Niko Kovac repays Bayern’s trust

When Jupp Heynkes finished his final season at Bayern as interim coach in the 2017/2018 campaign, the German giants surprised everybody by appointing a young and relatively inexperienced coach in Niko Kovac. The Croatian, an ex-Bayern player, had impressed at Frankfurt and won the DFB Pokal (German Cup), but at that time it looked like a risky appointment. See also: Brighton’s Hughton sack nonsensical The skepticism … Continue reading Niko Kovac repays Bayern’s trust

Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Mo Salah calls out mistreatment of women

Mohamed Salah was named one of Time’s top 100 most influential people in the World this week. The”Egyptian King” was nominated by British comedian John Oliver, a long time Liverpool fan, and commendably chose to express his thoughts about the mistreatment of women in the Muslim world. “We need to change the way we treat the woman in our culture. I support the woman more … Continue reading Mo Salah calls out mistreatment of women