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West Ham manager David Moyes praised his players after the impressive display and win against Chelsea today

“It was a really good start to the game by us and then we got a goal, which was really well worked,” the Scottish coach said.

“Then it was a very disciplined, organised performance. Maybe with a little bit more quality at times we could have got ourselves a second or a third goal, especially on the counter.

“I think going into the game we had taken confidence from the City game because of the performance, but ultimately we got nothing out of it. Today there was a bit of similarity, we need to stop conceding goals because I think we have got players that can score. We kept a clean sheet.

“We had a good plan and organisation to see how we could hurt Chelsea a little bit but make sure their quality and ability wouldn’t overrun us.”

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Newly-appointed West Ham United manager David Moyes believes Chelsea star Eden Hazard is unstoppable and will try to cope with the Belgian star despite defensive concerns.

“I think there are occasions where I would consider man marking, I think Hazard is a player who would definitely come into that category, – Moyes said, speaking at a press conference on Friday – I think I’ve done it in the past with other players like David Silva at Manchester City”.

“My problem is, I don’t know if I’ve got someone who is that type of player to be a man marker who, you know – you’ve heard the sayings ‘if he goes to the toilet, follow him’ I don’t know if I’ve got that. I think that on a good day you might have to deal with Hazard as an individual at the moment.”

Chelsea will face West Ham United at Olympic Stadium tomorrow, whith kick-off scheduled at 12.30PM BST.

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David Moyes failed to avoid the relegation of Sunderland ending their 10-year stay in the Premier League.

The Black Cats suffered a crucial defeat losing 0-1 against Bournemouth on Saturday, when Joshua King’s late winner punished the home side.

Sunderland have picked up only 21 points in 34 games, 23 defeats and 60 goals conceded so far. Jermaine Defoe is the best goalscorer of the team with 14 goals.

Black Cats’ chairman Ellis Short released an official statement yesterday: “We need to improve, both on and off the field, and despite the bitter disappointment of today there is a strong determination to do so throughout the club. There is significant work to be done over the summer and when the season is concluded, we intend to share our plans to move forward with our supporters.”

Chelsea will host Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on 21st of May after beating them at the Stadium of Light on 14th of December.


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Aston Villa have sacked manager Tim Sherwood after a poor start to the season.

Aston Villa, who Chelsea beat 2-0 last week, are 19th in the Premiership table and were beaten by Swansea City 2-1 at home yesterday.

Sherwood replaced Paul Lambert at Villa Park last season and kept the club in the Premiership. Early reports suggest David Moyes might be favourite to replace him.

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Ex Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson explains how was the process that led to choose his successor at the Red Devils when he decided to retire in 2013.

Of course, also José Mourinho was in the Ferguson’s heir list, but the first one was current Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola:

“I asked Pep [Guardiola] to phone me before he accepted an offer from another club but he didn’t and wound up joining Bayern Munich in July 2013.

“When we started the process of looking for my replacement, we established that several very desirable candidates were unavailable.

“It became apparent that Jose Mourinho had given his word to Roman Abramovich that he would return to Chelsea and that Carlo Ancelotti would succeed him at Real Madrid.

“We also knew that Jurgen Klopp was happy at Borussia Dortmund and would be signing a new contract.

“Meantime, Louis van Gaal had undertaken to lead the Dutch attempt to win the 2014 World Cup.”

“We chose David Moyes. He had been consistent in his job at Everton, had a good spell there – 11 years – and showed appetite.

“Unfortunately, somehow it didn’t work out for David. The process was perfect. It was a good process.”

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Everton came very close to rejecting Chelsea target John Stones in 2013 when he was still at Barnsley, according to the Toffees former head scout Tony Henry. 

John Stones was pursued by Chelsea throughout the Summer transfer window with Everton rejecting every bid the Premiership Champions made, including one of £30 million.

