& # 39; England and Spain are the two best competitions & # 39 ;: Mauricio Pochettino reluctant about where his next job will be after the dismissal of Tottenham
- Mauricio Pochettino hinted that he would like to manage in England or Spain next
- He was fired from his manager job at Tottenham Hotspur
- earlier this season to Barcelona and Manchester United weeks
Mauricio Pochettino holds his cards close to his chest. about where his next job in football is – but hinted that a return to the Premier League or LaLiga remains a strong possibility.
When asked about his next career move, Pochettino joked that he did not understand the questions Before joining the LaLigaTV presenter Simon Hanley said that he still considered his options while enjoying free time with his family.
He said: & I was lucky to start my career as a manager at Espanyol in Barcelona and then come to the Premier League to learn a different language and culture and I am today a better person.
& # 39; I have more knowledge and had a great experience. The Premier League is the Premier League. Football was born here in England, but I think LaLiga has great football and great coaches.
& # 39; Coaches like Gustavo (Poyet) and I, we try to be in the best place … England and Spain are the two best competitions in the world. & # 39;
The 56-year-old was reportedly approached by Barcelona to take over at Nou Camp on Monday after the resignation of Ernesto Valverde.
Pochettino rejected the opportunity to lead Lionel Messi and Co. – something he said he could never do because of his close ties with Catalan rivals Espanyol, which he manages for four seasons.
However, Pochetti did not say that the new boss of Barcelona, Quique Setien, would continue Johan Cruyff's philosophy at the Nou Camp.
& # 39; Barcelona is of course one of the best teams in the world, & # 39; he added. "Of course everyone now expects the new manager to continue the same philosophy.
" Valverde has done fantastic work in LaLiga and Barcelona and it is a huge challenge for Quique Setien. He showed incredible love for [Johan] Cruijff and the football style of Barcelona.
& # 39; I think it is a great opportunity for him to live his dream and it is so wonderful to follow what is going to happen. & # 39;
After being fired from Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde focuses on a job in the Premier League … he was overlooked by Chelsea in 2016, but will now not be admirers
- Ernesto Valverde was shot by Barcelona this week despite being top of the La Liga
- He will now be on the market for a Premier League job and will not be short of offers
- Valverde is unlikely to find a job between now and the end of the season, although
- the Spaniard in June is probably England.
Ernesto Valverde will be on the market for a job in the Premier League next summer after being fired by Barcelona and a double winner of La Liga who speaks English fluently, it is unlikely that he will be short
The 55-year-old only became the second coach in La Liga's history who was fired on Monday while standing at the top of the table. He won 97 of his 145 games, losing only 16. He is unlikely to take on a job between now and the end of the season, but his favorite destination in June is probably England.
Sportsmail understands that Valverde was considered by several English clubs before moving to Barcelona.
Michael Emenalo even wanted him in Chelsea in 2016 and advised Roman Abramovich that there were few better football managers in Europe. The owner of Chelsea wanted a bigger name and he was overlooked by Antonio Conte.
Valverde was in tears during the farewell on Tuesday when players who had taken social media to wish him goodbye said goodbye.
Gerard Pique had previously tweeted: & # 39; It was an honor to work for you and I hope everything goes well for you. It's always a pleasure to work with people like you in life. A hug, boss. & # 39;
And Lionel Messi added: & # 39; I am sure you will do well wherever you go because you are a great professional and a great person. & # 39;
Little far moving Barcelona coaches leave for this acclaim and the answers contribute to a feeling in Spain that Valverde's reputation has not been affected by his two and a half years in the Nou camp.
Valverde won three competitions in Greece and brought Espanyol to the UEFA Cup final before starting the biggest job of his career at Athletic Bilbao. When he coached them to a Spanish Super Cup success over Barcelona in 2015, it helped him confirm as a potential Barca manager.
Valverde expected the bag this week after the noise around the club that he could be replaced grew to grow after the Barcelona exit from the Spanish Super Cup.
Barcelona had dominated the match against Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia and had risen 2-1, but was denied several possible goals due to VAR decisions and then awarded twice late.
