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Francesco Totti hits out at Roma hierarchy as he leaves club after 30 years

Former captain says views not taken into considerationTotti: ‘It’s a day that I hoped never would have come’The former Roma captain Francesco Totti says he is leaving his position within the club’s management because his views are not taken into consid…

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Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri’s exit and will ask for Frank Lampard talks

• Sarri leaving to become Juventus head coach• Chelsea want Lampard from Derby to replace himChelsea have confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has left the club after one season as head coach. The club will now approach Derby County for talks with Frank Lampa…

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One that got away for Maradona and Napoli remains wrapped in suspicion | Tim Lewis

Late-season collapse was accompanied by strange events off the field as Napoli sought a second successive title in 1987-88When Napoli beat Juventus 1-0 in November 1985, thanks to a Diego Maradona free-kick, five people fainted in the stadium and two h…

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It’s the Bandinis 2019! The complete review of Serie A’s 2018-19 season

Ronaldo could not elevate the league’s standing in a season that mirrored recent ones, including ugly events off the pitchNot even an alien invasion could change the narrative for Italian football. Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as an extra-terrestrial w…

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It’s the Bandinis 2019! The complete review of Serie A’s 2018-19 season

Ronaldo could not elevate the league’s standing in a season that mirrored recent ones, including ugly events off the pitchNot even an alien invasion could change the narrative for Italian football. Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as an extra-terrestrial w…

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Juventus tell Manchester United they are interested in signing Paul Pogba

• Dybala, Alex Sandro or Douglas Costa possible makeweights• Juventus told by Lazio that Milinkovic-Savic would cost €90mJuventus have made contact with Manchester United to see whether they would consider selling Paul Pogba this summer.The Serie A cha…

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Maurizio Sarri would welcome Italy return after ‘heavy year’ with Chelsea

• Chelsea manager says ‘the call of home is strong’• Juventus expected to buy out last year of Sarri’s contractMaurizio Sarri has admitted he would welcome a return to Italy after “a heavy year” at Chelsea as Juventus edge ever closer to luring him bac…

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Antonio Conte excited for ‘new chapter’ after being appointed Inter head coach

Former Chelsea manager replaces Luciano SpalettiInternazionale fourth in Serie A this seasonFormer Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been appointed head coach at Internazionale, the Serie A side have announced.The 49-year-old returns to management havi…

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Antonio Conte excited for ‘new chapter’ after being appointed Inter head coach

Former Chelsea manager replaces Luciano SpalettiInternazionale fourth in Serie A this seasonFormer Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been appointed head coach at Internazionale, the Serie A side have announced.The 49-year-old returns to management havi…

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Gennaro Gattuso leaves Milan but tells club not to pay him for rest of contract

• Former midfielder ends spell as Milan head coach• ‘My story with Milan can never be a question of money’Gennaro Gattuso has announced he is leaving his role as Milan head coach. The Rossoneri missed out on Champions League qualification on Sunday des…

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Atalanta punch historic Champions League ticket in wild Serie A finale | Paolo Bandini

Gian Piero Gasperini’s great entertainers made club history, while Inter edged Milan to a top-four place tooIn Milan, Florence and Ferrara they waited. In Rome and Reggio Emilia, too. The final six games of the Serie A season had been scheduled to kick…

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Atalanta win to claim Champions League place for first time

• Daniele de Rossi plays final game for Roma• Milan miss out on Champions League slotAtalanta qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history on Sunday, coming from behind to guarantee their place with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo in …

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Massimiliano Allegri leaves Juventus as one of their great managers

Allegri has not always been popular with fans but not even Giovanni Trapattoni or Marcello Lippi won five straight titlesBy Dan Cancian for The Gentleman UltraMassimiliano Allegri is one of the most successful managers of the modern era. The 51-year-ol…

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Fond farewells the precursor to more tears as Serie A’s finale draws closer | Paolo Bandini

Juve, Milan and others said goodbye to key players and staff but struggling clubs are still battling not to say so long to Serie A“No more tears, I’ve shed enough already,” insisted Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday. Nobody in the audience was fooled. J…

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Juventus coach Allegri emotional after sacking: ‘I won’t cry now. I cried enough yesterday’ – video

Massimiliano Allegri said on Saturday that it was Juventus who decided he would not coach the club next season, despite leading them to a record-extending eight straight Serie A title. Allegri had tears in his eyes as he looked at the Juventus players,…

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Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Manager led Juve to five consecutive Serie A titlesAllegri will leave after team’s final two matches of 2018-19Massimiliano Allegri is to leave his post as Juventus manager at the end of the season after five years with the Italian champions.A statemen…

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Ten big games to watch this weekend in the European leagues

The Premier League has ended but there is still a lot at stake in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Turkey and Italy By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe Premier League has come to its conclusion, but there is plenty to play for across Europe. Here are …

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Cagliari escape punishment over racist abuse directed at Moise Kean

• Juventus forward was subjected to monkey chants in April• FIGC say chants had ‘an objectively limited relevance’The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed Cagliari will face no action after racial abuse was directed towards Juventus players…

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Florenzi inspires Roma win and leaves Ronaldo feeling small | Paolo Bandini

Roma stalwart was teased about his height by Cristiano Ronaldo but felt 10ft tall after opening the scoring against Juve Cristiano Ronaldo was not the first man to tell Alessandro Florenzi that he is too short. As a teenager, the Italian almost lost hi…

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Brave Atalanta close on Champions League by playing the Ajax way

Gian Piero Gasperini’s Serie A top scorers have been likened by Fabio Capello to the thrilling Dutch side in the way they commit to one-on-one battles all over the pitchA lesser team would have broken. On 15 April, Atalanta played out one of the most i…