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What Andrea Pirlo Said after Wining First Trophy at Juventus
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What Andrea Pirlo Said after Wining First Trophy at Juventus

Juventus Coach, Andrea Pirlo, has said that he was a great joy after winning his first trophy at the club on Wednesday. Pirlo won his first trophy as a Juventus manager on Wednesday night following his side’s 2-0 win over Napoli in the Italian Super Cup final. Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata gave Juventus the victory over Napoli at Stadio Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia, Italy. “Winning a first title (as a coach) is a great joy, different from that felt as a player, it’s even more beautiful,” Pirlo, who lifted the trophy three times as a player with Juventus and AC Milan told reporters after the match. “I am sorry for Gennaro Gattuso [Napoli manager], but we wanted to react after the defeat against Inter Milan,” Pirlo added. “We bet a lot on the pri...
Two red cards in two minutes and an illegal substitution see Roma crash out of Coppa Italia in comical fashion
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Two red cards in two minutes and an illegal substitution see Roma crash out of Coppa Italia in comical fashion

Paulo Fonseca's side have already been forced to forfeit one match this season and would have had to again - but they were beaten There was a comedy of errors as Roma crashed out of the Coppa Italia on Tuesday night, with the Giallorossi having two red cards in the space of two minutes and making an illegal substitution in extra time. Roma were beaten 4-2 after extra time at home to Spezia, but would have been eliminated by default even if they had won the game. After already making five substitutions during the match, manager Paulo Fonseca brought on defender Ibanez for former Chelsea forward Pedro.  
Fans Convinced Frank Lampard Will Get Sacked After Blaming Chelsea Players In Post-Match Interview
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Fans Convinced Frank Lampard Will Get Sacked After Blaming Chelsea Players In Post-Match Interview

  Frank Lampard was slammed by football fans for the post-match interview he gave following Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Leicester City. Fans are convinced Lampard won't survive the season after blaming the attitude of his Chelsea players on Tuesday. His side slumped to their sixth Premier League defeat of the campaign with the 42-year-old taking aim at his team's performance at the King Power Stadium. He told Sky Sports: "Beaten by the better team. They were sharper than us, ran more than us and they looked in form - we looked out of form." First-half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison condemned the Blues to their second league defeat since the turn of the year. Lampard continued: "There were quite a lot of moments where our sharpness wasn't there, those are mom...
Mauricio Pochettino Wants To Make Manchester City Star His First PSG Signing
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Mauricio Pochettino Wants To Make Manchester City Star His First PSG Signing

  Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants to make a Manchester City superstar his first major signing as Paris Saint-Germain manager. City's record all-time goalscorer, Sergio Aguero, is entering the last six months of his contract. That means he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a European club now, ahead of a free transfer in the summer. Extension talks are apparently ongoing between the 32-year-old and his club. But nothing is settled and, according to football agent Bruno Satin (as reported in The Sun), Pochettino is desperate to take his fellow Argentine to PSG. A strikeforce containing Neymar, Kyllian Mbappe and Aguero would certainly be among the most terrifying in Europe. The Ligue 1 champions already have an Argentine goalscorer in Mauro Icardi, but he...
FCMB Appoints Acting Managing Director, Yemisi Edun
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FCMB Appoints Acting Managing Director, Yemisi Edun

The First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as its acting managing director. Edun takes over the running of the bank from the Managing Director, Adam Nuru, who on Tuesday, January 5, proceeded on leave amid allegations of marital infidelity involving him and a former staff of the bank, Moyo Thomas. There are allegations that Moyo's estranged husband, Tunde Thomas, 45, died on December 16, 2020, from a heart attack after battling with depression upon discovering that the two children from their marriage were allegedly fathered by Mr Nuru. A statement from the bank announcing Edun's appointment reads in part “In line with normal corporate practice, Mrs Yemisi Edun is acting as the managing director of FCMB in the interim period while Mr Adam Nu...
Beijing Guoan appoint former West Brom boss as Slaven Bilic manager
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Beijing Guoan appoint former West Brom boss as Slaven Bilic manager

Slaven Bilic has been named manager of Chinese Super League Beijing Guoan, three weeks after being sacked by West Bromwich Albion. The 52-year-old former Croatia defender has signed a two-year contract and replaces Frenchman Bruno Genesio. Beijing Guoan finished third in a coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season as Jiangsu Suning won the title. The are the seventh club he has managed in addition to a spell in charge of his country between 2006 and 2012. Bilic secured promotion to the Premier League during 18 months with West Brom but was sacked last month with the club one place off the bottom of the table. The new Chinese Super League season starts in the spring but is likely to take place in a Covid-secure 'bubble'.
Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury
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Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury

  Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had to be stopped from entering the field of play by his own manager after he suffered a nasty-looking leg injury with just minutes remaining. In the club's Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford on Tuesday night, where Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min helped Jose Mourinho's side to a rare Wembley final, the Danish ball-winning midfielder was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Josh Dasilva. With his stoods up, Dasilva connected with Højbjerg's shin as those around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium gasped when replays were shown on the screen. The Brenford player was eventually given a red card for his lunging tackle after referee Mike Dean reviewed the incident on VAR and Højbjerg, standing with blood pouring down hi...
Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites
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Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites

The Reds boss believes the Blues have a strong squad and are playing good football, making them strong contenders for the title this year Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea are the current favourites to win the Premier League this season. The Blues are first in the English top-flight after they beat Leeds 3-1 on Saturday and have a one-point lead over reigning champions Liverpool and Tottenham, who play on Sunday. Klopp believes the London side are the biggest threat to his side's title defence but was quick to stress the Reds remain focused on themselves.
Pirlo praises ‘more mature’ Morata as Juventus claim comfortable Champions League win
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Pirlo praises ‘more mature’ Morata as Juventus claim comfortable Champions League win

The Spaniard has enjoyed a strong return to Turin with his manager thoroughly impressed with what he's seen Andrea Pirlo says Alvaro Morata is playing "free of pressure" after another impressive display from the on-loan striker in the Champions League on Wednesday. Morata, who returned to Juve on a temporary basis from Atletico Madrid in September, took his tally in this season's competition to six goals with the third in the Bianconeri's 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev. Juve – who had already secured their last-16 spot after three wins from their opening four games – had earlier gone ahead thanks to Federico Chiesa's first Juve strike and Cristiano Ronaldo's 750th career goal.
‘Chelsea are genuine Premier League & Champions League contenders’ – Blues have no weaknesses, says Cole
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‘Chelsea are genuine Premier League & Champions League contenders’ – Blues have no weaknesses, says Cole

A former Stamford Bridge favourite believes Frank Lampard's side can go all the way in both domestic and continental competitions   Chelsea are genuine Premier League and Champions League contenders, according to Joe Cole, who says the Blues have no weaknesses. Frank Lampard sought to build on an encouraging fourth-place Premier League finish in 2019-20 by recruiting the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva in the summer transfer window. The Blues backed their manager to the tune of over £200 million ($269m) and are already seeing the fruits of their sizeable investment in the early stages of the new season.
Robertson backs Liverpool boss Klopp’s call for help to limit player injuries
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Robertson backs Liverpool boss Klopp’s call for help to limit player injuries

The Scotland international feels five substitutions would go a long way to easing the problem Andy Robertson has backed his Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s appeal for help from football’s governing bodies in a bid to limit the number of injuries players are picking up. The 2020-21 season is a condensed one on account of the previous campaign finishing late due to the coronavirus pandemic. As such, teams are being forced into quick turnarounds in order to fulfil their fixtures. Klopp has been vocal on the subject, and hit out at the broadcast partners for his side being asked to play games so close together.
‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future
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‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future

The Red Devils boss remains focused on the club and not his own position at the helm Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.
Maradona came from another planet and will live forever – Gattuso
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Maradona came from another planet and will live forever – Gattuso

The Napoli manager was quick to pay tribute to the club's icon after his recent tragic passing Football returned to Naples on Thursday but normality did not as the city continued to mourn the death of legend Diego Maradona. Napoli's first match since the passing of their most iconic star this week was played out to the noise of songs and fireworks despite the empty stands at the Stadio San Paolo. Fans were kept away for the Europa League clash with Rijeka, but Neapolitans instead gathered outside the stadium, which could soon be named after Maradona.
(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp
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(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool on Wednesday night suffered a 2-0 loss against Atalanta in the Champions League, making it the first time in 137 matches that manager Jurgen Klopp has lost at home by such a margin since joining Liverpool.   In Klopp's previous competitive matches in charge at home, Liverpool have only lost by more than one goal.   The last time the Reds suffered such a heavy defeat at Anfield was in August 2015, when Brendan Rodgers saw his side lose 3-0 to West Ham in the Premier League.     On Wednesday November 25, Liverpool failed to register a single shot on target - the first time they've done so in the Champions League since  2003 while opponents Atalanta  struck twice in the space of five minutes via Josip Illcic and Robin Gosens.   ...
‘Mourinho has brainwashed Tottenham players’ – former Chelsea boss can deliver Premier League title, says Sherwood
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‘Mourinho has brainwashed Tottenham players’ – former Chelsea boss can deliver Premier League title, says Sherwood

