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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.
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye reacts to Gernot Rohr’s sacking
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Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye reacts to Gernot Rohr’s sacking

Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has reacted to the sacking of Gernot Rohr as the Nigerian national team coach. The Super Eagles handler was dismissed from the position on Sunday due to poor performances by the team and was replaced by Austin Eguavoen. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), President, Amaju Pinnick announced the sacking of Rohr, saying it was to prevent disaster in the team ahead of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON. However, Okoye, via his verified Twitter account on Monday, hailed the Franco-German coach, saying he has “nothing but praise and gratitude” for him. “You turned my young football career around, helped me and gave this career a big boost! You let me do what I always dreamed of, playing for my fatherland Nigeria. Thank you for almost...
Adepoju reacts to sacking of Rohr, appointment of Eguavoen
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Adepoju reacts to sacking of Rohr, appointment of Eguavoen

Ex-national team star, Mutiu Adepoju has said that the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, may have timed the sacking of Super Eagles Coach, Genort Rohr wrongly. He said this is majorly because the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) begins in a few weeks. The NFF announced the sack of Rohr over the weekend and Adepoju told NAN on Monday that the sacking of the Franco-German coach had been expected long before now. Following Rohr’s sacking, the NFF appointed former Eagles Captain, Augustine Eguavoen, on interim basis pending the appointment of a permanent boss. “This decision is something that has been expected. Fans are not satisfied with what the results of the team despite the fact that we have good and young players,” the former Super Eagles star said. “I am not also sure if...
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...
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...
Manchester Utd takes fresh decision on Carrick’s position ahead of Chelsea clash
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Manchester Utd takes fresh decision on Carrick’s position ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester United have decided that caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, will be in charge of the first team for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea as the club continue their search for an interim manager until the end of the season, Sky Sports News reports. Carrick was placed in temporary charge while Man United conducted a thorough process to appoint an interim manager after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday, before beginning their search for a permanent successor. Recall that Man United sacked Solskjaer on Sunday following their embarrassing Premier League 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. The Red Devils are planning to make a permanent appointment at the end of the season and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is their first choice, with Ajax...
Manchester Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become next manager
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Manchester Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become next manager

Manchester United have finally reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick, a former RB Leipzig head coach, to become interim manager until the end of the season, The Athletic reports. Rangnick agreed to a six-month deal with Man United, meaning he will be in the Red Devil’s dugout until the end of the 2021/22 season, when he will have a further two years in a consultancy role. The 63-year-old will leave his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role. However, work permit reasons mean he will be unable to take charge in time for Man United’s Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday. Rangnick was among a number of candidates Man United recently interviewed for the managerial role following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weeken...
Manchester Utd: Van de Beek makes U-turn on future with club after Solskjaer’s sack
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Manchester Utd: Van de Beek makes U-turn on future with club after Solskjaer’s sack

Manchester United stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have reacted to the Red Devils’ Champions League 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night. Man United defeated Villarreal in Spain, thanks to second-half goals from Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, has made a U-turn on his future at Old Trafford after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Van de Beek is now reconsidering the prospect of leaving Man United in the January transfer window following the sacking of Solskjaer. The Netherlands international was one of several fringe players intent on pushing for a move away in the January window after failing to secure a regular role under Solskjaer. Before Solskjaer’s dismissal on Sunday, the midfielder had featured in just six gam...
‘He’s a risk’ – Danny Murphy urges United to drop interest in Pochettino
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‘He’s a risk’ – Danny Murphy urges United to drop interest in Pochettino

Former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy has handed Manchester United the best manager option to take over at Old Trafford following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Murphy believes Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers would be a better option than Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino due to the Northern Irishman’s experience of managing Liverpool. Solskjaer was dismissed by the former Premier League champions on Sunday after he led the Red Devils to a 4-1 defeat away at Watford. Michael Carrick has taken over now as a caretaker manager and will be in charge of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Villarreal in Spain. Both Pochettino and Rodgers are said to be willing to leave their current appointments immediately if United come calling. Rodger...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a Swipe at Man Utd following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sacking

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed his former club Manchester United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The AC Milan striker believes Manchester United’s current predicament is partly down to the club being obsessed with its past, saying: ‘You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.’ Asked about United’s current problems, Zlatan told The Guardian: ‘They talk too much about the past. ‘When I went there I said: “I’m here to focus on the present and to make my own story.” But when you have too much it becomes like a loop. ‘You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.’ Despite his word of warning for his former side, Ibrahimovic feels the technical quality of the Premier League was...
Man Utd facing huge bill when Solskjaer’s coaches leave
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Man Utd facing huge bill when Solskjaer’s coaches leave

