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From making Beckham captain to the unplayable Emile Heskey: Peter Taylor reflects on managing England

“For me to play for England and to manage England… I can’t believe it. I can’t believe that this little Essex boy from Rochford got the chance to manage his country. That’s the proudest moment for me, football-wise and management-wise, 100 per cent.” A look of satisfaction spreads across Peter Taylor’s face as he recalls the highlight of a long and decorated career in football.  It’s been 19 years...

2 days ago
January swoop Eagles' best chance to land Celtic's next star

Celtic are a force to be reckoned with both on and off the pitch these days. It was less than two weeks ago that Neil Lennon’s side stunned the Stadio Olimpico to clinch a stoppage-time win over Lazio and secure their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. They also sit joint-top of the Scottish Premiership having taken 31 points from a possible 36.   This is after the Bhoys received a...

3 days ago
Where next for football's Benjamin Button: Zlatan Ibrahimović?

Even by his remarkable standards, Zlatan Ibrahimović‘s time in Major League Soccer went better than expected. Among the stars of Hollywood, the most iconic player in Swedish football history was at home. While he didn’t get a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Ibra certainly left an indelible mark on LA. When Ibrahimović arrived in the US in March 2018 there were, for the first time, questi...

4 days ago
Who will replace Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham?

In football, things can unravel fairly quickly. This time last year, Mauricio Pochettino was reportedly being lined up by Real Madrid and Manchester United while Spurs had just romped to victory over Chelsea. It was Maurizio Sarri’s first defeat in the Premier League and victory meant second-placed Liverpool’s advantage over Spurs was cut to just three points. Fast forward 12 months, however, a...

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