Football

Hiddink admits beleaguered Chelsea `not easy` to fix

Guus Hiddink

Johannesburg, Dec. 24 - Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has admitted that it was ' not easy' to fix problems that the defending champions are facing this season.

The 69-year-old was brought back for a second spell as manager until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho was sacked from his position last week.

Chelsea have lost nine out of their last 17 Premier League games, which left them just three points above the relegation zone.

Wenger believes Man City win strengthens Arsenal's title hopes

London, Dec. 22 - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his side's 2-1 win over title contenders Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium has strengthened their hopes of winning the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.

German midfielder Ozil set up superb goals for Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud to help Arsenal secure their third consecutive win and move closer to within two points of surprise leaders Leicester City.

Mumbai City FC wins 'The Muthoot Group Fair Play Award' at Hero Indian Super League 2015

Mumbai City FC wins 'The Muthoot Group Fair Play Award' at Hero Indian Super Lea

New Delhi, Dec 22 - Mumbai City FC was awarded 'The Muthoot Group Fair Play Award' at the Closing Ceremony of season-2 of the 'Hero Indian Super League 2015'.

The team topped the Muthoot Group Fair Play standings with 78 points ahead of FC Goa at 77 points and North east United FC at 75 points.

The Muthoot Group Fair Play Award' trophy was presented by Alexander George Muthoot, Director, Muthoot Group to Brandon Fernandes of Mumbai City FC.

David Beckham says his children are lucky to have fresh food, water

David Beckham says his children are lucky to have fresh food, water

London, Dec21 - David Beckham revealed that whenever he returns from a deprived part of the world, he sits down with his four children and tells them all about it. The former England football captain feels that his children are blessed to have good food and fresh water.

The 40- year old, was moved to see the distress and destruction after the global trot in order to promote the work of Unicef by playing football matches across the continents according to the sources.

Klopp describes Watford loss as `most disappointing' Liverpool moment

Klopp describes Watford loss as `most disappointing' Liverpool moment

London, Dec. 21 - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his side's humiliating 0-3 loss against Watford in Premier League was his `most disappointing` moment since he joined the Anfield club.

Reflecting on Liverpool's performance, Klopp said that the result was extremely bad and revealed that his side lost their compact formation during the match, the Mirror reported.

Labelling his side as 'strong', the German manager admitted that it was his job to bring his team back to the track.

Disappointed Van Gaal says Man Utd lack confidence

Disappointed Van Gaal says Man Utd lack confidence

Johannesburg, Dec. 20 - Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that his side are lacking in confidence and going through an extremely bad period following their 1-2 defeat at home to Norwhich City in Premier League.

Expressing his views on United's first defeat of the season at Old Trafford, the Dutchman insisted that there was an immediate need to come out of this situation.

Van Gaal urged his side to stick together, adding that it was extremely important to achieve success in the club, Sport24 reported.

Pellegrini wants Guardiola as next Man City manager

Pellegrini wants Guardiola as next Man City manager

London, Dec. 20 - Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he wants to see Pep Guardiola take charge of Manchester City one day, saying that the most coveted coach in football can turn out to be important for the club.

Pellegrini, who recently signed a 12-month extension contract with City, didn't want to leave Etihad at the moment.

Meanwhile, Guardiola was expected to leave his current club Bayern Munich this summer, the Mirror reported.

Reflecting on the same, Pellegrini believes that the 44-year-old Spaniard would probably join City as he also wanted to work in Premier League.

Ayew's equaliser helps Aston Villa hold Newcastle with 1-1 PL draw

Jordan Ayew

London, Dec.20 - Jordan Ayew scored an equalizer to help Aston Villa settle with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in the Premier League.

Defender Fabricio Coloccini put Newcastle ahead in the 38th minute of the match before forward Ayew levelled the score in the 61st minute,the Guardian reported.

Aston Villa are currently languishing down at the bottom of the table, having just one win from 17 games they have played.

Aston Villa will play next match against West Ham while Newcastle will lock horns with Everton on December26. (ANI)

Van Gaal admits fear of Man Utd sack post Norwhich defeat

Louis Van Gaal

Johannesburg, Dec.20 - Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that his job is under scrutiny, following his side 1-2 defeat at home against Norwich City in Premier League.

Van Gaal said that his club was going through a difficult period, insisting them to work extremely harder as a professional to come out of this bad situation.

The 64-year-old further called on his side to stick together and believe in each other, Sport24 reported.

Reflecting on the defeat, Van Gaal said that it was really difficult for his side to accept their loss against Norwich City.

`Palpable discord` with players led to Mourinho's exit

`Palpable discord` with players led to Mourinho's exit

Johannesburg, Dec. 18 - Chelsea have cited `palpable discord between manager and players`as the reason behind the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea's technical director Michael Emenalo said that the club was in trouble because of the repeated poor performances, insisting that there was an immediate need to take some action.

Emenalo disclosed that the relation between players and manager had almost broken down.

The club had earlier announced that Mourinho had left Chelsea 'by mutual consent'.



Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Syndicate content