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Carlo Ancelotti to become Chelsea manager next season

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Chelsea will appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager in time for the start of next season, according to the Daily Record. Current head coach...

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Chelsea line up Carlo Ancelotti as Antonio Conte’s replacement

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Chelsea are planning to bring their former manager Carlo Ancelotti back to the club to replace Antonio Conte, according to The Sun. Conte led the...

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Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear despite struggling to beat bottom side Cologne 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Poland hot-shot has failed to score in only four of Bayern’s league matches this season and has netted 21 goals in all competitions.

Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear despite struggling to beat bottom side Cologne 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Poland hot-shot has failed to score in only four of Bayern’s league matches this season and has netted 21 goals in all competitions.

UEFA and UN to stage ‘Match for Solidarity’ in April

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Paris (AFP) – UEFA and the United Nations will team up to stage a charity match in Geneva on April 21 next year, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Two star-studded teams, managed by Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps and captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a match whose proceeds UEFA says will help “finance international humanitarian and development projects”.

UEFA and UN to stage ‘Match for Solidarity’ in April

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Paris (AFP) – UEFA and the United Nations will team up to stage a charity match in Geneva on April 21 next year, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Two star-studded teams, managed by Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps and captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a match whose proceeds UEFA says will help “finance international humanitarian and development projects”.

Boateng lifts lid on Ancelotti’s Bayern exit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has lifted the lid on Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for what turned out to be the manager’s last match in charge, a Champions League thrashing in Paris.

Bayern were hammered 3-0 at the end of September as Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted for Paris Saint-Germain after Ancelotti dropped five stars from his starting line-up, including Boateng.

Boateng lifts lid on Ancelotti’s Bayern exit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has lifted the lid on Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for what turned out to be the manager’s last match in charge, a Champions League thrashing in Paris.

Bayern were hammered 3-0 at the end of September as Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted for Paris Saint-Germain after Ancelotti dropped five stars from his starting line-up, including Boateng.

Bayern plot more Dortmund woe as Lewandowski returns

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski is set to return to action for Bayern Munich this weekend as they look to score an important victory over troubled title rivals Borussia Dortmund.

The Polish star missed Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Celtic with a back problem, but is expected to be fit to face his former club at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

Bayern plot more Dortmund woe as Lewandowski returns

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski is set to return to action for Bayern Munich this weekend as they look to score an important victory over troubled title rivals Borussia Dortmund.

The Polish star missed Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Celtic with a back problem, but is expected to be fit to face his former club at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski set for return against Dortmund

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Glasgow (AFP) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is in line to face Borussia Dortmund in their top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash this weekend, after he watched his side clinch their place in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

The Polish international missed the 2-1 Group B win over Celtic in Glasgow that saw the German champions reach the knock-out stage of Europe’s elite competition for the 10th successive season.

Bremen boss under pressure after Augsburg thumping

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Berlin (AFP) – There were calls for Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri to be sacked after Sunday’s 3-0 home drubbing against Augsburg left them winless in their first ten Bundesliga games.

Bremen remain second from bottom with just five points after Austria international Michael Gregoritsch netted twice for Augsburg at Werder’s Weser Stadion amidst cries of ‘Nouri out!

Bremen boss under pressure after Augsburg thumping

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Berlin (AFP) – There were calls for Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri to be sacked after Sunday’s 3-0 home drubbing against Augsburg left them winless in their first ten Bundesliga games.

Bremen remain second from bottom with just five points after Austria international Michael Gregoritsch netted twice for Augsburg at Werder’s Weser Stadion amidst cries of ‘Nouri out!

Hazard keeps champions Chelsea in title hunt

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Eden Hazard quietened the debate surrounding Antonio Conte’s future with the second-half goal that secured a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday and maintained champions Chelsea’s hold on fourth spot, nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Hazard keeps champions Chelsea in title hunt

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Eden Hazard quietened the debate surrounding Antonio Conte’s future with the second-half goal that secured a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday and maintained champions Chelsea’s hold on fourth spot, nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Bayern flourish under ‘father-figure’ Heynckes

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s stars have been reminded of their 2013 treble under “father-figure” coach Jupp Heynckes after scoring eight goals without reply in their two games following his return.

“He’s brought the energy and passion which he had in 2013,” enthused Bayern captain Thomas Mueller, who scored in their 3-0 Champions League win against Celtic on Wednesday.

Bayern flourish under ‘father-figure’ Heynckes

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s stars have been reminded of their 2013 treble under “father-figure” coach Jupp Heynckes after scoring eight goals without reply in their two games following his return.

“He’s brought the energy and passion which he had in 2013,” enthused Bayern captain Thomas Mueller, who scored in their 3-0 Champions League win against Celtic on Wednesday.

Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

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Paris (AFP) – Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

Hazard headed in his second goal of the night from a Pedro Rodriguez cross with quarter of an hour left at Stamford Bridge to rescue Chelsea after they had earlier blown a two-goal lead against the Italians.

Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

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Paris (AFP) – Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

Hazard headed in his second goal of the night from a Pedro Rodriguez cross with quarter of an hour left at Stamford Bridge to rescue Chelsea after they had earlier blown a two-goal lead against the Italians.

