Category Archives: Managers

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 29 (05/05/15)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell discuss Jose Mourinho’s comments about Premier League strength, as well as John Carver’s explosive comments after Newcastle’s eighth defeat in a row. Eric, Jason, and Paul also analyze Pep Guardiola’s return to Barcelona for the Champions League semifinals, and talk pichichi race between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel… Read More »

Why Paulo Bento Deserves Contract Extension

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny Despite the very divided reaction in Portugal, Paulo Bento’s contract extension with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) does not only make sense, but is also deserved. Since taking over from Carlos Queiroz’ turbulent two-year tenure in 2010, Bento has brought consistency to the Portuguese set-up, and more importantly, has… Read More »

A Team in Petke’s Image

This article first appeared in Nobody can accuse Mike Petke of being a stoic man. Throughout the season, Petke has delivered some memorable press conferences that have demonstrated every emotion between absolute petulance and pure exuberance. Last Sunday, Petke was positively buoyant as he addressed reporters about his franchise’s first piece of silverware. “As… Read More »

Mourinho’s Loyalty Clause

This article first appeared in The combination of Jose Mourinho and a microphone has always had a Pavlovian effect on journalists. His press conferences and interviews have provoked ink to spill, newspapers to sell, and given reporters and pundits alike, something to opine about in moments of lesser inspiration. Simply put, Mou’s relationship with… Read More »