It is understood that the coach thought he would be fired at the end of last season after a defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League.
There were many voices in Barca's boardroom making a change at the time, and it was President Josep Bartomeu who insisted that he stay.
The defeat by Liverpool was never forgotten and continues to be undone. Barcelona had risen 3-0 in the first leg when Ousmane Dembele missed a chance to make it 4-0 at the last minute.
The Liverpool comeback in the second leg denied Barcelona a shot in the treble that the club may have won with Tottenham in the final in Madrid.
Because the Barcelona season fell apart, they were defeated by Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.
& # 39; Yesterday I was walking around in my home town with COWS … now I am here in Barcelona & # 39 ;: Quique Setien admits taking Nou Camp hot-seat & # 39; wildest dreams & # 39; exceeds, since he strives to secure the third consecutive LaLiga title
- Quique Setien was introduced to the media as the new Barcelona manager
- The former Real Betis manager has come to replace Ax Ernesto Valverde
- He was joking that he was surrounded by cows on Monday before taking up the job
Quique acknowledged that he was in his hometown & # 39; walking with cows before the call offered him the Barcelona job.
The 61-year-old followed training on Tuesday morning before signing a contract until June 2022.
Speaking in the media after signing his contract, Setien said: & I ran yesterday around my hometown with cows around me and now I am here in Barcelona to manage the best players in the world.
I want to thank this institution for giving it a chance. Even in my wildest dreams I could have imagined this. I have to thank the club.
& # 39; I am enthusiastic about this challenge and this project. That is the biggest thing I have to pass on to the players. I have to show the players that and normally it's not too complicated for me to pass it on. & # 39;
When asked why the decision was made to abolish Valverde's mis-season, President Josep Bartomeu said: & # 39; The dynamics in the team could be improved, we are in the next round of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey and we thought it was a dynamic that we could improve.
& # 39; We often talked about this with Valverde, very openly with him, and we have always been very close to Ernesto Valverde with a good relationship and always talking about what could be improved. & # 39;
More to follow.
While City and Liverpool have a shame for wealth in their team, injuries to major players at Spurs have left Mourinho who have to choose players who are mainly Christian Eriksen.
Mourinho is treated with a hard hand with long-term injuries to Harry Kane who might be out next season, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko, while signing Tanguy Ndombele often had problems.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is not jealous of Manchester City of Liverpool
Mourinho accepts the situation and knows that Spurs has a different profile.
& # 39; Come on, that's it, & # 39; he said. & # 39; We cannot have a team like some other teams. We are not.
& Yesterday I looked at Man City and I looked at the bank – (Raheem) Sterling, Bernardo Silva,
(Ilkay) Gundogan, (Nicolas) Otamendi. You know?
& Liverpool, you see the team, you see the bench, and they are injured (Joel) Matip, (Dejan) Lovren, (Naby) Keita, Fabinho.
& # 39; I I am not jealous, I have a great job, but they are different jobs. This is a different club. & # 39;
Four years ago Spurs led both Leicester and Chelsea close with the Premier League title under Mauricio Pochettino, with a young, hungry side who wanted to make its mark on English football.
Things have since moved south and the team can get older this season – never freshened up and has never reached those heights ever since.
And Mourinho knows he is in a transition phase.
& # 39; Do you want to compare the situation of Eriksen four years ago than the situation of Eriksen now? & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It is easy to compare. Four years ago he had a four-year contract and now he has a six-month contract.
& # 39; The situation is very, very, very difficult. Players are four years older. Players, in this case and some other cases, do not have a four-year contract, they have a six-month contract.
& # 39; Some players have left, some players are coming.
& # 39; The players who eat – Giovani (Lo Celso), (Ryan) Sessegnon, Ndombele – you see, the young boy is developing and we give him time to do that.
& # 39; Giovani comes from a completely different football culture. Played in Spain, Argentina, played in Spain, played in France, now he comes again.
& You can feel that he is coming. Ndombele is not even coming. Injured and with many problems, so you cannot compare what was four years ago in the four-year cycle with what it is today.
& # 39; So we have to work. & # 39;
When he took over from Pochettino in November, it was only the second time in a long management career where Mourinho started a mid-season job.
The first time was in Porto, far back in 2001.
& # 39; It's the second team I get a mid-season team, it's just the second team for me , & # 39; Mourinho added. "The first time wasn't easy either, because it was the end of a team, the end of an era.
& # 39; It was an era without titles, Porto was not winning, but it was it end of – I don't want to say about a generation, but it was the end of a team at the end of a season.
& Twelve players out, 12 players in, start everything from the beginning.
& # 39; Forget the good things of the past, forget the bad things of the past, and let's rebuild.
& # 39; That is my experience in Porto that comes in the middle of the season. You could say that it is comparable. & # 39;
The man who could now have coached England against South Africa reflects on the suggestion of one of the best jobs in world cricket went bad.
& # 39; I was approached by England last summer for the World Cup and I had always shown interest in the job & # 39 ;, said the hugely experienced Gary Kirsten, who by Chris Silverwood "It would be a big step and it would have been difficult for my family, but we had our heads.
"So I was invited for an interview with Ashley Giles that I thought was going well. It went really well.
& # 39; OK, it's hard to show a vision for cricket in England. You don't understand cricket in England. You can only talk about what you see from the outside. Until you are in the system, you do not know what is going on.
& # 39; Chris Silverwood had been in the system for years and knew exactly what was going on. So if the interview was the same for him as for me, it might not have been fair. Someone who has been there throughout his career coaching can talk about it with more authority. I thought the interview went well anyway, no matter what someone says. & # 39;
He also does not seem particularly outspoken by the suggestion that he did not convey his message to Giles when Trevor Bayliss left last summer, nor by being beaten by an international starting coach in Silverwood
Kirsten, 52, has seen it all as one of South Africa's most decorated players after coach who were taken by Wankhede stadium in Mumbai worn after leading India to the 2011 World Cup. He coached his native South Africa to the top of the Test world ranking by beating England amid the Kevin Pietersen text affair in 2012.
I am a pragmatist and continue with life & # 39 ;, Kirsten Sportsmail tells in his house in Cape Town. "It would have been a great opportunity to coach England with a lot of potential because it is one of the biggest cricket jobs in the world."
It was not the first time that one of England's most valued characters was beaten in coaching. & # 39; When I first spoke to Andrew Strauss before Trevor Bayliss took over, I said I thought coaching one format would be a better way to do it, & # 39; Kirsten said. And I also suggested that to Giles.
& # 39; But then Ashley came up with the idea of what they are doing in Austria alia now, where the head coach is in charge of all formats, but he takes the strange tour. And under those circumstances I have again shown interest in England.
& # 39; I was only interested in white-ball when I first spoke to Andrew Strauss in 2015. I would like to coach that, but if I did get the chance to coach the England test team, I would love it. Test cricket is another coaching trip.
& # 39; England has a young team with new players coming through and I would like to have worked with them. It would have been exciting, but they have good people around them. Graham Thorpe, for example, is a seasoned international cricket player. & # 39;
What about the man who blows him? & # 39; I don't really know Chris Silverwood, but I do know he ever released me in Cape Town & # 39 ;, the man who struck 20 years ago for a monumental 14 and a half hours smiled at Nasser Hussain & # 39; s England to make a test.
He is reluctant to say too much about the new coach in England, but Kirsten gives an idea of the type of coaching and management he believes when asked about the arrival of Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis has done for South Africa.
& # 39; The most important thing is to have people on the team who have played for years at the highest level against the best opposition & # 39 ;, Kirsten said, possibly with England in mind. "Having the boys in the locker room is vital for the young players.
" Every team that represents South Africa needs to know what it takes to succeed. Graeme, Mark and Jacques know it. They know what it's like and you don't want to risk putting people in positions that don't have that understanding. International teams will eat you alive. You have to combine excellence with excellence and that is what South Africa has done. & # 39;
. There is no doubt about the excellence of Kirsten. As the opening batsman, he became the first South African to play 100 tests, and after he had coached India and South Africa with distinction, he flourished in the Indian Premier League and around the world.