Heynckes back as Bayern regroup for Celtic

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are looking to regroup in the Champions League at home to Celtic on Wednesday as Jupp Heynckes coaches his first European game since winning the 2013 final.

The 72-year-old steered Bayern to the Champions League title four years ago by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley to complete the treble of European, Bundesliga and German Cup titles in the 2012/13 season.

Heynckes back as Bayern regroup for Celtic

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are looking to regroup in the Champions League at home to Celtic on Wednesday as Jupp Heynckes coaches his first European game since winning the 2013 final.

The 72-year-old steered Bayern to the Champions League title four years ago by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley to complete the treble of European, Bundesliga and German Cup titles in the 2012/13 season.

Bayern Munich boss Heynckes starts fourth stint

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will play their first game under returning coach Jupp Heynckes when they host Freiburg this Saturday.

The 72-year-old, who won the treble with the club in 2013, is tasked with reviving Bayern’s stuttering season after his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti was dismissed two weeks ago.

Bayern have ‘no more excuses’, says Mueller

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Ingolstadt (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich have “no more excuses”, interim captain Thomas Mueller told AFP after veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes took over as manager of the Bundesliga champions.

Heynckes, 72, came out of retirement to take charge of the squad - his fourth stint with Bayern - when Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after a stinging 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Young at heart Heynckes ‘back for Bayern’

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Monday that love for Bayern Munich, rather than any personal ambition, had lured him out of retirement for a fourth stint at the helm of the Bavarian giants.

The man who left the club in 2013 after leading them to the treble, making way for Pep Guardiola, on Monday stepped into the position vacated by Carlo Ancelotti, said his advanced age would be no obstacle.

Young at heart Heynckes ‘back for Bayern’

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Monday that love for Bayern Munich, rather than any personal ambition, had lured him out of retirement for a fourth stint at the helm of the Bavarian giants.

The man who left the club in 2013 after leading them to the treble, making way for Pep Guardiola, on Monday stepped into the position vacated by Carlo Ancelotti, said his advanced age would be no obstacle.

Heynckes confirms offer to return to Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes confirmed reports on Thursday that he is considering a return to Bayern Munich following Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal.

“It’s not yet done and dusted,” the 72-year-old Heynckes told the Rheinische Post, the local paper near his home in Moenchengladbach.

Heynckes confirms offer to return to Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes confirmed reports on Thursday that he is considering a return to Bayern Munich following Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal.

“It’s not yet done and dusted,” the 72-year-old Heynckes told the Rheinische Post, the local paper near his home in Moenchengladbach.

Ribery sidelined for up to three months – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.

Ribery sidelined for up to three months – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.

Bayern’s Ribery injures knee

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery suffered a suspected knee ligament injury in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin, according to the German giants’ caretaker coach Willy Sagnol on Sunday.

“It’s the knee, it will be necessary to have some additional tests to know more, but we suspect a rupture of the cruciate ligament,” said Sagnol at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

Bayern’s Ribery injures knee

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery suffered a suspected knee ligament injury in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin, according to the German giants’ caretaker coach Willy Sagnol on Sunday.

“It’s the knee, it will be necessary to have some additional tests to know more, but we suspect a rupture of the cruciate ligament,” said Sagnol at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

Bayern out to silence critics as Bundesliga returns

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich will be looking to silence their critics with victory over Mainz in the Bundesliga this Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday was overshadowed by reports of internal disharmony in Munich. The German media have reported growing discord between coach Ancelotti and leading players such as Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern out to silence critics as Bundesliga returns

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich will be looking to silence their critics with victory over Mainz in the Bundesliga this Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday was overshadowed by reports of internal disharmony in Munich. The German media have reported growing discord between coach Ancelotti and leading players such as Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski.

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‘My Son Has Better Training At His Youth Team’ – Arjen Robben Not Fully Complimentary In Assessment Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich Tenure

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About a week after pointedly refusing to defend his manager in the aftermath Bayern Munich's 3-0 humiliation against PSG in the Champions League, Arjen Robben has offered a scathing micro-assessment of Carlo Ancelotti's freshly-terminated tenure at the Bavarian side.

Major Link Soccer: Bayern Munich fire Carlo Ancelotti

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Official: Bayern Munich Sack Carlo Ancelotti After Slumping To Worst Champions League Group Stage Defeat In 21 Years

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It's being reported this afternoon with a certain degree of certitude that Bayern Munich have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti.

That should raise a few eyebrows in Bavaria.

Anyway, BILD (among many other well-placed sources) have confirmed that Ancelotti has left his post in the wake of Bayern's abject defeat against PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday night the club's heaviest defeat in a group stage fixture for 21 years.

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Monday Kickoff: Ozil linked with move, Ancelotti turns down Italy and more

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While one Premier League star continues to spark frequent transfer rumors, one star manager turned down one of the world's big jobs.

Reports say Arsenal is becoming "increasingly resigned" to losing Mesut Ozil with Manchester United serving as one of the favorites to sign the German star. (REPORT)

Carlo Ancelotti has rejected the Italy job as the manger prefers to look for a job on the club level.