Reuters Soccer Blog

Who is new Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini?

June 29, 2011

It is the question on the lips of many football fans around the world. Why would the 2010 European champions recruit an unknown as coach?

Soccer Break Wednesday – Champions League week special

April 6, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/REALGot your breath back yet? Perfected the Dejan Stankovic volley in your mirror ready to take out on the pitch? Well Tuesday’s first installment of four Champions League quarter-final evenings was spectacular and there is more to come on Wednesday.

Serie A gets wackier as Leonardo joins Inter

December 24, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Italian soccer on the pitch has a largely undeserved image of being boring, with 1-0 wins and catenaccio supposedly the norm.

Ferrara’s Rocky spirit cannot hide the failures of another rookie

January 13, 2010

Under pressure Juventus boss Ciro Ferrara has come out fighting after a fourth defeat in five matches but it may not be enough for another first-time coach to save his job.

Serie A coaches gang up on the kids of today

October 28, 2009

The coaches of the three biggest Serie A clubs recently indulged in what has always been one of the favourite pastimes of the older and wiser — picking fault with today’s youngsters.

Milan avoid another Didaster but are they reborn after Real win?

October 22, 2009

A memorable 3-2 victory for AC Milan at Real Madrid on Wednesday as much for the goalkeeping howlers as great play.

Should Leonardo listen to Berlusconi about Ronaldinho?

September 8, 2009

After putting Leonardo in charge of AC Milan, owner Silvio Berlusconi has been trying to help the novice coach get to grips with the job with advice on how to tease the best from Ronaldinho.

Do Juventus or Milan have the next Guardiola?

June 16, 2009

There is nothing new about putting expensively assembled football teams into the hands of former players with glorious on-field pasts and little coaching experience. But I think it’s fair to say that Pep Guardiola’s remarkable success in his maiden season in the Barcelona dugout contributed to AC Milan and Juventus recently appointing novice managers Leonardo and Ciro Ferrara.