Manchester United are facing to pay millions in compensation to outgoing coaches after giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff new three-year contracts just weeks ago. Solskjaer was fired on Sunday morning following a 4-1 loss at Watford. His dismissal came less than four months after he signed a new deal at Old Trafford until 2024. United have had to pay Solskjaer £7.5m for sacking him with such a long period left on his contract and it looks like they will be hit with another hefty bill. The Daily Mail reports that assistant boss, Mike Phelan signed a new contract in October and coaches Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Richard Hartis all followed suit shortly after. All four men were reportedly given three-year deals. Carrick is now in temporary charge of the first tea...
Man United board members split on sacking Solskjaer
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Man United board members split on sacking Solskjaer

The Manchester United boardroom is now divided over the issue of sacking manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to ace journalist, Romano Fabrizio. The embarrassing losses at Old Trafford to Manchester City and Liverpool have been left to fester over the international break. Solskjaer although seems to have a majority backing, despite others in powerful positions demanding change. Solskjaer is currently under intense pressure with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Eric ten Hag being mentioned to take over his job at Man United. Many pundits, ex-players and supporters of the club are calling for his sacking and some board members also want him replaced. Fabrizio Romano told the United Stand YouTube channel: “The Manchester United board are not stupid, t...
Manchester United may pick Zidane as Solskjaer’s replacement
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Manchester United may pick Zidane as Solskjaer’s replacement

Manchester United’s hierarchy have decided that former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane will be the manager of the club, Sunday Times reports. The former Premier League champions want the Frenchman to replace under-performing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently under intense pressure. Manchester United were comprehensively beaten by Manchester City and Liverpool at Old Trafford and this has led to calls for Solskjaer’s sacking. Other managers such as Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City, Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and now Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte, have all been linked to replace Solskjaer at United. But The Sunday Times reports that the Red Devils are now making plans to appoint Zidane as Solskjaer’s successor with Zidane in focus. According to the report, Zidane is ‘unsure...
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 manager, Xavi puts up 3 players for sale [Full list]
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Barcelona manager, Xavi puts up 3 players for sale [Full list]

Barcelona new manager, Xavi Hernandez, is reportedly set to get rid of three players in the January transfer window. Xavi was appointed as Barcelona’s new manager last Friday following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last month. The former midfield maestro was unveiled by Barcelona on Monday at Camp Nou. The 2010 World Cup winner signed a two-and-half-year deal with Barcelona after saying his goodbyes to Qatari side, Al-Sadd. According to Fichajes, the three players Xavi wants Barcelona to offload are Samuel Umtiti, Luuk de Jong and Neto, as he looks to bolster his squad. The report added Xavi has communicated his plans to sell the trio to Barcelona president Joan Laporta, hoping that their sales would create room on the wage bill to bring in a few players of his liking. U...
Eddie Howe reacts to his appointment as Newcastle Utd’s new manager
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Eddie Howe reacts to his appointment as Newcastle Utd’s new manager

Eddie Howe has reacted to his appointment as Newcastle United’s new manager. Newcastle appointed Howe as their new manager on Monday, following the sacking of Steve Bruce last month. Howe has been out of work since he left Bournemouth last year following their relegation from the English Premier League, EPL. Reacting, Howe admitted that there is ‘a lot of work’ ahead for Newcastle to remain in the Premier League. Newcastle is currently in the 19th position on the Premier League table with five points from 11 matches. “It is a great honour to become head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United. It is a very proud day for me and my family,” Howe was quoted by Newcastle’s official website as saying. “This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is al...
Barcelona: Rivaldo tells Xavi to sign three players
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Barcelona: Rivaldo tells Xavi to sign three players

Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has urged incoming Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, to sign three new players in the January transfer window to improve his squad. Xavi, a Barcelona legend, is set to become the club’s new manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last month. The Spaniard, who is currently the head coach of Al-Sadd, had earlier this week, confirmed that he had reached an agreement with Barcelona to become their new manager. “Xavi is about to become Barcelona manager and he has a tough mission ahead,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “But a few shrewd signings in the January transfer window could boost his chances of success this season. “The team needs two or three new players to reinforce the squad, but Xavi will also need to get the best out of his current players, ad...
Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as manager
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Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as manager

