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Author Archives: Peter Quinn

About Peter Quinn

Although a college basketball coach for sixteen years on the NCAA Division I and II levels, Peter has been an avid football fan for more than half his life. He considers himself a student of coaching and team management. As well as coaching, Peter has spent time working in Sports Information at various colleges and universities. His articles on European football have been picked up by Bleacher Report UK, International Business Times UK and USA Today. Twitter: @CoachPeteQuinn

Barcelona taking precaution with Luis Suarez leading up to Copa del Rey final

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Barcelona are taking no risks with Luis Suarez leading up to their Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday (live on ESPN2 in the United States). The Uruguayan has not returned to first team training since picking up … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez 99% certain to take over Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti’s agent

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Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is “99%” certain to be named the next manager of Real Madrid, according to Carlo Ancelotti’s agent Ernesto Bronzetti. Yesterday, Ancelotti was sacked by the club following a meeting of the Madrid’s board of directors, with … Continue reading

Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi wants to leave Valencia, says agent

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Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi wants to leave Valencia in order to join a “top” club next season, according to the player’s agent Eugenio Lopez. The timing of Lopez’s comments are curious after reports surfaced last week that the defender … Continue reading

Sevilla unveil limited edition kit ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final

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Sevilla have unveiled a limited edition kit which will be worn during Wednesday’s Europa League final in Warsaw. Only 5000 have been made available to the public and, as you would expect, supporters have rushed to the club’s store to … Continue reading

Dani Alves will announce his future plans after the Champions League final

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Barcelona defender Dani Alves says he will not announce a decision on his future until after the Champions League final. But as it stands now, the right-back has one foot out the door of the Camp Nou. The Brazilian held … Continue reading

Real Madrid expected to announce Carlo Ancelotti’s departure today

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has scheduled a press conference for 19:30 local time today (1:30pm EST) where it is expected the club will announce the departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti. Prior to the press conference, Madrid’s board of directors … Continue reading

Barcelona officially reveal controversial new kit for 2015-16 season [VIDEO]

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Barcelona has revealed their new Nike kit for next season which features hoops rather than the club’s iconic vertical stripes. The new design was leaked months ago and was greeted by immediate disapproval from supporters. But Nike and Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti planning to take a year off should he get sacked by Real Madrid

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Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti still does not know his fate for next season. The Italian tactician is under contract with the club for one more year. But speculation is the 55-year-old will have the final year of his deal … Continue reading

Barcelona set to open its first youth camp in Sochi, Russia

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Sochi

Barcelona will open its first youth camp in Russia, specifically Sochi, on June 12th. The FCB Escola will be the only official one on Russian soil during the summer and will be open to youngsters between 6 and 13 years of … Continue reading

Iker Casillas wants David De Gea to join Real Madrid

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Casillas

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas responded favorably when asked if he would like Manchester United’s David De Gea to join him in the Spanish capital next season. De Gea has been targeted to be Casillas replacement in Madrid for quite some … Continue reading

Xavi set to start on Saturday while Thomas Vermaelen will make his Barcelona debut

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Xavi Hernandez will start his final La Liga game at the Camp Nou, while Thomas Vermaelen will also make his debut for La Blaugrana. However, it is still unknown whether or not the … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti believes he will remain in charge of Real Madrid

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Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti feels he will remain in charge of the club despite mounting reports stating he will be replaced by Napoli coach Rafa Benitez shortly after the end of the season. According to numerous reports, Ancelotti will take charge of his final … Continue reading

Dani Alves set to leave Barcelona on a free transfer, says report

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Alves

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has not been able to agree to a new contract with the club and will hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce his decision to leave on a free transfer, according to the Spanish radio network … Continue reading

Paulo Dybala will be the new Lionel Messi, says Palermo president

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Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says striker Paulo Dybala will be the new Lionel Messi and, despite interest from other clubs, the young Argentine only ever wanted to sign for Juventus. While it has yet to be officially confirmed by the … Continue reading

Real Madrid set to end Carlo Ancelotti’s contract with Rafa Benitez tipped as successor

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Real Madrid are set to terminate the contract of manager Carlo Ancelotti and an official announcement from the club is expected next Tuesday, according to various reports. Ancelotti has one year remaining on his current deal with Madrid. The Italian boss … Continue reading

Xavi Hernandez confirms Barcelona departure this summer

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Xavi

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has confirmed his departure from the Catalan club and will join the Qatari side Al-Sadd this summer. While in Qatar, the former Spain international will study for his coaching badges at the Aspire Academy. Speaking at … Continue reading

Juventus nearing agreement for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, says report

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Khedira

Juventus are nearing an agreement for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, according to a report from the Spanish publication Marca. The German international has been out of favor in Spain for quite some time and has steadily been linked with … Continue reading

Johan Cruyff finds it ridiculous Real Madrid have won the league once in 7 years

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Johan Cruyff

Legendary Dutch player and coach Johan Cruyff has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinion. In an article published in De Telegraf, the former Barcelona manager criticized Real Madrid for their recent run of form in La … Continue reading