Mauricio Pochettino maintains Tottenham’s priorities lie elsewhere but after suffering a second cup exit in four days, and weighed down by injuries to key players, the manager must confront mounting concerns the north London club’s season is in danger of unravelling.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
With a century of goals and a host of records set to tumble before the curtain falls on their title-winning campaign, Manchester City’s season continues to set new standards, which manager Pep Guardiola believes will mark them out as the best team in Premier League history.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
Antonio Conte’s damning and withering verdict of Chelsea’s performance as they threw away two points against West Ham has left even more question marks hanging over his future - with any hope of Champions League football next season now looking forlorn.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
David Silva may have lost some of the headline space hoovered up by the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne this season but in the 83rd minute of this largely uninspiring victory, he showed why he is arguably still the man who makes Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City tick.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
As fans filed out of White Hart Lane into the north London rain on Saturday night, as the initial surge of energy from such a dramatic victory began to subside, there was a moment in the manager’s office in the bowels of the stadium which helps tell the story of the character instilled in this Tottenham team.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
If these are the first, stuttering steps of Manchester City’s new era under Pep Guardiola — and make no mistake, there are still deep flaws in his team as his own touchline antics will testify — then the rest of the Premier League could be in trouble when, and if, the manager ever gets his team playing the way he wants.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
New season, same story. Diego Costa scored a late, late winner to get Antonio Conte’s reign off to a winning start, but controversy swirled round Stamford Bridge with unhappy West Ham supporters and staff claiming the Spain striker should have been sent off long before he put the ball into the net.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
Former Sunderland defender Sam Allardyce, who has been taking a break since leaving his post at West Ham at the end of last season, is the early favourite to take over from Dick Advocaat, who left his job as head coach yesterday just four months after being persuaded to delay his retirement plans for a year.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
Loyalty is a rare commodity in the fickle world of football which makes Tom Cleverley’s apparent desire to repay his rejuvenation at Aston Villa particularly refreshing — especially when more lucrative offers may come his way.
Mon, 11 May, 2015
Tottenham Hotspur 2 West Ham United 2: Sam Allardyce believes referee Jonathan Moss was not brave enough to apply the rules of the game and has called for an official timekeeper after Harry Kane netted a dramatic injury-time equaliser for Tottenham.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015