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Conte questions Hazard’s Belgium call-up

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expressed surprise on Friday over Eden Hazard’s call-up by Belgium.

Hazard, 26, has not yet played for Chelsea this season after fracturing his right ankle on international duty in June.

But he has been called up by Belgium coach Roberto Martinez for next month’s World Cup qualifying matches against Gibraltar and Greece.

Conte questions Hazard’s Belgium call-up

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expressed surprise on Friday over Eden Hazard’s call-up by Belgium.

Hazard, 26, has not yet played for Chelsea this season after fracturing his right ankle on international duty in June.

But he has been called up by Belgium coach Roberto Martinez for next month’s World Cup qualifying matches against Gibraltar and Greece.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Southgate wards against England arrogance

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) England must learn to be more streetwise but ward against arrogance, interim manager Gareth Southgate said ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against old enemies Scotland at Wembley.

Southgate said the difference between arrogance and confidence had come up during a squad meeting before the game, which is the third assignment of his four-match tenure.

Southgate wards against England arrogance

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) England must learn to be more streetwise but ward against arrogance, interim manager Gareth Southgate said ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against old enemies Scotland at Wembley.

Southgate said the difference between arrogance and confidence had come up during a squad meeting before the game, which is the third assignment of his four-match tenure.

Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

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Amsterdam (AFP) The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

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Amsterdam (AFP) The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

English Premier League

Martinez: This Chelsea star reminds me of Messi

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Former Everton manager, Roberto Martínez, has said that he finds shades of similarity between Chelsea superstar, Eden Hazard and Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi. The Belgian winger has been in great form this season, and scored a wonderful solo goal against Arsenal on Saturday to help Chelsea move nine points clear at the top.

Swansea’s decision to hire Bob Bradley is a gamble worth taking

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Swansea's decision to appoint Bob Bradley asmanager is a brave and bold move by the Premier League club, one that goes against the grain and posits plenty of doubts and fears about the American's chances of turning around the team's future.

But despite the negativity, Swansea City supporters should keep the faith.

Swansea’s decision to hire Bob Bradley is a gamble worth taking

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Swansea's decision to appoint Bob Bradley asmanager is a brave and bold move by the Premier League club, one that goes against the grain and posits plenty of doubts and fears about the American's chances of turning around the team's future.

But despite the negativity, Swansea City supporters should keep the faith.

Everton

Official: Roberto Martinez Appointed As New Manager Of Belgium National Side

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Now there's one you didn't see coming. Just before the end of play on Wednesday evening, the Belgian Football Association (KBVB) announced that they'd appointed Roberto Martinez as their new head coach.

You may recall that KBVBposted an advert for their vacancyon their official website a week or two ago,shortly after former incumbent Marc Wilmots was sent packing.

Everton’s Ronald Koeman appointment can trigger infectious ambition at Goodison

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When Everton looked set to miss out on Ronald Koeman, the man anointed as the club's top target to fill the vacancy left by the dismissed Roberto Martinez, there would have been a collective shrug of the shoulders from the majority of those of a blue persuasion.

This was, after all, adhering to the recent Everton way—we tried, we nearly succeeded, we'll try again, it's all alright.

Everton’s Ronald Koeman appointment can trigger infectious ambition at Goodison

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When Everton looked set to miss out on Ronald Koeman, the man anointed as the club's top target to fill the vacancy left by the dismissed Roberto Martinez, there would have been a collective shrug of the shoulders from the majority of those of a blue persuasion.

This was, after all, adhering to the recent Everton way—we tried, we nearly succeeded, we'll try again, it's all alright.

Everton agree deal for Southampton manager Koeman — reports

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London (AFP) Everton have agreed a deal to hire Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, according to British media reports on Tuesday.

Koeman is Everton's top choice to succeed Roberto Martinez, who was sacked just before the end of the Premier League campaign, and the Dutchman is now on the verge of sealing his switch to Goodison Park.

Everton agree deal for Southampton manager Koeman — reports

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London (AFP) Everton have agreed a deal to hire Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, according to British media reports on Tuesday.

Koeman is Everton's top choice to succeed Roberto Martinez, who was sacked just before the end of the Premier League campaign, and the Dutchman is now on the verge of sealing his switch to Goodison Park.

Everton Linked With A Move For Sevilla Boss Unai Emery

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According to reports out of England, Premier League side Everton have approached Sevilla boss Unai Emery about taking over from Roberto Martinez as manager at Goodison Park.

Emery led Sevilla to a third successive Europa League title on Wednesday when the Spanish club beat Everton's fierce Merseyside rivals, Liverpool, 3-1 in Switzerland.

Everton begin post-Martinez era by beating Norwich

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Liverpool (AFP) Everton claimed a rare home win as they beat relegated Norwich City 3-0 on the final day of the Premier League season in their first match since Roberto Martinez was sacked as manager.

Caretaker coaches Joe Royle and David Unsworth named an experimental side, and James McCarthy lashed them into the lead after good work by Keiran Dowell.

Everton begin post-Martinez era by beating Norwich

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Liverpool (AFP) Everton claimed a rare home win as they beat relegated Norwich City 3-0 on the final day of the Premier League season in their first match since Roberto Martinez was sacked as manager.

