Roy Hodgson has a managerial contract with the English national football team which runs out 2016 after the upcoming Euro’s and this approaching tournament will be hugely influential in the future of Hodgson as it will be a deciding factor in whether or not to extend the contract of Hodgson and to allow him to continue being in charge of the English national side.
The English team doesn’t necessarily have to come out on top with the victory but they do have to make some impressive performances in order to impress the head chiefs of the Football Association and these are the figures that will ultimately decide to give Hodgson an extended contract.
The 67 year old English manager seems to have no problem in discussing his future with the national side after the 2016 Euro’s come to an end as Hodgson said: “All that I have said is that we will discuss my future at a later date. We didn’t specify that that would be after the Euros but if that’s what the FA want to do, then I’m perfectly happy with that. I’m very pleased to be looking forward to the next year and hopefully a good European Championship in France.”
England will be facing off with: Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta in Group F for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The first match of these qualifiers is scheduled to take place on September of 2016.
So far, things have been going incredibly well for the English national side in the 2016 Euro’s as they are located at the top of their group with 18 points collected which is the maximum amount taking into consideration that 6 matches have been played at this point in time.
19 goals in 26 appearances is a very good record for a 21 year old player who has been making a huge impact in the Premier League and for his country as well. Harry Kane is now appearing in the headlines of just about every football website and magazine as the young player has been making a string of impressive performances in this season.
Harry Kane is even being valued at €100 million as the former footballer Rodney Marsh stated that Kane is worth that much money and he is even better than Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria.
‘’Angel di Maria cost Manchester United £60million. I think Harry Kane is a much better player than Di Maria in the Premier League’’ Former coach of the England national football team, Rodney Marsh said.
Kane has been receiving praise from everywhere as he continues to standout and Emmanuel Adebayor is one of the latest football figures who hailed the 21 year old English forward.
Emmanuel Adebayor even believes that his team and club (Tottenham Hotspur) can secure a position in the top 4 of the Premier League but this will depend on how well Harry Kane manages to perform until the end of the season. (more…)
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his own fans to not boo striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togo international has received some verbal abuse from Tottenham’s own supporters.
The abuse is widely believed to be as a result of Adebayor suggesting back in November that Spurs would rather relish playing away from White Hart Lane given the pressure that they are subjected to at home matches. Since those statements, Adebayor has not played for the club and it has been suggested that fitness issues were the reason. Pochettino recently brought back the 30-year-old striker into the first-teamand his reintroduction was not received well. (more…)
The Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be going to have a busy next month as he has planned to do a lot of business during the mid-season transfer window.
The sources close to Tottenham say that Pochettino would be putting all the under-performers at the club on sale and would be getting a few new guys in.
There are three exciting players who are in Pochettino’s sight at the moment and he wants to land them all at White Hart Lane this January.
The first one is Jack Colback. The 25-year old Englishman joined Newcastle United before the start of the 2014-15 Season and so far he has put on some great midfield shows there.
He had been proving to be pretty useful for Sunderland too for the last couple of seasons.
Colback is one of the most trusted players going around in England as far as the holding midfield role is concerned.
The second guy whom Pochettino is said to be quite impressed with is Luiz Adriano. He is a Brazilian who plays for the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk. He has scored 71 goals in about 150 games there.
This season, in the European Cup, Adriano has been the most dominant striker, shaking the net as many as 9 times and getting equalled to the record of one of the all-time best, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 27-year old striker is definitely a player who is growing rapidly and Pochettino reckons investing in him is a great idea.
Jose Fonte is the third player in the list of Pochettino. The Argentinean manager has worked with the centre-half at Southampton earlier and he likes his game a lot.
Fonte would not cost that much to the Spurs. The Saints would probably let him go at an amount close to 5 million Pounds.