FRIEDEL DOUBTS VILLA EUROPEAN BID

Premier League legend Brad Friedel has cast doubts on the ability of the current set of Aston Villa players in the bid to secure an European ticket at the end of this season. Brad Friedel rarely gives an interview but the former Premier League goalkeeper sat down with the Birmingham Mail to talk about Aston Villa, Jack Grealish and the Premier League.

According to the ex-Aston Villa shot stopper, the current crop of Aston Villa players are still some way from his team that finished in sixth place in two successive seasons in the Premier League. 49-year-old Brad Friedel was 37 when he signed for Aston Villa in 2008 and he went on to help the club to sixth place at the end of the league season in his first two campaigns.

Former Tottenham Star Hail's Arsenal For Retaining Arteta

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has hailed the Gunners for the faith they invested in manager Mikel Arteta despite some poor run of games in recent times. Friedel was speaking on SkySports where he made his mind known that even though it was not an easy decision, kudos to the Arsenal board for encouraging Arteta by giving him more time and chance to show what he is capable of.

The ex-goalkeeper highlighted that if it was that easy, Chelsea would still have Frank Lampard as their manager, referring to the impatience of The Blues owner Roman Abramovic who dished out the sack letter to Lampard some weeks ago.

FRIEDEL AND LAMPARD HAIL TERRY; PREDICT VILLA FUTURE

Frank Lampard and Brad Friedel have both poured praises on former Chelsea defender and a England international John Terry, as they talk up his current role at Aston Villa and predict his future.

Terry was heavily linked to the vacant role at Derby County after the sacking of former coach Philip Cocu. After Cocu was relieved of his duties, Wayne Rooney, who was a Player-Coach, assumed temporary managerial duties and did his best to convince the club's management to hand him the job full time.
Rooney was convincing enough and was rewarded with the permanent coaching role at Pride Park, the same place Lampard started his coaching career. The former England midfielder was the coach of Derby County for months and implemented his exciting style that was perfectly executed by a set of young, promising, exciting players.

FRIEDEL FOCUSED ON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

American football icon Brad Friedel has been focusing more on youth development on the back of his exit from New England Revolution in the Major League Soccer (MLS).Brad Friedel was named the New England Revolution boss in November 2017 and was at the club for 18 months before he was sacked in May 2019.

Brad Friedel lost his job after the club opened the 2019 season with two wins from 12 games under his watch. New England Revolution had a record of two wins, eight draws and two losses from the 12 MLS games before his exit. In total, he had a career record of 12 wins, 21 draws and 13 defeats from the 46 games managed by him.

After his stint with New England Revolution, Brad Friedel made the decision to turn to youths and that informed his partnership with NCE Soccer. The goalkeeping legend joined forces with NCE Soccer earlier this year to impact on the lives of the young players. Brad Friedel has been working with young players across all NCE Soccer venues and programs for several months. On his decision to team up with NCE Soccer, Brad Friedel expressed his delight at the opportunity towork with the young players and help them develop their goalkeeping skills.

BRAD FRIEDEL: PREMIER LEAGUE PACESETTER

American football legend Brad Friedel is an iconic Premier League figure following his meritorious service to the division over a period of almost two decades. This makes him a role model not only to Americans in the Premier League but also to other nationalities in the division.


The 49-year-old goalkeeper turned football coach became a Premier League player in 1997 when he left Major League Soccer (MLS) club Columbus Crewfor reigning Premier League champions Liverpool.He spent three years at Anfield before joining Blackburn Rovers where he spent majority of his career as a Premier League player.

SPURS SIGN HART ON TWO YEAR DEAL

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of former Manchester City shot stopper Joe Hart on a two-year deal.
Hart has not been the same since he was casted out of Man City squad by Pep Guardiola. Hart was considered not capable to play the type of football favoured by the Catalan tactician. He was swiftly sent on loan to Torino.
Hart's performance in Italy was far from inspiring and the club did not make his move permanent. He returned to England the following season to team up with Burnley. The England international, who hasn't played for the three Lions since 2017, featured 19 times for the Clarets in the Premier League during the 2018/19 season. He also managed three games in cup action the following campaign.

FRIEDEL CALLS FOR PATIENCE WITH KEPA

set by Allison Becker when he joined Liverpool from Roma the same summer.

CHELSEA EYE ONANA SWOOP

Chelsea will make a fresh approach for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana at the end of the season. The Blues are looking for an ideal replacement for Kepa Arizabalaga. The former Athletic Bilbao shot stopper arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2018 in a world record deal for goalkeepers.

MESSI FLARES UP OVER ABIDAL ACCUSATION

Roma and Liverpool handed them the last time out.

The people of Naples might be struggling in keeping it together enough to challenge for this season’s scudetto or even qualify for next year’s UCL but they very well won’t back down from giving Barcelona a taste of their own medicine.

WHY NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION SACKED FRIEDEL

A calamitous start to the season, inconsistent in team identity, no well-defined style of play, were among the reason given as New England Revolution fired manager Brad Friedel. The New England revolution had the lowest point total in the entire East conference.

The decision to part way with Brad Friedel came after their 5-0 lost to Chicago fire. They were second in every department of the game and they showed a team who lacked ideas and clear identities on how they want to play. It was inevitable, Brad had to go!

The club announced immediately that Assistant coach Mike Lapper will be in charge on an interim basis till a suitable candidate is hired. Brad Friedel was appointed as the head coach in November 2017, his first major assignments as head coach.

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