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Ghana head coach, Milovan Rajevac sacked over 2021 AFCON failure after he vowed not to resign
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Ghana head coach, Milovan Rajevac sacked over 2021 AFCON failure after he vowed not to resign

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has been sacked just four days after the country's disastrous outing at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The decision was taken by Ghana FA on Saturday morning after the Black Stars crashed out of the 33rd edition of the AFCON without winning a match. Their 3-2 loss against debutants, Comoros Island on Tuesday sent them packing from the tournament. This comes after the Ministry of Youth and Sports ordered the GFA to review the work and capacity of the Black Stars head coach. "The Ministry made it clear to the GFA that the people of Ghana have lost confidence in the capacity of the current technical team of the Black Stars to deliver success. The Ministry, therefore, asked the GFA to review the work and capacity of the Black Stars technical team led by ...
AFCON 2021: Eguavoen can keep Super Eagles job if he wants – NFF
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AFCON 2021: Eguavoen can keep Super Eagles job if he wants – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said Augustine Eguavoen can keep the national team job on a permanent basis if he wants. The 56-year-old stepped in on an interim basis after Gernot Rohr was sacked in December. Eguavoen has so far impressed at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, with the Super Eagles winning all their Group D fixtures. However, he was supposed to hand over to Jose Peseiro after the tournament. But ESPN reports that the NFF is having second thoughts about that. “We will have to leave him there, unless he doesn’t want the job,” an NFF source said. Eguavoen is currently the NFF Technical Director, but the football house would allow him handle both roles. “What we are even thinking of right now is to give Eguavoen the two jobs. The national team pla...
Rafael Benitez’s Possible Replacement at Everton revealed
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Rafael Benitez’s Possible Replacement at Everton revealed

Former Everton manager, Roberto Martinez’s possible replacement at Goodison Park has been revealed. Benitez was sacked by Everton on Sunday following their 2-1 defeat to Norwich City in a Premier League tie on Saturday Everton’s last victory in the league was in September, being one of the reasons Benitez was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park. According to ESPN, Belgium manager, Roberto Martínez, is the leading candidate to take over following the sacking of Benitez, a former Liverpool and Chelsea coach. Martinez coached Everton in the past from 2013 to 2016. The 48-year-old also managed Wigan Athletic and Swansea City in the past.
Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez
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Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez has given reasons for his failure to do well at Everton. The Spaniard was sacked by Everton on Sunday after recording just seven wins in 22 Premier League games. Everton’s last victory in the league was since September, being one of the reasons he was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park. The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss said he did not know the magnitude of the task when he was appointed Everton manager. On why he accepted the Everton job despite having managed their city arch rivals, Liverpool, Benitez said it was due to his love for the city of Merseyside. “From the very first day, my staff and myself worked as we always do, with commitment and full dedication, we didn’t only have to get results, but we also had to win over people’s hearts,” the S...
Everton sack manager Rafa Benitez after just six-and-a-half months in charge following Norwich defeat
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Everton sack manager Rafa Benitez after just six-and-a-half months in charge following Norwich defeat

Everton have sacked manager Rafael Benitez after just six-and-a-half months in charge following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Norwich. The Toffees have won just once in the Premier League since September and are 15th in the table, six points above the relegation zone and on January 15 lost to lowly ranked Norwich. Benitez, a former manager of Liverpool (Everton's city rivals) was appointed Everton boss last summer but the Spaniard has failed to win over the Goodison Park faithful with his style of football or results. Everton fans displayed a banner calling for his exit during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Norwich. The same banner was also unfurled at their 3-2 FA Cup third-round win at Hull. Everton have lost nine of their past 13 league games, including a 4-1 home defeat by Merseysid...
Football legend, Andriy Shevchenko sacked as Genoa manager after just nine games in charge
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Football legend, Andriy Shevchenko sacked as Genoa manager after just nine games in charge

Genoa have sacked Andriy Shevchenko as their manager after just nine Serie A games in charge. The ex-Chelsea and AC Milan striker signed a deal until 2024 on Nov.7, but an extra-time defeat against his former club AC Milan in the Coppa Italia was the final straw after a dismal run of form. He had failed to win none of its league matches since he took over. 'Genoa CFC announce that coach Andriy Shevchenko has been relieved of his post,' the club wrote in a statement on Saturday. 'The club thanks the coach and his staff for the hard work they have done in recent months.' Shevchenko, who was previously Ukraine manager, has overseen nine league defeats, with his only victory in 11 games a 1-0 win over Salernitana in the Italy Cup. Former Genoa defender Abdoulay Konko has bee...
Rangnick warned to stop using 4-2-2-2 formation after 1-1 draw with Newcastle
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Rangnick warned to stop using 4-2-2-2 formation after 1-1 draw with Newcastle

