Man United finish third in Group B
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There are your scenarios for Man United as it’s pretty simple to break it down: Win, and they go through. Fail to win, and their fate is completely in the hands of PSV.
The Foxes are top of the Premier League and are led by a surging Jamie Vardy but how long can they keep shocking the world?
With six tough games coming up between now and the start of 2016, Claudio Ranieri‘s men will be pushed to their limit but so far this season they’ve been sensational and Vardy has equaled Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistlerooy’s record of scoring in 10-straight PL games.
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Can he make it 11 in a row on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra) when United visit the King Power Stadium? As for the Red Devils, they sit in second place and are just one point behind the flying Foxes’. Louis Van Gaal‘s men have certainly flown under the radar so far and our churning out wins at an impressive rate.
Jenna Corrado and I discuss that and more in the latest edition of PST Extra. Click play on the video above to see our chat in full.
Rog and Davo revel in another chapter of the Leicester City fairytale, break down Liverpool’s shock dismantling of Manchester City and discuss Arsenal’s slip against West Brom.
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Joe Hart was forced to leave Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to Juventus in UEFA Champions League play on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, which he seemed to incur while making a spectacular one-on-one kick-save late in the second half.
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Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed after the game that Hart’s injury is indeed a hamstring issue, and went on to say that he would need further tests once the team arrives back in Manchester to determine the severity and how long, if at all, City and England’s no. 1 would be out of action.
Man City, currently third in the Premier League on 26 points, will host eighth-place Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Watch live at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).