Friday, 28 October 2016

Mancester United coach Jose Mourinho on Mkhitaryan absence: "Henrikh is not injured"

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Mancester United coach Jose Mourinho on Mkhitaryan absence: "Henrikh is not injured"

The Special One spoken the absence of Henrick Mkhitaryan.

He has explained Henrikh Mkhitaryan's absence in recent weeks claiming the former Borussia Dortmund star needs time to adapt.

Jose Mourinho said: “Henrikh Mkhitaryan it's not injured" 

Thats' was in a last interview Mourinho told MUTV.

Jose said: "Sometimes I confuse the word 'fit' in the English language. Sometimes you can say that it is 'not injured', but you could also say that you are in great condition and ready to compete. That is different for me as we use different words in Portuguese for the different situations. Mkhitaryan is not injured, he is training with the team 100 per cent. I think Micki will work here for sure. I don't like to speak about players from other clubs because I don't want to be misinterpreted, but I don't think he'll mind. A player who had a problem to play when he first arrived was Willian. He went through a process and then, after a few months, he became a top player. Then, when we won the championship, he was phenomenal and still is. That is just an example. Similarly,  Di Maria had to learn a lot about his game when he came into Madrid from Portugal. Sometimes this is what happens. It happens with defenders, but it is often easier for them to adapt than attackers. Some go straight to success and others it takes more time."

Jose Mourinho wants an high intensity game level from any level.

Probably at this time the last summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not in his best moment.

The Portuguese coach didn't include him in the team squad unitil now.

Jose Mourinho said: "He has to work more to get the intensity to play at a high level".

Vacancy at Middlesbrough Football Club

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Middlesbrough Football Club is looking for an ACADEMY FITNESS AND CONDITIONING COACH

Job Description

Middlesbrough Football Club is looking to recruit a Fitness and Conditioning Coach for our Category 1 Academy to predominately work with our 9 to 18 year old players.
The right candidate will be responsible for developing, delivering and monitoring our strength and conditioning programmes under guidance from our lead strength and conditioning coach, both field and gym based, to our 9 -18 year old players, assisting with daily academy sessions and providing support to the academy physiotherapists during rehabilitation.
The successful candidate will have an understanding of the elite player performance plan and be aware of the requirements linked to this.
They will provide players with individual learning plans, review them regularly and adapt them in accordance with progression and test results.
Interest and qualifications in the field of nutrition would be advantageous.

Skills required

Be educated to Masters level in Sports/Exercise Science or Strength & Conditioning.
Have a relevant strength and conditioning qualification (ie UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach/NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) or be working towards it with accreditation within 12 months
Have expertise in nutrition with relevant practical experience is desirable.
Have relevant experience within elite youth sport in terms of both gym and field based delivery to both groups and individuals is essential.
Be BASES accredited ( or be working towards it) or be prepared to undertake a programme of supervised experience
Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Have excellent organisational skills with the ability to accurately manage data (Knowledge in the use of the PMA –performance management application would be advantageous).
Have knowledge of a variety of monitoring strategies i.e., Polar software/Catapult / Statsports GPS is desirable, and
Will thrive on the challenges of working in professional sport and must have a flexible approach to working hours to facilitate meeting all the demands of the role.
A full driving licence will be necessary and use of a vehicle. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS.

How to apply

If you would like to be part of a committed team who value humility, respect and honesty, please contact to request an application form, quoting Ref. ASSM4/UK

Closing date

11 November 2016

Interview date

5 December 2016

Vacancy at Southampton

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Southampton Football Club is looking for an European Projects Officer

Southampton is looking fro people with integrity, compassion and support for those around them; people who take pride in what they do with an honest approach, who embrace a challenge while also being accountable for their decisions; people who have the energy and passion to bring an innovative approach to their role and strive to be different from the rest; people with the aspiration to lead the way and become an example to others.

At Southampton Football Club you’ll be given the platform to work in a vibrant, intelligent and challenging work environment with the potential to develop and become the best at what you do.

We don’t stand still, we are constantly moving forward.

Job details 

We have an incredibly exciting new role as European Projects Officer to work within the world-renowned Academy to develop relationships with European clubs, institutions and governing bodies, promoting the Southampton Academy brand.
This fantastic opportunity will see the successful candidate managing agreements which are developed for staff & player development, coaching & fixture opportunities.

