Tag: Yohan Cabaye

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

Martin Glenn: Next England boss will NOT be ‘short-term mercenary’ and WILL help build strong identity in all Three Lions sides

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn insists the new England manager will not be a ‘short-term mercenary’ and will help develop an identity with the senior and younger Three Lions sides. Glenn is heading up a three-man selection panel, alongside FA technical director Dan Ashworth and vice-chairman David Gill, which has already spoken to “a

CONFIRMED: Norwich City sign Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on free transfer

Norwich City have signed Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern on a free transfer. The 32-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Carrow Road, having left Hamilton Academical earlier this summer. McGovern played under Canaries boss Alex Neil when he was player-manager of the Scottish Premiership side. The experienced shot-stopper moves to Carrow Road on the back of a fine

No Messi, no rush for Forest – Montanier

Lionel Messi and Neymar helped Barcelona to La Liga title last season, while Nottingham Forest finished 16th in England second tier Unless Lionel Messi or Neymar are prepared to swap Barcelona for Nottingham Forest, the Championship club will stay patient in the transfer market, says boss Philippe Montanier. He has signed Apostolos Vellios and Thomas

‘Arsenal target’ Higuain valued at £80m

Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a move to Arsenal Arsenal must pay Napoli 94m euros (£80m) to sign Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to a source close to the Italian club. Reports on Tuesday suggested the 28-year-old’s representatives are set for talks with the English side. “There are no direct offers,” the source told

Revealed! Most valuable football clubs in the world in 2016 featuring Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United

Money, money, money – it’s what keeps football ticking. From players’ wages to mammoth transfer fees, the financial side of the game really gets us talking. And illustrating the importance of money matters, American business magazine Forbes has released its 2016 list of the most valuable sports teams in the world. Included are the top eight football clubs with the

Stevenage sign West Brom’s Donnellan

Shaun Donnellan joins a Stevenage side that finished 18th in League Two last season West Bromwich Albion defender Shaun Donnellan has joined League Two side Stevenage on loan until January. The 19-year-old has not played a first-team game for the Baggies since coming through their ranks, but has captained the Premier League side’s Under-21s. The

Wednesday’s Semedo signs new contract

Jose Semedo scored his only league goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Wycombe in October 2011 Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo has signed a new one-year contract to stay with the Championship club until the end of 2016-17. Semedo joined Wednesday from Charlton in July 2011, having rejected a new contract at the Valley. The 31-year-old

Terriers pay ‘record fee’ for Schindler

Christopher Schindler was named captain of TSV 1860 Munich in 2014 Huddersfield have signed defender Christopher Schindler from TSV 1860 Munich for an undisclosed club-record fee, understood to be around £1.8m. The 26-year-old came through the German second-tier side’s youth academy, playing in over 200 games for the club. Schindler has signed a three-year contract

Payet wanted in Italy

Inter Milan honorary president Massimo Moratti says he would love to see Dimitri Payet in an Inter shirt next season. The Nerazzurri are flush with cash after being taken over by a Chinese consortium who have paid, or are going to pay, £220m for the Italian giants. Inter are expected to splash the cash this