  The former Spurs head coach sees no reason why his old club can't lift English football's top prize under their current manager Jose Mourinho has "brainwashed" his Tottenham players, according to Tim Sherwood, who believes the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss can deliver Premier League title this season. Tottenham have emerged as the surprise early pacesetters in the top flight this season, having picked up 20 points from a possible 27 so far. Mourinho's men lost their opening game 1-0 at home to Everton, but have since regrouped to establish themselves as a formidable force, with thrilling wins over Southampton and Manchester United providing evidence of their attacking power.
The Shocking Moment Assistant Referee Pushed Manager Over In Ghana Vs Sudan Game
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The Shocking Moment Assistant Referee Pushed Manager Over In Ghana Vs Sudan Game

Some quite incredible scenes saw an assistant referee push over a manager in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Sudan. Tempers flared over a decision to not award a penalty for a challenge on Abdel Rahman inside the area in the 36th minute and Sudan boss Hubert Velud was fuming with the call. He became incredibly animated on the touchline and so the assistant referee felt he had to step in. But instead of diffusing the situation, the linesman only escalated it further by putting his hands on Velud. The shove led to Velud falling over dramatically in the sort of act you'd expect from Neymar or Luis Suarez, but it still doesn't excuse the official's conduct. https://youtu.be/S7CfrIAkS3c
Jude Bellingham makes England debut
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Jude Bellingham makes England debut

Manager Gareth Southgate gave his undercard a chance as he kept England's main players back for the Uefa Nations League match in Belgium on Sunday - but they still had far too much for an outclassed Republic side. Jude Bellingham, brought on as a substitute for his debut in the second half, became England's third-youngest full international at 17 years and 137 days. And Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson also won his first senior cap as a half-time replacement for Burnley's Nick Pope. Harry Maguire, given the captain's armband, erased some of the misery of his last England appearance - when he was sent off in the Nations League home defeat by Denmark - by heading in Harry Winks' cross after 18 minutes. Jadon Sancho doubled England's advantage before the break and t...
Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince
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Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince

The former Red Devil has expressed his belief that "something's not quite right" at Old Trafford after the club's poor start to the 2020-21 campaign Manchester United's board of directors "panicked" in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Paul Ince, who says his old club have lost their fear factor under the current manager. Solskjaer brought up his 100th game in charge at Old Trafford on Sunday, but had very little to celebrate by the end of a heavyweight clash with Arsenal. The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty, with the defeat compounding United's worst start to a top-flight season since David Moyes' doomed tenure in 2013-14.
Man beats his girlfriend to death in Ogun
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Man beats his girlfriend to death in Ogun

Thirty-one-year-old, Rexlawson Jonson, pictured above, who is an indigene of Ebonyi State, was arrested by men of the Ogun State police command on October 30 over the alleged gruesome murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Patricia John. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of “MOLAYO HOTEL” Ibafo who reported that while they were carrying out a routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.   ''On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibafo division Csp Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Blames Empty Old Trafford For Manchester United’s Terrible Home Form
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Blames Empty Old Trafford For Manchester United’s Terrible Home Form

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blamed an empty Old Trafford for his side's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang's penalty gave Arsenal the victory on Sunday as United's home woes continue. They're yet to win a Premier League game at home this season and Solskjaer thinks a lack of crowd is impacting his players. Per Daily Mail, he explained: "From the first half we never turned up. They were better than us. A couple of half decent chances, second half it didn't look like they would score other than a penalty, we have to turn up with more intensity. "That might be a reason, when you think you have played well you take foot off the pedal, but that's now how it works. We weren't at the races. "Today we were too sloppy, too many passes went ast...
Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten
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Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten

The former AC Milan striker admits that he was "not a good manager" and is pleased to be out of the profession Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has claimed that being a manager is bad for your health. As a player, Van Basten was one of the outstanding forwards of his generation, scoring a memorable goal for the Netherlands in the 1988 European Championship final against the USSR and starring for the likes of Ajax and AC Milan. Injury forced him to retire and, in 2004, he moved into management. He had stints with the Netherlands, Ajax, Heerenveen and AZ, but admits that the job wasn’t for him and he is delighted to no longer be doing it.
‘I sound like Donald Trump!’ – Celtic boss Lennon unhappy with ‘fake news’
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‘I sound like Donald Trump!’ – Celtic boss Lennon unhappy with ‘fake news’

The manager has been the subject of dismissal rumours which, along with criticism of his squad, he has not taken lying down Celtic manager Neil Lennon borrowed from the Donald Trump phrasebook to hit out at the "fake news" that has dogged his side through their recent dip in form. The Bhoys, seeking a record 10th consecutive Scottish league title in 2020-21, went down in the Old Firm Derby to Rangers and again last Thursday in the Europa League against Milan before salvaging a 3-3 draw at the weekend with Abderdeen to extend their winless run to three games. On-loan Brighton defender Shane Duffy in particular has been targeted for criticism over his performances, as Celtic trail their Glasgow rivals by six points at the top of the Scottish Premiership, albeit with a game in hand.
‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form
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‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has hailed the Red and Blacks boss for the club’s turnaround in fortunes Franck Kessie has praised AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli for his ability to manage the club which he believes has contributed in no small measure to the impressive form of the side. The San Siro Stadium outfit are on a 22-game unbeaten run, winning 17 of them and have continued to enjoy a near-perfect start to the 2020-21 season. The Red and Blacks have won four of their opening five Serie A games to sit atop the league table with 13 points.
‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success
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‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success

 The Portuguese is approaching a year in charge of Spurs and the South Korea international has been impressed by the impact he has made Son Heung-min believes Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been misunderstood over the course of his career, and admitted he was 'amazed' when he got the chance to work with one of the game's ultimate winners for the first time last year. Speaking to Goal at an Amazon Prime event to promote the All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary, South Korea international Son insisted Mourinho's reputation for falling out with players has not been in evidence in his first year as Spurs boss. The documentary showed the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager being brutally honest with his players at times, yet Son suggests...
‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw
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‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw

The Young Lions were pegged back by a last-minute goal to tie 3-3 against the tiny principality in their European qualifier England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd admitted that he was disappointed to drop points to minnows Andorra in an historic setback for the Young Lions on Wednesday. Boothroyd's charges went into the game knowing that a win would seal their place in the UEFA U-21 Championships in 2021 after starting their qualifying campaign with six straight successes. Andorra, meanwhile, languished bottom of the six-team group, having picked up just a single win over Turkey and a draw with Albania, but the clash proved far more uncomfortable for the visitors than anticipated, and Christian Garcia's late strike sealed a 3-3 tie for Andorra.
‘I Did The Job Of The Manager All Those 17 Years’ – Jurgen Klopp’s Former Assistant, Zeljko Buvac Hits Out
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‘I Did The Job Of The Manager All Those 17 Years’ – Jurgen Klopp’s Former Assistant, Zeljko Buvac Hits Out

Zeljko Buvac has claimed that he “did the job of manager” after finally breaking his silence after his shock departure from Liverpool in 2018. Former Reds assistant boss Buvac quit Merseyside with no explanation beyond ‘personal reasons’ after working with Jurgen Klopp for 17 years. It was claimed that the Bosnian-Serb was not pleased with Pep Lijnders’ growing influence at Anfield, with the Dutchman since being promoted to Buvac’s old job. Buvac admitted that he did not congratulate Klopp or the Liverpool players on them ending their 30-year title drought. And he hinted at a breakdown in his relationship with his former boss in conversation with Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan, with the quotes translated by The Athletic. “I didn’t,” Buvac said when asked if he had c...
‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players
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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up. A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut. Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola's side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.
Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be
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Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be

The Gunners were fortunate to claim all three points and their manager believes plenty of work lies ahead Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham, but was pleased with his team's belief on Saturday. After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal. West Ham had 14 attempts at goal to Arsenal's seven, although Bernd Leno was only forced into two saves.
Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First
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Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First

