The 46-year-old’s back room staff has been finalised with his brother Gianluca joining him as assistant coach. The rest of staff will consist of coaches Angelo Alessio, Massimo Carrera, Paolo Bertelli and Mauro Sandreani. Conte won three consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus before becoming head coach of the national team in 2014.
“It’s a slow injury and it’s taken its time to heal but the target is for me to be back in three weeks,” said McArthur. “It’s going to be tight, we’re trying to push it as much as we can but it’s got to be controlled as well.”
Sam Allardyce was keen to make a sharp exit on Friday morning. The Sunderland manager had just been asked to confirm or deny whether he had the sort of “break clause” in his contract which Rafael Benitez has at Newcastle United. “None of your business,” Allardyce said, heading for the door. “I’m not going to
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino will make a late decision on the fitness of Eric Dier ahead of Sunday’s visit of Bournemouth. Dier picked up a knock in the Europa League defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night while Ben Davies also took a nasty blow to the face and is unlikely to play against
German Bundesliga outfit Cologne are now believed to interested in Southampton target, FC Midtjylland star Pione Sisto. The 21-year-old Danish winger has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League ahead of next season, with the Saints and Leicester sending scouts to keep tabs on his progress on several occasions.
Sisto was recently
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has quashed talk his feud with Sam Allardyce is alive and well ahead of the meeting with Sunderland. The Spaniard clashed with the now Black Cats manager during his early days in England and Allardyce has since laid into the former Liverpool boss in his autobiography.
However, in the build-up to
Arsene Wenger believes he could be without Aaron Ramsey for a month as his thigh injury is worse than first feared. The Wales international hobbled out of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round replay win at Hull, having lasted just 16 minutes following his introduction from the bench in place of Gabriel.
Gabriel and fellow defender Per
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has called on his players to keep their focus as they remain in the hunt for a place in Europe. The Potters moved within four points of Manchester United in sixth as they held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at the weekend, and talk has inevitably turned to their chances of