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The renowned French coach once again gave talks about his future in Bernabeu regarding the rumor revealing that Coach Jose Mourinho is bound to take on the senior coach of Real Madrid soon.

2 days after the failure to Mallorca with the final score of 0-1 in La Liga, Coach Zinedine Zidane continued to turn up in public to give talks with journalists about the match with the Champions League. Real Madrid, at that time, set the goal of scoring 3 points after an unsuccessful beginning of being a loser to PSG and ending up with a draw in the match with Club Brugge

When being asked about his future in Real Madrid under the rumor of being replaced, the French coach answered; ”This question should be given to other people as I still want to stay with Real Madrid now and forever. I have been here for almost 18 years since the day I was a Real Madrid player. Rumors have truly disappointed me recently. My team only wants to score 3 points in the next match and we will try our best.”

”Criticism and rumors of Coach replacement will never come to an end. These are where pressure origins from. We all know how Real Madrid’s performances have been recently. We had a terrible beginning in Champions League, however, we are standing the chance of changing the position tomorrow.” coach ZINEDINE ZIDANE added.

Real Madrid was facing the risk of playing for the Europa League if they will not have more outstanding performances as well as gain more achievements in the Champions League. Meanwhile, the failure to Mallorca also took away the record of being undefeated in La Liga of Real Madrid, at the same time losing the top 1 to Barca. 

Is Pep Guardiola lucky to lead strong teams in his career? (Part 2)

In the center of the defense, Pep brought John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, the excellent central midfielders. In particular, the deal with Laporte really worth “money for rice bowl”. Pep confirmed the French center-back deserves a price of 57 million pounds.

Most teams attack or counterattack based on the speed of the wingers. In Man City, Laporte plays an important role in speeding the ball forward. The reason given by Pep is that Laporte is left-footed. He always observes and pays attention to every detail to build the football of his will effectively.

“It is important that Laporte is left-footed. When he receives the ball from the right wing, he immediately turns and turns to the left, giving the ball to Leroy Sane. In this position, Laporte will deploy the ball faster than the right footed player.

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If the ball goes into the middle, he can coordinate with Riyad Mahrez. Laporte helps Man City have 2 faster deployment plans. The important thing is that City must have left-back center-left, “Pep said in October 2018.

Dark art

In addition, Pep also calculated the error. A central midfielder who receives a yellow card is safer than the defensive players. When facing Man City, you will face foul situations from the middle of the field that experts call tactical foul.

According to Opta, Man City stand 2 and 3 in the percentage of tactical errors in the 2 seasons of 2019/20, 2017/18. Currently, the team leading this stat is Arsenal, the team that just appointed Arteta as the head coach in December 2019.

Gary Neville, a former Man United player, once criticized Pep for applying tactical fouls, but Pep has his own reasons. When the team has more control and attacks, they face the risk of more counterattack. And making tactical mistakes is part of helping them win from stopping goals.

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Unlike Neville, the Telegraph appreciated the tactical error from Man City when Fernandinho gave the beautiful phrase: “The pinnacle of dark art”. The Brazilian midfielder plays an extremely important role in the squad that Pep built. He is the person with the most tactical fouls in the City team.



Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just had talks about the former coach of Manchester United Jose Mourinho while his team, MU has been really taken off with flying colors recently. This team has been undefeatable during 11 successive matches in all championships and tournaments, which surprised every football fan. 

MU has officially had a ”gold ticket” to enter the Europa League quarter-final after scoring 5-0 against LASK, even though they had to be the guest team on Austria pitch. “Red Evil” is getting stronger after 11 successive defeats. The most memorable victory for MU among 11 matches is its success over Man City with the final score of 2-0 on Old Trafford within this year’s Premier League season. 

According to the Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ”special coach” Mourinho has left him with a mess in MU when he was fired in December 2018. However, also thanks to several former players since ”Mourinho” time, along with newbie players that Solsa has brought to MU such as Harry Maguire, Aaron Want-Bussake, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo, 

MU’s performances are at its high peak throughout history. 

Since taking over MU for Mourinho since December 2018, Solskjaer has canceled 9 playing contracts and signed 4 new transformation ones with other players. 

It is considered to be a revolution for Manchester United’s formation. 

”I always had felt that this team (Manchester United) needs to make changes.” Solskjaer said. ”We have signed new contracts with 4 new players, lost quite a lot of previous good players, formed a new football team with quite a lot of young players. I know that these changes can bring back effectiveness and revolutionary differences.”

”I believe that we are making movements and we are not lost out of the track. Manchester United’s performances are getting better than ever before.”

