Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?

According to reports from television channel SportTV in Portugal, ex-SL Benfica manager Bruno Lage is close to taking over the managerial position at Aston Villa. Sport TV’s source claims negotiations between the manager and the Midlands club are at an “advanced” stage. Dean Smith is currently at the helm at Villa Park and today guaranteedContinue reading “Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?”

Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown

The 17-year-old wizard has been drawing attention across Europe for well over a year now and for good reason. The latest club to show interest and perhaps the club whose interest is the most concrete to date, is Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. His release clause currently sits at €45 million, however, with his contract expiring inContinue reading “Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown”

Pep Guardiola Delighted with João Cancelo Transformation

João Cancelo started and played 90 minutes for Manchester City yesterday, for just the twelfth time in the Premier League. Cancelo, who put in a terrific shift operating as a left-back, has often been a point of discussion this season particularly in regards to his lack of game time under Pep Guardiola and possible unhappinessContinue reading “Pep Guardiola Delighted with João Cancelo Transformation”

Heavy Portuguese involvement in Europa League draw

Despite there being no Portuguese teams left in this seasons edition of the UEFA Europa League, there is still serious Portuguese involvement in the competition in the form of both players and management. Shakhtar or Wolfsburg v Basel or Frankfurt Shakhtar Donestk, currently under the management of Luís Castro have recently won the Ukrainian PremierContinue reading “Heavy Portuguese involvement in Europa League draw”

Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist

The quarter finals for the UEFA Champions League were revealed earlier. With many Portuguese players still active in the competition and Lisbon being used as the destination for the quarter-finals onward. Manchester City (🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva & João Cancelo) or Real Madrid v Juventus (🇵🇹Ronaldo) or Lyon (🇵🇹 Anthony Lopes) RB Leipzig v Atléti (🇵🇹Continue reading “Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist”

Bernardo Silva becomes ninth Portuguese player to reach 100 Premier League appearances

Bernardo Silva’s involvement in yesterday’s clash between Manchester City and Southampton meant that he became the ninth Portuguese player to reach a century of appearances in England’s top flight. Luis Boa Morte tops the list with both the most appearances and most clubs played for by a Portuguese player. He racked up 296 approaches forContinue reading “Bernardo Silva becomes ninth Portuguese player to reach 100 Premier League appearances”

Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals for 60 years

Last night Cristiano Ronaldo thumped home a magnificent free-kick against Torino, his first free-kick goal for Juventus, and in the process became the first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals in a single campaign since Omar Sívori in the 1960/61 season.  Juventus have had some top-class forwards that have come close to matchingContinue reading “Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals for 60 years”

Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed

UEFA have confirmed that the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The date for the competitions return is the 7th of August and the fixtures will be split between Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade andContinue reading “Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed”

European Golden Boy 2020 – 9 Portuguese up for the Award

The European Golden Boy top 100 shortlist was released today by TuttoSport and features a host of Portuguese and Liga NOS talents. The award was first launched in 2003 by the Italian TuttoSport, the winner of the inaugural prize was Rafael Van Der Vaart. Several newspapers across Europe also participate in the voting, ABola isContinue reading “European Golden Boy 2020 – 9 Portuguese up for the Award”

André Silva intends to stay in Germany

According to TuttoSport, on-loan Eintracht Frankfurt striker André Silva has already expressed his desire to not return to AC Milan. Both André and Ante Rebic are on two-year loans, Silva joined Frankfurt and Ante Rebic travelled in the other direction. According to reports, Rebic is happy and would like to stay in Milan and AndréContinue reading “André Silva intends to stay in Germany”

The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers

The Premier League is returning on Wednesday following the COVID-19 mid-season postponement. Many of the leagues around Europe have already returned, Primeira Liga being one of them, but for many, this is the league they’ve been waiting for. At Próxima Jornada we are just as excited for the league’s return espeically given that there areContinue reading “The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers”

Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Part I – Out of Darkness Cometh Light To celebrate Nuno Espírito Santo’s 3 year anniversary in charge of Wolves and his continued championing of Portuguese players in England, Próxima Jornada has produced a 2-part piece on his time in England so far. This first piece entitled, Out of Darkness Cometh Light focuses solely onContinue reading “Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality”