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4/6 favourite gives his verdict on the task facing new Everton manager

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Sam Allardyce has revealed his blueprint for getting Everton out of trouble.

The former England boss is currently 4/6 favourite to be appointed as the club’s new manager following Ronald Koeman’s sacking two weeks ago.

David Unsworth has overseen three defeats as Everton’s caretaker manager and Allardyce has now staked his claim to take over at Goodison Park.

Appleton makes winning start to Leicester stint

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City won 2-1 at Swansea City on Saturday in their first match since the dismissal of manager Craig Shakespeare.

Caretaker manager Michael Appleton was in the dug-out at the Liberty Stadium to see his side end a run of six Premier League games without victory.

No Ranieri grudge, says new Leicester man Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said Monday there were “no grudges” between him and Claudio Ranieri after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

No Ranieri grudge, says new Leicester man Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said Monday there were “no grudges” between him and Claudio Ranieri after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

Leicester City boss Shakespeare insists no Ranieri grudge

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said there were “no grudges” between himself and Claudio Ranieri on Monday after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Moxey backs Connor

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Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive, Jez Moxey, insists a horror run of form and the club's relegation from the Premier League has not damaged Terry Connor's reputation at the side. The side have been odds-on for the drop in Premier League betting for a number of months.

Caretaker manager, Connor, inherited a flagging side from his former boss, Mick McCarthy, in February, and is without a win in his first 10 games in charge, losing eight.

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: A colossal bore

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Those are 90 minutes of my life I'm never getting back. Mind-numbing stuff from both parties at the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime results in a goalless draw, a result that does little for Chelsea in their pursuit of Champions League qualification.

I guess we'll just have to win the damn thing then.

Preview slash Rant Box: Fulham v. Chelsea

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Welcome everyone to what is from henceforth known as the Great Fixture Congestion. Lovely.


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Monday night's league match across the street at Fulham marks the beginning of a maddening run of five games in 15 days for the Chels. That folks is, quite simply, absurd.

Premier League Weekend Preview: Wolves host Bolton in six-pointer, Newcastle welcome faltering Liverpool, Blackburn look to halt United’s title charge

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Premier League Weekend Preview: Wolves host Bolton in six-pointer, Newcastle welcome faltering Liverpool, Blackburn look to halt United's title charge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's squeaky bum time for many teams in the Premier League, as there are only eight matches left in the season.

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Fellaini was Man United ‘panic’ buy – Giggs

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London (AFP) Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has described former manager David Moyes's decision to buy Marouane Fellaini from Everton in September 2013 as a "panic" buy.

Fellaini joined United from Everton, Moyes's former club, in a 27.5 million pounds ($33.6 million, 30.9 million euros) move on transfer deadline day.

Fellaini was Man United ‘panic’ buy – Giggs

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London (AFP) Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has described former manager David Moyes's decision to buy Marouane Fellaini from Everton in September 2013 as a "panic" buy.

Fellaini joined United from Everton, Moyes's former club, in a 27.5 million pounds ($33.6 million, 30.9 million euros) move on transfer deadline day.

Newcastle United

Why Carver’s Not Cutting It As Newcastle Head Coach

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John Carver taking over as caretaker manager at the beginning of the year is not unlike when Glenn Roeder took over froGraeme Souness after the former Liverpool great was fired in early February of 2006. John Carver far too cautious and defensive John Carver in his first seven games has done nowhere near as [.

Caretaker Manager Assures Fans Season Will Not Peter Away

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John Carver had his first interview since becoming caretaker manager through the end of the season, and he says Newcastle seasonwill not peter away, something he will have some trouble with convincing Newcastle fans until we startwinning some games soon. John Carver our season will not peter away honest This is what [.

Injured Players Magically Return – Tim Krul Starts

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Caretaker manager John Carver has just named his side for the game at Chelsea this afternoon and the four players injured have all magically recpovered this week. Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Colback; Cabella, Perez, Gouffran. Newcastle have won four of the last six games against Chelsea and Jophn Carver [.

