Ancelotti sacked despite guiding Napoli to UCL last-16

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Napoli despite taking the Serie A side to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Genk. “Napoli has decided…

Klopp says he never doubted Keita’s quality

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has never doubted the quality of midfielder Naby Keita despite the Guinea international’s limited impact since his arrival at Anfield last year. Keita has been confined to a bit-part role since his £52.75 million…

Guardiola admits Man City standards have slipped

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City may no longer be able to match the standards of the best teams after a painful defeat against Manchester United left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. Guardiola’s City have been the Premier…

GPL: Liberty appoint David Ocloo as head coach

Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals have announced the appointment of David Ocloo as new head coach. He takes over from Reginald Asante whose qualification – a Caf License B – makes him fall short of the requirement for head…

Anthony Joshua outboxes Andy Ruiz to reclaim titles

Six months after a stunning knockout loss, Anthony Joshua used his size and feet to regain control of the heavyweight division and put both his career and status as a global boxing superstar back on track. Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs),…

Messi retirement not far away – Valverde

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said the football world must get used to the idea that Lionel Messi will retire in the near future, adding that he will cherish being able to tell people he was able to coach the Argentine.…

Chelsea cleared to make signings in January

Champions League contenders Chelsea were cleared to make signings in the January transfer window on Friday, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) halved a transfer ban imposed on the club last February. CAS said in a statement it…

Euro 2020: Germany confirm friendlies against Spain, Italy

Germany will play friendlies against fellow European powerhouses Spain and Italy next March in the build-up to Euro 2020, the German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed. Joachim Loew’s side face Spain in Madrid on March 26 and Italy on March…

Hazard to miss Clasico after tests reveal ankle fracture

Eden Hazard is set to miss the Clasico against Barcelona after further tests revealed a fracture in his right ankle, Real Madrid confirmed on Thursday. Hazard was forced off during the draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last…

Liverpool thump Everton in demolition derby

Liverpool surged eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as Divock Origi was the scourge of Everton once more in a thrilling 5-2 Merseyside derby win for the European champions at Anfield. All but one of the…

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