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  1. Sneijder, Drogba cherish fatherly connection with Mourinho

    Michael Cox

    Jose Mourinho is a clever coach on the training ground and a shrewd strategist from the dugout, but his major quality as a football manager is the emotional bond he develops with players. He spent his early 20s studying for a degree in sports scie...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  2. Galatasaray adds Sneijder, Drogba and intrigue

    Michael Cox

    You have to feel sympathy for Schalke fans this week. As they gathered around televisions to watch the Champions League second-round draw in December, they would have been content with a meeting against Galatasaray. There was the problematic trip "to...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  3. How 2012's flops can turn things around in 2013

    Michael Cox

    From astonishing last-gasp title victories to historic international success stories, 2012 has been a fascinating year of football -- but not everyone has enjoyed it. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have taken their performances to another level, ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  4. 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
  5. PSG's Javier Pastore is the kind of talented footballer that roma...

    Michael Cox

    With his artistry on the ball, PSG's Javier Pastore is the kind of footballer whom romantics want to succeed. But he'll need to adjust to the modern-day demands of being a No. 10 first, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  6. Claudio Ranieri picks up the pieces of Gian Gasperini's mess at I...

    Michael Cox

    After just five games as coach, Gian Piero Gasperini got the sack at Inter. But in hindsight, his appointment -- and his love of the 3-4-3 system -- was never the right fit at the club, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011