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Gareth Southgate

Stick with England, Southgate urges Zaha

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London (AFP) England manager Gareth Southgate hopes to persuade Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha not to switch allegiance to the Ivory Coast, he revealed this week.

Zaha, capped twice by England, has asked world governing body FIFA to allow him to play for the Ivory Coast, which is the country of his birth.

Southgate lands England job on permanent basis

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate was appointed England's new full-time manager on Wednesday and will lead the national team's challenge for the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championship.

The 46-year-old, who has been in charge of the England squad for four games on a temporary basis, signed a four-year contract, the Football Assocation (FA) announced.

Gareth Southgate Set To Be Appointed As Lowest Paid England Manager In 16 Years

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As if you hadn't cottoned on, it's being widely reported this morning that the FA are all set to ensure four more years of trenchant mediocrity by officially appointing Gareth Southgate as the new England manager.

Having come through a four-game interim apprenticeship unbeaten, Southgate has now signed a four-year contract to take over on a permanent basis.

Southgate offered England job – reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate has been offered the England manager's job and could be confirmed in the role as early as Monday, according to British newspaper reports on Thursday.

Southgate, who recently completed a four-game stint as interim manager, was interviewed by a five-man panel at the St George's Park national football centre in Burton-on-Trent, central England, last Monday.

Southgate offered England job – reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate has been offered the England manager's job and could be confirmed in the role as early as Monday, according to British newspaper reports on Thursday.

Southgate, who recently completed a four-game stint as interim manager, was interviewed by a five-man panel at the St George's Park national football centre in Burton-on-Trent, central England, last Monday.

Southgate set for England interview Monday – reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the full-time post of England manager on Monday, the BBC and several other British media organisations reported Friday.

Southgate, 46, was placed in interim charge after Sam Allardyce left the role in September.

His four games as caretaker boss yielded 2018 World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw with Slovenia and another draw in a friendly international against Spain at Wembley.

Southgate set for England interview Monday – reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the full-time post of England manager on Monday, the BBC and several other British media organisations reported Friday.

Southgate, 46, was placed in interim charge after Sam Allardyce left the role in September.

His four games as caretaker boss yielded 2018 World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw with Slovenia and another draw in a friendly international against Spain at Wembley.

England: Wayne Rooney Was Ruled Out Of Spain Friendly After ‘Tripping Over Bottle Of Energy Drink’

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The most convoluted non-story to emerge from the international break has moved into its sixth day by taking an unsurprising turn for the slapstick.

With the national press steadfastly refusing to let it die, the latest fromThe Sun is that Wayne Rooney is to be stripped of the England captaincy for drinking on his night off specifically for defying Gareth Southgate's orders to call it quits.

Reports: Gareth Southgate To Be Appointed Permanent England Manager ‘By The End Of The Month’

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After coming through his four-match probationary interim period unscathed, it looks like Gareth Southgate is now rightly, you might say the leading contender to become the next full and proper England manager.

Indeed, the Guardian arecertain that The FA will present Southgate with a four-year, £1.

‘I’m So Disappointed In You’ – Crystal Palace Fan Posts Utterly Heart-Broken Response To John Salako’s ‘Brexit/Trump’ Tweet

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Though he was more synonymous with the left wing in his playing days, John Salako has today courted a ripple of consternation by emitting a Tweet in which the former Crystal Palace wideman mentioned the EU Referendum, Donald Trump and Gareth Southgate in the same breath.

Drawing parallels with Brexit and Trump, Salako speculated that the FA should hire Southgate as England manager on a permanent basis as it represented a sea change in terms of the established norm.

Stand-in Southgate proud of England impact

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate said he has shown he can handle "big matches" after concluding his four-game tenure as England's interim manager with a 2-2 friendly draw against Spain.

Appointed caretaker manager in the wake of Sam Allardyce's departure, Southgate led England to two wins and two draws in his brief stint at the helm, culminating in Tuesday's result at Wembley.

English Premier League

3 To See: Manchester City vs. Chelsea team news, el Clasico and a Rome derby

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Is Alan Pardew set for the chop at Crystal Palace?

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Alexis Sanchez, Nemanja Matic, Negredo… Names of the Premier League, week 13

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Chelsea 2-1 Spurs: Game in 17 Tweets as dogged Blues end Spurs’ unbeaten record

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3 To See: Chelsea vs. Spurs team news, Bayern Munich vs. Leverkusen and Monaco vs. Marseille

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Yaya Toure, Virgil van Dijk and other names for your fantasy team… Names of the Premier League, weeks 11 and 12

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Probes widen into youth sex abuse at English football clubs

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London (AFP) Police investigations into the sexual abuse of youngsters within English football widened Friday as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.

Jason Dunford, once a youth player with Premier League giants Manchester City, added to the growing tide of abuse accusations that have rocked the English game by alleging that a football paedophile ring was covered up.

Probes widen into youth sex abuse at English football clubs

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London (AFP) Police investigations into the sexual abuse of youngsters within English football widened Friday as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.

