Kevin Pietersen’s on-again, off-again relationship with the England cricket team has brought to the fore England Cricket Board’s ineptitude at man management. The ECB’s treatment of Pietersen is testament to the fact that they are yet to master the art of managing mavericks.
Every season, a club is crowned the champions of England. However, despite having thousands of clubs, there have been only five such teams which have lifted the trophy since the inception of Premier League in 1992.
The pressure is certainly on Robin van Persie. The Netherlands star is living through a barren patch for Manchester United. And compounding his worries is the recent comment from the club manager Louis van Gaal that the Dutch captain will need to fight for his place.
Robin van Persie has admitted that the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson hit him hard. After a shock move from Arsenal in 2012, RVP won the English title with Manchester United in his first season at Old Trafford.
FormerManchester United midfielder and current assistant manager of the Ireland football team Roy Keane has insisted that it would take two more years for the 13-time Premier League champions to become England's top dogs again.
Alex Ferguson was on Tuesday unmasked as the man Europe captain Paul McGinley has asked to address his team on the eve of the Ryder Cup but the former Manchester United manager will be leaving his hair dryer at home.
Oh captain, my captain! Louis van Gaal will look to hand over the skipper`s arm band to Wayne Rooney as the United stalwart looks destined to prosper under the new role. Rooney loves responsibility and going by the players the Dutchman has under his belt, the England striker is his best bet.
After a disastrous first season in the post Ferguson era, Manchester United are looking to commence the rebuilding process at Old Trafford without any delay. The club moved swiftly to anoint Louis van Gaal (LvG) as replacement for David Moyes, who had been sacked unceremoniously after just 10 months at the helm.