This incredibly varied role will include input to the management of the relevant budget, develop relationships in key areas of Europe and looking after external partnership agreements. A key element of this is being the main contact and chaperone for European high quality opposing teams heading into and out of Southampton for Academy fixtures and study visits.

The role will report directly to the Academy Manager, however good communication will be paramount at all times with our Head of Academy UK Projects and our Academy Operations Manager in relation to the scheduling of matches.
Liaising with our Academy Education Manager on European player’s education needs post 16 will be an integral part of the role as well as working closely with the Academy Secretary and Academy Welfare officers to ensure that the welfare of any players travelling to the club is totally supported.

This great role will include extensive travel and the successful candidate must be prepared for this as well as the requirement to attend regular Academy meetings at Southampton football club training ground; Staplewood Campus as well as ensuring frequent contact with management whilst away.

Skills required

Southampton is looking for a superb communicator with extensive experience of working within an Elite sporting environment and proven experience of management of people and teams and complex budgets.
It will be vital for the successful candidate to be flexible in their approach with the ability to adapt well to different cultures and different associates.
This is a brand new role so we would look for someone who has a strong drive and passion for the completion of all projects with an innovative eye for new ideas and ways of doing things.

Experience Essential 

•Experience of working in an Elite sports environment
•Experience of management of people and teams and complex budgets.

Experience Desirable 

•Experience of management within a Category 1 or 2 Academy.
•Managing key club/institutional relationships.

Qualifications (incl. certifications) Desirable 

•Management or Leadership qualification.
•Degree level academic qualification.
•Functional skills.

Skills Essential 

•Excellent IT and Organisation Skills.
•Excellent Management Skills.
•Exceptional communication skills, both on the phone and face to face.
•Excellent people skills.
•Adaptable approach to different cultures, audiences and business environments.
•Ability to use own initiative.
•Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.
•Be innovative and not afraid to share ideas.
•Be well presented – remaining smart and professional at all times.
•Must aim for high standards in everything they do.
•Fluency in at least two European languages.

Job package

•A competitive salary
•Two Season Tickets.
•22 day’s holiday per year, increasing to 25 days after one full football season.
•Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
•Contributory Pension Scheme.
•Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
•Child Care Vouchers.
•Free onsite parking.
•Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

How to apply

Closing date

1 November 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Vacancy at Stoke

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Job Description

Stoke City Football Club is looking for an Academy Coach (Youth Development).

Stoke City Football Club is looking to looking to recruit a Full Time Academy Coach working with Academy and Development Centre players (13-16 years old).
The right candidate will support ongoing operations at Stoke City Category One status Academy at Clayton Wood Training Ground and various Development Centre locations.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the implementation of coaching sessions for Academy and/or Development Centre Players from U13-U16 age range.

The right candidate will be responsable from planning coaching sessions within the coaching development programme through to delivery, monitoring and analysis of performance, this is a comprehensive role perfect for individuals with a commitment to developing future players to the best of their abilities.

Ideal candidates will have a football background either as a player or coach and will hold UEFA B qualifications in Coaching in addition to FA Youth Coaching Modules 1, 2 & 3, having practical experience of coaching at grassroots level.

Previous experience of working in an Academy/Centre of Excellence, a sound knowledge of Elite level requirements and a basic First Aid Qualification would be advantageous.

The role requires a high degree of flexibility to cover evening and weekend work as required.

The positions will be offered on a Full Time basis.

Owing to the nature of this post a DBS disclosure will be undertaken before a final offer can be made.

How to apply

To apply send your CV with a covering letter stating your salary expectation to Human Resources, SCFC Jobs, PO Box 3573, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 9LL or email to quoting the Job Reference ADCC1610SCFCUS in the subject line.

Closing date

2 November 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Vacancy at Southampton

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Southampton Football Club is looking for an Academy Coordinator

The right candidate will have minimum of 2 years in full time scouting work and will have experience of the football industry and rules and regulations governing players and player recruitment.

Southampton is looking for a man with an identifiable track record in Scouting and Recruitment within Youth Development.