Jason Dunford, once a youth player with Premier League giants Manchester City, added to the growing tide of abuse accusations that have rocked the English game by alleging that a football paedophile ring was covered up.

Police extend English soccer sex abuse inquiries

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London (AFP) Police said Friday they were widening the scope of their investigations into sexual abuse within English football as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.

Jason Dunford, once a youth player with Premier League giants Manchester City, added to the growing tide of abuse accusations that have rocked the English game by alleging that a football paedophile ring was covered up.

Police extend English soccer sex abuse inquiries

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London (AFP) Police said Friday they were widening the scope of their investigations into sexual abuse within English football as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.

Jason Dunford, once a youth player with Premier League giants Manchester City, added to the growing tide of abuse accusations that have rocked the English game by alleging that a football paedophile ring was covered up.

UK football sex abuse claims rise as Rooney lauds victims

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London (AFP) A former youth player with Premier League giants Manchester City alleged Friday that a football paedophile ring was covered up as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.

Jason Dunford added to the growing tide of abuse accusations that have rocked English football.

UK football sex abuse claims rise as Rooney lauds victims

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London (AFP) A former youth player with Premier League giants Manchester City alleged Friday that a football paedophile ring was covered up as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.

Jason Dunford added to the growing tide of abuse accusations that have rocked English football.

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: Game in 10 Tweets as Giroud rescues the Gunners

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3 To See: Manchester United vs. Arsenal team news, Der Klassiker and the Madrid derby

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Ashley Fletcher: Bilic told me West Ham are similar to Manchester United

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Frank Lampard vs Steven Gerrard: Who was the better player?

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It’s an age-old debate, with seemingly no logical conclusion. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard defined a generation of English central midfielders and yet, they can’t be unanimously separated in an individual comparison. They were similar in so many ways, and yet different in so many others.

Statistically, Lampard’s 211 goals in 648 games for Chelsea seems far far superior to Gerrard’s 186 in 710 for Liverpool.

From Eric Bailly to Sadio Mane, the top 10 best Premier League summer signings of 2016/17 so far

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Wayne Rooney

England: FA Take No Action Against Adam Lallana And Jordan Henderson Over ‘Strip Club’ Reports

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In an usual change of pace for the organisation, the FA have confirmed that they won't be taking any action against Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson over reports the pair visited a strip club while on international duty.

Lallana and Henderson both found themselves dragged into the tabloid mire in the wake of Wayne Rooney's scandalous visit to the England team's hotel bar just 24 hours after last Friday's win over Scotland.

Liverpool duo face no action over strip club visit

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Gary Neville defenders Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney

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Course they will have done!! And?? https://t.co/9tph6aZmgS Gary Neville (@GNev2) November 18, 2016 It's embarrassing. Wayne Rooney...

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‘The Legends We Love Drank And Smoked Like Devils’ – Jurgen Klopp Defends Wayne Rooney For Boozing On His Night Off

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Jurgen Klopp has had his say on the Wayne Rooney non-issue that refuses to go away, with the Liverpool manager defending the England captain's extra-curricular night on the sherbert.

Rooney duly apologised to all and sundry after being photographed looking a little bleary at a wedding reception the night after England's recent 3-0 win over Scotland.

England: FA To Review Players ‘Free Time’ Policy After Wayne Rooney Apologises For ‘Boozy’ Tabloid Photos

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The FA plan to launch one of their famous root-and-branch reviews ofthe house ruleson how England players are allowed tospend their free time while on international duty.

This all comes after photos were sold to the tabloids reportedly showing a "boozy" Wayne Rooneylolling around at a wedding reception LESS THAN 24 HOURS after England's World Cup qualifying win over Scotland last Friday.

Spain

England: Joe Hart Did The ‘Mannequin Challenge’ All On His Lonesome Against Spain (Video)

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Pies havebeen pointedly trying to steer clear of the Mannequin Challenge of late, but even we curmudgeonly sticks in the mud found footage of Lonely Joe Hart's attempt amusing.

Indeed, while England teammates Jamie Vardy, Raheem Sterling and Theo Walcott all lulled everybody into thinking their teles had frozen afterthe former's goal against Spain on Tuesday night, Hart performed his own version of the viralchallenge up at the other end of the Wembley pitch.

Photo: Man Utd’s Ander Herrera celebrates his Spain debut

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I will never forget this night

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Spurs’ Eric Dier vows to see Man Utd’s Ander Herrera soon over elbow

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Video: Liverpool flop Iago Aspas scores a beauty vs England

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Former @LFC forward @aspas10 just scored this stunner against @England https://t.co/SGllZRMKBA ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 15, 2016...

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The Rest

Zaha answers Ivory Coast call

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Abidjan (AFP) Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has swapped his international allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast, where he was born, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said on Sunday.

Zaha, 24, was born in Abidjan but appeared in two friendlies for England under former Three Lions' boss Roy Hodgson, making his debut against Sweden in November 2012.

Photo: Liverpool’s Adam Lallana leaves Wembley

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Adam Lallana seemed in good spirits leaving Wembley tonight pic.twitter.com/3KPJCQEvWO Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) November 15,...

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