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‘Some Rovers fans would doubt Mourinho’

12 Jun

Owen Coyle has been in charge at Falkirk, St Johnstone, Burnley, Bolton, Wigan and Houston Dynamo Owen Coyle has asked for Blackburn fans to get behind the team after his appointment as Rovers manager. The 53-year-old Scot replaced Paul Lambert at Ewood Park on a two-year deal after he left his role with Major League […]

Roy Hodgson orders Jamie Vardy to forget about Arsenal transfer and focus on England

7 Jun

Vardy arrived in France yesterday with the rest of the England squad still agonising over a possible £20m switch to the Gunners. Arsenal have offered him a four-year deal worth £120,000 a week while champions Leicester can only stretch to £90,000 a week. Vardy, 29, is torn between moving to the Emirates or remaining loyal […]

Former England fan James Chester insists he doesn’t have divided loyalties

5 Jun

“Being both English and Welsh I’ve always cheered for both” James Chester Chester said: “Being both English and Welsh I’ve always cheered for both, so if England were in a tournament I would want them to do well. “I think a few of my friends are unsure who they were going […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

1 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, […]

‘For now, I am happy at Leicester’ – N’Golo Kante plays down exit talk as Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain linked with moves

31 May

N’Golo Kante has played down speculation linking him with a move away from Leicester. The Frenchman has enjoyed a sensational debut Premier League campaign after arriving from Caen for £5.6million last summer. He was a virtual ever-present for the Foxes, playing a key role in the club’s remarkable title triumph, and was nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association […]

The most successful football clubs from Europe’s top four leagues revealed – ranked by total trophies won

30 May

Real Madrid’s 2016 Champions League final victory marked the club’s record 11th success in the European Cup. It’s Real’s second Champions League win in the past three seasons, as they succeed rivals Barcelona as European champions. But Real have claimed just one Spanish league title since 2008, while Barca have won six in that time, […]

Eden Hazard says he is happy at Chelsea and ‘can’t wait’ to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

28 May

Chelsea star Eden Hazard says he is relishing the chance to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United next season. Mourinho, sacked by the Blues in December, was confirmed as Louis van Gaal’s successor at Old Trafford on Friday. Hazard won the Premier League title under the self-styled Special One at Stamford Bridge, and he is already […]

Play-off exit ‘motivation’ for Brighton

17 May

Brighton have suffered three exits at the Championship play-off semi-final stage in the last four years Defender Liam Rosenior says Brighton must use their Championship play-off semi-final defeat by Sheffield Wednesday as motivation next season. The Seagulls missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League on goal difference and were then beaten 3-1 on […]

Is Match of the Day biased? See how your club fared in this season’s running order

17 May

Despite a third successive top-half finish, Mark Hughes’ side closed the BBC’s Premier League highlights show on nine occasions. West Brom were next on the list, on last eight times, while Bournemouth, Everton and Swansea all received bottom billing on seven occasions. Every club except Arsenal and Manchester City ended the programme at least once. […]

Euro cash blow on cards for Reds

12 May

Manchester United’s failure to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League would leave a £60m hole in the Old Trafford coffers. The Red Devils know their Champions League fate is again out of their own hands following Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s team must now beat Bournemouth at home […]