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Antonio Conte’s rollercoaster tenure as Chelsea head coach – video report

Chelsea have parted company with Antonio Conte, ending an acrimonious relationship after two years. Despite leading the side to FA Cup glory this season, the Italian manager had been at odds with the club’s hierarchy and was always expected to mov…

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Arsenal complete £26.5m signing of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira

Player’s arrival from Sampdoria delayed after World CupTorreira will wear Mesut Özil’s number 11 shirtArsenal have made their fourth signing this summer under new manager Unai Emery by completing a €30m (£26.5m) deal for Sampdoria’s Uruguayan defensive…

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Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup

While events in Russia have hogged the headlines, the market has rolled along. Catch up on the summer’s big deals in Europe’s top leaguesThe Unai Emery era has begun at Arsenal, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving and…

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Manchester United hopeful Marouane Fellaini will make U-turn and sign deal

• Fellaini understood to have told Belgium colleagues he will stay• Midfielder had been expected to leave after refusing termsManchester United are hopeful a breakthrough has been achieved in negotiations with Marouane Fellaini and that the midfielder …

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Football: it’s a funny old racist, money-grabbing game | Letters

Readers on the dearth of non-white managers, Amazon’s entry to the broadcasting Premier League, rail seating at football grounds, and the World CupWe have no doubt at all that there are many white men in football who react adversely to “outspoken black…

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Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Manchester City start at Arsenal

• Champions travel to Emirates for Unai Emery’s Arsenal debut• Manchester United host Leicester; Spurs away at NewcastleManchester City will start their Premier League title defence at Arsenal. The 2018-19 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, hande…

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Liverpool deal to sign Nabil Fekir collapses as Lyon end negotiations

• There were doubts over Fekir’s fitness following knee injury• Lyon say the midfielder will stay for another seasonLyon have called off negotiations for the sale of forward Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, the French club announced on Saturday.The France int…

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Premier League winter break to come into force in 2019-20 season

• Fixture changes will lead to a 10-day break in February • Move is designed to help England at major tournamentsA winter break will come into force in the Premier League for a first time in the 2019-20 season in a move the Football Association believe…

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Richard Scudamore: the ‘devil you know’ quits while he’s still ahead | David Conn

Though he helped Premier League clubs generate billions, the EFL may have cause to rue the executive chairman’s departureAfter two decades carving out total dominance for the Premier League, Richard Scudamore was able to announce his surprise resignati…

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Richard Scudamore to stand down as executive chairman of Premier League

• Scudamore oversaw England’s top-flight expansion• ‘It’s a privilege to have been allowed to enjoy this role’ he saysRichard Scudamore has announced his intention to stand down as the Premier League’s executive chairman at the end of this year.Scudamo…

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Premier League big six win battle for larger share of overseas TV rights

• Some money paid according to league position from 2019-20• Compromise voted in at Premier League meeting on ThursdayThe so-called “big six” Premier League clubs have won their persistent battle to be paid a greater share of the league’s burgeoning in…

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Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal

US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019Amazon has broken Sky and BT’s stranglehold on Premier League football by striking a groundbreaking deal to livestream exclusive coverage of 20 matches per season online.The …

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profitFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2…

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Premier League clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues

• 2016-17 accounts show 17 top-flight clubs making money• First year of new TV deal and new regulations fuel boomThe first year of the Premier League’s record £8.4bn television deals, combined with financial regulations aimed at preventing the bulk of …

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Everton’s Marco Silva won’t stop Wayne Rooney leaving for MLS – video

Everton’s new manager Marco Silva has said he will not stand in Wayne Rooney’s way if he wants to leave his boyhood club for Major Soccer League’s DC United. The 32-year-old has been in talks with the American side over the last few weeks despite havin…

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Transfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the moves in the top leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany as well as club-by-club guides for all the ins and outs this summer Continue reading…

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Marco Silva to be demanding ‘in every moment’ as Everton manager – video

Everton have appointed Marco Silva as their new manager a fornight after sacking Sam Allardyce. The former Estoril, Sporting Lisbon, Olympiakos, Hull City and Watford manager has promised to be demanding of the players, staff, and himselfMarco Silva co…

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Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger defends embattled Antonio Conte – video

Antonio Rüdiger has take time away from World Cup training to praise Antonio Conte. The Chelsea manager has been at odds with the club’s hierarchy and some players, and is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks Continue reading…

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Chelsea sound out Maurizio Sarri over replacing Antonio Conte

Sarri leaving Napoli after guiding club to second in Serie AChelsea hierarchy continue to weigh up Conte’s futureChelsea will meet with Maurizio Sarri’s representatives on Friday, with the former Napoli coach a candidate for the manager’s job should th…

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Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur

• Manager commits long-term future to Premier League club• Pochettino hails ‘one of the most exciting jobs in world football’Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur, committing him to the Premier League club until 2…