Jose Mourinho is the fourth most likely manager to be sacked first this season after Tottenham Hotspur's opening day defeat. Spurs lost 1-0 to Everton on Sunday afternoon as Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header condemned Mourinho to his first opening day loss in the Premier League. While there is plenty of time for the 'Special One' to turn it around, Oddschecker have revealed he currently sits at 33/1 to get the sack. The most likely is West Ham United boss David Moyes, who oversaw a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Check out the full odds for every Premier League manager per GIVEMESPORT: 20. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 100/1 19. Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) - 35/1 18. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) - 35/1 17. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) - 33/1 16. Ole Gu...
Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window
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Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window

The Reds have made just one signing since winning the Premier League title, but their manager is not concerned by the lack of activity Jurgen Klopp vowed Liverpool will not "throw money away" as he hit back at the Premier League champions' transfer critics. Liverpool finished 18 points clear at the top of the table last season but have been accused by some observers of sitting back after making just one signing so far this window. Kostas Tsimikas was brought in from Olympiakos for £11.75 million ($15m) in August to provide competition for regular left-back Andy Robertson.
Stoke City boss O’Neill banking on Mikel’s experience for 2020-21 Championship campaign
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Stoke City boss O’Neill banking on Mikel’s experience for 2020-21 Championship campaign

The Potters fortified their team with the former Nigeria international in the summer in their quest to return to the English top-flight Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill is hoping John Obi Mikel will bring his experience to bear when the 2020-21 Championship campaign gets underway. The 33-year-old teamed up with the Bet365 Stadium outfit in August as a free agent after mutually parting ways with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor. The former Nigeria captain made his name while playing for Chelsea, where he spent 11 years and won a number of accolades including the Champions League, Premier League and Europa League titles, among others.
Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!
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Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!

  The Los Blancos playmaker revealed his manager gave him the confidence to win football's biggest individual honour Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told Luka Modric he was a player capable of winning the Ballon d'Or, giving the Croatian confidence to go on and win the award. Zidane provided the inspiration to Modric when he was appointed Los Blancos coach in 2016 and the midfield star went on to lift the famous individual award at the end of 2018. In that year, Modric was part of the Madrid team to win a third successive Champions League, while also spearheading Croatia to a first-ever World Cup final in Russia.
‘We were disappointed to see Koeman leave’ – Van Dijk
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‘We were disappointed to see Koeman leave’ – Van Dijk

The Liverpool defender says the Netherlands squad 'wholeheartedly' supporters their now-former manager Virgil van Dijk says that he was "disappointed" to see Ronald Koeman take over at Barcelona although he understands why the now-former Netherlands national team boss wanted to coach the Spanish giants. Koeman was recently announced as Quique Setien's replacement at Barca after the Spanish boss was dismissed following the club's 8-2 Champions League beating at the hands of Bayern Munich. The Dutchman, a former Barca defender, had to leave his post as Netherlands boss after previous reports confirmed his intention to manage through Euro 2020.
Klopp praises Minamino’s Liverpool impact, wants five substitutions in the Premier League
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Klopp praises Minamino’s Liverpool impact, wants five substitutions in the Premier League

The Reds boss singled out the Japanese attacker for finding a way to adapt during a difficult period Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted Takumi Minamino can have a big impact after scoring his first goal for the Premier League champions in the Community Shield. FA Cup holders Arsenal upstaged Liverpool 5-4 on penalties following Saturday's 1-1 draw in the new season's curtain-raiser at Wembley. Minamino's first Liverpool goal cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 12th-minute opener in London, where a shoot-out was needed behind closed doors.
Men who abuse women are cowards – eShun
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Men who abuse women are cowards – eShun

Ghanaian songstress eShun after months of silence after exposing the dark side of her former manager is back and has described men who abuse women as cowards. The singer who has been a victim of abuse in the hands of her ex-boyfriend speaking in an interview on Bryt TV, burst her bubble explaining that most ladies are in abusive relationships for fear of being tagged single. She said: ” I’ve met some women who are still in abusive relationships with their husbands for fear of being divorced. Some of them are also influenced by external forces to remain in such a toxic relationship. ” Recounting her experience with her former manager and boyfriend, she disclosed that she wished she had someone bad then to advise her on the dangers of being in an abusive relationship. ” I fr...
Arsenal’s Coach, Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Emirates
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Arsenal’s Coach, Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Emirates