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the appointment of Antonio Conte as manager. This is coming barely 24 hours after the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo who formerly held the position. “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our Head Coach on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend,” the announcement read on the club’s website. Before the appointment, Conte had led Inter Milan to its first Serie A title in the 2020/2021 season, ending Juventus’ run of nine successive Scudettos. Speaking after signing with the club, Conte said, “I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so at a Premier League club that has the ambition to be a protagonist again. “Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art facilities and one of the...
Koeman had to go, but Xavi might not solve Barcelona’s problems
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Koeman had to go, but Xavi might not solve Barcelona’s problems

Congratulations to #KoemanOut enthusiasts. The Dutchman was eventually put out of his misery following an abject 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night. It has been a long time coming. Barca President, Joan Laporta, first considered sacking Ronald Koeman in the summer and reportedly told him he needed two weeks to find a new manager. In the end, due to a lack of credible alternatives, Laporta decided to stick with Koeman. Since then, the Catalans have lost to Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Rayo in the league and sit in ninth place. Long-term injuries to Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho and Sergio Aguero have hampered his team selections, while Barcelona have also had to cut down their wage bill to deal with their financial problems. Then Lionel M...
Rivaldo hands Barcelona name of manager to succeed Koeman
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Rivaldo hands Barcelona name of manager to succeed Koeman

Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has told the club to appoint Xavi Hernández as their new manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Rivaldo believes Xavi, a former Barcelona captain, has what it takes to get the Catalan club out of their current situation. Barcelona President, Joan Laporta, sacked Koeman after Barca’s LaLiga 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night. Rayo Vallecano defeated Barcelona at home, thanks to a first-half goal from Radamel Falcao. The defeat to Rayo Vallecano means Barcelona have now lost their last two consecutive LaLiga matches, having lost 2-1 to bitter rival Real Madrid in the El Clasico last weekend. Barcelona are currently in the 9th position on the LaLiga table with 15 points from ten games. “After the departure of coach koeman, I...
Barcelona shortlist three managers to coach club after sacking Koeman
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Barcelona shortlist three managers to coach club after sacking Koeman

Barcelona have shortlisted three managers to coach the club after sacking Ronald Koeman. Recall that Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, sacked Koeman following Barcelona’s LaLiga 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night. “FC Barcelona have relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first-team coach. “FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the Club and wishes him all the best in his professional career,” Barcelona’s statement read. The Catalan club have made a woeful start to the season under Koeman, winning just four of their opening 10 LaLiga games. The Blaugrana are also struggling in the UEFA Champions League group stage as they were beaten by Bayern Munich and Benfica before they secured a 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv last week. However, according t...
Man Utd considering sacking Solskjaer before next game
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Man Utd considering sacking Solskjaer before next game

Manchester United are considering sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of the club, Manchester Evening News reports. Man United hierarchy is giving serious consideration to dismissing Solskjaer before the club’s next Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Man United managing director, Richard Arnold, cancelled his appointments on Monday in order to hold urgent talks with Joel Glazer amid mounting pressure on Solskjaer, and an increased clamour for his almost-three year tenure to be brought to an end. This is coming after Man United suffered an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday at Old Trafford. The defeat to Liverpool was Man United’s worst-ever home loss to their biggest rivals. It was also their five defeats in their last nine games, and they ...
Watford in Ranieri talks after sacking Munoz
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Watford in Ranieri talks after sacking Munoz

Watford are in talks to appoint Claudio Ranieri as their new head coach after sacking Xisco Munoz. Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, left his role as Sampdoria manager at the end of last season. Watford sacked head coach Xisco Munoz after less than 10 months in charge on Sunday morning, with the club 14th in the Premier League with seven points from their opening seven games. Ranieri, who will turn 70 later this month and has also managed Chelsea and Fulham, is known very well by the Watford owners and Sky Sports Newshas been told he was a candidate for the managerial job in the past. One source has told Sky Sports News that if Ranieri is appointed he will sign a two-year deal at Vicarage Road. Watford are expected to have a new boss i...
Ray Parlour hints fans on Man United’s plans of winning bigger trophies
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Ray Parlour hints fans on Man United’s plans of winning bigger trophies

