Tag: Christian Benteke

Big Sam’s career in pictures

It’s all but confirmed. Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Affectionately known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old has beaten off competition from Hull boss Steve Bruce. England fans won’t need reminding of their team’s abysmal showing under Roy Hodgson at the Euros. He resigned just minutes after the final whistle blew on a 2-1

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger plays down talk of Roma exit: ‘I know nothing. I am only focused on Euro 2016’

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has palmed off questions over his future – amid talk of a £20m bid from Chelsea. New Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the centre-back, 23, and he will put him high on his list of transfer targets when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy’s Euro

Boss Williams exits Nottingham Forest

Paul Williams played for Nottingham Forest’s biggest rivals Derby County from 1989 until 1995 Nottingham Forest temporary manager Paul Williams has left the Championship club. Williams was a first-team coach at Forest but replaced Dougie Freedman as boss when the Scot was sacked in March. The 45-year-old was out of contract this summer and BBC

‘Vardy should start ahead of Rooney’

Jamie Vardy made his England debut against the Republic of Ireland in June 2015 Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy should start for England at Euro 2016 ahead of Wayne Rooney, says Foxes assistant manager Craig Shakespeare. Vardy, 29, scored his first international goal during Saturday’s 3-2 win over world champions Germany. “For me, he’s a

Crystal Palace sign Margate’s Ladapo

Freddie Ladapo’s form for Margate has earned him a move to FA Cup semi-finalists Crystal Palace Crystal Palace have signed striker Freddie Ladapo from non-league Margate for an undisclosed fee. Ladapo, who has attracted interest from a number of clubs this season, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 23-year-old joined National League South side Margate

Mario Gotze: I want to play for Jurgen Klopp

The attacking midfielder has made only seven Bundesliga appearances this season, three of which have come from the subs bench. The 23-year-old recently revealed he had already been in contact with Klopp. He told German television station ZDF: “We are texting now and again. “He was my coach at Borussia Dortmund, but there is nothing

Tottenham’s Michel Vorm and Chelsea’s on-loan Marco van Ginkel called up to Holland squad to face England

Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm and PSV Eindhoven midfielder Marco van Ginkel have been called into Danny Blind’s 22-man Holland squad for Tuesday night’s friendly against England at Wembley. Vorm, 32, back-up to Hugo Lloris at White Hart Lane and restricted to just one Barclay’s Premier League appearance this season, has been drafted in as a

‘Devastated’ Butland set to miss Euros

An injured Jack Butland gifted Toni Kroos Germany’s opener before being taken off on a stretcher England goalkeeper Jack Butland is likely to miss Euro 2016 after scans showed he fractured his ankle in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Germany. Butland hurt himself moments before conceding Germany’s opener in Berlin’s Olympiastadion and he was in tears