Is Pep Guardiola lucky to lead strong teams in his career? (Part 1)

Many people think that coach Pep Guardiola is lucky to lead strong teams in his career. However, to have that “luck”, he must be a person with real talent.

On March 1, Man City won the English League Cup after winning 3-1 against Aston Villa in the final. This is the 29th time Pep Guardiola has won the title after 11 years of participating in coaching.

Pep spent 625 official matches with 3 clubs Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, and Man City. The Spaniard lost an average of 21.5 matches to win a title. He is one of the coaches who need the fewest matches to win a title in football history. Pep is a true genius with the calculations in how to build the game.

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Absolute control

In the summer of 2016, Pep officially left Bayern Munich to take over as the head coach at Man City. At that time, Joe Hart was the captain and goalkeeper of the Etihad Stadium. He was also the main catcher in England’s goal in EURO 2016. In the Premier League, Hart is also one of the top goalkeepers.

However, Pep does not want to use Hart because the English goalkeeper does not play well. He prefers absolute ball control and short passes from the home court are the foundation. With Pep, a long ball to the top up the risk of losing the ball. When Pep was leading Barca or Bayern Munich, he had good goalkeepers like Victor Valdes, Jose Pinto and Manuel Neuer.

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He then brought in Claudio Bravo and Ederson Moraes, virtuosity goalkeepers. With Ederson, Man City can deploy the ball in a unique way. Pep directed the two central defenders deep back to attract the opponent striker. At that time, the two full-backs of Man City surged and waited for the correct pass from Ederson. The Brazilian goalkeeper can also pass a short pass to the central midfielder who has retreated. He always gives quality passes.

Ederson is always confident with the ability to handle his feet. He thinks that he can play well in midfield. He used to create assists from the home side to Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling to score.


Kurt Browning is one of the most legendary coaches in Canada, who is a figure skater, choreographer and recently, a commentator. He was born on the 18th of June, 1966 in the countryside of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. 


Kurt Browning made the history when he earned the titles of both Canadian figures skating champion and World champion four times. During the period from 1989 to 1994, he was Canadian representatives in three Winter Olympics and successively won in high ranks. In 1988, he was ranked 8th overall, then 6th in 1992 finally 5th in 1994. His skating career at that time truly took off with a lot of titles and championship. During the opening ceremony of Lillehammer 1994 games, Kurt Browning proudly undertook the mission of carrying the Canadian flag. Apart from those, he also earned other remarkable titles such as three Canadian Professional Championships and three World Professional Championships. 


Apart from those accomplishments, it should be reckless to mention Kurt Browning without his legendary quadruple jump, a toe loop in 1988. This jump was later recorded in Guinness Book of Records and upgrade Canadian skating to another high level. The quadruple jump was supposed to be recorded by Jozef Sabovčík in 1986, however, his jump was unrecognized 3 weeks later due to technical fault. Therefore, Kurt Browning became the first one to land this difficult jump worldwide. He then confided: “I remember that there were a few people landing the jump (in practice) long before I did, and by watching them I was inspired to try it myself. After landing it, I certainly expected more skaters to start doing it in competition. I was surprised in the next few years when that really did not happen.” As an outstanding talented skater, Kurt Browning is also highly appraised for being patient, hardworking and never giving things up easily. 


Top Highest paid Football Coach in the world (Part 2)

  1. Fabio Cannavaro – £ 12 million

Fabio Cannavaro is a soccer coach in the Chinese Federation. His coaching career is not as famous as when he played as a defender. However, Fabio Cannavaro still has this list with a salary of 12 million pounds or the equivalent of Rp 217 billion. The 2006 World Cup champion season is now training for Guangzhou Evergrande.

Fabio Cannavaro

  1. Zinedine Zidane – £ 12 million

Zinedine Zidane was called by fans as “Zizou”. Zinedine Zidane has been successful in winning three consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid. In the second phase of El Real training, Zidane received an income of 12 million pounds.

  1. Antonio Conte – £ 11 million

Inter Milan have properly recruited Antonio Conte as the new coach this season and paid him £ 11 million (Rp 199 billion). The Nerazzurri are currently competing with Juventus in the hunt for Scudetto. Conte won the championship with Juventus and Chelsea. The team he coached often played with determination until the end of the battle.

  1. Thomas Tuchel – £ 9 million

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) pays Thomas Tuchel an amount of nine million pounds or about Rp 163 billion annually. Tuchel, 46, is a former Borussia Dortmund coach, who was appointed to replace Jurgen Klopp in the 2015 season and train Dortmund until the 2017 season.