Caretaker coaches Joe Royle and David Unsworth named an experimental side, and James McCarthy lashed them into the lead after good work by Keiran Dowell.

Tim Howard Pens Emotional Farewell Letter To Everton Ahead Of His Move Back Home

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After a decadeof faithful, shouty service at Everton,the end of the season will see Tim Howard mosey off into the sunset as heprepares to make the final Quantum Leap back home to MLS with the Colorado Rapids.

Understandably, it's all been a bit of a wrench for the 37-year-old goalkeeper, who decided to say farewell tohis adopted Evertonian family by way of an emotional open letter.

Koeman set to see out Saints contract despite Everton talk

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London (AFP) Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has insisted he is determined to fulfil his contract after being linked with the vacancy at Premier League rivals Everton.

Roberto Martinez was sacked by the Merseysiders on Thursday and Dutch boss Koeman was immediately suggested as a candidate to replace the Spaniard.

Koeman set to see out Saints contract despite Everton talk

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London (AFP) Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has insisted he is determined to fulfil his contract after being linked with the vacancy at Premier League rivals Everton.

Roberto Martinez was sacked by the Merseysiders on Thursday and Dutch boss Koeman was immediately suggested as a candidate to replace the Spaniard.

David Unsworth and Joe Royle in charge of Everton after Roberto Martinez

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Martinez sacked after Everton slump

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London (AFP) Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced on Thursday, confirming widespread reports in the British media.

In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Martinez sacked after Everton slump

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London (AFP) Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced on Thursday, confirming widespread reports in the British media.

In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Everton sack Martinez, Frank De Boer expected in Liverpool to sign on as next manager

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Everton have parted ways with Roberto Martínez and put the Spaniard’s three seasons in charge to the end.

News of the club sacking the manager started doing rounds a few hours before the announcement was made and the confirmation of his exit followed the resolution of talks between the club and the manager’s representatives over a severance payment.

Martinez sacked after Everton slump

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London (AFP) Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced on Thursday, confirming widespread reports in the British media.

In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Martinez sacked after Everton slump

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London (AFP) Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced on Thursday, confirming widespread reports in the British media.

In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Everton sack manager Roberto Martinez

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London (AFP) Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced on Thursday, confirming widespread reports in the British media.

In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Everton sack manager Roberto Martinez

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London (AFP) Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced on Thursday, confirming widespread reports in the British media.

In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Everton sack manager Martinez: reports

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London (AFP) Roberto Martinez has been sacked as manager of Everton, Sky Sports and other British media reported Thursday.

The Spaniard had come under increasing pressure during a run that has seen the Merseyside club win just one of their past 11 Premier League matches and lose to Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Everton sack manager Martinez: reports

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London (AFP) Roberto Martinez has been sacked as manager of Everton, Sky Sports and other British media reported Thursday.

The Spaniard had come under increasing pressure during a run that has seen the Merseyside club win just one of their past 11 Premier League matches and lose to Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Thursday Kickoff: Martinez, Pochettino, Mourinho and more

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Thursday has already proven to be a busy day for Premier League managers, as one has seen his tenure ended while another has extended his time with his title-challenging club.

Everton has reportedly fired manager Roberto Martinez. The Toffees won just one of their last 10 games under the Spanish manager, who was contracted to the club until 2019.

Official: Everton Sack Manager Roberto Martinez After Lethargic, Underwhelming Season

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It's felt like an inevitability for several weeks, but today Everton have finally pulled the plug on Roberto Martinez's three-year stintin charge at Goodison.

The clubare yet to formally announcement the news, but it's already been confirmed by BBC Sport.

They report that Martinez has been removed from his post with immediate effect after overseeing a largely underwhelmingcampaign in which Everton have won just five league games at home all season.

Reports: Everton Identify Stoke Boss Mark Hughes As Ideal Replacement For Roberto Martinez

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It would seem that the Everton board are tiring of Roberto Martinez's ongoing project to turn theToffeesinto Wigan 2.0 and as such, the Spaniard is verging on straying into 'borrowed time' territory at Goodison.

According to the press, Everton's hierarchy are currently in the process of cobbling together a shortlist of replacements for Martinez, with the Mirror proclaiming this morning that Mark Hughes of Stoke is their tippy-top pick.

Everton’s dismal home form could be best reason to sack Roberto Martinez

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Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager, has gone from hero to zero in three years and there is a feeling at Goodison Park that the Spaniard could be sacked at the end of this season.

The situation for Martinez has intensified given that the Toffees have a new majority owner in Farhad Moshiri who purchased 49.

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Retro Football: Young Roberto Martinez Demonstrates How To Defend Against Long Throw-Ins, 1996 (Video)

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Having pioneered a slew of innovative systems with Everton (the 'hopelessly isolated frontman' and the 'hideously exposed flat back two' instantly spring to mind) in recent years, it's largely agreed that Roberto Martinez is one of football's greatest tactical minds.

Belgium: Arsenal Icon Thierry Henry Appointed As Roberto Martinez’s Assistant

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It's been announced that Thierry Henry is to join the Belgium national team's coaching staff to work asRoberto Martinez's assistant.

In a similarly unforeseenappointment, ex-Everton manager Martinez was appointed as Belgium's new head coach earlier this month after answering an advert posted on the Belgian FA website.