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Forget what I did at Leicester, says new Nantes coach Ranieri

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri insists his incredible achievements at Leicester City count for nothing now that he has taken over at sleeping French giants Nantes, where he was unveiled as their new coach on Monday.

“I have missed being out on the pitch. But we must forget what I did at Leicester.

Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud.

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real Madrid again, was ordered to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.

Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud.

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real Madrid again, was ordered to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.

Bosz unveiled as new coach of Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Dutchman Peter Bosz has been named as the new coach of Borussia Dortmund, the German giants announced on Tuesday.

“Peter Bosz is the new BVB Head Coach. Contract will last until 2019,” Dortmund said on their Twitter account, announcing the appointment.

Bosz, 53, arrives from Ajax after leading the Dutch side to the final of the Europa League, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United last month.

Bosz unveiled as new coach of Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Dutchman Peter Bosz has been named as the new coach of Borussia Dortmund, the German giants announced on Tuesday.

“Peter Bosz is the new BVB Head Coach. Contract will last until 2019,” Dortmund said on their Twitter account, announcing the appointment.

Bosz, 53, arrives from Ajax after leading the Dutch side to the final of the Europa League, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United last month.

Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss

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Barcelona (AFP) – Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde is the man charged with reviving Barcelona’s fortunes after being confirmed as the Catalan giants’ new boss on a two-year deal on Monday.

“Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way,” club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said at a press conference.

Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss

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Barcelona (AFP) – Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde is the man charged with reviving Barcelona’s fortunes after being confirmed as the Catalan giants’ new boss on a two-year deal on Monday.

“Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way,” club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said at a press conference.

Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.

Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.

Barcelona to make coach appointment on Monday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.

Barcelona to make coach appointment on Monday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.

Cristiano Ronaldo postpones UK appearance after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has postponed a schedule appearance in London on Saturday following the Manchester terror attack.

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, once a Manchester United player, had been due to promote SIXPAD training gear at a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel on Saturday.

Man Utd cancel Europa League press conference after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Manchester United cancelled their pre-match press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of the Europa League final after a bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people, including children.

“Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm,” United said in a statement, on the eve of the final.

Man Utd cancel Europa League press conference after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Manchester United cancelled their pre-match press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of the Europa League final after a bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people, including children.

“Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm,” United said in a statement, on the eve of the final.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pledges immediate future to club

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London (AFP) – Tottenham fans can look forward to at least another season under charismatic Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino after he committed himself to staying on on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old - who cut his coaching teeth first in La Liga with Espanyol and then at Premier League side Southampton - told a press conference he could not leave even if he wanted to as there is no buy out clause in his contract.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pledges immediate future to club

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London (AFP) – Tottenham fans can look forward to at least another season under charismatic Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino after he committed himself to staying on on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old - who cut his coaching teeth first in La Liga with Espanyol and then at Premier League side Southampton - told a press conference he could not leave even if he wanted to as there is no buy out clause in his contract.

‘We have won nothing yet’ Zidane warns Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid must hold their nerve in the La Liga title run-in coach Zinedine Zidane warned on Tuesday ahead of the catch up game against Celta Vigo.

Real are level on 87 points with bitter rivals Barcelona but because Barca enjoy a better head-to-head record Zidane’s charges need four points from their two remaining ties with Vigo and Malaga at the weekend.

Argentina defender Demichelis to retire

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Madrid (AFP) – Malaga’s Argentina international Martin Demichelis announced Monday he will retire after next weekend’s final match of the season, a La Liga title decider for opponents Real Madrid.

“Alas, this day arrives for all of us. I’ve been thinking about it for a while because I’ve always been concerned about the end of my career as a professional footballer,” Demichelis told a press conference.

Argentina defender Demichelis to retire

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Madrid (AFP) – Malaga’s Argentina international Martin Demichelis announced Monday he will retire after next weekend’s final match of the season, a La Liga title decider for opponents Real Madrid.

“Alas, this day arrives for all of us. I’ve been thinking about it for a while because I’ve always been concerned about the end of my career as a professional footballer,” Demichelis told a press conference.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Dortmund future open after spat

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel on Friday threw open his future as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach in the aftermath of his public disagreement with the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

When asked in a press conference if he will stay on next season, Tuchel replied: “I am the wrong person to talk to about this.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Dortmund future open after spat

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel on Friday threw open his future as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach in the aftermath of his public disagreement with the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

When asked in a press conference if he will stay on next season, Tuchel replied: “I am the wrong person to talk to about this.

Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney wants to remain at Old Trafford next season despite his lack of playing time under manager Jose Mourinho, he said on Wednesday.

Rooney, 31, has made only 22 starts across all competitions this season and has been linked with a move to either the Chinese Super League or former club Everton.

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Balance key to outfoxing Atletico Madrid: Leicester’s Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City must strike the right emotional and tactical balance if they are to make more history against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.