Ex-Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has told interim manager Ralf Rangnick to abandon his preferred 4-2-2-2 system. Rangnick was appointed in late November after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked at Old Trafford. The German won both of his Premier League fixtures 1-0 against Crystal Palace and Norwich. However, United battled to a 1-1 draw against an impressive Newcastle side on Monday night. Neville feels Rangnick may soon be forced to change the tactical set-up to get the most out of his players. He said: “The problem with this system is twofold. One is that ultimately you don’t have the balance at times. When you’re defending, you actually become a 4-4-2. The issue you’ve got is you’ve got to have a partner for Ronaldo. “It will be interesting to see him ditch...
ABSU sacks lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal
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ABSU sacks lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal

The management of Abia State University, Uturu, has sacked a senior lecturer and former Acting Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Michael Ukaegbu following his alleged involvement in a sex-for-grades scandal. Ukaegbu's sack was conveyed in a communique issued after the 148th regular and resumed meetings of the Governing Council of the university held on Thursday, the 16th and the 20th of December 2021, under the chairmanship of the Pro-Chancellor, Adolphus Wabara. The university Registrar, Acho Elendu also disclosed that the Council also ratified the dismissal of another, Mr Leonard Chukwuma for alleged admission fraud and racketeering.
I Survived Christmas in my Job at Chelsea – Tuchel
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I Survived Christmas in my Job at Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has expressed happiness that he survived Christmas in his job at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Recall that the German was sacked on Christmas Eve in 2020 during his time at Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel, who took over from Frank Lampard in January this year, was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, at PSG. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash with Aston Villa, Tuchel said he would be happy to be involved on Boxing Day for the first time. He said, “I’m very confident that I survive Christmas in my job this year. We are in a fine place, we are not fully happy with the results we had in the home games. “I really focus on t...
Kilmarnock Sack Wright Straight after Abandoned game
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Kilmarnock Sack Wright Straight after Abandoned game

Tommy Wright was sacked by Kilmarnock an hour after their Scottish Championship match against Dunfermline was abandoned due to the fog. Kilmarnock were looking to end a run of three straight defeats in the second tier, all by a 1-0 scoreline, which has seen them slip to fifth in the table. They were drawing 1-1 with Dunfermline when the game was called off in the second half. That announcement came shortly before 4.30pm, and at 5.31pm Kilmarnock confirmed Wright had been relieved of his duties. Director Billy Bowie said: "It is with regret that we have had to take this decision as I know how much Tommy wanted to bring success to Kilmarnock. "We thank him for his hard work and dedication during his time at Rugby Park and wish him all the best for the future. "Everyone at ...
I was Surprised by my Appointment as Eagles Interim coach – Austin Eguavoen
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I was Surprised by my Appointment as Eagles Interim coach – Austin Eguavoen

Interim Super Eagles boss, Augustine Eguavoen said he was shocked when his name was announced as the next coach of the national team. Franco-German gaffer, Gernot Rohr was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the weekend after a series of not-too-good results during the World Cup qualifying series. Eguavoen said he never expected that the former Burkina Faso coach would be sacked despite a cloud hanging over his future. Technical Director of the Federation, Eguavoen was appointed to take over the managerial reins for the time being. “I would say I was shocked, I was surprised when my name was announced after a brief discussion but I thought Gernot Rohr will continue because it has always been is he going to continue is he not going to continue, w...
Super Eagles: Why I turned down Advice from NFF Officials – Rohr
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Super Eagles: Why I turned down Advice from NFF Officials – Rohr

Former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has insisted that he rejected advice from officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, when he was in charge of the Nigeria national team. The NFF sacked Rohr from his role last Sunday and appointed former Eagles captain, Augustine Eguavoen, on interim basis pending the appointment of a permanent boss. Speaking with ESPN, Rohr revealed he didn’t follow some of the suggestions of the officials because he wanted to make players’ selection with his technical staff and not with people from outside the team. “I know Nigerians are passionate about football and everyone has their own favorites and I understand that everybody wants to see some players and we discussed it,” Rohr said. “Perhaps I didn’t follow some of the ...
Sell Man Utd star Immediately Before he get you Sacked – Jordan tells Rangnick
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Sell Man Utd star Immediately Before he get you Sacked – Jordan tells Rangnick

Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan has told Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, to sell Anthony Martial immediately before the France international gets him sacked at Old Trafford. Jordan stated that Martial has all the capabilities of becoming a great player for Man United but has a “heart the size of a pea.” According to him, Martial is the kind of player who can negatively impact the manager and thus should be sold as soon as possible. This is coming less than a week after Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, had said that his client wants to leave Man United in the January window and that he would ‘speak to the club soon’. Speaking to TalkSPORT, Jordan said: “Get the cab ready and put Martial in it as quickly as you possibly can. I think ...
Wayne Rooney to Become Coach of Man Utd’s Rivals
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Wayne Rooney to Become Coach of Man Utd’s Rivals

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, is being considered for the Everton managerial role if Rafa Benitez is sacked, according to the UK Sun. Benitez is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park following a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday. It was the Toffees’ eighth loss of the campaign. Although Benitez retains the backing of Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, a contingency plan is already being drawn up should they need to replace him. Unofficial talks have already taken place between the Toffees and Rooney, who is the current Derby boss. Rooney, who began his playing career at Everton, has so far remained loyal to the Championship task despite the huge task facing him. Having been deducted 21 points by the EFL, the 36-year...
Osimhen reacts to Rohr’s sack as Super Eagles Coach
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Osimhen reacts to Rohr’s sack as Super Eagles Coach

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has wished Gernot Rohr all the best after he was sacked as Super Eagles head coach. Rohr was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after more than five years in charge. The Franco-German had been in charge since 2016, leading the team to the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria finished third. However, the performance of the team over the last 12 months made his position untenable, despite qualifying the team for next year’s AFCON and the 2022 World Cup playoffs. Osimhen wrote on social media: “Thank you for everything coach and I wish you all the best.” The 22-year-old made his Super Eagles debut under Rohr in 2017 and has now become the country’s undisputed talisman. Osimhen scored 10 goal...
Governor Wike sacks Health commissioner for hosting event without his knowledge
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Governor Wike sacks Health commissioner for hosting event without his knowledge

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has sacked the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike, for not seeking the state government’s approval to host the preliminary session of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Governor Wike announced the sacking of Professor Chike when the Chairman of the MDCN, Professor Abba Wasiri Hassan paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday, December 13. He described the decision of the commissioner to host the MDCN without the consent of the state government as most embarrassing. The governor explained that the state government never requested to host the preliminary session of MDCN in Port Harcourt, stressing that the health commissioner erred to have u...
Why NFF sacked Rohr as Super Eagles coach – Pinnick
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Why NFF sacked Rohr as Super Eagles coach – Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has explained why Gernot Rohr was sacked as the head coach of the Super Eagles. Rohr was fired on Sunday after a virtual meeting of the NFF executive committee. Former captain and current NFF Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen, has been put in charge of the three-time African champions. Pinnick has now said the decision was taken to forestall a “disaster” waiting to happen. “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee. “We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision,” Pinnick said on Monday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. Pinnick also said the last two matches under Rohr were abysmal and Nigeria would not h...
Gernot Rohr’s sack: Uncertainty as Nigeria search for new coach
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Gernot Rohr’s sack: Uncertainty as Nigeria search for new coach

Gernot Rohr is gone. The Franco-German is no longer the Super Eagles head coach, following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday. But it feels Rohr should have been gone since 2018, after Nigeria failed to qualify from their World Cup group. The team needed a draw against Argentina to progress. Somehow, they conceded a late goal and duly crashed out. Another good time to have sacked him, was after the 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in November 2020. Rohr’s men threw away a four-goal lead, a result that NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, described as the worst under his tenure. Yet, Pinnick didn’t act. The Leone Stars also held the Super Eagles to a 0-0 draw in Freetown. It essentially meant the three-time African champions failed to win a single game throughout 202...
Rohr sacked as Super Eagles coach, NFF appoints Eguavoen
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Rohr sacked as Super Eagles coach, NFF appoints Eguavoen

Gernot Rohr has been sacked as the coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The NFF has also appointed its Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen, to take charge of the team on an interim basis. “This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three–time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Nigeria’s longest–serving manager,” an official statement on Sunday read. The decision was taken during a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday. Eguavoen will work with Salisu Yusuf, Paul Aigbogun, Joseph Yobo, Dr Terry Eguaoje and Aloysius Agu. Former captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal will provide techni...
Ross Sacked by Hibs after Livingston loss
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Ross Sacked by Hibs after Livingston loss

