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Europa League Group Stage Seedings Have Been Confirmed

NYON, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 08: The UEFA Europa League trophy is displayed during the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on August 8, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

With the final round of playoffs taking place on Thursday night, the final 48 teams for this season’s Europa League group stage have been confirmed. As such, the seeding pots which each side will go into is also now known. Unlike the Champions League draw, the Europa League pots are based entirely on co-efficients rather than an automatic placing in …

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Barcelona Agree €11.5m Fee For Claudio Bravo Replacement [Reports]

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 05: Goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen of Ajax gives team mates instructions during the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Utrecht and Ajax Amsterdam held at Stadion Galgenwaard on April 5, 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Barcelona are one step closer to letting Claudio Bravo join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, according to multiple reports today. Sources in England, Spain and the Netherlands are all claiming that the current La Liga title holders are closing in on a move for Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to replace the Premier League-bound Chilean international. Barca and Man City have …

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Inter Milan Have Moved Quickly To Replace Roberto Mancini

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 20: Ajax manager / head coach, Frank de Boer looks on prior to the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam held at Philips Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Italian giants Inter Milan have wasted little time replacing the banished Roberto Mancini and announced Frank de Boar as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Following an unexpected 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last week, Mancini was given his marching orders on Monday. The Italian’s relationship with the club was already strained and his departure …

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Celtic And Dundalk Discover Next Potential Champions League Opponents

DUNDALK, IRELAND - JULY 22: Ronan Finn of Dundalk (L) and Ihar Stasevich (R) of BATE Borisov during the Champions League 2nd round qualifying game at Oriel Park on July 22, 2015 in Dundalk, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

It was a mixed week for Celtic and Dundalk respectively in this week’s Champions League Second Qualifying Round first leg ties. While Celtic suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat to the champions of Gibraltar, Lincoln Red Imps, Stephen Kenny’s side were held to a 1-1 draw against Icelandic outfit FH. However, as the ties are still ongoing, both were included in today’s …

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Dutch Legend Confirmed As Paris Saint-Germain Director Of Football

coach Patrick Kluivert of Curacao during the International friendy match between Curacao and Suriname on May 20, 2015 at the Almere-City stadium in Almere, The Netherlands.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain have implemented a complete restructuring of their management setup in recent weeks. Having sacked manager Laurent Blanc last month due to his side’s poor Champions League results, the Frenchman was replaced by three-time Europa League winner Unai Emery. Today, the Ligue 1 champions have announced that former Dutch international Patrick Kluivert has become their new Director of Football. …

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Koeman The Only Choice To Awaken The Sleeping Giant That Is Everton

Towards the end of a distinguished playing career he was pictured trying the shirt on for size – now, 20 years later, it seems Everton are the perfect fit for Ronald Koeman. Even before his first official press conference as Everton manager, Dutchman Koeman had already spoken in glowing terms about the history and potential of his new club. But …

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Barcelona Keen On Another Mourinho Manchester United Outcast [Report]

DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Daley Blind of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup fourth round match between Derby County and Manchester United at iPro Stadium on January 29, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

José Mourinho has been in charge at Manchester United for less than a week, but he is already hard at work clearing out what he considers the squad’s deadwood. Reports from Sky Sports yesterday alleged that Mourinho has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that Juan Mata and Daley Blind will be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford under his regime, and …

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Champions League Seedings Make For Grim Reading For Arsenal And Tottenham

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory means that they are confirmed in the top group of seeds for next year’s competition. UEFA’s recently revised rules for Champions League seeding mean that Zinedine Zidane’s side will go into the top seeds alongside the champions of the seven highest-ranked countries in terms of coefficients. This means that despite never having been in …

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Everton Sack Manager Roberto Martínez

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Roberto Martinez, manager of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on April 13, 2016 in London, England.(Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, Everton have today sacked manager Roberto Martínez. News had broke earlier on Thursday that a compensation package was yet to be thrashed out in a move that would see the Spaniard become the eighth Premier League manager to lose his job since October. #BREAKING Roberto Martínez sacked as Everton manager #EFC More to follow …

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How Johan Cruyff Revolutionised Modern Football

19th July 1974: Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer, in action against Uruguay. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Johan Cruyff passed away last week, and the Dutch legend had an ever lasting influence on the beautiful game and he will always be remembered both as a great coach and player. Here are some of the ways in which Cruyff revolutionised football. The ‘Cruyff turn’ As a player Cruyff invented one of football’s most famous skills which he first displayed …

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The Football World Pays Tribute To Johan Cruyff

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 05: Dutch football legend Johann Cruyff before UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Barcelona and SL Benfica at the Camp Nou on April 5, 2006 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Today was a sad day for football as one of its legends, former Ajax and Barcelona player and manager Johan Cruyff, sadly passed away aged 68. Johan Cruyff 1947-2016 (RIP) More https://t.co/Y5rif7KR4E Más https://t.co/L2BK27eyz2 Meer https://t.co/rPjPG2epxj pic.twitter.com/QcVfmeJINu — Johan Cruyff (@JohanCruyff) March 24, 2016 Cruyff will forever be remembered as a pioneer and visionary, so much of the modern game has …

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Dutch Football Legend Johan Cruyff Passes Away Aged 68

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Johan Cruyff of Catalunya smiles during the international friendly match between Catalunya and Argentina at the Camp Nou stadium on December 22, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Former Ajax and Netherlands superstar Johan Cruyff, widely regarded as one of the finest players to ever grace the game, has died, his website today confirmed. The 68-year-old passed away after a short battle with cancer. The statement on his website simply read: “On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard …

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Five Managers Who Could Replace Arsène Wenger At Arsenal

HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Hull City and Arsenal at KC Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The white hot rage of Arsenal fans was being felt at the weekend once again as Watford knocked the defending FA Cup champions out of the competition with a 2-1 win at the Emirates on Sunday. Gunners manager Arsène Wenger is coming under increasing pressure to walk away this summer, a year before the expiration of his current contract in …

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