Freddie Ljungberg has left his role at Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s assistant. Arsenal made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Sunday. The statement read in part: “Freddie Ljungberg is leaving the club to pursue new opportunities in the coming season. “Freddie, currently the assistant coach to Mikel Arteta, has been back with us for the past two seasons after returning from Germany where he was assistant manager at VfL Wolfsburg. Freddie has previously led our under-15 and under-23 squads.” Reacting, Freddie said: “I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience. “I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me...
Barcelona Board Members Want Messi to leave after Koeman Meeting
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Barcelona Board Members Want Messi to leave after Koeman Meeting

Some members of the Barcelona board are not against Lionel Messi leaving the club, ESPN reports. Although some are hoping to persuade the 32-year-old to stay, others would not fight against Messi being sold under the right circumstances. Messi is believed to have met new manager, Ronald Koeman this week and admitted he sees himself more out than in at Camp Nou. Koeman himself is keen to keep the player and build his team around him. But the Argentine superstar is considering his future at the club, after a series of events in the last year, including bust-ups with former sporting director, Eric Abidal. On the pitch, Champions League exits against Roma and Liverpool have been followed by a first trophyless season since 2007/2008, with the shameful 8-2 defeat to Bayern Mu...
Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated
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Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated

Juventus have decided to terminate the contracts of Gonzalo Higuaín and Sami Khedira. New Juventus, manager, Andrea Pirlo, has not included Higuain and Khedira in his plans for next season. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter handle on Friday night. Romano tweeted: “After Matuidi deal with Inter Miami completed for free, Juventus have also decided to terminate contracts of Higuain and Khedira. They’re out of the Pirlo project. “Talks on to find an agreement on the payout (both have still 1year contract left with Juve).” DAILY POST had reported that both Higuain and Khedira are among the six players Pirlo put up for sale this summer.
Ronald Koeman unveiled as Barcelona manager on a two-year deal
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Ronald Koeman unveiled as Barcelona manager on a two-year deal

Ronald Koeman has been confirmed as Barcelona's new manager on a two-year deal. The 57-year-old arrived at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport on Tuesday afternoon and signed a deal that has seen him leave his position as boss of the Dutch national team to take the reins of his former club. Barcelona dismissed Quique Setien on Monday following Friday night's humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Horoya AC misplace players and coaches’ passports ahead of Caf Confederation Cup trip
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Horoya AC misplace players and coaches’ passports ahead of Caf Confederation Cup trip

The Guinean giants have announced the loss of a bag that contains the travelling documents of their players and staff Horoya AC are ready to offer a reward for the safe return of their players and coaches’ passports ahead of their Caf Confederation Cup trip to Morocco. The Ligue Pro 1 giants announced that the passports, packed in a bag, went missing on Sunday in Conakry - the nation's capital. The bag was handled by the team manager as he finalises plans for Horoya’s trip to Morocco on August 24.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer Singles Out one Manchester United Player after Copenhagen Win
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Ole Gunner Solskjaer Singles Out one Manchester United Player after Copenhagen Win

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, singled out Juan Mata for praise following their 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen on Monday night. The Red Devils are now through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, where they will face either Wolves or Sevilla. Mata was introduced from the bench in extra time, as Solskjaer’s men struggled to break down the Danish side after 90 minutes. The Spaniard helped to break the deadlock, by setting up Anthony Martial who was fouled in the penalty area. Bruno Fernandes stepped up and scored the only goal of the game in the 97th minute. “You saw when he came on he’s so composed, calm,” Solskjaer said. “He can pick a pass. He is such a great influence in the dressing room. I can just commend him for his professionalism. “Of cou...
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer Names Squad for Europa League Clash
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer Names Squad for Europa League Clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a big squad for their Europa League clash against FC Copenhagen on Monday. Solskjaer has confirmed Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe did not travel to Germany for the tie at Stadion Koln. James Garner and Ethan Galbraith will also be with the team. Youth-team skipper Teden Mengi is on the list, along with fellow defender Ethan Laird, who has already make two appearances in the competition this season. Dean Henderson who returns from a loan spell at Sheffield United has been left at home. FULL SQUAD Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop. Defenders: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Teden Mengi, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brando...
Tottenham Makes move for Arsenal star after Gunners’ Board Overrule Arteta
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Tottenham Makes move for Arsenal star after Gunners’ Board Overrule Arteta