Jack Ross has been sacked as Hibernian head coach following Wednesday's 1-0 loss at Livingston. The defeat at the Tony Macaroni Arena was Hibs' seventh loss in their last nine league games, and leaves them seventh in the Scottish Premiership table. Assistant head coach John Potter has also departed the club along with Ross, ending his two-year term at Hibs. Ross, 45, who took charge at Easter Road in November 2019 following spells at Alloa, St Mirren and Sunderland, had said he accepted full responsibility for the club's poor run of form. Ross told Sky Sports after the Livingston defeat: "That level of performance was not good enough so the criticism should fall upon me. We were not good enough in all aspects of our play. "That all falls on my shoulders. I own ...
Gary Neville reveals Man United only target this season, rules out Premier League title
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Gary Neville reveals Man United only target this season, rules out Premier League title

Manchester United hero, Gary Neville has insisted that a top four finish and a trophy this season would be deemed a ‘great success’ for the Red Devils. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being sacked and Ralf Rangnick appointed for six months, United fans are hoping the second half of this campaign will be much better. Manchester United returned to sixth position in the league table with 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in Rangnick’s first match on Sunday which proved a good start. “I think if you are being sensible then top four is the target,” Neville told Sky Sports. “What has happened already this season means they cannot win the league. I don’t think they are good enough anyway. “But I think they can certainly have a good season and finish in the top four. It would be incredibl...
Man United set to appoint sacked RB Leipzig manager, Marsch
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Man United set to appoint sacked RB Leipzig manager, Marsch

Manchester United want to appoint sacked RB Leipzig manager, Jesse Marsch. Newly appointed interim boss, Ralf Rangnick wants Marsch in a coaching role at Old Trafford, according to The Times. Marsch was appointed as a replacement for Nagelsmann at RB Leipzig but managed to pick up just five wins in 14 league games. He was sacked on Sunday after just four months in charge and with the side sat in 11th place in the table.. Rangnick has known Marsch since 2015 is ready to offer him a place in the United backroom team. After bringing in Chris Armas and Sascha Lense Rangnick still wants at least one more coach and Marsch would be far cheaper and easier to bring in. Rangnick first employed Marsch at the New York Red Bulls six years ago, the German gaffer also took the America...
Paul Cook Sacked by Ipswich after nine months in charge
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Paul Cook Sacked by Ipswich after nine months in charge

Ipswich have sacked manager Paul Cook following Saturday's goalless draw at home to League Two side Barrow in the FA Cup. The result means Ipswich have won just two of their last nine matches in all competitions, while they have one victory from four in their most recent League One fixtures.   Ipswich are currently 11th in the table, seven points behind MK Dons - who occupy the final play-off spot - and 11 points behind leaders Rotherham. Mark Ashton, Ipswich's chief executive, told the club's website: "Firstly, we would like to thank Paul and his team for their efforts in what has been a difficult transition period for everyone. "I know how much Paul wanted to succeed at this club. However, following discussions with the board, we have decided a change is needed for ...
Chris Cuomo fired by CNN; he speaks out
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Chris Cuomo fired by CNN; he speaks out

CNN's most-watched anchor, Chris Cuomo has been fired by the network "effective immediately." Chris was sacked on Saturday December 4, in the wake of revelations he had helped his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, while he faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Prior to this, it was claimed that CNN management was not aware of his actions which breached the traditional ethics of journalism. CNN was initially suspended Cuomo "indefinitely" on Tuesday November 30, but sacked him on Saturday after a law firm retained by the network submitted its findings on Friday December 3. Producers and other staffers who work on "Cuomo Prime Time" will remain in place. Michael Smerconish, Cuomo's regular substitute, will host the 9 p.m. Eastern hour next week. CNN said ...
RB Leipzig sack head coach Marsch after Union Berlin defeat
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RB Leipzig sack head coach Marsch after Union Berlin defeat

The 48-year-old has paid the ultimate price for the team's poor start to the 2021-22 campaign RB Leipzig have sacked American head coach Jesse Marsch in the wake of their defeat to Union Berlin. Marsch was initially chosen to replace Julian Nagelsmann in the Red Bull Arena hot seat following the German's switch to Bayern Munich, having earned his coaching stripes at Leipzig's sister club Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. The 48-year-old has now been relieved of his duties after just three months in the role following a disastrous start to the season.
NFF reportedly rules out paying severance fee to Coach Gernot Rohr if sacked
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NFF reportedly rules out paying severance fee to Coach Gernot Rohr if sacked