Now that England's surprising reluctance to break him will enable Kirsten to fulfill his role as one of the pioneers in the controversial new format of cricket and enable him to fulfill his life ambition to be involved at the British game.
Kirsten goes to Cardiff head coach of the Welsh Fire in the ECB's Hundred competition this summer.
& # 39; It's something else, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It will no doubt start because they have done very well. The way the ECB launched was really good.
& # 39; It is located in the city and can bring a new audience to the game. Counting down from 100 balls will be fun and strategically it will grow as people train how to play the game. I'm excited. It will unfold as we go on, because so far there has been very little trial and error.
& I remember that Twenty20 started and people were skeptical about it. I was just appointed India coach when the IPL started and there was a lot of concern. But then there were 70,000 people at the end. It was a success from day one and the only challenge of this tournament is how you link it to T20. & # 39;
The Welsh team may have the biggest challenge to engage a local audience with the Hundred, because Cardiff has not exactly attracted large crowds.
& # 39; I have a good relationship with Hugh Morris at Glamorgan and I am really looking forward to it, & # 39; Kirsten stopped.
& # 39; Steve Smith will probably be our captain, so there will be interest in him. And Mitchell Starc. Jonny Bairstow does not currently play Test cricket, so we may have had it more than we expected. Tom Banton is a great prospect and I am excited to work with him. I have always wanted to be involved with English cricket, because it is one of the best systems in the world.
& # 39; I had been around for a while last year and I am looking forward to being involved in the game there. . The family will come and it will be really nice. & # 39;
But international cricket has not seen the latest from Gary Kirsten. & # 39; International coaching is a great place to be, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Nine months of the year with the team means you can really work with players and help them grow players and people. That is always a big attraction. But you know, things are up now, I can spend more time at home with my family, and that's probably what I have to do right now. & # 39;
Perhaps the next time the job comes to England things can happen differently.
& I am 52 now and I have a 16 year old, a 13 year old and an eight year old, just three or four years later, one child is out of school and is almost ready, & # 39, he added.
& # 39; So that makes traveling easier. As a family, we were ready to work with England now, but in retrospect, the time might not have been right. Next time? Well, I will never say … & # 39;
& # 39; It would be perfect for him, but he has not yet decided & # 39 ;: the good friend of Nemanja Vidic reveals that the former defender is considering taking over Manchester United U23s after being offered a role
- Nemanja Vidic spent eight years with Manchester United before leaving in 2014
- Allegedly taken into consideration for the role of the club manager under the age of 23
- Vidic's good friend Nenad Lalatovic told him to take the opportunity
Manchester was offered the Manchester United Under 23-year job, according to FK Vojvodina boss and good friend Nenad Lalatovic
The Serbian has ambitions to step into coaching and is currently considering the role in his former club.
United is currently looking for a new U23 boss after Ricky Sbragia left by mutual consent in May after an underwhelming campaign they saw relegated to the second layer.
United has three and potential candidates for the vacant role with former midfielder Quinton Fortune believed that that was one.
Vidic, who spent eight years at United during his career with trophies, is also considered according to his friend Lalatovic, despite not having a previous coaching experience
Lalatovic Elta TV : & # 39; Vidic lives in Milan and he is currently considering coaching, he is not sure yet. He was already offered to run Manchester United B (U23).
& I said to him: "This is an ideal opportunity if you want to do it – to go back to England, you take over tomorrow and Manchester, you have a great name there and I think that that's the right decision for you. "
& # 39; But he hasn't made a decision yet. I support him as a coach at Manchester United, so there is a chance for him to take over the first team in the future. & # 39;
Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri who held the job for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United job
- Massimiliano Allegri left Juventus in the summer after the trophy-laden Series A-spell
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after only two wins of the last six games
Italian is currently looking for a new challenge and is enthusiastic about Manchester United
Allegri watches Manchester United job must end Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & # 39; s Old Trafford in the coming months.