Tottenham Hotspur could make a surprise move for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the UK Sun reports. The club has put the 22-year-old up for sale against manager Mikel Arteta’s wishes. Maitland-Niles is eager for more playing time, having just started one Premier League game for the Gunners. However, the versatile youngster did impress in the FA Cup against Manchester City and Chelsea. Arteta is keen to keep Maitland-Niles in his squad, but Arsenal’s decision-makers feel differently. The Gunners need to raise funds in order to spend this summer and believe they can get as much as £30million for Maitland-Niles. Tottenham have now registered their interest in Maitland-Niles and made it known they would be keen to prise him away from their rivals. The midfielder-tu...
Willian: Arteta Told Brazil Winger is Better than Pepe, Will Make Gunners Stronger
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Willian: Arteta Told Brazil Winger is Better than Pepe, Will Make Gunners Stronger

A former Arsenal midfielder, Perry Groves, has urged manager, Mikel Arteta, to conclude the signing of Chelsea winger, Willian, this summer because he would make the Gunners’ stronger’. Groves also believes that Willian is far better than Arsenal’s record signing, Nicolas Pepe. DAILY POST recalls that Arsenal had already made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian. The deal will see the Brazil international earn more than £100,000-a-week at the North London club. Willian, 31, will be a free agent once Chelsea’s Champions League campaign concludes this month after he recently rejected the Blues’ latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge. “It is a no-brainer, an absolute no-brainer,” Groves told talkSPORT on Arsenal’s pursuit of Willian. ...
Arsenal Board Reach Decision to Sell Utility Player Despite Arteta’s Plea
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Arsenal Board Reach Decision to Sell Utility Player Despite Arteta’s Plea

Arsenal board have decided to sell utility player, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, this summer despite a plea from manager, Mikel Arteta, to keep the 22-year-old, according to The Telegraph. Arteta had appeared to deem Maitland-Niles surplus to requirements but the player’s end-of-season form, where he featured in the Gunners’ FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City, convinced the Spaniard that he had a future at the North London club. The former Man City assistant coach made this point to Arsenal hierarchy, but the club is under pressure to raise cash this summer and have overruled his decision by putting Maitland-Niles up for sale. Arteta is believed to have also made the case that Maitland-Niles could prove crucial for Arsenal’s Europa League campaign next season. However...
Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane Explains Why he Dropped Bale From Champions League Clash
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Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane Explains Why he Dropped Bale From Champions League Clash

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has explained why he dropped winger, Gareth Bale, from his side’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg squad to face Manchester City on Friday night at Etihad Stadium. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Zidane omitted Bale from Real Madrid’s 24-man squad to tackle Pep Guardiola’s men. But Zidane is now saying that he excluded Bale from the Los Blancos squad because the former Tottenham Hotspur star “didn’t want to play”. Asked why he omitted the Welsh international, Zidane said as quoted by Sky Sports: “It was a personal conversation I had with him. “He preferred not to play. The rest remains between him and me, but he said he didn’t want to.”Real Madrid head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Man City in the first-le...
Harry Redknapp Is A ‘Better Tactician Than Arsene Wenger,’ Says Paul Merson
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Harry Redknapp Is A ‘Better Tactician Than Arsene Wenger,’ Says Paul Merson

Harry Redknapp has been branded as a "tactically" better manager than legendary former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. That's according to Paul Merson, who played under both Redknapp and Wenger in his football career. Harry Redknapp has been branded as a "tactically" better manager than legendary former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. That's according to Paul Merson, who played under both Redknapp and Wenger in his football career. "As a man-manager knowing what you want or what you need, you could tell him what you need, he wouldn't tell you what you needed. I think that was a massive thing with him. "The thing with Harry, people think, 'Oh, he's a wheeler-dealer' […] his knowledge of football is second to none. "I honestly think he's tactically better than Arsene Wenger, i...
Man Utd vs Southampton: We Didn’t Deserve to Win – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Southampton: We Didn’t Deserve to Win – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said they did not deserve the three points, after a late equaliser from Michael Obafemi gave Southampton a 2-2 draw on Monday. Marcus Rashford had cancelled out Stuart Armstrong’s early opener, before Anthony Martial put United 2-1 up. However, Obafemi struck late to ensure the points were shared at Old Trafford. The result means Solskjaer’s men stayed in fifth instead of going third on the Premier League table. “You think you have three points in the bag but we probably didn’t deserve three points today. “Southampton are a good team, they run, and run and chase. We never got into our rhythm today. We played some fantastic football at times. The two goals we scored were very, very good. “It was the worst time to con...