The Nigeria Football Federation will reportedly not pay Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, severance package as both parties are set to end their partnership barely 40 days to the start of AFCON 2022. Fans have complained about Rohr's tactics with the team saying the Super Eagles play poor football. Previous reports say the NFF will have to pay Rohr a severance package if he is sacked but ESPN journalist and former Super Eagles media officer, Colin Udoh has now denied the reports. According to Udoh, the NFF will only pay Rohr his wages for the remainder of his current contract with no severance package. “Top NFF sources tell me there is no severance package in Gernot Rohr’s contract. The federation is only obliged to pay him the remainder of his remuneration and that is what ...
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash
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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United supporters are planning a tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked as manager last Sunday, ESPN reports. The fans are planning to unveil a huge flag dedicated to Solskjaer in the Stretford End ahead of Arsenal’s visit in the Premier League on Thursday. The fixture against the Gunners will be the first home game since the Norwegian’s departure. It is understood they have approached the club about the gesture and it has been approved. Solskjaer has since been replaced by Ralf Rangnick, who has signed a six-month contract with the Old Trafford side. However, because of visa issues and COVID-19 rules, Michael Carrick will take charge of the Red Devils for the third time. Solskjaer was fired the 4-1 defeat at Watford after nearly three years in charg...
Man United stars split over Rangnick’s appointment
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Man United stars split over Rangnick’s appointment

The appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Manchester United manager has divided the players, according to Sky Sports. While some players are delighted to start playing under the former Schalke 04 boss, others have decided to wait to see how his methods are applied. Manchester United announced the appointment of Rangnick as their new boss on Monday and the German is expected to be in charge of the club till the end of the current season. The 63-year-old replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked last week following a poor run of form that saw them lose 4-1 to Watford. Rangnick is expected to oversee first-team affairs on Sunday when United face Crystal Palace Also popular sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano reports that United’s stars are split into two groups. According to...
What I told Rangnick about becoming Man United Manager – Nagelsmann
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What I told Rangnick about becoming Man United Manager – Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich manager, Julian Nagelsmann has said that he sent a message to Ralf Rangnick, telling him it’s ‘great’ that he is being appointed as the interim manager at Manchester United. All is set for Rangnick to be announced as the next manager at Old Trafford on an interim basis until the end of the season. This is following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday. The Norwegian was sacked after he led the team to a 4-1 defeat to lowly Watford. Nagelsmann was one of the managers inspired by Rangnick with his pressing philosophy. “I texted him and told him I think it’s great,” Nagelsmann told a press conference on Friday. “He will do United very well with the way he plays football. “I believe that United will play good games in the next few week...
I am Man Utd’s new manager – Eric Cantona
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I am Man Utd’s new manager – Eric Cantona

Legendary French star, Eric Cantona, has claimed he is the new manager of Manchester United. Cantona made the announcement on his Instagram page on Thursday. United are searching for a new man in charge, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday. Michael Carrick has been put in temporary charge of the first team. But Cantona posted a video declaring he is the club’s new manager. “Hello my friends, I would like to tell you in exclusivity that I am the new manager of Manchester United. “I will tell you later the name of my staff. See you soon.” Cantona made 185 appearances for United between 1992 and 1997 racking up 82 goals. He helped the club secure four Premier League titles and two FA Cups for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side during that period. ...
I’m already there in Manchester – Rudi Garcia on becoming Man United next manager
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I’m already there in Manchester – Rudi Garcia on becoming Man United next manager

Former Lyon head coach, Rudi Garcia has insisted that he is already there in Manchester after holding talks with Manchester United to become their next interim manager. Man United had approached Garcia about the interim role ahead of their 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night in Spain. The Red Devils held talks with the 57-year-old to take over until the end of the season. Recall that Manchester United recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager and put Michael Carrick to temporarily take charge of the first team. Speaking on the development, Garcia told Canal Plus: ‘I’m already there in Manchester [laughs]. “I’m here to comment on a very good game between Manchester City and PSG. “In all seriousness, I don’t usually comment on...
Rudi Garcia in shock move to Manchester Utd to become next manager
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Rudi Garcia in shock move to Manchester Utd to become next manager

