QUICK READS: Spurs sack Pochettino, Mourinho hired as replacement

QUICK READS: Spurs sack Pochettino, Mourinho hired as replacement

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Tottenham Hotspur parted ways with Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino after more than five years at the club, with chairman Daniel Levy making it clear the departure was a sacking rather than a parting of ways through mutual consent.

Despite the indifferent start to the season for Spurs, it still came as quite a shock for the 47-year-old to be sacked – coming just six months after Pochettino lead Spurs to their first Champions League final, losing to Liverpool in Madrid.

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QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

After four of the six Women’s Super League games taking place this weekend were played at the larger men’s Premier League and Championship football stadiums of their respective sides – taking advantage of the ongoing international break – the league confirmed it smashed a number of attendance records.

More than 70,000 people turned out across the country to watch the women’s football matches, including a record 38,262 supporters at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over north London rivals Spurs.

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Road less travelled: Make or break masterclass from Dani Olmo

Road less travelled: Make or break masterclass from Dani Olmo

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #6

Barcelona are famed for their La Masia academy, producing some of the world’s best young stars and playing an integral part in the Catalan giants’ European dominance. A centre of excellence for youth development, training within the esteemed halls of the academy is a dream for countless young footballers around the world.

As such, the thought of putting that all behind oneself to move across to far less glamorous pastures in the Balkans seems like an unthinkable move.

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MATCH FOCUS: LA Galaxy 7-2 Sporting Kansas City

MATCH FOCUS: LA Galaxy 7-2 Sporting Kansas City

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Against Sporting Kansas City, LA Galaxy proved all that is excited and frustrating with MLS football. As chance after chance came flying in during the end-to-end contest, it was exhilarating for supporters to watch and likely infuriating for the coaches.

Simple mistakes and lacklustre defending created opportunities out of nothing. Sporting Kansas City almost took the lead early into the contest with a complete pot shot from distance which clattered against the post.

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MATCH FOCUS: West Ham 2-0 Manchester United

MATCH FOCUS: West Ham 2-0 Manchester United

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #1

Manchester United supporters will have been cursing their side as they succumbed to a disappointing 2-0 away defeat to West Ham United, putting in a particularly sub-par performance.

True, their opponents have started the new Premier League campaign well, with Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini praising his side as they become “more consistent and more solid”, but it still should have been a seen as a game that Manchester United would come out of victorious.

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