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Money Matters If Your a Football Manager | Cash Is King

REAL MADRID’S Jose Mourinho is the highest paid football manager in the world while Sir Alex Ferguson, who has just celebrated 26 years at Manchester United, is the best paid football boss in Britain, according to a new ranking.

Full name: Jose Mario dos Santos Mourinho Felix
Current club: Real Madrid (Coach)

Teams managed
In 2000: Benfica
In 2001-2002: Leiria
In 2002-2004: Porto
In 2004-2007: Chelsea
In 2008-2010: Internazionale
In 2010 – … : Real Madrid

Brazilian sports business consulting firm Pluri Consultoria has ranked what they consider to be the highest earning 30 bosses in the game with former Chelsea manager Mourinho sitting pretty at the summit, allegedly earning £12.3m per year. More Special Wonga, than Special One!


1. Jose Mourinho – Real Madrid (£12.3m)

2. Carlo Ancelotti – Paris St. Germain (£10.9m)

3. Marcelo Lippi – Guangzhou (£8.7m)

4. Sir Alex Ferguson – Manchester United (£7.6m)

5. Arsene Wenger – Arsenal (£7.5m, pictured right)

6. Guus Hiddink – Anzhi (£6.7m)

7. Fabio Capello – Russia (£6.3m)

8. Tito Vilanova – Barcelona (£5.6m)

9. Jose Camacho – China (£4.8m)

10. Roberto Mancini – Manchester City (£4.8m)

11. Frank Rijkaard – Saudi Arabia (£4.3m)

12. Jupp Heynckes – Bayern Munich (£4.2m)

13. Andre Villas-Boas – Tottenham (£3.6m)

14. Harry Redknapp – QPR (£3.2m)

15. Jorge Jesus – Benfica (£3.2m)

16. David Moyes – Everton (£2.9m)

17. Manuel Pellegrini – Malaga (£2.9m)

18. Paulo Autuori – Qatar (£2.9m)

19. Abel Braga – Fluminense (2.8m)

20. Luciano Spaletti – Zenit (£2.7m)

21. Antonio Conte – Juventus (£2.4m)

22. Cesare Prandelli – Italy (£2.4m)

23. Vanderlei Luxemburgo – Gremio (£2.4m)

24. Muricy Ramalho – Santos (£2.4m)

25. Tite – Corinthians (£2.4m)

26. Ottmar Hitzfeld – Switzerland (£2.1m)

27. Joachim Low – Germany (£2m)

28. Marcelo Bielsa – Athletic Bilbao (£2m)

29. Martin O’Neill – Sunderland (£2m)

30. Roy Hodgson – England (£2m)


Robbie Fowler to “loan” famous FA Cup white suit | Liverpool | ‘Spice Boys’


Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has revealed that he will loan out his famous white suit to a museum in Manchester.

The 37-year-old and his teammates hit the headlines in 1996 when they turned up to Wembley for the FA Cup final against Manchester United wearing bright white suits.

“I’ve still got [the suit] and I’m going to loan it to the National Football Museum in Manchester for an exhibition they’re doing on fashion in football,” Fowler said in a Q&A session with BBC Sport.

The unlovely suits, inexplicably paired with sky blue shirts and a diagonally striped red and white tie that would shame the worst dressed, heaviest-smoking turf accountant, became the iconic and lasting image of a generation of tabloid-courting underachievers at Anfield.

Jamie Redknapp was one of the Liverpool players to object to the Spice Boys tag, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect: “Let’s face it,” he said, “the Spice Girls are at the top of their profession and we are still trying to get to the top of ours, so I hardly think it is a good nickname.”

The group would remain nearly men under Roy Evans, but that reputation is disputed by Steve McManaman, who said: “The Spice Boys at one time consisted of eight or nine players and the press just used to change the personnel as they fancied.

“It was unfortunate because when we finished third in the league we got a lot of stick for it. At the time I felt very sorry for some of the lads involved. But it didn’t bother me personally as I was playing very good football at the time.

“When we finished third and people saw us having a laugh and a joke, they thought we didn’t care. Nowadays, when you finish third, everyone is thrilled to bits, everyone’s excited about qualifying for the Champions League.

“Under Roy Evans we did that a lot, and did it by playing fantastic football, but because there were a few young lads who liked to enjoy themselves at times, people had misconceptions.”



20 Years Ago Eric Did This ! | Great Goals

Eric Cantona scores a sublime lob against Sunderland in 1996

Watch Eric Cantona’s famous chipped goal for Manchester United against Sunderland in the Premier League, scored on 22 December 1996.

It’s 20 years since Cantona’s controversial transfer to Old Trafford from Leeds United, where he had won the old First Division title in his debut season in English football.

Cantona signed for Manchester United in November 1992 for a fee of £1.2m and helped Alex Ferguson’s team win the inaugural Premier League title later that season.

Pictures courtesy of the Premier League.


Man United Striker Angelo Henriquez Scores Goal On International Debut

Featured on the always excellent 101 Great Goals

The 18-year-old striker, signed from Universidad de Chile in September, made his international debut as a substitute against Serbia in Switzerland and scored with a bullet header from a free-kick to reduce his side’s deficit to 3-1.
Henriquez has now scored on his debut for Universidad, Chile Under-23, United’s Under-21 side and the Chilean national team, but he will have to wait until the New Year for his full Red Devils debut.
The youngster was not registered for the Premier League or Champions League squads which means he is stuck in the Under-21s since United’s Capital One Cup exit at Chelsea.
Sir Alex Ferguson has decided he can go out on loan to a Championship side, possibly for the rest of the season if the right club comes along.

