This debut season of Jose Mourinho as the head coach of Manchester United is certainly not going how the Portuguese manager wanted it to, as the Red Devils are not going to become the new champions of England and will not be securing the 2nd spot either as the table toppers Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are just too far ahead.
Manchester United was also knocked out of the FA Cup competition after losing against Chelsea in the quarter-finals as they faced off on March 13.
Even though Jose Mourinho has lifted the FA Community Shield and the EFL Cup in his 1st season in charge of Manchester United, this season is still widely considered to be an underwhelming one as the bigger competitions such as the Premier League and the FA Cup has been a completely different story.
Paul Pogba has been a huge disappointment as the French youngster has only scored 4 league goals in 29 Premier League appearances which is extremely unsatisfying for a player that cost Manchester United £89.3 million and ZlatanIbrahimovic picked up an injury that will be leaving him out of the pitch for 8 months. Continue reading
Bolton Wanderers are seeking a promotion to the English Championship this term and Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi joined on loan to help them achieve their aim.
The assistant manager of the Trotters, Steve Parkin has said that Ameobi can fulfill his talent at the club if he remains hardworking during trainings.
Ameobi has made 12 appearances in the League One this season. He has made seven starts, scoring two times. The 24-year old is in the final year of his deal with Newcastle United. He has been playing as a substitute for a long time. More than half of his 110 appearances have been as a substitute.
Parkin has said that the player, a younger brother of former Newcastle star Shola Ameobi, can prove himself at Lancashire as he desires consistency.
“The lad is a talent, there’s no doubt about that. He just needs a run in the team and to be given a chance. I think we’ve done that for him.
“We’ve reiterated to him in training how important it is to work on his fitness so he can play full games, or certainly 70 or 80 minutes. He’s worked really hard at that,” Parkin said. Continue reading
Bolton Wanderers have made their best start to a season for more than 80 years by winning 4 games out of 4.
However, their coach Phil Parkinson believes that the team should keep working in order to improve. He said that as a coach you should always strive for perfection and find out how you can improve the team.
He is a big believer in hard work and said that the only way to improve the team is to keep working. He said that as a coach you cannot afford the luxury of thinking that you are a great team and that you should keep improving the team. He said that he still spend times on the pitch to train the players, and he keeps looking at the match videos to find out what they can improve in the team.
The players said that they are enjoying their game at the moment and that they are working hard in training for that. Wheater stated that the players are fully focused on the task and that they are following the instructions given by the manager.
Neil Lennon hadn’t thought his reign at Bolton would unfold like it unfolded.
The task Lennon was assigned first up was to ensure that the team does not suffer a drop and with that, he was promised that the funds would be supplied for the business in the summer.
Lennon, as he says, had no reason not to believe that because he had seen limitless money getting used for inessential resources at the club and he could never have thought that one event would suddenly cause a huge scarcity of cash.
But, it happened and it happened because of the illness of club president. That illness just changed the whole complexion of the club. Forget any new players, forget any more funds, the manager was given the message that the costs had to be cut down, the players had to be sold. All his steps should be aimed at reducing the expenditure. Continue reading
Bolton Wanderers are in the news for the skills of some of its best players.
Even if they are not currently with the team, they are definitely in demand. Alan Stubbs, a former player of Bolton Wanderers, is being considered to become the boss of Blackburn Rovers. Being considered for a managerial position surely deems well for this former player. Rovers have been considering several successors for the managerial position which would be vacated by Paul Lambert. Stubs, who is currently managing Hibs, is also being considered for the position.
The Wanderers are also looking for a new boss. They have appointed Jimmy Philips as the interim manager since the month of March. Stubbs has put in about 202 appearances for the Whites team. He scored about nine goals in the period between 1990 and 1996. He also had stints with clubs like Derby County, Sunderland, Everton and Celtic. He has been appointed with Hibernian from the year 2014. Having guided the Edinburgh team to second as well as third places in Scottish Championship, it can be counted as one of his achievements. Continue reading
Bolton boss, Jimmy Phillips has stated that his team needs to win at Derby County to repay supporters the trust they have placed in the team. Indeed, Bolton has failed to win away from home so far this season and will be keen to change these statistics before the season is over.
The four wins this season for Bolton has been at home while they have drawn or lost all their matches away from home.
Jimmy Phillips declared that their fans have been fantastic all season even on the travels and that he want to repay them this trust by winning, at least, a match. He believes that the threat of relegation will not affect his team and that they will be able to put in a strong performance away from home.
The Bolton boss believes that his players are professional enough and that they should be able to handle pressure even in a packed stadium at Derby.
The club is currently 22nd in the table and 17 points from safety. With relegation almost a certainty, the team will want to put its current financial worries behind them and ensure that they prepare the next season in the best possible way. Whether Phillips will be on the team, next season remains to be seen but the club will want to get promoted back at the end of the season. Continue reading
Bolton boss Neil Lennon says that the players should improve their fitness substantially if they are to retain their place in the squad for next season.
The club finished just outside the relegation spots in the 18th place in a very disappointing campaign. Lennon will be leading his players ahead of the final game against Birmingham. It has been highly speculated that his future at the club is under doubt following a disappointing end to the season. Bolton have managed only one win in the last two months. Yet, they have been able to survive as a result of the points taken in the first half of the campaign.
Lennon was appointed midway through the season and the former Celtic boss was hoping to make a huge impact at the club. After having been a serial winner with the Scottish club, Lennon would have been able to easily inspire the players. This, however, has not happened since Lennon has been struggling to get any form of consistency into the Bolton team. A 3-0 defeat against table leaders Bournemouth once again confirmed the decline. If the club are going to challenge for the title next season, it will take a lot of improvement in terms of the squad and its fitness levels according to the manager. Continue reading
Bolton Wanderers had a fairly busy winter transfer window as the English Championship club has seen many of their own players leaving the club. The 36 year old goal-keeper Paddy Kenny saw his way out of the Macron Stadium as his contract reached its expiration date and the club decided not to extend his stay.
One day after Paddy Kenny left Bolton Wanderers, the experienced shot-stopper decided to join Ipswich Town on a short-term deal.
The 27 year old defensive midfielder of Sierra Leone Mohamed Kamara was another one of the players that opted to make his way out of Bolton Wanderers as he went on to join Maccabi Haifa, this deal will last until the end of the current season but depending on the performances that the player manages to do, it could be extended and turned into a permanent deal that could last for a few more years. Continue reading