Ajax didn't deserve loss - Tadic disappointed with Champions League exit

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Chris Wilder will join the Premier League party next season after leading Sheffield United to promotion - his third in four seasons (including Northampton). According to FIFA's "Global Transfer Report" in 2018, $5.14 billion was spent on players by Europe's top five leagues, with English clubs alone spending $1.98 billion on transfers from overseas. So it's more complicated but brilliant for the players.

As things stand there is no timescale on when the Belgian will return, but he will have the final in Madrid as a return date in mind.

These two coaches recorded great comebacks in the history of the Champions League to reach the final with victories over Barcelona and Dutch giants Ajax.

But that collective strength still leaves English club's main continental rivals in powerful positions. The club has won two Europa League titles, but those came back in 1972 and 1984.

Newcastle had the 19th highest turnover last season of 201m euros and absolutely no reason why, if the club was ran ambitiously, that NUFC couldn't become a top eight club at a minimum and build over a period of years, with regular European competition as well to aim for.

"To have a chance to play a final it is incredible", Pochettino told BT Sport.

Yet the competition is still skewed to favour the biggest and wealthiest clubs.

Deportivo La Coruna's comeback from losing 4-1 at AC Milan in the 2003-04 quarter-finals had always been a one-off in the modern era, but in the last two years we have become accustomed to such drama.

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Unsurprisingly the Spurs bench emptied and Mauricio Pochettino was euphoric as he managed his team to a first ever Champions League final.

Klopp's team beat Wolves 2-0 back in December before a youthful Reds side lost 2-1 at Molineux in the FA Cup a couple of weeks later.

Sports psychologist David Horrocks, says there is evidence that coming through high pressure games increases the chances of positive outcomes.

"There'll be times when this situation happens and it's about how to pick yourself up from here".

Tottenham has never had this kind of success in the Champions League.

"I thought he was fantastic".

After all, they are the ones who decide where these finals will take place, and well in advance too. Whereas here, every team fights.

Of the 20 English managers that started the 2018/19 Premier League season, only four (20%) were English: Roy Hodgson, Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche, and Neil Warnock.

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