Sportsmail understands that since leaving Juve, Allegri has postponed an immediate return to management in the hope of eventually taking over to United.
It is believed Arsenal was advised not to approach him last month when they were looking for a manager to replace the fired Unai Emery.
Solskjaer does not feel in danger for the sack, but he admitted that the first half of Tuesday's capitulation in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City was the worst that has its side throughout the season. played.
United has only two wins in their last six games.
Allegri has suitors throughout Europe and is of the kind of high-profile candidate United would have to leave Solskjaer if he leaves.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino also keeps a close eye on developments.
Allegri would probably demand a defined structure at his next club, which had previously worked under strong sporting work. directors.
The exploits of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Nou Camp in 1999 mean that he will always get more patience from Manchester United fans than most managers who are in the Old Trafford hotseat.
But after 66,000 United fans witnessed their side completely surpassed by Manchester City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal on Tuesday evening, which bore patience understandably a bit thin.
There were a lot of angry and hunters when United left half the field behind with a 3-0 deficit and thoroughly demoralized that the city boss had seen every aspect of the competition.
So after the final 3-1 loss, in combination with a moderate 2-0 defeat at Arsenal New Year's Day and a FA Cup stalemate at Wolves where United didn't see a shot at goal, Solskjaer is back.
United are usually only one defeat away from a crisis, but the nature of their cheating through the city combined with their countless other problems currently has speculation about the job security of Solskjaer growing again.
The name Mauricio Pochettino will be on the lips of both fans and experts as United Blunder on, for the time being in four competitions, but with little hope of success in any of them.
So what should Solskjaer do? The club continues to support the Norwegian both publicly and privately and relies on its master plan to gradually restore United to its former glory, but where is the turning point?
We look at what Solskjaer must do now to save his job.
Win ugly … but win at all costs
United States is furious this season when it comes to consistency. It is always a step forward and two steps back, the moral-promoting victory always followed by a miserable defeat.
They won 1-0 against Leicester, but were then lost in West Ham. victories over Partizan Belgrade, Norwich City and Chelsea in October were followed by a sad defeat against Bournemouth.
A good run in December with victories over Tottenham and Manchester City in the same week was followed by a horrific 2- 0 defeat at the bottom of Watford.
Now any optimism of festive victories over Newcastle United and Burnley has been blown away by three games without success.
Solskjaer won his first eight games when he replaced Jose Mourinho on an interim basis in December 2018, but consistency has been a real problem ever since.
Saturday Norwich City (H)
] January 15 Wolves (H)
FA Cup third round replay
January 19, 19 Liverpool (A)
January 22 Burnley (H)
January 29 Manchester City (A)
EFL Cup semi-finals second stage
February 1, Wolves (H)
United must have the Sir Alex Ferguson art of winning rediscover games at any price – find a way to win on an off-day, find a last-minute winner, win ugly.
It is very easy to look back at the Ferguson with pink glasses, but a high percentage of United's victories had to be eliminated against stubborn opposition. But more often than not they found a way.
It doesn't matter now how Solskjaer defeated United Norwich City on Saturday and Wolves in their FA Cup replay next Wednesday, as long as they cross the line.
Their visit to Anfield to play Liverpool on January 19 is a free hit because none of them expect to beat the front runners, so they are confronted with Burnley in Old Trafford three days later.
Win against Norwich, Wolves and Burnley and the vote will be transformed again – United is finally fifth in the Premier League and only five points in the top four
Inject urgency into transaction operations
It was painfully evident from certain performance in the first half of the season that United urgently needed team reinforcements.
But to everyone's surprise and the irritation of their fans, eight days in the January window, there are absolutely no signs of impending transfer activity.
The position of executive vice-president Ed Woodward and the united hierarchy is finding value in January is extremely difficult and it is very possible that no one will come this month.
The team depth is clearly a problem and the intensity of the schedule of matches only increases when Europa League football returns with the final 32 draw against Club Brugge next month.