Former Lyon head coach, Rudi Garcia, is set for a shock move to Manchester United to become their next manager. Andy Mitten said Man United approached Garcia about the interim role ahead of their 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night in Spain. The Premier League giants have held talks with the 57-year-old to take over until the end of the season. Recall that Man United recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager and put Michael Carrick to temporarily take charge of the first team. Garcia took over a Lyon side that was 14th in the French Ligue 1 and steered them to the UEFA Champions League semi-final and the French cup final. His side received praise for knocking out Manchester City and Juventus en route to the semi-final. He ha...
Scholes, Ferdinand agree on who should become Man Utd next manager after win over Villarreal
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Scholes, Ferdinand agree on who should become Man Utd next manager after win over Villarreal

Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have agreed that the Red Devils should appoint the very best manager to coach the club. The pair disclosed this following Man United’s Champions League 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night. Recall that Man United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and temporarily put Carrick to take charge of the first team. Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: “This is Manchester United. They’ve to have the best in charge! “Michael Carrick is a coach he’s had one game in charge with no experience anywhere else, he can’t. “As much as I like the lad, they can’t appoint him. They need the very best at interim or full time.” On his part, Ferdinand agreed with Scholes, adding: “I don’t think they’ll give it to Michael. “One thing cert...
‘I put my money, he’ll sign in summer’ – Ferdinand reveals next Man Utd manager
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‘I put my money, he’ll sign in summer’ – Ferdinand reveals next Man Utd manager

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes that Manchester United will appoint current Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, in the summer of 2022. Ferdinand feels Pochettino will coach Man United next year, adding that he is putting his money on the Argentine to sign for the Old Trafford club at the end of the current season. Man United over the weekend sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their embarrassing Premier League 4-1 loss to Watford. The Red Devils then put Michael Carrick to temporarily take charge of the first team as they look to appoint a new manager in the coming days. “I don’t think that Pochettino leaves PSG during the season,” Ferdinand said on Vibe with FIVE. “He’s a man of integrity, he’s a man of res...
Bruce keen on ‘interim job’ at Man Utd
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Bruce keen on ‘interim job’ at Man Utd

Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce is keen on the caretaker manager's post at Old Trafford. United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday morning in the aftermath of their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford - which was their fifth league defeat in seven games. Michael Carrick will take over for the next few games, before an interim manager is put in place until the end of the season. The Athletic says former United defender Bruce would be interested in taking on the interim vacancy at Old Trafford. Bruce has been out of work since he was sacked by Newcastle last month following the club's £305million Saudi-led takeover. The 60-year-old believes he could help stabilise the fractured dressing room at his former club that is littered with household names.  
Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba: Koeman didn’t deserve sack; I’m grateful to him
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Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba: Koeman didn’t deserve sack; I’m grateful to him

Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba insists former coach Ronald Koeman didn't deserve to be sacked. Despite being dismissed and replaced by Xavi Hernandez, leaving the Blaugrana in a troubled position domestically and in the Champions League, Alba didn't want to have a bad word said about his former coach. "No," Alba said, asked if he thought the change to Xavi should have been made earlier. "I think Koeman did a very good job. "We won the Copa Del Rey when nobody expected us to, and every coach has their own style. I'm grateful to Koeman for what he did with me and the whole team." Despite his affection for Koeman, Alba did express his excitement with Xavi's arrival on the bench. "Now we have a new coach because the president decided to have one and I'm happy that Xavi is here," ...
None of my business – Thomas Tuchel reacts to Solskjaer’s sack
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None of my business – Thomas Tuchel reacts to Solskjaer’s sack

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager. The Norwegian manager was sacked on Sunday after watching his side’s defeat by Watford in the Premier League. The Blues were in a similar position last season, with their own club legend, Frank Lampard, sacked in January with the west Londoners marooned in ninth place in the table. Asked if Man United could emulate Chelsea’s turnaround, Tuchel replied, “If so, everybody sacks the coach now in January to win the Champions League. “Don’t find any things where there are no things to find and don’t start to interpret stuff where there is nothing to interpret. “I am absolutely the wrong person to ask about it, it’s none of my business. They do what they do and I have nothin...
Rio Ferdinand names top star that must be dropped from Man Utd squad immediately
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Rio Ferdinand names top star that must be dropped from Man Utd squad immediately

