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Ronald Koeman: Everton sack manager after Arsenal defeat

Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone. A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”. The Toffees are 18th in the Premier League and have won just two of their nine league games this season. “I still believe I can change the whole situation,” Koeman had said on Sunday. Analysis: Where has it gone wrong for Ronald…

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LISTEN – Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel defends manager Jose Mourinho amid criticism of ‘negative’ tactics

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has come to the defence of Jose Mourinho, amid criticism over the manager’s ‘negative’ tactics. Despite the Red Devils being unbeaten this season, sitting just two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and being on the brink of the Champions League knock-out stage, there is an air of negativity hanging over Mourinho at Old Trafford. The manager was hammered for his tactics in the recent goalless draw with arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield, and the haters were out again following their drab 1-0 Champions League…

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EXCLUSIVE – Former Leicester star Paul Dickov backs Sam Allardyce to become club's new manager

Sam Allardyce is being backed to return to management Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Paul Dickov believes Leicester City should make Sam Allardyce their new manager. The former Foxes star insists the ex-England boss, who has been out of the game since leaving Crystal Palace in May, is the outstanding candidate to succeed Craig Shakespeare. Following a poor start to the Premier League season, Shakepseare was dismissed on Tuesday just four months after being appointed as Claudio Ranieri’s permanent successor. Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Dickov said: “Any job that comes up…

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Craig Shakespeare: Leicester City sack manager four months after appointment

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis. The Foxes are third from bottom in the Premier League and have not won any of their past six league matches. Shakespeare, 53, succeeded title winner Claudio Ranieri in February, initially on a temporary basis. After steering the Foxes away from trouble to finish in 12th place, he was given the job permanently in June. If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app…

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd manager says he will not finish his career at the club

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he does not believe he will finish his career at the Premier League club. The 54-year-old Portuguese, who is in his second season with the Red Devils, has never spent more than four years in one spell at any of his seven clubs. Speaking on French television, Mourinho also said he thought Paris St-Germain were a “fantastic” club. “I’m still a coach with worries, with ambitions, and with the desire to do new things,” said Mourinho. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and…

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Scotland: Gordon Strachan leaves his position as national manager

Gordon Strachan has left his position as Scotland manager by “mutual consent”, four days after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup. The decision, taken in conjunction with the board of the Scottish Football Association, means 60-year-old Strachan leaves a job he took in January 2013. Assistant Mark McGhee also departs. “On behalf of the board I would like to thank Gordon for his excellent service to the national team,” said Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan. Strachan succeeded Craig Levein in the role, initially to oversee the…

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dismissed links to the Wales job.  The 59-year-old, who was born in Newport, has been installed as one of the favourites for the role with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his future.  Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs. Coleman has said he is considering his position after previously saying it would be his final campaign. READ MORE: Gareth Bale and senior Wales players urge…

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