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  • Cherchesov takes over as Russia head coach

    Cherchesov takes over as Russia head coach

    Former international goalkeeper Stanislav Cherchesov was named as the new head coach of the Russian national team, it was announced yesterday. The 52-year-old has signed a contract until August 1, 2018, Russian Football Union president Vitaly...

  • Sunderland sign McNair and Love from United

    Sunderland sign McNair and Love from United

    Sunderland boss David Moyes has returned to former club Manchester United to complete a £5.5 million double swoop for defenders Paddy McNair and Donald Love. The 21-year-olds have both put pen to paper on four-year deals and take Sunderland’s...

  • Ranieri keen to keep theunderdog tag for Leicester

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said it will be harder for his team to successfully defend their Premier League title this season than it was for them to win it. The Italian added that the odds of Leicester repeating the feat should be even...

  • Bilic has not ruled out more signings for West Ham

    Bilic has not ruled out more signings for West Ham

    West Ham United may have broken their club transfer record earlier this week but manager Slaven Bilic still wants to add one more signing to his squad. Forward Andre Ayew was brought in from Swansea for a reported £20 million to add to a host of...

  • Woodgate teams up with Liverpool as European scout

    Former England defender Jonathan Woodgate has joined Liverpool as a scout, Press Association Sport understands. Woodgate, 36, retired in the summer ending an 18-year playing career that included stints at Leeds, Newcastle, Real Madrid,...

  • Mueller determined to end wait for Super Cup crown

    Mueller determined to end wait for Super Cup crown

    Thomas Mueller has dismissed any suggestion Bayern Munich do not take the German Super Cup seriously as they attempt to end a four-year wait to lift the trophy when they face arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund this weekend. While Bayern have won the...

  • Barca keeper Ter Stegen to miss Spanish opener

    Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will miss Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup first leg against Sevilla after picking up a ligament injury, the Catalan club said yesterday. The 24-year-old sprained ligaments in his left knee during a training...

  • Wantaway Sissoko hopes for Real move

    Moussa Sissoko is hoping for a move to Real Madrid after expressing his desire to leave Newcastle. The France midfielder’s stock rose after some impressive performances at Euro 2016 and has stated he does not want to play in the Championship. The...

  • Football news

    Championship new boys Burton will host Premier League Liverpool in the EFL Cup second round. Jurgen Klopp’s side had to play away from home due to Anfield’s re-development, and were paired with the team managed by former Reds forward Nigel...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bento: Greek giants Olympiakos Piraeus have appointed Paulo Bento as coach after sacking Victor Sanchez, the Super League champions said yesterday. The 47-year-old former Portugal manager, who led his country from 2010 to 2014, became the team’s...

  • Zidane hails Real Madrid attitude after SCup victory

    Zidane hails Real Madrid attitude after SCup victory

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lauded his side’s character and never-say-die attitude after seeing them claim a dramatic UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla on Tuesday. Real Madrid looked dead and buried as they trailed 2-1 deep into stoppage time...

  • Leicester manager Ranieri signs new contract until 2020

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020, the Premier League champions said yesterday. Appointed in July, 2015, the 64-year-old Italian helped the club defy pre-season odds of...

  • Burnley chief hopes to attract more players

    Burnley chief hopes to attract more players

    Burnley hope to acquire “three or four” more signings prior to the transfer window closing next month, according to chairman Mike Garlick. The Clarets have so far signed only Charlton pair Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Nick Pope and loaned in...

  • Mqabba boy makes it good in Sliema

    Mqabba boy makes it good in Sliema

    Jimmy Briffa was born in Mqabba on September 23, 1948. Mqabba is not among the most fertile of football locations but now and then a really worthwhile exponent emerges from this part of the island. Briffa was surely one of the best. As a youngster...

  • Brazil and United States held as Canada women win again

    Brazil and United States held as Canada women win again

    The United States and Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals of the Olympic women’s football tournament as group winners despite being held to disappointing draws in their final pool matches on Tuesday. Canada remain the only team left with a 100...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mandragora: Juventus midfielder Rolando Mandragora has been ruled out for the up to four months after having foot surgery. The 19-year-old, who made his Serie A debut with Genoa aged 17, had an operation to mend a fractured bone in his right foot...

  • Football news

    New Wolves boss Walter Zenga has vowed to get Molineux rocking again after they edged into the EFL Trophy second round. Conor Coady’s first goal for the club won it for the hosts as they battled past determined Crawley 2-1 late Tuesday. Just 8,252...

  • Winger Pedro agrees new terms with Tarxien

    Joao Pedro will be donning the colours of Tarxien Rainbows again this season after agreeing to extend his stay with the Premier League club and penning a new one-year deal. The Brazilian winger’s contract expired in June and the 23-year-old had...

  • Inter job not easy – De Boer

    Inter job not easy – De Boer

    New Inter coach Frank de Boer knows that he has a big job on his hands after the former Ajax Amsterdam manager replaced Roberto Mancini at the Italian club yesterday. Inter confirmed de Boer’s arrival in a statement and the Dutchman joined the...

  • City pay Everton £47m to land Stones

    City pay Everton £47m to land Stones

    Manchester City signed John Stones from Everton for £47.5 million yesterday, making the England international the world’s second most expensive defender. The 22-year-old agreed a six-year contract to join City as new manager Pep Guardiola...