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Arsenal

Reports: Arsenal Decide Against Hiring New ‘Director Of Football’ After Stern Resistance From Arsene Wenger

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In the wake of Arsene Wenger agreeing his new two-year contract extension, Arsenal fans were promised a full review of the club's on and off pitch activity to "identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge."

The review was taken as the"catalyst for change" as promised by shareholderAlisher Usmanov a month or so prior, with Arsenal as an organisation appearing to finally twig that something had to change in order for their fortunes to improve likewise.

‘I Don’t Know What They Are’ – Arsene Wenger Appears To Rule Out Prospect Of Arsenal Hiring Director Of Football (Video)

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Arsenal will not be hiring a director of football at any point in the near future, at least if Arsene Wenger has anything to do with it.

Rumours circulated earlier in the week that the Arsenal board haddiscussed pinching Michael Zorc from Dortmund to operate as a sporting director of sorts.

Arsenal stop Sahin from moving to Liverpool

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Liverpool and their manager Brendan Rodgers thought they had the deal for Turkish international midfielder Nuri Sahin sewn up. Their director of football had gone to see representatives of his club, Real Madrid, and all the details for a season long loan to Anfield were agreed. Sahin had apparently given his acceptance and so everything [.

Fergie: We Beat Chelsea, City, Arsenal And Everton To Powell

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Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on how Manchester United went about getting Nick Powell to join us this summer.

"We sent people to see him a few times after he started scoring a few goals," he told the official site. "He actually first came on our radar a few years ago when he played against our youth team.

Fergie: We Beat Chelsea, City, Arsenal And Everton To Powell

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Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on how Manchester United went about getting Nick Powell to join us this summer.

"We sent people to see him a few times after he started scoring a few goals," he told the official site. "He actually first came on our radar a few years ago when he played against our youth team.

Dutch International Keen To Join Newcastle

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Newcastle target Vurnon Anita of Ajax wants to meet with Ajax Director of Football Marc Overmars, the former Ajax and Arsenal star winger, to sort out his future. Vurnon Anita keen to jouin Newcastle or so it seems There's little doubt that since the 23 year-old heard about Newcastle's interest, and had a £5M offer turned down a few weeks ago, [.

Arsenal want midfielder stay

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Brazilian midfielder Denilson is very much a part of Arsenal's plans next season, according to Sao Paulo, who had loaned the youngster last season.

Denilson, 24, reportedly shares a mutual interest with the Brazilian club to turn the loan into a permanent switch but given that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger needs midfield depth next season, he is being called back by the Premier League side.

Managers

Harry Redknapp Set To Join Derby County In Director Of Football Capacity

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The Guardian are reporting that Harry Redknapp is in advanced talks to join Derby County as director of football.

Redknapp could be appointed within the next 24 hours with the club eager to bring an experienced figure in to support the interim manager Darren Wassall, who replaced Paul Clement earlier this season.

Harry Redknapp (Finally) Comes To Twitter And Immediately Backs Himself For Director Of Football Role

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"Oi oi you bunch of face-aches, I've only gone and joined the Twittah 'aven't I?"

Even for experienced Harry Redknapp watchers, 8th June 2015 was a vintage day.

First, yer actual Redknapp –for it was he as it was written in the prophecy– went and opened a Twitter account.

Transfer Talk

Newcastle made deadline day enquiry for Blackpool’s Thomas Ince

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Newcastle made an enquiry about England Under-21 winger Thomas Ince on transfer deadline day. Reports in the Mail on Sunday suggest the Magpies approached Blackpool about buying the son of their manager Paul Ince. But the deal was vetoed before it got anywhere by people within the Toon's "management team" who were not convinced a [.

Ex-Liverpool and Spurs director of football Damien Commoli says Man Utd need someone in that role

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Manchester United need to appoint a director of football, according to Damien Commoli. The former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football claims the champions' activity during the transfer window indicates that they need to create a similar role at Old Trafford. "If there was a club in need of a director of football to ease [.

Spurs and Roma discuss Benoit Assou Ekotto and Federico Balzaretti loan switch

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Spurs and Roma are in discussions about a loan swap that would see Italy international Federico Balzaretti move to White Hart Lane, and Benoit Assou Ekotto go in the opposite direction. The two clubs are new play-mates after new Spurs director of football Franco Baldini's own move between them this summer.