Former Arsenal star, Ray Parlour has named the trophy Manchester United will win the season after the Red Devils crashed out of the Carabao Cup last night. Man Utd was dumped out of the competition by West Ham on Wednesday further extending their search for a trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Angered by the result, Manchester United fans took to social media to demand the sacking of Solskjaer with ‘Ole out’ trending last night but Parlour offered some words of calm for the club’s supporters. Parlour believes that the Red Devils will end up winning the bigger trophies such as the Premier League or the Champions League this season. Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane who were brought in the summer to help the club win some trophies this season were missing last night’s cup ga...
Carlos Queiroz: Egypt hire former Real Madrid and South Africa coach
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Carlos Queiroz: Egypt hire former Real Madrid and South Africa coach

  The 68-year-old has been named as the Pharaohs new handler following the sacking of Hossam El Badry Carlos Queiroz has been named as the new coach of the Egypt national team. The former Real Madrid and Portugal manager was announced as the Pharaohs’ new handler on Wednesday afternoon by the Egyptian Football Association via their website. The football ruling body had shown coach Hossam El Badry the exit door following the country’s 1-1 draw with Gabon in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier staged inside Stade de Franceville.      
Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal’s board will continue to support manager Mikel Arteta, despite the team’s poor start to the 2021/2022 season, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea on Sunday in their first Premier League game at the Emirates this campaign. After the game, angry supporters surrounded Arteta’s car and called on him to leave. Arteta is favourite with the bookies as next manager to be sacked, but Arsenal are still supporting him by trying to do business in the transfer window. The club want to bring in a new right back on the shopping list, with Hector Bellerin keen to leave. Lucas Torreira is a target for Fiorentina while Sead Kolasinac is set to leave and Crystal Palace are interested in Eddie Nketiah. Arsenal have spent close to £140...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: I Questioned board’s decision to sack Lampard – Tuchel
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: I Questioned board’s decision to sack Lampard – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that he asked the board if they were sure about sacking Frank Lampard, before he replaced the former England midfielder. Lampard, who won 11 major trophies as a player at Stamford Bridge, was sacked in January after 18 months in charge. During his time as manager, he led the Blues to the Champions League knockout stages twice, as well as a top-four Premier League finish and an FA Cup final. In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday, Tuchel said: “I actually said to the board, ‘are you sure of doing this? Because they will not like you. Maybe he deserves more time.’ Because when I think of Chelsea I think about Frank Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba. “I think about him in...
Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham over sacking before Carabao Cup final: 25 and a half trophies!
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Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham over sacking before Carabao Cup final: 25 and a half trophies!

Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Tottenham over his sacking in April. The Portuguese was fired just before Spurs were set to compete in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they lost 1-0. But in an interview with James Corden, published in The Sun, Mourinho suggested he is adding half a trophy to his cabinet in regards to the Carabao Cup. "I like Manchester United, the fans were amazing with me," Mourinho replied. "And I think it is good for them that another season without trophies is seen as positive. "But with me the level of expectation coming from the media is completely different." Corden then said: "But some of that pressure you bring on yourself. In press conferences you'll say things like, 'Three, three!'" "I don't arrive and say three or five [tr...
Allegri Replaces Pirlo as Juventus Manager
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Allegri Replaces Pirlo as Juventus Manager

Juventus have appointed Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager after sacking Andrea Pirlo, according to respected transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Juventus sacked Pirlo on Friday morning. Fabrizio disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday. According to him, Allegri has signed his contract with Juventus that will keep him at the club until 2025. “Massimiliano Allegri has signed his contract until June 2025 as new Juventus manager, done and completed. “Salary around €9m net per season. He’s back after he decided not to wait for Real Madrid – official statement in the next hours, here we go confirmed,” Romano’s tweet read. Juventus finished in the fourth position on the Serie A table this season under Pirlo....
Transfer: Mourinho Rejects Offer from UK Top Club, Gives Reason
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Transfer: Mourinho Rejects Offer from UK Top Club, Gives Reason

  Jose Mourinho has rejected his first job offer a week after his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho reportedly turned down the offer on the ground that he is not ready to return to management at the moment. Sunday Times football journalist, Duncan Castles claimed that the Portuguese tactician has turned down offers from Scottish giants, Celtic, telling them he is not ready to return to the game just yet. Mourinho, 58, was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy last Monday, less than a week before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they lost 1-0. And Celtic was one of the teams believed to have called the former Chelsea boss to handle their team “My information is that the first of those approaches came from Celtic Football Club, who are in ...
Mourinho Speaks First time after Sack, reveals next line of action
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Mourinho Speaks First time after Sack, reveals next line of action

