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  1. Passing the World Cup’s Soccer Idealist Torch From Spain to...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Soccer ideology on the international level is a rare thing. Managers are faced with a limited, static pool of talent and a training schedule that consists of, at most, a couple of weeks at a time most years. The ultimate result is qualify...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Premier League Pass & Move: Human Sacrifice! Dogs and Cats, Livin...

    Grantland Staff

    What Is Even Happening? Chris Ryan: December is not April, as Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew made sure to mention over the weekend. Big results against Arsenal and Manchester United saw the Everton and Newcastle mana...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. The Madness of Paolo Di Canio, ex-Sunderland manager

    Brian Phillips

    An attempt to understand the deposed Sunderland manager.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  4. Premier League Pass & Move: One-Horse Town

    Grantland Staff

    A look at this past weekend's Premier League action. The Tortoise and the Hare Mike L. Goodman: Ahh, the Manchester derby, where championships are won and lost, seasons decided, the fates of coaches and managers alike resting on the razor's edge....

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  5. The Death of the Superstar Manager

    Michael Baumann

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia denies that he's experiencing tensions with his boss, general manager Jerry Dipoto, over "philosophical differences." One presumes that these differences are about the kind of players Dipoto has acquired, or the manner in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. The contradictions of Alex Ferguson

    Brian Phillips

    The contradictions — one for each of his championships — that defined the Premier League's greatest manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  7. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, Alexis Wangmene, and the NBA's...

    Jonathan Abrams

    The Spurs' R.C. Buford traveled to Cameroon with a plan for his family. Alexis Wangmene left the country for dreams of the NBA. Their lives haven't been the same since.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  8. Drake Gets Promoted to Night Manager in His New Video

    Amos Barshad

    The British Commonwealth of Canada, traditionally known as a bastion of quiet respectfulness and unobtrusiveness and also good bathroom hygiene, broke character a bit last night: Not one but two both of its biggest pop stars tried to steal some atten...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  9. The Designated Player: Sympathy for the Devil

    Graham Parker

    I'm interviewing Peter Walton, the general manager of the new Professional Referees Organization, in his office in New York, and something's nagging at me. He's reminding me of someone, or something, that I can't place. It's not as simple as his acce...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  10. We the Pharaohs: A New Doc Chronicling Bob Bradley's Time in Egyp...

    Chris Ryan

    Well, this looks pretty fantastic. We the Pharaohs chronicles former USMNT manager Bob Bradley's time in Egypt as he attempts to lead its national side to its first World Cup in more than 20 years. Bradley's tenure as Pharaohs manager has happened to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  11. Three Things About Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham's Trip to Los ...

    Andrew Lewellen

    1. He Means Business At a pregame press conference on Monday afternoon at the Home Depot Center, Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham Hotspur's new manager, stepped onto the stage with an air of authority and control. Tension filled the room. Reporters, who...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  12. Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola steps down

    Brian Phillips

    How Barcelona's manager built a quiet storm.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  13. It Does Not Matter Who Is the Manager of Chelsea

    Brian Phillips

    England abolished beheading as a method of execution for traitors in 1973. As a method of execution for Chelsea managers? Not so much. Running a soccer team for Roman Abramovich is like being a high-profile death-row inmate convicted on a shaky case....

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  14. Harry Redknapp, Fabio Capello, and the future of the English nati...

    Brian Phillips

    England's most charming miscreant gets away with it again.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012