Spurs ‘agree to sell Gareth Bale for £86m’

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This stage has been positioned at The Bernabeu Gareth Bale's arrival is edging closer #thfc #rmfc pic.twitter.com/S39N4PmYmf Speaking Sport (@BTSportBreaking) August 23, 2013 Spurs have agreed to let Gareth Bale join Real Madrid for a world record £86m fee, reports the Daily Mail. The reports claim that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy signed off [.

Newcastle boss Pardew: No second bid from Arsenal for Yohan Cabaye

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says the club has not received a second offer from Arsenal for Yohan Cabaye. The Magpies rejected a £10m offer for the French midfielder at the start of the week. According to Pardew, the Gunners have not returned with an improved bid. The Toon boss' comments also indicate that reports suggest [.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew doesn’t envisage much late transfer activity

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Pardew also said: "I don't see a lot of late business for us, but I do think we need to get another striker in." #NUFC juliette ferrington (@juliette_grace) August 16, 2013 Alan Pardew says he isn't expecting Newcastle to make many more signings before the end of the transfer window but he is [...]

Crystal Palace ahead of Fulham and Newcastle in battle for Aston Villa’s Darren Bent

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Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace are the new frontrunners in the race for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The England international was expected to join Newcastle, but that deal broke down after a meeting with Magpies director of football Joe Kinnear. Fulham then became the 29-year-old's most likely destination.

Newcastle’s Darren Bent deal collapses, Aston Villa striker scared off by Joe Kinnear

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Newcastle's attempts to sign Darren Bent have fallen through. According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, the deal broke down after a meeting between Bent, his agent and Toon director of football Joe Kinnear when the former Wimbledon manager made it clear he would only be offering Aston Villa £2m for the England international.

Spurs demanding £125m from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is demanding Real Madrid smash the world transfer record if they want to sign Gareth Bale. The Welshman's price tag is now £125m, with Levy hoping to scare the Spanish giants off once and for all. Reports in The Sun suggests that Levy has rejected Real's proposals of using players such [.

Ex-Tottenham manager David Pleat says Gareth Bale is too young to move abroad

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Former Spurs manager and director of football David Pleat says Gareth Bale is too young to play his football overseas. He reckons the 24-year-old would be making a big mistake if he choose to play his football abroad with Real Madrid. Pleat told BBC Sport: "I think he's a little bit young to go abroad.

Newcastle prepare second bid for Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Newcastle are lining up an improved offer for Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with newly appointed director of football Joe Kinnear eager to complete the deal before he goes on holiday. Reports in The Journal suggest that Kinnear is eager to secure a major signing sooner rather than later to give him some credibility in [.

Tottenham and Southampton haven’t bid for Leandro Damiao, say Internacional

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Brazilian side Internacional claim they are yet to receive a single bid for striker Leandro Damiao. The 23-year-old is a long-term Tottenham target who has filled many a gossip column over the last few transfer windows. But with a move to White Hart Lane never seeming to materialise, recent reports suggested that Southampton had stolen [.

£60m price tag slapped on Tottenham’s Gareth Bale… by Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane

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Normally in a transfer saga, it's the selling club that puts a price tag on the player that's in demand. But in the case of Gareth Bale, Zinedine Zidane director of football at Real Madrid, one of Bale's main suitors has done the job for them. Doing his best Antiques Roadshow impression, Zizou [...]

Reading turn down chance to buy AC Milan legend and offside king Filippo Inzaghi

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Italian poacher extraordinaire Fillipo Inzaghi has several fine accomplishments to his name, including the record for most hat-tricks scored in Serie A, and is the second most prolific scorer in European club competitions. But that fine pedigree was not quite enough to turn the shiny head of Reading manager Brian McDermott, who passed up the [.

Newcastle United

Pardew the Premier League sack race favourite ahead of new season

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With summer seemingly behind us, that can only mean one thing: the new Premier League season is upon us. Fans of top flight clubs across the country are itching for the new campaign to get underway but with the optimism that most fans will be filled with comes the trepidation that others will feel ahead [.

Is Joe Kinnear now ordering Newcastle’s boots?