  Jose Mourinho has spoken on his future few hours after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho, however, refused to to comment on the shock sacking, “No, no. Thanks so much. I’m not going to speak. ‘You know me, you know that I’m not going to say anything,” when asked by Sky Sports if he has something to say about it. The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was sacked by Spurs after a disappointing season. After the sack, the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss was seen returning to his west London home to unpack all the belongings from his office, including a number of photos. There, he met reporters looking to get his first interview on his sacking, Asked by Sky Sports if he had anything to say, Mourinho replied, “Nice picture’ as he lifted alo...
Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho
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Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has described Tottenham’s decision to sack their manager, Jose Mourinho as “crazy”. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after a run of not-too-good results with the north London side. The Portuguese is departing the club in less than a week to their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. Spurs have won only one of their last six games and suffering a 2-1 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal. But Rooney, who worked with Mourinho at Manchester United, believes Tottenham manager should have delayed their decision. “I think it’s crazy doing it before a [Carabao] Cup final. It’s strange timing, anyway, before a cup final. “I’m sure they could have waited until after the cup final if that’s the direction they want to...
Revealed: Jose Mourinho has been paid a total of £93.5m for his sacking as Football manager
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Revealed: Jose Mourinho has been paid a total of £93.5m for his sacking as Football manager

Football manager/coach, Jose Mourinho has been paid a staggering £93.5 million for his sackings in football. Tottenham ruthlessly sacked Mourinho and his coaching staff on Monday morning, April 19, following a poor run of form in the Premier League . He lasted just 17 months with the 58-year-old in line to receive a whopping pay-out. UK media claim Mourinho will pocket £30 million after club chairman Daniel Levy decided to end his four-year contract with the club. It's now been revealed that so many other clubs paid Mourinho huge amounts after sacking him midway into his contracts. Mourinho has had four of his contracts terminated early since he first joined Chelsea - Chelsea in 2007, Real Madrid in 2013, Chelsea again in 2015, and Manch...
Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state
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Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state

The Supreme Court has affirmed the sacking of Igo Aguma as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The leadership tussle had divided the party into two blocs; Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, and also created legal impediments that stopped the party from partaking in the last general elections. The apex court upheld the Court of Appeal judgement which overturned the June 10, 2020 judgment of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, which installed Mr Aguma as the leader of APC in the state and sacked the Ogbobula-led committee which was constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). It dismissed Mr Aguma’s appeal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. In the lead judgement prepared by Justice Adamu Jauro an...
Timo Werner Opens Up on Champions League Fear Under Lampard
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Timo Werner Opens Up on Champions League Fear Under Lampard

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has admitted that his team was scared of failing to qualify for the Champions League under Frank Lampard. Werner, speaking with Chelsea’s 5th Stand app, says Thomas Tuchel has already changed the mindset of the players. The Blues are one point behind the top four spots, after winning their last three fixtures in the league. After starting life under their new manager with a draw against Wolves, victories over Burnley, Tottenham and Sheffield United have followed. Chelsea had won just two of their previous eight matches with Lampard in charge before his sacking, which had left them sitting at the ninth place in the table. “If we go back three or four matches, when the manager was not yet here, we were nine or ten points behind the top four. ...
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IG Should Reverse Sacking Of Pregnant Officer, Omotola Olajide

WHEN in September 2020, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), signed the amended Nigeria Police Act into law, Nigerians were delighted that a framework had been finally put in place that would ensure sweeping police reforms and revolutionise the antiquated orientation of police personnel. But it seems this has become a pipedream going by the recent sacking of a police corporal, Omotola Olajide, for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Rather than amend the police regulations to align with the new Police Act, the Nigeria Police Force has maintained the discriminatory Regulations 122, 123, 124 and 127. The repulsive regulations require female police officers to apply for permission to marry, while the intending fiancé is investigated for criminal records. It also stipulat...
Reps To Bar Courts From Sacking President, Governors
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Reps To Bar Courts From Sacking President, Governors

