Milan derby misery leaves Gattuso looking out of his depth

The last thing any under fire manager wants when the going gets tough is a game against their fierce rivals. While this presents an opportunity for redemption and a shot at salvation should they win, it can also spell disaster as fans and, worst of all, a club’s board tend to lose patience when a bad run culminates in a derby defeat. For Gennaro Gattuso, the Italian tried to roll a double six on Sunday evening but ended up nowhere close as Inter snatched a late goal to claim all…

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Third time unlucky for sacked again Genoa boss, while Chievo put their faith in Ventura

The first managerial casualties in Serie A have arrived, with just eight rounds of league fixtures played at most clubs, after Genoa and Chievo moved swiftly to make coaching changes this week, aiming to improve their respective fortunes in the Italian top flight. The most surprising dismissal when looking at the league table, is that of Genoa boss Davide Ballardini, with the team sitting relatively comfortably in 12th position in Serie A. Despite being in the bottom half of the table, the team currently remains only two points outside the…

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Mancini influence begins to shine through for Azzurri

Italy recorded an impressive 1-0 victory away to Poland in the Nations League League A match, to give the Azzurri a three point lead over the relegation spot in third. While it might have taken a last gasp set-piece goal from Cristiano Biraghi, the result of this match did not tell the full story. Instead the story of this game was that Italy under Roberto Mancini are beginning to perform like an Italy side should, and fans will use the best internet casino to begin backing their team off the…

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Mancini needs to get Italy back to winning ways

This week Italy host Ukraine in a friendly, that will give coach Roberto Mancini the opportunity to make final preparations for the Nations League clash away to Poland on Sunday. But one thing is becoming clear for the Azzurri, that this week they need to get back to winning ways. Mancini came to the job on the back of the awful performances under Giampiero Ventura, that saw Italy fail to even qualify for the World Cup in Russia 2018. However, despite a slight improvement in their style of play (and…

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Write Slow-Starting Cristiano Ronaldo Off At Your Peril

Love him or hate him, you have to respect him. Cristiano Ronaldo will quite rightly go down as one of the greatest footballers of all-time but he has failed to inspire confidence since completing his jaw-dropping move to Juventus this summer. In fact, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has yet to open his account for the Italian champions and fans are starting to have second thoughts on whether Ronaldo can cut it in Serie A. First of all, of course, Ronaldo is capable of holding his own in Italy’s top…

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Gattuso confident of Milan job as Conte linked with Man Utd

AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso have once again claimed that he has the backing of the club’s management in his current position. The former Milan midfielder did a good job last season following his appointment in the hot seat in November. Due to his immediate impact, Gattuso was handed a three-year contract in April. The Rossoneri have big ambitions this season and that has been reflected in their summer business. As a result, there have been suggestions that an experienced name would be a better fit to lead instead…

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Ancelotti confident that Juventus can be toppled

Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident that his talented group of players can topple Cristiano Ronaldo-led Juventus in the title race this season. The Naples side enjoyed a fabulous season under Maurizio Sarri in 2017-18, but their impressive season-end total of 91 points fell short by four points. Sarri has departed for Chelsea, and in his place, Ancelotti has been appointed in what could be considered a really intelligent move by Napoli. The Italian manager has won league titles in almost every major European league including Serie A, and he…

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Gennaro Gattuso faces his biggest test with AC Milan

AC Milan legend Gennaro Gatusso needs no introduction in footballing circles. The former central midfielder lifted every possible major trophy during his 13-year spell as a Milan player. He was also a part of 2006 World Cup winning Italy national side. However, all those achievements mean nothing in his current job as the head coach of AC Milan. Gattuso was appointed at the helm of the Milan side following the sacking of Vincenzo Montella in November. He was able to steady the ship and led Rosonneri to the sixth-place finish…

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How An Italian Former Banker Can Transform Chelsea Into Champions

Maurizio Sarri might not be the name you’d automatically associate with transforming Chelsea into Premier League champions once again but his appointment has renewed hope at Stamford Bridge after the disappointing final year of Antonio Conte’s reign. Indeed, while everyone agrees the London club’s greatest attacking talent is Eden Hazard, you can’t underestimate the qualities of Willian, a player who wouldn’t have remained at the club had Conte not been sacked. The taskmaster had instilled a particular style of play coupled with a disciplinarian approach that, instead of transferring to…

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Five most exciting summer signings from Serie A

The Italian league has made a significant mark in the transfer market this summer. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus from Real Madrid has been the major highlight of the summer. There are already suggestions that the Serie A look poised to regain their lost glory in the coming years. With the acquisition of Ronaldo, Juventus have more-or-less confirmed their dominance in Italy for years to come. However, both Milan clubs have done well in the transfer market, and there are huge expectations from them. Both Napoli and AS…

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