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That's the word on the street after Newcastle youngster Sammy Ameobi posted a photo of Papiss Cisse's boots bearing the personalised slogan 'Sisse'. Kinnear, Newcastle's new director of football, made headlines shortly after his appointment by mispronouncing many of the players' names, most notably 'Yohan Kebab'.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew reprimands Joe Kinnear over mispronounced names

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has told the club's new director of football Joe Kinnear that he needs to show more respect to the players. The Magpies boss appeared less than impressed with Kinnear's dodgy pronunciations of some of the stars of his squad. He told BBC Radio Newcastle: "Some of the things Joe said he [.

Toon midfielder secures “special” move

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Danny Guthrie has confirmed that he will complete his transfer from Newcastle United to Reading tomorrow and has described the switch as a "special" one.

Guthrie, 25, only managed 19 appearances across all competitions for the Magpies last season and struggled to get playing time given the form of Cheick Tiote.

FC Barcelona

Video: Lionel Messi signs his new Barcelona contract

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Lionel Messi has put pen-to-paper on a deal that will keep him at Barcelona until June 2018. It was well known that the new contract was in the pipeline, but the Argentine star officially signed the paperwork in front of the cameras yesterday afternoon. He told Barca's website: "I said it before in Europe [.

Difficult Days At Racing Santander

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Mayhem continues to reign at Racing Santander as coach Juan Carlos Unzue and Director of Football Manolo Saiz look set to be axed from the club.

Unzue and Saiz both signed contracts with the Racing club earlier this summer on June 22, with Saiz agreeing to stay at the club in his Director of Football role for another three years.

Liverpool

LIVERPOOL WANT CHELSEA'S STURRIDGE

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Liverpool have again been heavily linked with Chelsea's young striker, Daniel Sturridge.His asking price is now thought to be £25 million which is out of Brendan Rodger's price-range. However, the new Liverpool Manager is hoping to off-load Charlie Adam, Jay Spearing and Stuart Downing to raise funds to buy the striker from Chelsea.

2012-13 Liverpool Season Preview

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Year Zero? Year Zero.

Is this the third year zero or the first? It's the third year in a row where Liverpool have started the season with a new manager, something that's never happened in the club's 120-year history. Brendan Rodgers replaces Dalglish who replaced Hodgson who replaced Benitez.

Olympics

São Paulo confirm PSG interest in Manchester United target Lucas Moura

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The silence surrounding Paris Saint-Germain and Lucas Moura was finally lifted when Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes said the club had been approached by the French side. Former Brazil and São Paulo player, Leonardo, is director of football at PSG and in an interview with newspaper Le 10 Sport, Lopes confirmed: "We have been probed by PSG about Lucas .

São Paulo may open up contract talks with Lucas Moura

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São Paulo director of football, Adalberto Baptista, has said the club are considering talking to Manchester United target, Lucas Moura, about an extension to his current contract.
"It may be that [we] change the contract. [It is] for four years. But we can call him, or any other player, anytime, to renegotiate, [or] extend.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Fergie: One Or Two More Signings A Possibility

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Sir Alex Ferguson has today hinted that there are more deals in the pipeline, after unveiling Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell to the media.

"We could possibly bring one or two more in," he said. "When there's a major international tournament on, there's a delay in the transfer market.

Fergie On Where Kagawa And Powell Will Play

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At the unveiling of Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell, Sir Alex Ferguson has discussed what he believes their best position to be. Fergie admits he asked Dario Gradi, Crewe Alexandra director of football, for advice on where Powell was best suited to play.

"I asked Dario if Nick could be a central midfielder," he said.

The Rest

Kinnear – Why is there still no official confirmation from Newcastle United?

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Since yesterday evening, there has certainly been no shortage of statements from Joe Kinnear on being appointed as a new Director of Football at Newcastle. Like his new colleague Alan Pardew, keeping his mouth buttoned has never been one of Kinnear's stronger points, though even he has surpassed himself this time with a verbal Tsunami [.

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Roberto Carlos Retires Aged 39 – Here’s 12 Great Photos Of The Legendary Left-Back

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With 820 club appearances, 120 international caps for Brazil and 23 trophies to show for himself including a World Cup and three Champions Leagues, legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos and his bulging rhino thighs have called time on their career this morning at the grand old age of 39 in order to 'move upstairs' and become Anzhi's director of football.

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AVB Confirmed As News Spurs Manager

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Tottenham have confirmed that Andre Villas-Boas has been appointed as their new manager, signing a three-year deal to succeed Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.

It's a big gamble by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who pushed out the popular Harry Redknapp and replaced him with a coach that had a a disastrous spell in charge at Chelsea last season.