A law to bar courts and election tribunals from voiding the election of a President-elect and governors-elect, because of blemishes in the educational qualifications of their running mates, is underway in the House of Representatives. The Bill to that effect, obtained on Monday, by VANGUARD, is entitled: “An Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, to Preserve the Elections of a Candidate to the Office of the President and Governor whose running mates are found to have Defected in their Qualification”. The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Solomon T. Bob (Rivers-PDP), seeks to alter ” Section 142 (1) of the Principal Act, by “inserting a proviso to the subsection as follows: Provided that a person who has been elected to the office of the Pre...
Protesters Cook In Front Of Shell In Rivers As They Protest Sacking Of Kinsmen
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Protesters Cook In Front Of Shell In Rivers As They Protest Sacking Of Kinsmen

Drama as aggrieved youths reportedly blocked the entrance of the multinational company in Rumubiakani, Port Harcourt in protest against sacking of 11 indigenous contract workers at the premises of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Monday. The youths who are residents of four host communities Rumuozelu, Oginigba, Rumuomasi and Rumubiakani said that the decision of the oil giant to lay off 11 indigenous contract workers from the communities left them without any form of income for the past 5 months. Igbere TV also learnt that the youths arrived well prepared with cooking pot, firewood, plates and set out to prepare food in anticipation of a long stay. One of the organizers of the protest and Vice President of Rumuozelu Youths Association, Chinedu Ogwutum said that the yo...
Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager
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Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager

Italy legends, Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, have reacted to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus manager. DAILY POST reported on Saturday that Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named Juventus’ U-23 head coach last month. But the 41-year-old former midfield maestro has now been asked to take over the club’s senior team, even before taking charge of a fixture. Reacting to the development, Del Piero, who played with Pirlo during their time at Juventus, said he never expected him to move into management, while Gattuso, who played with Pirlo during their time at Italy national team, said he is “screwed”. “To be honest, I wouldn’t have bet on him becoming th...
EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did
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EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did

Former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has claimed his 4-0 win over Manchester United during his early days at Stamford Bridge, was his turning point at the club. Conte spent only two years with the Blues, winning the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in his final game in 2018. However, the Italian didn’t have the finest of starts, as he lost two of his first six games in charge. Conte switched to a back three following a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September and it provided instant results. But the third match was their biggest test yet, when Mourinho returned to the club for the first time since his sacking a year earlier. Chelsea went ahead to hammer United 4-0 in emphatic style. “I live my job in an intense way!” Conte told Sky Sports, aft...
Access Bank Denies Sacking 75% Of Workforce, Closing Branches
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Access Bank Denies Sacking 75% Of Workforce, Closing Branches

Access Bank Plc on Monday debunked reports that it plans to sack 75 per cent of its workforce and as well close more than 300 branches. The bank in a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Mr Sunday Ekwochi, obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange website described the news as malicious and a distraction from the genuine and compassionate plan to protect its workers and help keep jobs in the unfolding macroeconomic environment. It said the closure of a bank branch was an action that required the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to the bank, it has neither applied for this nor obtained the approval of the CBN for the closure of its branches as widely speculated. “The bank has only suspended operations in some branches following the directive by the CB...
‘Mourinho has been great for Tottenham’ – Davies describes Spurs boss as a ‘dream manager’
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‘Mourinho has been great for Tottenham’ – Davies describes Spurs boss as a ‘dream manager’

The Welsh full-back says that the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has given "everyone a lift" since his arrival in north London Jose Mourinho is a "dream manager" for Tottenham because he "believes" the club can win major trophies, according to Ben Davies. Mourinho inherited the managerial reins at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following Mauricio Pochettino's sacking in November, and had a difficult job on his hands after the team's poor start to the 2019-20 campaign. The Portuguese quickly managed to restore confidence within his new squad, overseeing four wins from his first five Premier League matches at the helm to lift them back into the top half of the table.
Tacha Heightens Her Friendship With Tiwa Savage After Sacking Her Ex-Husband, Teebillz
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Tacha Heightens Her Friendship With Tiwa Savage After Sacking Her Ex-Husband, Teebillz

Friendship between Tacha and Tiwa savage has since heightened up after Tacha unfollowed Tiwa’s ex husband, Teebillz – who was her former manager – on Instagram. Teebillz and Tacha disclosed that they are no longer working together in an official press release that was published on December 31.  Both parties had first erased details of each other from their Instagram accounts which was an indication that both aren’t having a business relationship anymore. On January 5th, In an interview, the controversial BBNaija housemate, who signed a managerial deal with Billz Vizion, opened up one why she sacked her manager TeeBillz. According to her, Teebillz was too slow and did not match up to her expectations. Well, few weeks after all that drama, Tacha has now heightened her frien...
CBN Bars Banks From Sacking More Than 5 Staff Without Approval
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CBN Bars Banks From Sacking More Than 5 Staff Without Approval