Solskjaer despaired when United runs after matches and he turns to his bottom to see a collection of Deadwood squadron and young people with only a handful of first-team games under their belt.
Defense, central midfield and front should be the priorities if United does business this month.
It is clear that the strategy is to build the long term, as evidenced by the signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka last summer, but Solskjaer should have some at Woodward & # 39; s door hammering investment now.
A few new faces through the door would improve the depth of the squad and hopefully breathe new life into things, even if it flies in the face of the long-term vision.
United States are linked to Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, who would be available for £ 17 million. Vidal is perhaps 32, but United can do much worse than a hugely experienced international signing who has won national titles in three European countries.
They could also open conversations for Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, although the Dane is in favor of a move abroad and Spurs are likely to sell him more there.
There may also be a potential deal for the Newcastle midfielder, Sean Longstaff, who immediately signed a new contract on Tyneside and they are also delayed linked to Emre Can, who is on his way from Juventus.
An attacker will be more difficult and it is clear that United has done a lot of groundwork to sign Erling Haaland just to lose the race to Borussia Dortmund.
Other linked targets are the productive striker RB Leipzig from Timo Werner and Raul Jimenez from Wolves, but time is running out in January.
Prepare a bonfire of dead wood for the summer
New that Ashley Young has signed a pre-contract agreement with Inter Milan should only be the start of a long late elimination of Solskjaer & # 39; s team.
Admittedly, it would be unwise to handle the ax in January, given the lack of depth, the difficulty in signing reinforcements and an injury list that has decimated defense and options in midfield
But Solskjaer needs a ruthless line in the summer window and load at least half a dozen players who have exceeded their welcome at Old Trafford.
Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo must be removed from the line of defense, ecologically considering that Axel Tuanzebe should be designated as the central defensive partner of Harry Maguire in the long term.
Young is already en route, while Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic have run their races for United.
There must also be a frank discussion about whether the Brazilian duo Andreas Pereira and Fred are really from United Caliber.
They occasionally show a glimpse of quality eit and indication of improvement, to then produce a flaw-strewn performance in the next game.
Then there is Jesse Lingard, who probably hired agent Mino Raiola to work on his Old Trafford exit in the summer.
Since Lingard doesn't contribute to a single goal or help you play Premier League during the 2019 calendar year, you really have to start asking his questions to United.
Get a grip on the Pogba situation
That brings us to the likely player who is United's most talked-about departure in the summer.
There seems to be little chance that Paul Pogba will stay for next season, especially if United again does not qualify for the Champions League.
And apparently it doesn't seem like playing a lot for United in the meantime.
Solskjaer maintains that Pogba suffers from various ankle injuries and that he needs more recovery and rehabilitation and eats more weeks and months.
And yet the fans see his social media video clips playing basketball with Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler in November, after not having played in the marriage of his brother Florentin in France last month , and conclude that he just gets the p *** from his manager.
This season seems beyond salvation for Pogba, who has just played for United eight times, and Solskjaer should certainly bring some clarity to the situation – and restore his own authority – by freezing him 05]
Scott McTominay continues to flourish in the absence of Pogba and his recent injury comes more from a blow to United than from Pogba.
Meanwhile, United & # 39; s hierarchy can focus on winning a lot of money from his sales. possible.
Stay true to the children
Nothing is more welcome to fans in the United States than a graduate student to see his chance and perform well.
Solskjaer has remained true to the United tradition and the likes of McTominay, Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood have flourished this season. You would imagine that Axel Tuanzebe will do the same when he gets fit again.
United must be a mix of youth and experience, requires all leadership, but no one is going to criticize Solskjaer for being the & # 39; United way & # 39; embraces & # 39;
While reviewing his team, Solskjaer can very well believe that the academy is filling in some more gaps in the team and will certainly encourage these young players to challenge the more established names.
Many support Tuanzebe to appear as the long-term central defense partner of Harry Maguire because of his speed over the ground and his leadership qualities.
