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Atlanta want ´exciting football´ from new boss amid Bielsa links

Atlanta United president Darren Eales says it is imperative the club appoint a new coach who plays “exciting, attractive football” amid links to Marcelo Bielsa.  Tata Martino guided Atlanta to the MLS Cup title in 2018 but will now depart Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with several high-profile candidates reportedly in the running.  And

Benitez denies £15m Newcastle bid for Almiron

Newcastle United did not make a £15million bid for Miguel Almiron as has been reported, according to Rafael Benitez. Atlanta United star Almiron is set to face Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup on Sunday having hit 13 goals in their run to the final. Reports have claimed Newcastle,

Valverde expects to have Suarez back for Espanyol clash

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde expects to have Luis Suarez available for selection when his side take on Espanyol on Saturday. Star striker Suarez played the full match in a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid last month but subsequently underwent stem cell treatment to address an issue in his right knee. Barca host

Aubameyang reminds Ramsey of Arsenal icon Henry

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s instinctive finishing is like Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry, according to team-mate Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey was inspirational off the bench as Aubameyang’s double helped Arsenal to a 4-2 north London derby win over rivals Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. Wales midfielder Ramsey teed up

CONMEBOL postpones Copa Libertadores final

The rescheduled Copa Libertadores final second leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors has been postponed, CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez has confirmed. The match was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, but a 24-hour delay was agreed after Boca’s bus was attacked by River fans on the way

Solari not looking for ´people to blame´ after Madrid defeat

Santiago Solari refused to identify a scapegoat but acknowledged Real Madrid’s collective need to improve after a humbling 3-0 defeat at Eibar. Madrid’s rocky start to the season had improved under Solari with four straight wins, but his first match as the club’s permanent head coach ended in dismay as the European

Republic of Ireland have to be clever with their next managerial appointment following Martin O’Neill departure

It was announced on Wednesday morning that Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, as well as his assistant Roy Keane are set to leave their roles with the Irish FA. The former Sunderland and Aston Villa boss had been in charge since 2013, leading the country to qualification

Cole backs West Ham to keep Arnautovic

Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole has called on the club to keep hold of Marko Arnautovic, describing the Austrian forward as the Hammers’ “main player”. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club in the January transfer window and Chelsea are rumoured to be

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