Tony Henry, currently Head of Recruitment at West Ham, says that the club almost missed out on the England international when David Moyes was still manager of the Merseyside club. In an interview with the Liverpool Echo he told how he convinced Moyes to sign Stones:

“I’d seen John play a few times but on this occasion, I’d gone to watch a different player at Rochdale v Barnsley, in an early round of the League Cup.

“John was playing at right-back but after 10 minutes I rang the gaffer up and said: ‘We’ve got to take this kid’. The gaffer said: ‘We’ll talk about it on Monday’. I came in on the Monday telling him that Stones was ‘this and that’ but David said: ‘We’ll monitor him’ but he knew what I was like.

“To be fair, other people had been to watch him and the reports said: ‘He can’t do this, he can’t do that’ but I was adamant. It went all the way to deadline day. Wigan were the only other club that wanted to sign him and I couldn’t understand that. You’re thinking: ‘They are bottom of the league and why aren’t more clubs interested?’.

“We had a meeting in the gaffer’s room on deadline day and he went round everybody – Steve Round, Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden, asking if we should take Stones. The consensus was ‘no’. Jimmy was the only one who said: ‘He’s not bad’.

“I was being told that we didn’t need a right-back but I kept saying that he wasn’t a right-back, but a centre-half. I could see where the kid was going and that he was going to grow into a top centre-half.

“It got to 4pm and his agent was in touch to say that John was on his way to have a medical at Wigan.

“‘Do you want him?’ he said. It was only then that David went: ‘Right, okay, we will go for it’. The others were shaking their heads because they didn’t want him.”

Henry unsurprisingly stands by his insistence on signing Stones and thinks Everton was the perfect place for him to develop. There is, he believes, the significant possibility that Stones will leave Goodison Park before long.

“£1.5m [up front] was a lot to pay for a young kid, an 18-year-old who was not immediately going to play in our first-team. But I said that within the next 12 months he would become a first-team player at Everton.

“John will still make mistakes but in two years, I think he could be anywhere. He could be at Real Madrid.

“I’m glad he stayed at Everton because if he had gone to Chelsea or Man United he would have played, but I feel it may have been too much for him at the moment. But playing at Everton, alongside Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman, will bring him on even more.

“But that he is now a regular in the England squad speaks volumes of the kid. I’m delighted for him.”

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea manager José Mourinho is the best paid manager in the football world.

The Portuguese coach earned £13.2million in salary and sponsorship deals in 2014, £1.8m more than his nearest competitor, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who won the Champions League with the Merengues.

The last spot on the podium is for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, with 11.2million banked in the last year.

After him we find Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with  £8.3m in 2014, while Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal is fifth with £7.3m.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas also features in the top 10. The Zenit St Petersburg boss made a cool £6.25m in 2014.

Ex Man United boss David Moyes is in the top ten with 5.1m £ banked from a club like Real Sociedad.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is just 18th in this very particular table, with “only” 3.8m £ earned in 2014, despite winning the Premier League and the League Cup.


Top 20 highest-paid managers

1 Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) – £13.2m

2 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) – £11.4m

3 Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) – £11.2m

4 Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – £8.3m

5 Louis van Gaal (Manchester United) – £7.3m

6 Fabio Capello (Russia) – £6.6m

7 Andre Villas-Boas (Zenit St Petersburg) – £6.25m

8 Sven-Goran Eriksson (Shanghai) – £5.9m

9 Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) – £5.3m

10 Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain) – £5.1m

10 David Moyes (Real Sociedad) – £5.1m

10 Rafael Benitez (Napoli) – £5.1m

13 Walter Mazzarri – £5m

14 Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke) – £4.4m

15 Luciano Spalletti – £4m

15 Luis Enrique (Barcelona) – £4m

17 Antonio Conte (Italy) – £3.9m

18 Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) – £3.8m

19 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) – £3.6m

20 Roberto Mancini (Inter Milan) – £3.5m


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