Newcastle May Look For Central Defender In January

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Caretaker manager John Carver has said that Newcastle United will need to bring in a defender in the January transfer window to fill in for Steven Taylor who is out for the rest of the season with his ruptured Achilles. Paul Dummett could play at center-back tomorrow Steven Taylor will undergo surgery next [.

Alan Pardew Is Under-Performing At Newcastle?

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Alan Pardew has been in football management for over fourteen years. Alan Pardew at Newcastle his win percentage matches his average over his management career Pardew's first experience as a manager came in March of 1998, when he was appointed as the caretaker manager at Reading, after the departure of Terry Bullivant.

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Kit Symons: the right appointment

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Fulham get their man. Kit Symons made sense as a caretaker manager and the club's form since he took over has made his promotion to the permanent role all but inevitable. He may or may not be the right choice long-term, but his work so far meant that Khan's headhunters were left with a tricky job: either come up with someone very, very good, or the decision makes itself.

Scotland in 1996: Auld enemies, familiar feelings

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Having become the first Scotland manager to take the country to the European championships in 1992 the nation eagerly awaited Andy Roxburgh's encore.

Sadly his next trick was to bring to an end the proud World Cup qualification run.

He failed with a certain style. The campaign started with a 3-1 defeat away to Switzerland in a match that saw Richard Gough sent off for catching the ball after being deceived by its flight.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tim Sherwood sacked as Tottenham manager

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Tottenham have sacked manager Tim Sherwood after six months in the job. Sherwood was initially appointed as caretaker manager after the sacking of...

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Video: Tim Sherwood’s first interview as Tottenham caretaker manager

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Tottenham caretaker manager Tim Sherwood has given his first interview since taking temporary charge of the first-team squad. Sherwood took his first training session today and said he was trying to get his ideas over quickly ahead of the Capital One Cup clash with West Ham. He said: "They've been good.

Tottenham appoint Tim Sherwood as caretaker manager

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Spurs have appointed Tim Sherwood as Andre Villas Boas' replacement for the short-term at least. The coach has been named caretaker manager and will take charge of Wednesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final with West Ham. Sherwood, who won the Premier League as a player with Blackburn and also played for Spurs, will expand his [.

LIVERPOOL WILL GO JOINT SECOND WITH SPURS WITH VICTORY OVER SUNDERLAND

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Should Liverpool manage to beat lowly Sunderland who have Kevin Ball installed as caretaker Manager following controversial Paulo Di Canio's sacking by the Makem's board this week, then they will climb into joint second with Spurs, who were held to a draw v Chelsea on Saturday.

With Arsenal on top with 15 points, who would have thought it?

Sunderland

Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball gives ketchup a reprieve

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Leading the queue of those hoping for a second chance at Sunderland after Paolo Di Canio's sacking is the club condiments. Ketchup and mayonnaise banned by the Italian during his time in charge have been reinstated in the Black Cats' canteen with the permission of caretaker manager Kevin Ball. The temporary boss is [.

Gus Poyet is Sunderland’s Number One Target to Replace Di Canio As Manager

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Former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next manager of Sunderland Football Club.

According toThe Guardiannewspaper, Poyet has had positive talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short. However a decision isn't expected to be reached until at least 48 hours, and isn't expected until next week.

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Portland Timbers Name Sean McAuley Assistant Coach from England's Sheffield Wednesday

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Some somewhat minor coaching news breaking today as the Portland Timbers have named Sean McAuley an assistant coach for the team. According to the press release, McAuley, an Englishman, comes from English side Sheffield Wednesday where he was the head coach in the club's youth academy.

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Mario Balotelli interrupted Inter’s press conference for their caretaker manager

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After sacking Claudio Ranieri on Monday, Inter named youth team coach Andrea Stramaccioni the club's caretaker manager. At the press conference to announce this change and introduce Stramaccioni, there was an interruption. And of course that interruption was Mario Balotelli.