Manchester  United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that captain Harry Maguire needs to be ‘taken out of the firing line.’ Following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United boss, Ferdinand said that Maguire requires a break having suffered a difficult start to the season. The England defender enjoyed a fine summer with the national team in their run to the Euro 2020 final, but has not been able to reproduce those strong performances for United. Maguire was criticised heavily after the humiliating defeats to Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City and was sent off in the second half of Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford. Solskjaer was sacked barely 24 hours after the loss to Watford and Michael Carrick has been given the role of acting manager. Ferd...
Man United set to snub Zidane, appoint Alex Ferguson’s choice as manager
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Man United set to snub Zidane, appoint Alex Ferguson’s choice as manager

Manchester United have opened talks with former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino as the replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked earlier on Sunday. The Red Devils’ hierarchy wants to hire Pochettino, who is Sir Alex Ferguson’s choice to take over Old Trafford, talkSPORT reports. Former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane had before appeared as the number one target for the vacant job at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was shown the Old Trafford’s exit door on Sunday following an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. The club hierarchy has called on assistant manager, Michael Carrick to step up on caretaker capacity and the former midfielder may be in place until the end of the season. The hierarchy at Old Trafford now feels they can bring former Tottenham mana...
Solskjaer sacked by Man Utd
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Solskjaer sacked by Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager after an "embarrassing" 4-1 defeat at Watford. United have confirmed Solskjaer's assistant Michael Carrick will be placed in temporary charge, with the club looking to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season. Solskjaer signed a new three-year deal in July but leaves after overseeing five defeats in their last seven Premier League matches - a run which sees them 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. The Old Trafford hierarchy had ignored increasingly vociferous calls to relieve Solskjaer of his duties in the wake of a humiliating 5-0 loss to rivals Liverpool and a 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City in early November. But his position was discussed by United officials on Saturday evening following the...
Zidane’s wife blocks Man Utd move
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Zidane’s wife blocks Man Utd move

Zinedine Zidane is believed to be the Glazers’ ideal appointment, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expected to be sacked as Manchester United manager. But the Frenchman’s wife, Veronique, is against him moving to the club. According to the UK Times, Veronique does not want to live in England. Zidane has been out of a job since he left Real Madrid in the summer but was believed to be learning English in a bid to work in the Premier League. However, his wife would need convincing if he is to replace under-fire Solskjaer at Old Trafford If United do not get Zidane, they could turn to Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino or Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag. Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, will also be considered for the role.
Man Utd players in tears as fear of Solskjaer’s sack looms
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Man Utd players in tears as fear of Solskjaer’s sack looms

Manchester United players and staff on Saturday broke down in tears in the dressing room, after their 4-1 defeat to Watford, according to the Manchester Evening News. The squad is now expecting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked after the embarrassing loss at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Some members of the United entourage were overwhelmed by the loss and were reduced to tears. Solskjaer was already under immense pressure after a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool at Old Trafford earlier this month. The 48-year-old then watched on helplessly, as the Red Devils were outclassed by Manchester City before the international break. But he was still in the job for the trip to Watford this weekend. However, he may not survive after their latest setback, as it is und...
Three EPL jobs Lampard has missed since Chelsea sack revealed
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Three EPL jobs Lampard has missed since Chelsea sack revealed

The Aston Villa job is the latest Frank Lampard has missed out on, according to the UK Sun. Lampard got as far as the interview stage, but eventually lost out to his ex-England teammate Steven Gerrard. Villa sacked Dean Smith on November 7 and appointed Gerrard four days later. Dean Smith was fired as Villa boss on 7 November and the club were swift to find a replacement, confirming Gerrard as their new manager just four days later. However, here was enough time to interview Lampard for the role as well. Lampard, who was sacked by Chelsea in January, is clearly very much in the thoughts of Premier League owners, having also been interviewed for the Norwich City job, after Daniel Farke was fired. He ruled himself out of the running for that after speaking to director Stu...
Solskjaer ‘waiting to be sacked’ after leaving Manchester
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Solskjaer ‘waiting to be sacked’ after leaving Manchester

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is waiting to be sacked amid claims it is a case of when not if for him, the UK Sun reports. The Red Devils have slipped to sixth in the Premier League after painful defeats to bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. Solskjaer is said to be rapidly losing the support of fans and there are reports that the dressing room is also starting to turn on him. The 48-year-old has four matches coming up to save his job, with United playing Watford and Villarreal, before they take on Chelsea and Arsenal. Victory against the Gunners and Blues would boost Solskjaer’s chances, but it may still not be enough to save his job. The United board is increasingly leaning towards sacking the Norwegian, who doesn’t appear to have a clear plan...
Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman
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Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman

New Barcelona coach Xavi has reportedly sacked two members of the club's physio department in one of his first decisions less than 24-hours after becoming the new boss. The legendary midfielder was finally appointed as Barcelona's new boss at the weekend before being officially unveiled to 10,000 supporters at the Nou Camp on Monday. The decision to sack the club's physio follows the ongoing injury crisis causing rifts between players and staff behind the scenes, while the team lags well behind their title rivals in LaLiga. It was gathered that players are getting fed up with the alarming amount of injuries and are beginning to point the blame for the growing list of injuries on the club's fitness coaches, believing their problems began in pre-season and have continued since. ...
Dean Smith: Aston Villa sack head coach after five successive Premier League defeats
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Dean Smith: Aston Villa sack head coach after five successive Premier League defeats

Aston Villa have announced the departure of Dean Smith following Friday's 1-0 defeat to Southampton. The Villa Park boss has been under serious pressure of late after five straight Premier League defeats. The club confirmed the news on Sunday afternoon, two days after a disappointing result at St. Mary's. A statement read: "Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that the Club have parted company with Head Coach Dean Smith. "Dean was appointed Villa Head Coach just over three years ago in October 2018 and led the Club back to the Premier League via the play-offs in his first season in charge following a club-record ten-match winning sequence towards the end of that campaign. "The following season, he kept Villa in the top flight while also leading the team out at the Carabao...
Norwich City sack manager Daniel Farke after Brentford win – The Athletic
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Norwich City sack manager Daniel Farke after Brentford win – The Athletic

Norwich City have sacked manager Daniel Farke. Farke’s dismissal comes after Norwich beat Brentford 2-1 to secure their first Premier League victory of the season. The Athletic understands that Farke was informed of his dismissal after he had completed his media duties after the victory at Brentford. Assistant head coach Edmund Riemer, first team coach Christopher John and head of performance Chris Domogalla have also been dismissed. A Norwich statement said: "Norwich City can confirm that head coach Daniel Farke has left the club with immediate effect. "Daniel departs Carrow Road having overseen 208 competitive games at the helm across a four-and-a-half-year spell. "Backroom staff members Eddie Riemer, Chris Domogalla and Christopher John have all also left the club. ...
Wilder set for Boro after Warnock departs
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Wilder set for Boro after Warnock departs

Chris Wilder is set to take over as Middlesbrough boss after Neil Warnock was sacked before the 1-1 draw at West Brom on Saturday. Former Sheffield United manager Wilder has agreed to replace Warnock and an announcement from the club is expected in the coming days. Wilder, who has been out of work since leaving the Blades towards the end of the 2020-21 season as they neared relegation from the Premier League, could take his first training session with Boro as early as Tuesday. Warnock was informed of the club's decision to replace him before the game at The Hawthorns. The 72-year-old accepted the decision and agreed to take charge for the match, which ended 1-1. With Neil Warnock having taken charge of a record-breaking 1,603 senior games in English football, take a loo...
Serie A: Genoa sack Ballardini, ex-Milan striker Shevchenko set to step in
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Serie A: Genoa sack Ballardini, ex-Milan striker Shevchenko set to step in

Struggling Serie A side Genoa sacked coach Davide Ballardini on Saturday with reports identifying former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko as his likely successor. Genoa, languishing 17th after one win in a dozen games, gave credence to suggestions they were pursuing Shevchenko by officially axing Ballardini. The 57-year-old Ballardini returned to the Italian club for his fourth stint as their manager in December last year. Despite keeping Genoa in the top flight last season, Ballardini has been unable to win over the side’s new American backers, 777 Partners, who took over Genoa in September. They are keen to usher in a new era at the club and domestic media have named Shevchenko as the favourite to take over the Genoa hot seat. Shevchenko, 45 and the winner of the...
Jigawa state government sacks 25 LG secretaries
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Jigawa state government sacks 25 LG secretaries

The Jigawa State Government has sacked 25 out of the 27 Local Government Council Secretaries in the state. Alhaji Najib Umar, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Local Government, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, Nov 3, in Dutse. Umar said: "Jigawa State Government is hereby announcing the relieve of the appointments of all the 27 Local Governments Secretaries, except those of Sule Tankarkar and Buji Local Government Areas (LGAs). "The affected officers are directed to handover all official documents and other materials and items to their respective Directors of Administration and General Services (DAGS) with immediate effect." The statement added that Governor Muhammad Badaru thanked the sacked appointees for their enormous contributions towards the development ...

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