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Wolves break transfer record for Portuguese star

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London (AFP) – Highly-rated Portugal Under-21 international Ruben Neves became second-tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers’ record signing on Saturday, joining the Chinese-owned team from Porto for a reported £15.8 million ($20.3m, 17.9m euros).

The 20-year-old - who in 2015 became the youngest Champions League captain of all time in a match with Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv - signed a five-year contract and is reunited with former Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wolves break transfer record for Portuguese star

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London (AFP) – Highly-rated Portugal Under-21 international Ruben Neves became second-tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers’ record signing on Saturday, joining the Chinese-owned team from Porto for a reported £15.8 million ($20.3m, 17.9m euros).

The 20-year-old - who in 2015 became the youngest Champions League captain of all time in a match with Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv - signed a five-year contract and is reunited with former Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Trophyless Porto part ways with Nuno

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Lisbon (AFP) – FC Porto, without a trophy in four seasons, on Monday parted ways with coach Nuno Espirito Santo, appointed in June 2016 at the end of another disappointing campaign.

The northern Portugal team, which won nine league titles between 2003-13 as well as enjoying European success in winning the 2004 Champions League and two UEFA Cup/Europa League trophies, said it had come to a mutual agreement with the Portuguese coach, a 43-year-old former goalkeeper at the club.

Dybala fires Juve past depleted Porto

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A first-half penalty from Paulo Dybala helped fire Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday after a 1-0 win sent the Serie A champions through 3-0 on aggregate.

Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo had hailed Juve’s 20-game unbeaten home run in Europe as he played down the Portuguese side’s chances of overturning a 2-0 first leg defeat at the Estadio do Dragao.

Barcelona-style comeback unlikely, admits Porto coach

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – If Porto overturn a 2-0 deficit at Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday it would be a sensation to rival that of Barcelona’s comeback last week, but coach Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted such a prospect is slim.

Juventus, unbeaten over 20 consecutive home games in Europe, are expected to secure a quarter-final place after beating 10-man Porto 2-0 in Portugal in the first leg of their last-16 tie three weeks ago.

Barcelona-style comeback unlikely, admits Porto coach

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – If Porto overturn a 2-0 deficit at Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday it would be a sensation to rival that of Barcelona’s comeback last week, but coach Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted such a prospect is slim.

Juventus, unbeaten over 20 consecutive home games in Europe, are expected to secure a quarter-final place after beating 10-man Porto 2-0 in Portugal in the first leg of their last-16 tie three weeks ago.

Porto agree 20-million-euro Torres deal

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Lisbon (AFP) – Porto on Thursday activated a 20-million-euro clause to make midfielder Oliver Torres’s loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent in the second biggest deal in the history of the Portuguese league.

The 22-year-old Spaniard’s move is just two million euros shy of the record transfer of 22 million euros that Benfica paid Atletico for Mexican international Raul Jimenez in 2015.

Porto agree 20-million-euro Torres deal

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Lisbon (AFP) – Porto on Thursday activated a 20-million-euro clause to make midfielder Oliver Torres’s loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent in the second biggest deal in the history of the Portuguese league.

The 22-year-old Spaniard’s move is just two million euros shy of the record transfer of 22 million euros that Benfica paid Atletico for Mexican international Raul Jimenez in 2015.

Nuno Espirito Santo named new Porto football coach

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Lisbon (AFP) Nuno Espirito Santo was on Wednesday named as the new coach of Porto, two days after the sacking of Jose Peseiro.

The 42-year-old former goalkeeper has signed a two-year deal, Porto said in a statement.

Nuno, who played for Porto, ended his playing career in 2010 before taking up his first coaching post at Rio Ave two years later.

Nuno Espirito Santo named new Porto football coach

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Lisbon (AFP) Nuno Espirito Santo was on Wednesday named as the new coach of Porto, two days after the sacking of Jose Peseiro.

The 42-year-old former goalkeeper has signed a two-year deal, Porto said in a statement.

Nuno, who played for Porto, ended his playing career in 2010 before taking up his first coaching post at Rio Ave two years later.

