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  1. Club icons are becoming less desirable on the Prem management sce...

    Michael Cox

    After the sudden departure of Andre Villas-Boas on Monday morning, it didn't take long for an old Tottenham legend to be linked with the managerial job. Glenn Hoddle, who hasn't managed for over seven years since an ill-fated spell as Wolverhampto...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  2. What makes an offence dynamic? Here's a checklist...

    Michael Cox

    Tottenham's 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday proved to be the final nail in Andre Villas-Boas' coffin -- the Portuguese coach was sacked less than 24 hours later, to little surprise. It was one of those astonishingly one-sided games, between two ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Confusion reigns at White Hart Lane

    Michael Cox

    Following Andre Villas-Boas' most difficult week as Tottenham coach, he would probably have wished for simpler opponents than the champions, Manchester United, this Sunday. It's worth remembering, however, that when he faced United for the first t...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  4. Andre Villas-Boas, Brendan Rodgers require strong second wind

    Michael Cox

    With the top three clubs simultaneously appointing new managers -- the first time this has happened in the Premier League era -- there has inevitably been plenty of focus upon David Moyes, Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho ahead of the new campaign...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  5. Roberto Soldado perfectly anchors AVB's 'vertical' football

    Michael Cox

    Among the raft of intelligent, geeky and academic young football coaches, Andre Villas-Boas probably epitomises the genre more than most. He was never a professional footballer, he was an international coach by the age of 21, he made his name as a vi...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  6. Chelsea pay the price for lack of style

    Michael Cox

    Andre Villas-Boas was always likely to have a dig at his former employers before Wednesday night's 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham, his first return to Stamford Bridge since his sacking last year. Before the game, he was half-heartedly boo...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  7. West Brom and Swansea bravery pays off

    Michael Cox

    Ahead of the 2012-13 Premier League season, there were six new managerial appointments. Paul Lambert has struggled at Aston Villa, Chris Hughton seems to have succeeded in keeping Norwich up, while Brendan Rodgers and Andre Villas-Boas are both getti...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. Risk management with ten men

    Michael Cox

    There are various ways to summarise the Premier League's current obsession with attack. You can inspect the goals per game ratio, for example, currently at record levels. You can examine the type of football played in meetings between the biggest clu...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Michael Cox -- The stage is set for Andre Villas-Boas to thrive a...

    Michael Cox

    Andre Villas-Boas was a sure-fire managerial flop at Chelsea, but in signing on with Tottenham, he should do well in overcoming past failures and replicating his Porto success, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  10. What's wrong with Wesley Sneijder? -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Ever since manager Jose Mourinho left Inter, Wesley Sneijder has suffered a serious drop in form, writes Michael Cox, who says we may have overestimated the Dutchman's abilities all along.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  11. Abramovich's trigger-happy reputation obscures that few firings w...

    Michael Cox

    Abramovich has a reputation for being trigger-happy, but few firings during his time at Chelsea could truly be considered unfair, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  12. Michael Cox -- Daniel Sturridge's time has come at Chelsea -- soc...

    Michael Cox

    A link between the old Chelsea under Mourinho and the new one under AVB, Daniel Sturridge should be granted his wish of starting more games as as the team's central striker, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  13. Tottenham vs. Chelsea -- Expect plenty of attacking football when...

    Michael Cox

    One is apparently unconcerned with tactics, the other enjoys discussing the ins and outs of systems, but Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas have more in common than you think, writes Michael Cox in his preview of Tottenham versus Chelsea.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  14. EPL -- Michael Cox on five ways to fix Chelsea -- soccer

    Michael Cox

    Andre Villas-Boas is under fire for his underperforming side, which is facing serious problems. Here are five ways the manager can fix the Blues -- and save his job, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  15. Manchester United vs. Chelsea -- Old Trafford will be Andre Villa...

    Michael Cox

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has gotten off to a strong start, but make no mistake: It's the match against Manchester United on September 18 that will be his first true test, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2011
  16. Andre Villas-Boas is set to take over at Chelsea. Is he the right...

    Michael Cox

    Andre Villas-Boas, the man who has been called Mourinho Light, is set to take over at Stamford Bridge, where he'll be judged on only one thing -- his ability to take charge of the squad and win trophies, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2011