Via Clubcall

Chelsea Fan Arrested After Alleged ‘Monkey Gesture’

A 28-year-old man has been arrested following an alleged racist incident during Chelsea’s Capital One victory over Manchester United.

Metropolitan Police confirmed the man was arrested after attending a west London police station by appointment.

A spokesman said: “He was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated Section 4a Public Order Act offence and currently remains in custody at the west London police station. Inquiries continue.”

Sources suggest He was later released on Bail unitll November.

Man Utd | Premier League | Ferguson doubts Chelsea’s Claims

Sir Alex Ferguson does not believe referee Mark Clattenburg used “inappropriate language” towards Chelsea player John Mikel Obi.

“I don’t believe Mark Clattenburg would make any comments like that. I refuse to believe it,” Ferguson said at a news conference before of tomorrow’s match against Arsenal. “I think it is unthinkable in the modern climate. There is no way a referee would stoop to that, I am convinced of that.”

In response Roberto Di Matteo has criticised Sir Alex Ferguson for getting involved in Chelsea’s argument with Mark Clattenburg.

Di Matteo said: “He likes to talk about other clubs. We tend not to. I’ll leave it up to him.

“It’s a free country where everybody has the freedom of speech. We’ll take into consideration what other people say and use it as a motivational tool for ourselves.”

Barclays Premier League fixture date changes

The Premier League have announced the following fixture changes:

Manchester United v Liverpool
New date : Sunday 13 January, 2013 (1:30pm)
Reason for amendment: Live on Sky Sports

Arsenal v Manchester City
New date: Sunday 13 January, 2013 (4pm)
Reason: Live on Sky Sports

Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur
New date: Monday 14 January, 2013  (8pm)
Reason: Live on Sky Sports
(In the event of either club being involved in an FA Cup third-round replay, this match will revert to Saturday 12 January, 12:45pm, and remain live on Sky Sports)

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa
New date: Saturday 19 January, 2013 (5.30pm)
Reason: Live on ESPN

Chelsea v Arsenal
New date: Sunday 20 January, 2013 (1.30pm)
Reason: Live on Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
New date: Sunday 20 January, 2013 (4pm)
Reason: Live on Sky Sports

Southampton v Everton
New date: Monday 21 January, 2013 (8pm)
Reason: Live on Sky Sports

Sunderland v Swansea
Date: Tuesday 29 January, 2013 (7.45pm) – no change
Reason: Live on Sky Sports

Arsenal v Liverpool
Date: Wednesday 30 January, 2013 (7.45pm) – no change
Reason: Live on Sky Sports

 via @ Barclays Premier League

Capital One Cup Fixtures and Officials – Round 4

The appointments and fixtures for Round 4

Tuesday 30th October 2012
Leeds United v Southampton
Harry Lennard and Michael McDonough
Fourth Official Darren Drysdale
Reading v Arsenal
Stuart Burt and Charles Breakspear
Fourth Official Michael Oliver
Sunderland v Middlesbrough
Andrew Garratt and Scott Ledger
Fourth Official Mark Halsey
Swindon Town v Aston Villa
Ian Cooper and Mark Russell
Fourth Official Mark Haywood
Wigan Athletic v Bradford City
Steven Copeland and Keith Lawson
Fourth Official Tony Bates
Wednesday 31st October 2012
Chelsea v Manchester United
Jake Collin and John Brooks
Fourth Official Michael Dean
Liverpool v Swansea City (20:00)
Ronald Ganfield and David Bryan
Fourth Official Graham Scott
Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur
Mark Scholes and Peter Bankes
Fourth Official Keith Stroud

Liverpool and Man Utd Fake Shirts Earn 50K For Conman


A man who made more than £50,000 importing fake Manchester United and Liverpool shirts from Thailand and selling them online has been given a suspended sentence. Reports the BBC


Timothy Craig, 32, was found out after fans who bought the shirts complained to trading standards officials.

Craig, of Wall Street, Plymouth, Devon, admitted 11 trademark offences.

He was given a four month sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work.

Exeter Crown Court heard Craig set up a number of websites, obtained the shirts for £10 to £12 from Thailand and sold them for £27 to £36

Judge Barry Cotter, QC, who ordered the forfeiture of Craig’s realisable assets of £8,471, told him: “Economic theft of this sort not only acts against the true owners of the brands but strikes at consumer confidence.

“There was real loss to real people.”

Nigel Hall, defending, said Craig had not realised that he was committing a serious criminal offence.

Drunken Crash Costs Tunnicliffe 18 Month Ban

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has been banned from driving for 18 months after admitting being nearly twice the drink-drive limit.

District Judge Paul Richardson told Tunnicliffe;

“You are a well-paid athlete and the fine reflects that. It is a reflection of your income.”

Defending Tunnicliffe, Chris Proctor said; 

“My instructions are that he had consumed alcohol the evening before and unfortunately, in an error of judgment on his part, he thought he would be below the legal limit and he was able to drive.

“Generally he is a very sensible young man. He is a professional footballer and this incident happened in an international break in the calendar.

“He had some drinks with his family. He generally does not tend to drink alcohol because of his footballing commitments.

“The third parties in this case, his family and club, are very disappointed at what has happened.”

The ban may be reduced by four-months if the midfielder attends a drink-driving rehabilitation course.

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