Former Everton midfielder Andy van der Meyde has backed incoming manager Ronald Koeman to succeed at the club following the sack of former manager Roberto Martinez.
Van der Meyde told club’s website that the new coach would win back the supporters of the club when his style of football starts yielding results.
Koeman was announced this week to take over from Martinez, following his two years that has produced decent results for Southampton. The Dutchman consolidated on the foundation laid by current Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. He took the team to a seventh place finish in the 2014/2015 season and took them higher to the sixth position this past season. The finish becomes the highest for The Saints in top flight English football since 1985. Read more »
The team manager of FC Twente started his career as a team leader at the age of 26 and his farewell brought all the former players of FC Twente come together.
The players requested for a video for the team manager to make his farewell a memorable one. Some of the players who were present for the farewell were Andy van der Meyde, Theo Janssen and Roberto Rosales. Renes was their former leader and he has mastered in English and this was very well described by Wout Brama. The goalkeeper Nick Marsman spoke a few words on behalf of the entire team, which stated that they would miss the cigarettes air in the office
Andy Van Der Meyde who is a retired footballer of the Dutch was known for his winger skills. The latest news confirmed that this winger has 5 daughters and he married to 3 women. However, as per sources the player is leading a good life and there are no issues as far as his personal life is concerned.
Jari Litmanen who was the former footballer who played for Ajax has written a biography, wherein he has shared his experience about Ajax period. He was one of the experienced footballers who played with many young talents like Wesley Sneijder, Maxwell, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and of course the renowned winger Andy van der Meyde. Read more »
Former Ajax, Inter Milan, and Everton midfielder Andy van der Meyde will be making his kickboxing debut in a match on April 9.
The player became famous during his time at Ajax during the 2000-2003 period where he played with talented youngsters such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael van der Vaart and Wesley Sneijder. During his time with Ajax, he will make more than 70 appearances and scored 18 goals for them.
His performance with Ajax will allow him to capture the interest of bigger European clubs, and he will make the move to Inter Milan in the 2003-2004 seasons. He will go on and make 14 appearances for the Italian club while scoring 1 goal. In his second season, he will manage 18 appearances for Inter Milan, but his form will gradually decline.
In the summer of 2005, he will sign for Everton where he will make 10 appearances for the Merseyside club. However, Andy van der Meyde will suffer from several discipline issues as well as injuries that will prevent him from settling at the club. There will be rumors of alcoholism that will also surround him. Read more »
Ever since Pep Guardiola arrived to the Allianz Arena as the new manager of the German club in January of 2013, Guardiola has managed to win 2 successive Bundesliga titles which is a fairly impressive accomplishment but fans and their own players are expecting to see more.
The Champions League is the biggest and most important title that any club can win and this is what Pep Guardiola has to achieve in order to fully alleviate and take a break from all of the pressure that is surrounding him.
To be completely fair, Pep Guardiola did bad luck in the Champions League of the previous season after his 2 star players: Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben both were unable to play due to injuries and had to miss out from Bayern Munich’s Champions League match against Barcelona which concluded with the Spanish club claiming the victory.
Bayern Munich has been defeated and eliminated from their 2 previous Champions League seasons and these eliminations arrived during the semi-final stages of the European competition. Read more »
Messi and C.Ronaldo are undoubtedly the 2 players who are considered to be the best from the past 10 years. This past decade has been a battle between both performers with each player marking their name in the history-books not only for their respective clubs but for the sport in its entirety as Lionel Messi became the only player ever in winning 4 Ballon d’Or titles meanwhile C.Ronaldo is following him closely behind as the Portuguese star has the prestigious individual award on 3 occasions and he became the first player hailing from Portugal that has managed on accomplishing that.
Both players have dominated the world of football for the past years and this can be evidenced by the fact that Ricardo Kaka has been the only other player who has been able to lift the Ballon d’Or title and the Brazilian attacker was capable of doing that back in 2007. From there on out the world of football has been pitted in a war with Messi and C.Ronaldo being at the center of the spotlight.
However, according to the former Everton player Andy van der Meyde he believes that ZlatanIbrahimovic is right up there along with Lionel Messi and C.Ronaldo in terms of ability and talent.
Andy van der Meyde said: “Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the world with Messi and Ronaldo. He is such a big and strong guy. He can be an intimidating figure. Plus he has amazing technique as well for someone with a big body like his. He’s the type of player who wants to win at all costs. He is arrogant, but that’s him. It’s a positive sort of arrogance if you ask me. He is a true great.” Read more »