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Moussa Sissoko believes Tanguy Ndombele can repay Spurs’ faith

The Tottenham midfielder on working with José Mourinho, his first major injury and helping France teammate Tanguy Ndombele settle in his first year in north LondonMoussa Sissoko is considering the situation of Tanguy Ndombele. “Maybe because I am like …

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José Mourinho backs Tanguy Ndombele to step out of the shadows at Spurs

Club-record signing fourth in midfield pecking order‘No drama over having great players on the bench’José Mourinho said Tanguy Ndombele can fire an upturn in his fortunes at Tottenham in much the same way Luka Modric did at Real Madrid and complained a…

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Sol Campbell leaves relegated Southend by mutual consent

Campbell unable to halt slide from League One Only five BAME managers now in top four divisionsSol Campbell has left his job as the Southend manager by mutual consent. The former England defender, who saved Macclesfield from relegation into the Nationa…

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José Mourinho accuses FA of double standards over Dele Alli ban

Tottenham midfielder banned over social media postMourinho says others behaved worse during pandemicJosé Mourinho has accused the football authorities of double standards over the decision to ban Dele Alli for an ill-judged social media post about coro…

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Everton among clubs chasing ‘Monster’ South Korea defender Kim Min-jae

Beijing Guoan player in line to join Premier League clubWatford and Southampton among other interested teamsKim Min-jae, the South Korea centre-half and one of the rising stars of football in Asia, is primed to move to the Premier League, with Everton …

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Everton among clubs chasing ‘Monster’ South Korea defender Kim Min-jae

Beijing Guoan player in line to join Premier League clubWatford and Southampton among other interested teamsKim Min-jae, the South Korea centre-half and one of the rising stars of football in Asia, is primed to move to the Premier League, with Everton …

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Raheem Sterling says black people are ‘tired’ in powerful video message

Manchester City winger releases 75-second clip with nine othersSterling believes ‘now is the time we have to act’ on racism Raheem Sterling has released a powerful video with a host of stellar football names on the eve of the Premier League restart to …

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Premier League restart preview No 17: Tottenham

The situation was bleak before the break but Harry Kane’s return should give the side hope in a chase for a top-four finishWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Bleak, with José Mourinho the first to say so. The manager…

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Billy Sharp: ‘My emotions showed when I got that first Premier League goal’ | David Hytner

Sheffield United striker on his journey to the top and the day Chris Wilder sent him into an off-licence two minutes away from Millwall’s groundBilly Sharp remembers how the travelling Sheffield United fans were “rolling down the stand, trying to get t…

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Premier League emerges from lockdown changed but bringing hope | David Hytner

Matches without atmosphere will be strange but making the best of a bad situation is better than leaving the game behindMost people can pinpoint the moment when it became real, the hot flush of panic when it dawned that coronavirus was not some far-off…

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Hugo Lloris: ‘We finished the season on our knees. You don’t have time to recover’

Goalkeeper stays in contact with Mauricio Pochettino and believes Spurs’ difficult season is due to exceeding potential in recent timesFew footballers do melancholy quite like Hugo Lloris. To him, the highs are but fleeting, including the ultimate one …

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Manchester United agree for Dean Henderson to stay at Sheffield United

Goalkeeper in line to extend loan for rest of seasonDeal agreed in principle and only final details remainDean Henderson is set to remain at Sheffield United on loan from Manchester United for the final matches of the elongated season, with an agreemen…

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Gareth Southgate demands an end to white privilege in football

England manager says time is right for ‘moment of change’ ‘The biggest crime is if kids think a path in life isn’t possible’Gareth Southgate has urged people to speak out against white privilege in football as he described the blocking of pathways for …

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Gareth Southgate optimistic England will return to action in September

Uefa to discuss international schedule next weekManager fears Nations League fixture congestionGareth Southgate would worry about the squeeze on international football if its return were delayed any further into next season by the fallout from the Covi…

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Tottenham take £175m Bank of England loan to ease coronavirus impact

Spurs fear losing more than £200m of revenue to June 2021Loan will not be used to buy new players in summerTottenham have borrowed £175m from the Bank of England to help them through the next year or so, as they respond to the financial destruction of …

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Tottenham reveal unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus

Spurs say player will self-isolate for seven daysOnly one positive test from 1,197 players and staffTottenham have revealed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-isolate for seven days, although he is not experiencing…

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Tottenham reveal unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus

Spurs say player will self-isolate for seven daysOnly one positive test from 1,197 players and staffTottenham have revealed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-isolate for seven days, although he is not experiencing…

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Relegation, repayments and pileups: six Premier League restart problems | David Hytner

As England’s top-tier clubs meet on Thursday to discuss the season’s resumption, here are some of the sticking pointsThis is the big one, the likely source of most friction. There is a strong will among the clubs to complete the season but what if fact…

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Relegation, repayments and pileups: six Premier League restart problems | David Hytner

As England’s top-tier clubs meet on Thursday to discuss the season’s resumption, here are some of the sticking pointsThis is the big one, the likely source of most friction. There is a strong will among the clubs to complete the season but what if fact…

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Some Premier League clubs set to face run of three matches in seven days

League close to announcing provisional fixture listSchedule will be debated by clubs at Thursday meetingThe Premier League is close to presenting a provisional fixture list for the remainder of the season to its clubs, with the unlucky ones facing a se…