The humiliation of Tuesday night by the city again showed the distance that United stayed behind.
Solskjaer must find a way to speed up the catch-up process, although the fan in the United is going to criticize the way he is doing when it comes to young players.
& Jonathan Woodgate never feared losing his Middlesbrough course despite the 10-game winless streak earlier in the season
- Middlesbrough host Tottenham in the FA Cup third round on Sunday afternoon
- Jonathan Woodgate welcomes his former club Spurs at the Riverside Stadium
- In anticipation of the game, Woodgate admitted that he was never afraid of his job at Boron
- Boron was on a winless run with 10 games that brought them into the drop zone
Jonathan Woodgate says he is never afraid of being job at Middlesbrough despite a 10-game winless run that brought them to the drop zone of the championship.
The Boron boss welcomes his former club Spurs at the Riverside Stadium in the FA Cup on Sunday after taking the Last Four Matches
Woodgate speaks from a position of strength as he prepares for his wits against Jose Mourinho but admits that he can afford to think he has cracked it.
I have been on the road for six months and have to do it step by step. There is still a long way to go, everyone is being dragged because we won a few games, & he said. & # 39;
& # 39; But I didn't think this could be over before I know it. I believe in myself and I believe in my players. I have put pressure on myself from day one, but I have never been negative.
& # 39; The lowest point was defeated in Birmingham (on television), we did not play well at all. The reaction, however, gave my players absolutely everything.
& # 39; As an example, when we were defeated at Leeds, we were four goals lower and I still had players running behind to get the ball. They give everything to the shirt and if they do, you can't have any complaints. & # 39;
Woodgate has ambitions to join Mourinho in the Premier League and a win on Sunday would come from his stock at the harmonious at all
But he said: & # 39; I am miles away from where he is. But if you come through season after season, that's the most important thing. I have the ambition to be a really good manager, but I have to get the first job done, otherwise it's hard to get back to work. & # 39;
& # 39; I had a chat with the owner & # 39 ;: Carlo Ancleotti admits that he was in the race for Liverpool, but believes that & # 39; fantastic & # 39; Jurgen Klopp is right
- A first victory for his club in Anfield since 1999 would make Carlo Ancelotti a hero
- Had things turned out differently in 2015, the Italians could be in Liverpool
- When Liverpool Brendan Rodgers joined, the owners of the Reds considered Ancelotti
- was Ancelotti happy to discuss and said they made the right decision in 2015
There was a telling smile and a nod when Carlo Ancelotti tackled a thorny issue for his first Merseyside derby.
Ancelotti wins friends at Everton and a first victory for his club in Anfield since 1999 would immediately make him a hero.
Had things turned out differently in 2015, however, the Italian could have been well seasoned in this schedule. When Liverpool Brendan Rodgers threw overboard, Fenway Sports Group considered Ancelotti.
Some would turn such things on their toes, but Ancelotti was happy to discuss it and he said they made the right decision to get the man he will meet on Sunday. "When I left Real Madrid, I had a chat with the owner," said Ancelotti.
"They were looking for a manager, but they made the right choice with Jurgen. He does a fantastic job in Liverpool. Well done! Jurgen is my friend, a fantastic manager.
"This game is a risk, we play the world champions. But this is a fantastic challenge for us. I played in derby's in Rome and Milan. I know how different this game is. & # 39;
A few hours after the Italian confronted the media, the manager of the city in Liverpool gave a eulogy to the 60-year-old and described how his influence Everton had gained on fire & # 39 ; Klopp knows for sure that the expected challenge will be different from four weeks ago in the competition, when Liverpool won 5-2. It was the last act for Marco Silva.
Carlo When Carlo came I thought: "If I had a party, could I invite the Everton manager?" Klopp said with a smile. Respect We respect each other. I'm not sure where he lives, but the house next to me is free and that would be funny! & # 39;
Ancelotti watched the competition and learned from it.
He said: & # 39; Everton's line of defense was so high that they left some balls behind and caused problems. If you keep the line of defense high, they are fantastic in attack with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. & # 39;