Friday, September 29, 2017

Ancelotti fired

Bayern Munich is one of those clubs where only victories count. Carlo Ancelotti, one of the world's greatest managers (three Champions League titles) knew this, having managed other big clubs such as AC Milan, Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid. So it cannot have been a surprise for him when he was fired, following the Bavarian 0-3 defeat against Paris St. Germain.
Don't mind that Paris St. Germain, with Neymar, probably is the hottest club in the world at the moment. Such a defeat is unacceptable, but it also comes after a poor start in the Bundesliga, which Bayern Munich has won for the last five seasons: only third place after six matches...
It is harsh indeed, but Bayern Munich have ambitions to win every year.
Bayern Munich is to be temporarily managed by Willy Sagnol. The question is who, after Jupp Heynckes, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti (seven Champions League titles between the three), is experienced enough to take on one of the most difficult manager jobs in the world.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New country

My month of September has been busy because I have moved from the country of the great George Weah (who incidentally happened to be running for president of the country) to a small central American country that is most known internationally for the legendary Magico Gonzalez and infamously for the biggest defeat in a world cup match (10-1 to Hungary in 1982), El Salvador.
El Salvador loves its football and I look forward to getting to know it. In the meantime, it has been difficult to follow the Champions League because of time difference, although I have followed enough to be impressed of Paris St. Germain (Neymar and Paris may bring greatness to one another), Chelsea and Manchester United. With the rebirth of some of these sides, alongside the "usual suspects" it does seem to be heading into a great season of CL.
With time difference and everything!