So Long Sam (And other European nuggets)

So Long Sam (And other European nuggets)

European Soccer

So Long Sam (And other European nuggets)

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Good afternoon folks. Apologies for the slowdown in posts but I’m working on a few stories and also preparing for SBI’s trip to Florida for the MLS Combine.

Here are some European soccer news tidbits for those of you who have been busy doing things like working and studying:

Newcastle sacks Allardyce. Yes bell finally tolled for Sam Allardyce, who went from one of the best young English managers in the game to the breadline in just a half season. Newcastle fired him on Wednesday. This gave me an idea for a good game. How many English managers will lose their jobs before the Chicago Fire finally hires a head coach? Also, how long before Bruce Arena throws his hat in for this job?

Man City wants Mancini. From the world where tampering doesn’t exist, we bring you word that Manchester City manager Sven Goran Erikkson desperately wants to add Roma winger Mancini during the transfer window.

Anelka sweepstakes continue. Chelsea has let it be known that Nicholas Anelka is its primary target, bu that doesn’t mean Bolton is going to make things easy. How long can the Wanderers hold on to the surly Frenchman? I say two days.

Benzema wants a bigger club. Young French striker Karim Benzema is one of the best young strikers in Europe and the Lyon star has expressed his desire to join a marquee squad like Man U or AC Milan. It’s nice to have dreams but he probably shouldn’t have expressed his love for Manchester United a month before Lyon is to face Man U in the Champions League. Ah, the young.

That’s all for now. Share your thoughts on these and any other transfer talk below.

I have stories brewing on Columbus and Real Salt Lake and hopefully word on the Chicago coaching search, so stay tuned for those later today, tomorrow the latest.

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