Southampton Football Club presentation

Southampton Football Club is a Premier League club competing at the highest level of professional football with a culture which promotes respect, unity, accountability, creativity and aspiration – this is The Southampton Way.

Southampton is looking for people with integrity, compassion and support for those around them; people who take pride in what they do with an honest approach, who embrace a challenge while also being accountable for their decisions; people who have the energy and passion to bring an innovative approach to their role and strive to be different from the rest; people with the aspiration to lead the way and become an example to others.

At Southampton Football Club you’ll be given the platform to work in a vibrant, intelligent and challenging work environment with the potential to develop and become the best at what you do.

Job details

That's fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Scout to join our Scouting and Recruitment team within the Football Development and Support Centre (FDSC) to work with the Head of Local Recruitment to develop a team of recruiters to ensure a structured recruitment strategy is in place to identify and select elite young players for our Development Centre and Academy programmes at both our Bath Academy and Staplewood Campus in Southampton.

This exciting role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to manage the efficient operation of the youth recruitment strategy in the 6-14 year age range, ensure that our processes accurately monitor performance of our Scouts and development centres and support talent identification and welfare through the appointment and management of lead scouts at each Development Centre.


This role will be a mixture of home-based working and working from our Academy site at the University of Bath and at our state of the art training facility; Staplewood Campus in Southampton.

Skills required

Southampton is looking for candidates who have extensive knowledge and experience of the football industry and of the rules and regulations governing players and recruitment. A proven track record of scouting and recruitment is essential and the FA Talent ID Award would be advantageous. Meticulous attention to detail will be important in many areas including ensuring EPPP and scouting protocols are met.

A collaborative team working style will be important as well as exceptional communication skills with a positive approach. An ability to work to tight deadlines is a must along with a flexible approach to working hours.

Experience Essential 

Must have extensive knowledge and experience of the football industry and rules and regulations governing players and recruitment.
Identifiable track record in Scouting and Recruitment.

Qualifications (incl. certifications) Desirable 

•FA Talent ID Award.

Skills Essential 

•Meticulous attention to detail.
•Good interpersonal skills – must be a consistent team performer.
•Good network of contacts.
•Ability to prioritise workload.
•Excellent IT skills and familiarity with scouting databases.
•Excellent organisational qualities.
•Ability to work to tight deadlines. The nature of the business means that there are significant variations in the level of activity; this requires the Job Holder to work whatever hours are needed to allow deadlines to be met.
•Trustworthy and adherence to codes of conduct, ethics and confidentiality.


If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
•A competitive salary depending on experience.
•Two Season Tickets.
•22 day’s holiday per year increasing to 25 days after the completion of a full football season (1st July to 30th June).
•Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
•Contributory Pension Scheme.
•Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
•Child Care Vouchers.
•Free onsite parking.
•Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this opportunity.



Contract type

Permanent (Full time)

Closing date

30 October 2016

How to apply

Ref: Bath Academy Recruitment Coordinator Ref: OLR11851

Marcos Silva might become new Inter Milan manager

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Marcos Silva might become new Inter Milan manager

According the italian Sky Sport journalist Fabio Caressa, Inter Milan is ready to sack Frank D Boer.

Inter Milan management is thinking to Marcos Silva.

Fabio Caressa said he is the one immediately available and ready to accept for a temporary job until Cholo Simeone coming.

Than during those hours at home Inter Milan are ongoing consultations to choose the coach for after Frank de Boer.

The Sky Sport journalist Fabio Caressa revealed that there would be a preferred name by ownership and leadership: "Marcos Silva is the chosen one, Inter Milan would like to take immediately for several reasons: he is young, would agree to do the ferryman until the arrival of Cholo Simeone and then it is free. Overall Marcos Silva it's called the new Mourinho ".

The future of Frank De Boer maybe it's over Milan

New Inter owner Suning will decide what to do after the match against Torino.

The temptation is to immediately change.

At the moment in the race for the replacement and there are also Stefano Pioli, Francesco Guidolin, Andrea Mandorlini, Leonardo, Laurent Blanc but the most preferred name is remaining the outisder Marcos Silva.

Inter Milan head coach Frank de Boer believes that he can do very well yet.