Exactly eight years on from a 2-0 win at Southend United that saw Leicester promoted from the third tier, England’s miracle club are one victory away from a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Philadelphia Union

CS Herediano manager says Philadelphia Union have made Elías Aguilar a formal offer

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The Costa Rican No. 10 may be joining the blue and gold

Elías Aguilar's manager says the Costa Rican midfielder has received a formal offer to join the Philadelphia Union.

Club Sport Herediano manager Jafet Soto brought up the subject in a press conference on Wednesday, according to a report in LaPrensaLibre.

MLS plans to improve TV ratings, Manchester United vs. Ajax in Europa League Final: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/12/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Yaro getting closer to returning to Union
At his weekly press conference, Head Coach Jim Curtin gave some encouraging news about Union centerback Josh Yaro.

Union looking for elusive road win in final trip to 'historic' and 'grimy' RFK Stadium
Barring a possible playoff series, Saturday will be the Philadelphia Union's last game at RFK Stadium.

Jim Curtin

Highlights from Jim Curtin’s Press Conference

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Jim Curtin talked about Derrick Jones' red card, the back four, Deshorn Brown and more in Wednesday's press conference

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin talked about a wide range of topics, looking back at the 2-0 loss to New York Red Bulls on Sunday and forward to a league match against D.

Union press conference, MLS recap, Wenger finally defeats Mourinho: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/8/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin's Post-Game Press Conference from Union vs. New York Red Bulls
Here's Jim Curtin's press conference from this weekend's game.

D.C. United drop more points at home in 1-0 loss to Montreal Impact
The Union face DC United on Saturday here's how their last game went.

Union press conference, David Villa contract extension: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/4/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Richie Marquez goal vs. Portland named TruMark Financial Goal of the Month for April
Richie Marquez headed home a corner from Haris Medunjanin in the Union's match against Portland, which fans voted as April's Goal of the Month.

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek press conference

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On Tuesday, Jim Curtin spoke to the media about working through a bad run, Josh Yaro's fitness, and putting together 90 minutes ahead of Philadelphia Union's trip to play LA Galaxy.

Newcastle United

Rafa Gives Huge Hint This Player Will Get New Deal in Summer

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It seems that Rafa Benitez in his press conferencelet one slip in answering one of the questions on players who have been playing without being 100% fit. Two players whose contracts will run out at the end of are Yoan Gouffran (44 appearances 39 starts this season) and Vernon Anita (31 Appearances 26 [.

Calm Rafa Confident He’ll Have Successful Meeting With Ashley

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Rafa had a very positive press conferencethis afternoon where he talked about the final game of the season against Barnsley at St. James' Park, which will be a celebration of a very successful season and maybe even the celebration of going up as Champions we will have to wait and see. But Rafa was [.

Video – Rafa’s Sky Interview After Great 2-0 Win – He’s Staying

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Here's Rafa Benitez Sky Sports interview after the great 2-0 win at Cardiff City last night and at the end of the interview Rafa is asked if he is excited about the future and he says yesand smiles. None of this "we will see" after last night's performance and earlier in the week [...]

Big Crisis At Newcastle – What Crisis At Newcastle?

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From the quotes coming out of Rafa Benitez' press conference this morning it looks very much like he's calmed everybody down as he revealed the HMRC investigation is for things that were done four or five years ago when players likeSylvanMarveaux were at the club. Sylvain is one of four people arrested in France yesterday [.

Can Newcastle Get Second Win In A Row At Cardiff?

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Rafa Benitezwill give his press conference tomorrow afternoon for our second last game of an extremely grueling Championship season at Cardiff City. The performance on Monday night at home was good against Preston, especially in second half when Newcastle started to look in compete control. What we need is another win on Friday to get [.

Press Conference – Gayle Not Ready But Clark Fit

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the very vital game at home on Monday night against Preston where a win would almost guarantee us a promotion place this season. Indeed if the Terriers don't win at Fulham tomorrow and we get all 3 points against Preston we will be promoted. I just [.

Concerned Rafa Benitez Admits He Doesn’t Know What’s Wrong

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This may come as a surprise to Newcastle fans that Rafa Benitez doesn't really know what is wrong with his Newcastle team over the last three games, in which we have picked up only one single point and lost our chance to go back up as Champions. It's never easy to support Newcastle and after [...]

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Wenger drops biggest hint yet that he’s staying at Arsenal

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Following Arsenal's hard-fought 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was in a jovial mood as he addressed the pre-match press conference ahead of the mid-week clash against Leicester City. On being asked about his future, the Arsenal manager remained coy on the subject but [.

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

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Soorie, What Are They All Aboot, eh? Toronto FC

"It is very important for us that we won. This is the first consecutive win we have had since I have been here". Although Paunovic spoke those words with a sigh of relief, by the end of his post-match press conference after Chicago's 3-0 thrashing of New England, he was full of hope and confidence.