Finally, Paulo Bento was asked to leave from his post of Portugal manager. The loss in the opening Euro qualifying game the other day was hard to digest for the fans as well as for the officials. Playing at home against Albania, Portugal was being backed for three points, but, they couldn’t secure even one.
A new guy has already been slotted at the post by the Portugal football association. It’s Fernando Santos, the former Sporting CP, who has got the job.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner has been heavily linked with a move away from the club after being increasingly used as a substitute in recent seasons. Milner came to City in a £ 20 million deal from Aston Villa a few seasons ago. He was a first-team regular during the days of Mark Hughes, but Manuel Pellegrini has largely been using him as a substitute or as an impact player. This has led to rumours linking Milner with an exit. The likes of Liverpool are showing an interest in the 28-year-old, who has established himself as a first-team regular at international level.
Manchester city midfielder James Milner says that his team are very confident of catching Liverpool in the title despite the 3-2 defeated the suffered against the Reds recently. City went to Anfield with a great opportunity to move one step closer towards the title, but they suffered a 3-2 defeat that has taken the title destiny out of their hands. Liverpool will now be able to win the title if they win all their remaining matches in hand. Despite this setback, Milner has stated that this will not stop city from trying to eat into the lead in the remaining matches of the season.
Manchester City has played dashing football this season. They have thrashed top class teams on quite a few occasions and have been praised for that, but, in their last game against Newcastle United, they played a little differently. There was no sign of flamboyance in their play in that game and that did surprise a lot of people.
However, the change in approach didn’t bring any change in result as City continued on their merry way and secured another league win.
Manchester City’s James Milner desires his club to be more boring for the remainder of the season. The attacking department of Pellegrini’s team is so well rounded and filled with stars that have allowed Manchester City on being the team with most goals scored so far having already sealed 53 goals with their most recent match being against Liverpool as they managed to slip past them with a narrow 2-1 victory.
Manchester city managed to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by managing a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen. This was an unconvincing win for the team at home, which was especially poor for Manuel Pellegrini.
City have been extremely good at home this campaign and they have scored close to 30 goals in the league alone. There are expected to dominate this encounter, but the underdogs of this group – Viktoria Plzen – managed to almost cause an upset by scoring two goals.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner has revealed he has nightmares about missing the World Cup in Brazil next summer, stating that no player in the world wants to miss out on playing in the biggest tournament of The Beautiful Game.
Manchester City and England international midfielder James Milner has revealed how new club manager Manuel Pellegrini is teaching the players the style of the Spanish way of playing football, by making them watch hours of DVD footage of his former club Malaga. Milner admitted that the sole reason they were made to watch the DVDs is because the Chilean wants to teach them how to emulate the style of play of the Spanish side.
Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester City. His appointment was confirmed by the club on Friday.
Pellegrini will replace Roberto Mancini who had been sacked after the defeat of Manchester City against Wigan Athletic in the final of FA Cup last month.
Pellegrini has signed a 3-year deal with the Premier League runners up. His annual salary will be 3.4 million Pounds.
Signed from Aston Villa a few years ago, James Milner has managed to establish himself as one of the first team regulars at Manchester City despite intense competition from several stars.
The England midfielder has stated that he is extremely self-critical about his performances, and he does not need anyone like the manager to give a verdict on his performance. The 27-year-old has played under 11 managers in his last 11 years of football in the top flight. He has said that Mancini remains as one of the toughest managers to please amongst those he has worked under in these years.