The pre-season journey of Ac.Milan has seen them claiming triumphs over Reggiana, Alcione, Legnano and Inter Milan but also sustained a few loses after facing off with Real Madrid and Olympiaque Lyon.
It’s been a fairly positive pre-season for the Italian side even with their defeats as SinisaMihajlovic took charge of Ac.Milan less than 2 months ago and it already seems like the Serbian manager has a plan on how to turn Ac.Milan into the powerhouses they used to be some time ago.
Michael Carrick is 34 years old and he was rumored of exiting Manchester United and joining another club but it seems like the veteran midfielder will not be leaving the Premier League club anytime soon.
Juan Mata, MarouaneFellaini, Ander Herrera, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin are all of the competition that Michael Carrick will be facing for a spot in the midfield of Manchester United but despite being older than everyone else, Carrick is relishing being able to compete against all of these players for a spot in the team.
David de Gea is undoubtedly the best player in Manchester United but not only in Old Trafford, the Spanish shot-stopper has made so many impressive performances in the past few seasons that it’s hard to dispute this fact.
Real Madrid is in search of a goal-keeper who can replace their talismanic IkerCasillas and David de Gea seems to be the perfect candidate to fulfill this role.
There still are matches remaining in the Greek league but it doesn’t matter as Olympiacos managed to claim their 42nd domestic crown.
The Spanish League, La Liga is considered to be a 3 horse race with only Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Madrid being the only clubs in the top tier league of Spain that have a true and genuine chance of emerging as champions but similar things are occurring in Greece as Olympiacos have dominated the past years.
Samsung have sponsored Chelsea since 2005 and the Korean giants decided to re-new a new deal with the Premier League club in 2013 which was believed to be worth around 18 million pounds. Yokohama Rubber has replaced Samsung as Chelsea has announced that they have made an agreement with the Japanese tire company which will start in the next season and extends for 5 years.
This new deal with The Japanese Rubber Company Limited is worth around £40 million each season which falls a bit short of Manchester United’s deal with the car manufacturer Chevrolet that is valued at £47 million.
Greece head coach Kostas Tsanas says that he is struggling to explain the reason for Greece’s neighbours Turkey to struggle a lot when it comes to international football.
Greece football Federation have brought in Kostas Tsanas as the interim coach going forward. They are expected to make a permanent appointment after having a good look at this temporary solution.
Greece recently parted company with former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri after a very poor run of results that left the national team with just one draw in the last five matches.
Olympiakos Piraeus started off their Champions League journey in a strong manner as the Greek side overcame Athletic Madrid with a narrow scoreboard of 3-2. It was a fantastic result for Olympiakos as they defeated the current champions of Spain and claimed all 3 points but from there on out, the Greek team has encountered results that were surprising and this is the case of Malmo FF.
Ally McCoist has become the face of a controversial Rangers team that has been facing numerous problems in the last few years. The manager, though, has done exceedingly well to get to the club just one place below the Scottish Premier League after two consecutive promotions. They are looking set for yet another promotion in the coming campaign. This would put them back at the top of the pile, which is something that not many fans would have imagined when the club went into the administration a few years ago.
Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t see any reason why his team Real Madrid would not manage to win the Champions League trophy for the second time in a row.
Madrid had won the Champions League last season by beating Atletico Madrid by 4-1.
Since the revamp of the tournament, there hasn’t been any team which has won the Champions League for two successive years.
When the tournament was played as European Cup before the nineties, then a few teams had done that. The last one to do that was AC Milan and that AC Milan squad had Ancelotti in it as a player.