De Boer said: "I feel the club's confidence in me, but we need to win.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Vacancy at Wigan

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Wigan Athletic Football Club is looking for an Academy U21 Physiotherapist

Job Description

The right candidate will lead the provision of physiotherapy to Under 21 players and assist with all other squads within the Academy setup if required as cover. Will assess, treat and rehabilitate all Under 21 players through all stages of rehabilitation. Will work in collaboration with Academy sports science staff on end stage rehabilitation programs with injured players to complete specific strength, power and proprioception work as well as field based rehabilitation for return to play. Will communicate effectively with all MDT members regarding squad availability, injury status and rehabilitation progress. Will lead the provision of injury prevention screening and strategies with the Under 21 squad and assist with 1st Team screening when required. Will accompany U21 players and other WAFC players including 1st Team (when required) to consultations and investigations. Will attend all Under 21 fixtures and other Academy fixtures (when required) providing pitch side first aid cover. Will attend 1st Team fixtures when required to support match day physiotherapy cover. Will take part in the 1st Team off duty rota for the delivery of treatment and rehabilitation. Will sork collaboratively with all members of the medical and sport science department to promote best practice and contribute to department CPD sessions.


circa £23,000 per annum


Euxton, Chorley

Contract type

Permanent (Full time)

Closing date

25 October 2016

How to apply

To apply for the position please complete the application form and return via post to HR, Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ or e-mail to
For further details of the role and the person specification please visit to view the job description and read the guidance for applicants.

Liverpool keen on Napoli star Insigne

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In England they are safe, Liverpool it's ready to unleash the attack to Lorenzo Insigne.

According to the Daily Star could already be a contact between the English club and the entourage of the player, but will have to deal with the demands of Napoli: De Laurentiis wants at least 50 million euro to let him go.

The case 

Where's Lorenzo Insigne?

Among the players most important in Italy at this time it's complicated to see him at work in a top performance.

The Napoli star of Frattamaggiore it's becoming a real case.

Last year seemed to have found their consecration with Sarri: 13 goals, going over twice its previous record, and 12 assists. Among other things, with a super boot was the first player in Europe to go into double figures for goals and assists.

Now the box is empty: no gols are coming and the performance is below his normal level.

Before the place lost in favor of Mertens, the class of '91 Napoli lost a penalty in Champions League.

The reaction of Neapolitans was very bad and not able to enter the hearts of the people again.

The renewal

Never easy for the Neapolitans establish itself a new feeling again: the request about the new contract was leaked (over 4m) did not like.

Napoli has renewed many contracts and wants to lock down Insigne too, but think in a different way.

Between the parties it is cold and it is impossible to deny the environmental irritation and detachment from the boy.

A situation that hurts everyone.

Insigne has paid tremendous summer: its agents protect it with great passion and participation, but, maybe, Lorenzo Insigne is confused.

Maybe the paid history of the renewal of figures caused him thoughts, tensions and many other problems.

In this period he seems to be not happy and funny that is the photograph of good time.

And in this way it is not easy to talk about the future and a renewal that was very complicated and that risks even more complicated.

The rumors

In these cases the extension is the way to restore confidence and calm, but the distance on the figures risks intensifying the debate and open the doors of English Premier League.

Maybe it's time for EPL: Liverpool it's ready to start negotiations.

Now, following the Daily Star the question will be in the hands of Napoli Presidente De Laurentiis.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Vacancy at West Bromwich Albion Football Club

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West Bromwich Albion is looking for Academy Analytics Intern

Job details

West Bromwich Albion F.C.'s EPPP Category 1 Academy are looking to add a creative, forward thinking football analytics intern to their staff for the 2016/17 season.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating & developing a programme of statistical player assessment as part of the club's Academy Recruitment Department.

Working hours are flexible, allowing the successful candidate to work from home where necessary.

A background in mathematics and/or statistical assessment is preferred. A strong grasp of IT is essential.


Negotiable (based on experience)


West Bromwich Albion FC Academy (Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LG)

Contract type

Paid Internship (Part time)

How to apply to West Bromwich Albion vacancy

Please send your CV and a brief cover letter explaing your interest and suitability forn the role to

Closing date

9 December 2016

Interview date

14 December 2016