With nothing to do between matches with Man City (aside from training or handing out money to homeless people), Mario decided to stop by his old club to congratulate the coach, even though Stramaccioni took over the Primavera squad after Mario was already with Man City.

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Gerrard Will Be Stronger Wearing The England Captain's Armband On Merit

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Steven Gerrard has worn the England armband on numerous occasions, but he will head into Euro 2012 believing, for the first time, he has the authority of a captain.
I know how thrilled he was to receive the phone call from Roy Hodgson confirming he was the choice to lead his country. I also know how desperately disappointed he felt when the caretaker manager, Stuart Pearce, decided he would not be given the captaincy in the England friendly with Holland.

Is AVB Heading To Roma?

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Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to take over at Roma, according to reports in the Portuguese press.

The former Porto coach was dismissed by Roman Abramovich after failing to complete his revolution 'project' at Stamford Bridge, while caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo has since taken AVB's side to both the Champions League and FA Cup Finals.

England headless with two months to go

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With less than two months until Euro 2012 kicks-off in Warsaw, England alone of the finalists do not have a confirmed manager.

Tottenham Hotspur's 1-5 humiliation by Chelsea today may usher the hot favourite Harry Redknapp closer to the exit door at White Hart Lane and the Jubilee Line to Wembley Park.

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Premier League Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is likely to start £35million striker Andy Carroll against Chelsea following his goal in the FA Cup final against the Blues on Saturday.
Carroll's introduction from the bench during the final gave Liverpool a fresh impetus and he came very close to scoring an equalizer but for a good save from Petr Cech.

The best images from Chelsea’s FA Cup celebration

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Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 to win their fourth FA Cup in the last five years (and seventh overall). Didier Drogba became the first player to score in four FA Cup finals, Ashley Cole became the first player to win seven FA Cups and Roberto Di Matteo earned a bit of silverware as a reward for all he's done for the club since taking over as caretaker manager.

Di Matteo Eyes Away Goal

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Chelsea's caretaker manager, Roberto di Matteo, believes that his side will have to score at the Nou Camp to book a place in the Champions League final.

The Blues head into the semi-final second leg, on Tuesday night, with a 1-0 advantage. Chelsea denied Barcelona a precious away goal at Stamford Bridge, and Di Matteo knows that could prove crucial in the final reckoning.

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Sacking Brian McDermott Will Cost Reading Football Club

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Sacking Brian McDermott will not save reading from relegation this season. After a bad run of results the Royals sacked their manager earlier this month hoping that the change of management would boost the clubs chances of avoiding the drop this season. But the chances of this proving a masterstroke seem very slim despite a spirited but ultimately fruitless performance at Old Trafford last week.

Oldham FA Cup hero Matt Smith to be fined for throwing his shirt into the crowd after Everton draw

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Matt Smith's reward for grabbing a last-gasp equaliser for Oldham against Everton will be a fine. The substitute ignored a signed order from caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk that all Latics players must keep hold of the shirts after the match. The note above was placed in the Boundary Park tunnel ahead of the FA Cup [.

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Some Chelsea players called Andre Villas-Boas ‘DVD’

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Now that Andre Villas-Boas' brief and confrontational reign at Chelsea has been mercifully end, giving way to the club's resurgence under caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo, all the little details about how AVB and Chelsea just weren't a good fit for each other are coming out.

According to the London Evening Standard, some in the dressing room came up with a nickname for Villas-Boas, who served as Jose Mourinho's opposition scouting video compiler in his first stint at Chelsea.

This is Mario Balotelli helping a man laying in a parking lot

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Well, this is a strange little scene so of course it involves Mario Balotelli.Tutto sport and il Corriere dello Sport shared this video of what appears to be Mario Balotelli coming to the aid of a man who fainted in the middle of a parking lot.

In the clip, Mario is wearing the same clothes he wore when he interrupting Inter caretaker manager Andrea Stramaccioni's press conference earlier this week, so it was probably from the same day.