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given a stern warning to all banks to seek its approval before sacking more than five staff. The bank gave the warning in a communique released through the Bankers Committee after its meeting on Friday. The committee, in a circular signed by Director, Financial Markets Department, CBN, Angela Sere-Ejembi, emphasized that all banks should send sample of Contract Letter issued to outsourced staff + SLA with the company being used to run outsourced staff. It stated, “Banks should note and be guided by the CBN circular in respect of laying off staff that is more than five. This requires apex bank’s notification and approval going forward.” The Bankers’ Committee had said the mass sacking in banks would be reduced in the shortest time possible. ...
Former Arsenal Starlet Tyrell Robinson, 22, is sacked by his club after being Charged with Engaging in Sexual Activity with a Child
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Former Arsenal Starlet Tyrell Robinson, 22, is sacked by his club after being Charged with Engaging in Sexual Activity with a Child

Former Arsenal football starlet, Tyrell Robinson, has been sacked by League Two side Bradford City after being charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child. The 22-year-old English winger was initially arrested in August 2018 following allegations of sexual assault. In a statement on Monday, West Yorkshire Police said: 'Tyrell Robinson, aged 22, of South Ockendon, Essex has been charged with engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a child. 'The charge relates to an offence which is alleged to have occurred in Bradford in August 2018. 'He has also been charged with one count of making an indecent image of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent image of a child and has been summonsed to appear before Bradford magistrates on 7 April.' Robinson's cl...
Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma
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Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma

A former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has hired 30 lawyers to present his case as he asks the Supreme Court to review its earlier judgement sacking him. On Wednesday he also asked the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the duly elected governor of Imo state and sack Hope Uzodinma. This is coming three weeks after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State. On January 14, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the lead judgment and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship contest that held on March 9, 2019. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Ihedioha said he filed an application yesterday, with only one prayer: that the earlier decision be set aside. He said he had already hired over 30 law...
Ihedioha’s Sacking Kept Me In Fear – Bala Mohammed
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Ihedioha’s Sacking Kept Me In Fear – Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed said, on Tuesday, that the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court kept him in fear because he thought the same thing may happen to him. According to IgbereTV reports, the governor made this revelation while addressing newsmen shortly after his triump at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday January 20 upheld and the election of Mohammed, just one week after the It nullified Ihedioha's election and returned Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress as the duly elected governor of Imo State. Governor Mohammed said, “The Imo incident is one of such incidents that is a manifestation of a judicial process. “It was a very painful outcome for me as a PDP member and as a friend to the former governo...
Freeze Reacts to Claims That Fr Mbaka’s Prophesy Over Imo state Governorship Election Came to Pass
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Freeze Reacts to Claims That Fr Mbaka’s Prophesy Over Imo state Governorship Election Came to Pass

Controversial Catholic priest, Fr Ejike Mbaka made news a week ago when he said that Emeka Ihedioha should get ready to ''pack out'' of the Imo state government house as Hope Uzodinma was coming to take over. He said this while preaching in the church. With the judgement delievered by the Supreme court today sacking Ihedioha and replacing him with Hope Uzodinma, many Nigerians are of the opinion that Mbaka is a ''true prophet''. Freeze in his reaction, mocked those who believe that Fr Mbaka gave a prophecy that has come to pass. According to him. God is not a fortune teller.  
Quique Setien Officially Unveiled As New Coach Of Barcelona After Ernesto Valverde Sacking (Photos)
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Quique Setien Officially Unveiled As New Coach Of Barcelona After Ernesto Valverde Sacking (Photos)

Quique Setien has been unveiled as the new coach of Barcelona following the sacking of Ernesto Valverde, who was dismissed on Monday.   The former Real Betis manager was presented at Nou Camp on Tuesday, where he faced the media as Barcelona's new manager for the first time.     The 61-year-old who signed a contract until June 2022 said: 'Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined being here. Yesterday I was walking past the cows in my village, now I'm here training the best players in the world.'   Asked about coaching Lionel Messi, the former Betis and Las Palmas coach added: 'I have enjoyed the last 12 years sat in front of the television watching him and these players who have made football so enjoyable to watch and it has been every...

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