Porto release coach Peseiro

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Lisbon (AFP) Porto, without a title in three years, have released coach Jose Peseiro after a string of poor results, the Portuguese club said Monday.

Peseiro arrived in Porto in January from Egyptian outfit Al-Ahly to take over from Spaniard Julen Lopetegui.

But the 56-year-old Portuguese coach was unable to turn around a season that saw Porto eliminated by Chelsea in the Champions League before a third-place league finish behind Lisbon-based rivals Benfica and Sporting.

Porto release coach Peseiro

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Lisbon (AFP) Porto, without a title in three years, have released coach Jose Peseiro after a string of poor results, the Portuguese club said Monday.

Peseiro arrived in Porto in January from Egyptian outfit Al-Ahly to take over from Spaniard Julen Lopetegui.

But the 56-year-old Portuguese coach was unable to turn around a season that saw Porto eliminated by Chelsea in the Champions League before a third-place league finish behind Lisbon-based rivals Benfica and Sporting.

La Liga

Five keys to Valencia’s demise

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Madrid (AFP) La Liga giants Valencia are searching for theirninth permanent coach in the past four years following the sacking of former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran.

The six-time Spanish champions are enduring their worst start to a league season for 17 years as four straight defeats to start to the campaign leaves them rooted to the foot of the table.

Valencia confirms the departure of head coach Nuno

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Valencia confirmed on Monday that Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left the La Liga club. Nuno had already said on Sunday night following a 1-0 defeat to Sevilla that he was resigning.

"Nuno Espirito Santo, who until now was the coach, is no longer tied to Valencia, after coming to an amicable agreement with the institution," said a statement on Valencia's website.

Valencia confirms the departure of head coach Nuno

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Valencia confirmed on Monday that Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left the La Liga club. Nuno had already said on Sunday night following a 1-0 defeat to Sevilla that he was resigning.

"Nuno Espirito Santo, who until now was the coach, is no longer tied to Valencia, after coming to an amicable agreement with the institution," said a statement on Valencia's website.

La Liga Season Previews 2015/16: Atletico Madrid and Valencia – Surprise title contenders?

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Phil Neville Both Has And Hasn’t Been Appointed As Valencia Assistant Manager

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There's been an unexpected and slightly confusing yarn concerning Phil Neville emanating from La Liga over the past day or so, with the news that the former Manchester United manboth has and indeedhasn't been appointed as the new Valencia assistant manager.

Valencia manager Nuno downplays his role with rejuvenated team

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Valencia manager Nuno Santo has downplayed the role he has played with the rejuvenated La Liga side this season,stating he is only one part of a team where no one person is more important than the next.

Last year, Valenciamissed out on European qualification for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

Valencia manager Nuno downplays his role with rejuvenated team

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Valencia manager Nuno Santo has downplayed the role he has played with the rejuvenated La Liga side this season,stating he is only one part of a team where no one person is more important than the next.

Last year, Valenciamissed out on European qualification for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

Nuno Espirito Santo Extends Contract With Valencia Until June 2018

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Valencia have reached an agreement withcoach Nuno Espirito Santo to extend his current deal with the Spanish club until June 2018.

Nuno replaced former Los Che boss Juan Antonio Pizzi last summer, and his current deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign.

Valencia have enjoyed a solid startin La Liga, defeating defending Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and European/Club World Cup champions Real Madrid.

Nuno Espirito Santo Extends Contract With Valencia Until June 2018

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Valencia have reached an agreement withcoach Nuno Espirito Santo to extend his current deal with the Spanish club until June 2018.

Nuno replaced former Los Che boss Juan Antonio Pizzi last summer, and his current deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign.

Valencia have enjoyed a solid startin La Liga, defeating defending Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and European/Club World Cup champions Real Madrid.

The Rest

Special bond with Mendes, Portuguese spotted at Stamford Bridge, sparks Chelsea transfer move

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Guus Hiddink has already stated that he will not be managing Chelsea beyond the end of the season, which means the Blues will have to sign a new manager in the summer.