Transfers in Europe for the year 2010 – Part 3

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Transfers in Europe for the year 2010 – Part 3

Mario Balotelli

Tall statured Italian is known for various reasons. He is top class striker with some attitude and temperamental issues. Home sick ace star joined Manchester City after he felt he was ignored at Inter Milan. It was speculated that Balotelli will join Manchester City however; the news got confirmed on 12 August 2010. He was an expensive buy for Manchester City as the club paid the fee around 24 million GBP for the Italian giant. Roberto Mancini was main attraction for the striker, as Balotelli had played under Mancini during his Inter reign. He has played nine games and scored five goals including hat-trick. In his hat-trick against Aston Villa he scored two penalties and one field goal.

Roy Hodgson

British born Roy Hodgson celebrated his 63rd birthday at Liverpool after he joined the club as a manager. Well reputed manager was with Fulham from 2007 to 2010, before he joined Anfield. His credibility and experience as a manager is well reputed all around the globe. He has managed at club level and international level during his 30 years of managing career. At international level he has been attached with Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and then Finland. On top of that he has also coached Inter Milan twice in his long career. He moved to Merseyside and signed a contract of three years. Under his reign Liverpool has not done as wished so far, however Roy Hodgson has nothing to do with these results. Liverpool camp is facing few injury problems and once those are sorted, Hodgson believes to improve the team performance.

Rafael Benitez

Benitez had a glorious spell with Liverpool as a manager. Winning UEFA Champions League in 2004-2005 season, runner up for 2006-2007. He has also won FA Cup, FA Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup in different seasons. Rafael Benitez left Liverpool to coach Inter Milan. Inter Milan won UEFA Champions League last season and Benitez was the right man for the club. Benitez won his first trophy, the Italian Super Cup after the thrashed AS Roma 3-1. Benitez took the charge from Jose Mourinho however; he could not prove his worth at his new club. Inter Milan started losing matches under his coaching style. On 23 December, Inter Milan confirmed Rafael Benitez’s departure from the club.

Jose Mourinho

Well reputed figure Jose Mourinho is master of his trade and highly ambitious manager. He started is managing career in 2000 with Benfica and in the last 10 years, he has became the most demanding manager in football arena. His successful with Porto let Chelsea to grab him, and with Chelsea is got extremely popular in English Premier League and proved his worth. Inter Milan got hold of him for couple of seasons and in that he ensured two Serie A titles for the team. He also won 2010 UEFA Champions League while coaching Inter Milan. World Soccer Magazine declared him World Manager of the Year thrice, 2004, 2005 and 2010. International Sports Press Association labelled him as Best Manager in the World for 2010. He has been UEFA Manager of the year for two seasons 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. Soon after winning the UEFA Champions League with Inter Milan, he moved to Spain to manage Real Madrid. At Real Madrid he has managed 25 games so far with 80% win record. Out of 25 games, he has won 20 and drawn four. The only game he lost was of El Clásico against arch rivals Barcelona in a 5-0 defeat.



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