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THE THREE DUTCHMEN WHO INFLUENCED ITALIAN FOOTBALL

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In AC Milan, you would rarely get away in any debate about the club’s football history without hearing the names of three Dutchmen who changed the game for the club and subsequently Italian football. The orange invasion, as it is referred to, was during the end of the 1980’s to early 1990’s at the Italian club. The period was blessed with abundant top rated football talents such as the Argentine – Gabriel Batistuta, prolific striker – Marco Van Basten, Roberto Baggio and Gianfranco Zola.

Marco Van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit formed a three-man Dutch force that changed Italian football. Arrigo Sacchi was made coach at The Rossoneri at the time. He was instrumental to the fine tuning of AC Milan, after a few years of trouble for the club. Basten was blessed with the height, a lethal finish aside being swift. He was touted to be the next Johan Cruyff and he lived up to expectations with his impressive display. He made the switch to The Red and Blacks after a successful campaign with Dutch giants, Ajax.

On the other hand, Gullit signed with the club at almost the same as Basten. Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta had developed a strong partnership at the defense line leaving both Dutchmen with leading the striking force. This combination led to Milan’s clinching of the title with only two losses. Continue reading ‘THE THREE DUTCHMEN WHO INFLUENCED ITALIAN FOOTBALLrgb’

Antonio Conte’s long term future remains undecided

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Antonio Conte is the current head coach of the Italian national football team and he has contract with them which extends until the end of the 2016 Euro’s but the Italian coach has received numerous offers from different clubs and now it seems uncertain as to what Conte will do after his time with the Italian team runs out.

Carlo Tavecchio is the President of the Italian Football Federation and the administrator is hoping that Antonio Conte will stay in charge of Italy beyond the conclusion of the 2016 Euro’s but it will ultimately depend on whether or not Conte accepts a contract extension deal.

“We’re willing to extend Conte’s contract by two years but obviously it will depend on what he wants and what conditions present themselves during Euro 2016 which we hope to win. I’m sure that he will renew, he is like a son to me. However, if he decides to look elsewhere, then we will find a capable replacement’’ This was the statement that was released by Carlo Tavecchio as he expressed his desire to see Antonio Conte remain in charge of Italy for a few more years.

Ac.Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all of the top European clubs that have shown interest in adding Antonio Conte to their managerial staff departments. The majority of these clubs have had a recent change with their respective managers and are now looking around the transfer market for coaches who are capable of winning titles and Antonio Conte is an experienced manager who has lifted the Serie A silverware with Juventus on 3 occasions and he is doing a superb job with the Italian national team as well. Continue reading ‘Antonio Conte’s long term future remains undecidedrgb’

Antonio Conte wants to maintain his managerial role with Italy

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A few weeks ago, Rafael Benitez left his managerial role of the Italian side Napoli. Rafael Benitez decided to do this because Real Madrid offered him with the chance to turn into the coach of the Spanish team.

Rafael Benitez accepted the coaching job of Real Madrid as he replaced Carlo Ancelotti who was sacked on May 25.

When Rafael Benitez resigned from coaching Napoli, a string of rumors and reports began to emerge which linked Antonio Conte with taking up the coaching position at the Italian club but Conte has no intentions of doing that as he wants to remain being in charge of the Italian national football team.

Italy’s Antonio Conte said: “I would like to clarify that these rumors of me leaving the national team to join a club have never really bothered me, because I have a contract with the Italian federation until July 2016 and I want to stay here. I have seen my name linked with many clubs over the last year and not only have I never thought to leave the national team, but I’m pretty sure that the clubs never thought I would quit my job here.’’

Antonio Conte took charge of the Italian national football team on August 14 of 2014 as he replaced CesarePrandelli who decided to resign as the coach of Italy after going through a disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign where they lost against Costa Rica and Uruguay and failed on making it past the group stages. Continue reading ‘Antonio Conte wants to maintain his managerial role with Italyrgb’

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Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy

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Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy as his side has shrugged off the fear of relegation.

A win versus Newcastle could not have come at a better time for Everton as it enabled them to move northwards to the 14th position in the top division points table.

They have created quite a bit of gap between themselves and the bottom three teams now.

With 31 points, they are quite safe for the time being.

And, now that the monkey is off their back, they might well start to play with a bit of freedom and pull off a few more positive results.

The Toffees had looked a bit timid playing at home thus far this winter.

But, after beating Dynamo Kiev the other day in Europe, they sort of carried that winning spirit to the Newcastle game and put together a real clinical act.

Also, Newcastle being one man short because of the sending off of their skipper was a bit of a help for Everton.

But, even if that red card incident had not happened, the hosts were on their way having had the lead of 2-0 already.

Martinez was also of the view that the Kiev win really helped the team. Continue reading ‘Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easyrgb’

22nd Edition Abano Football Trophy – 22° Torneo Internazionale di Calcio Abano Terme

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Juventus poor Form in League continues

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Juventus have been suffering from poor form in the league over the last few weeks. This has allowed Roma to close the gap on the reigning champions, but Juventus are keen to get the second consecutive league victory after several weeks when they take on Hellas Verona in front of their own supporters.

Juventus thrashed their next league opponents 6-1 in the Coppa Italia only a few days ago, but manager Massimiliano Allegri reckons that the opposition will be much more stronger to beat in the league match. Juventus have a two-point advantage over second placed Roma, although they have a game in hand. Continue reading ‘Juventus poor Form in League continuesrgb’

ALLENAMENTO CALCIO- Stagione 2011/2012-FC INTERNAZIONALE

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