  1. Ernesto Valverde – £ 9 million

Barcelona coach’s annual income is equivalent to Tuchel, £ 9 million, equivalent to Rp 163 billion per year. Valverde has been training Barcelona since 2017. But for now, his performance continues to be watched due to the team’s decline in performance.

  1. Jurgen Klopp – £ 8 million

Jurgen Klopp is a former coach of Borussia Dortmund. Currently a Liverpool club manager, he is known for his attacking swashbuckling style.

The champion defends the Champions League 2018/19 and is the challenger for the 2019 – 2020 Premier League champions. But, Jurgen Klopp currently ranks last in the list of the world’s highest-paid managers. The manager from Germany received £ 8 million, or about Rp 145 billion.


Along with the rapid development of high technology, sports trainers now truly have more possibility of improving and pushing themselves to new limits. David Nurse, who is a renowned basketball trainer in NBA, has recently shared about his training method, namely “Players coming from future”. This method is applied to change players’ daily routine habits and ultimate their health constitution.

David Nurse, a grandson of Nick Nurse- Toronto Raptors Coach, is now a trainer for NBA players. He used to take part in professional basketball tournaments in Spanish, Greek, and Australia. However, his career just only took off until he decides to be a basketball trainer. 

Nurse said skills and performances are just the tips of an iceberg. All the daily routines and habits of players truly have a huge impact on what they can achieve. 

Nurse’s method focuses on 4 factors: sleep, nutrition, recovery and psycho training.


After researching and consulting top sleeping professionals, including Patrick Byrne – Cristiano Ronaldo’s consultant, Nurse drew a conclusion that sleeping is a key factor in maintaining health. After 3-4 years of experiencing himself, Nurse builds a perfect sleeping routine. He used an appliance called ChiliPad installed on his own bed. It helped to adjust the bed’s temperature to the most comfortable condition for sleeping. He also advises players not to let their stomach empty or interact with blue light from smartphones or laptops at least 2 hours before sleeping. 


Nurse gives advice that players should take priority for natural ingredients and cut down on sweet foods or refined carbs.


To Nurse, pain or injuries should be treated carefully, not just by massage or yoga, but with highly effective technology appliances. Therefore, he has built a modern recovery center called Upgrade Labs. According to him, patients can be recovered from 3 to 5 times as quickly as in the normal lab.

Mental and emotional release

Nurse has always tried to create close bonds with his partners or players. He usually motivates players and propels them to confidence. He has been always ready to take long flights to meet and talk with his players if they get into trouble.

Top Highest paid Football Coaches in the world

The coach or manager plays an important role in every team activity in the match. Playable or poor teams depend on the tactics or approaches brought by their tactical collectors.

Some clubs are willing to spend money to get the manager or coach they want, paying them a big salary. Here are the best-paid football coaches in the world to lead the team to glory.

  1. Pep Guardiola – £ 23 million

The former coach of Barcelona and Bayern Munich is currently the highest paid coach in the world. Catalan Guardiola from Barcelona in Spain. He trained famous football stars such as Lionel Messo, Xavi, Puyol, Eto, Iniesta, Pedro, Ribery, etc. Pep Guardiola is one of the experienced football coaches, the father of Tiki Taka tactics.

12 years as a coach, Pep Guardiola has won a series of trophies by playing attacking and entertaining. The philosophy he applied was successfully played in Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and Manchester City. Guardiola, currently training Man City, is paid £ 23 million annually (about Rp 417 billion).

Pep Guardiola

  1. Jose Mourinho – £ 17.5 million

Newly appointed coach of Tottenham Hotspur. He used to be the former coach of Chelsea, Porto, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is second in the top paid coaches in the world. With a salary of 17.5 million pounds or approximately 317 billion Rp. The football coach also has a large collection of trophies won by top European teams, but his football philosophy is the complete opposite of Guardiola.

  1. Diego Simeone – £ 15 million

The 49-year-old coach has been coaching Atletico Madrid from 2011 to the present. He recently signed a contract to continue to lead the club until 2022. Diego Simeone, who used to join the Racing Club and River Plate, earns £ 15 million or Rp 271 billion.

  1. Rafael Benitez – £ 13.5 million

The manager of Liverpool and Newcastle, it is not surprising that he is on the list of the highest-paid coaches in the world 2019. Chinese club, Dalian Yifang, spent up to 13.5 million pounds or about 244 billion Rp to get the tactics of Rafael Benitez. The 59-year-old coach has coached big clubs in Europe and won the Champions League titles (2004/05 with Liverpool) and the Europa League (2012/13 with Chelsea).