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Radja Nainggolan Retires From International Football After Martinez Snub

Radja Nainggolan has been omitted from Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad for the World Cup. While the midfielder, who scored twice against Liverpool during the course of Roma’s Champions League semi-final tie against the Reds, would usually be included on the basis of his form and class, has had a long-running feud with Belgium boss Martinez. Nainggolan had already retired from …

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Leicester City Boss Claudio Ranieri Receives The Dreaded ‘Backing Of The Board’

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on January 16, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Beleaguered Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been given the public backing of the club on Tuesday following reports his job was at risk. Having escaped relegation in 2015, Ranieri guided the 5000/1 outsiders to a fantastical first ever Premier League title last season. This season however, it appears there has been a resumption of normal service. Hovering only a …

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Done Deal: Darron Gibson’s Everton Nightmare Has Come To An End

Darron Gibson of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on December 12 2015 in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Darron Gibson’s Everton nightmare has come to an end, as he rejoins old boss David Moyes at Sunderland. Moyes was the one who originally brought Gibson to Goodison Park back in January 2012, and has repeated the trick by signing the 29-year-old once again at the Stadium of Light on an 18-month contract. DONE DEAL! #SAFC have completed the signing of …

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Roy Keane Has A Massive Dig At Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martínez And Everton’s ‘Weak’ Players

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 4/10/2016 Assistant Manager Roy Keane

The tug-of-war between Everton and the Republic of Ireland over James McCarthy shows little sign of simmering down. Despite the fact that McCarthy has not played for his club since the middle of October, Martin O’Neill named him in the initial 35-man Irish squad to face Austria on Saturday – a decision which Everton boss Ronald Koeman was patently not …

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International Round-Up: Wins For Brazil And France But Netherlands Humiliated Again

Neymar celebrates the first goal for Brazil during World Cup Qualifying match Russia 2018, played between Ecuador and Brazil that is played at the Olimpic Stadium Atahualpa in Quito, Thursday September 01, 2016. (Photo by Alberto Suarez/ ACG).

Brazil got their World Cup qualification campaign back on track last night with a 3-0 win away at Ecuador. The Seleção, under new management in the form of former Corinthians boss Tite, had collected only 9 points from their opening six games, leaving their chances of reaching the finals in Russia looking on uncharacteristically shaky ground. However, they left it relatively late …

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Done Deal: Sunderland Sign Former Everton And Tottenham Winger

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Steven Pienaar of Everton during the FA Cup Sixth Round match between Everton and Wigan Athletic at Goodison Park on March 9, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Sunderland have today confirmed the signing of former South African international winger Steven Pienaar on a one-year deal. The 34-year-old had been training with the Premier League side in recent weeks with a view to securing a contract, and having left Everton at the end of the season, was free to find a new club as a free agent. #SAFC can …

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Ronald Koeman Believes Young Defender Is A “Big Talent” For Everton


Everton manager Ronald Koeman has told the club’s official TV channel that he believes 19-year-old defender Mason Holgate is a talent furnished with confidence and ability. Holgate joined from Barnsley in August last year for €500,000, signing a five-year deal with the Toffees who beat a number of interested Premier League clubs. He was a regular in the club’s Under-21 side and …

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Belgium Confirm Former Premier League Boss In Shock Managerial Appointment

LILLE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 23: Roberto Martinez manager of Everton looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group H match between LOSC Lille and Everton at Grand Stade Lille Metropole on October 23, 2014 in Lille, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

In a surprise move, Belgium have confirmed former Everton manager Roberto Martínez as the national side’s new manager. The 43-year-old replaces previous Red Devils boss Marc Wilmots, who left his post in the wake of a European Championship campaign that saw them eliminated by Wales in the quarter finals. Our new head coach: Roberto Martínez ! #welcomeRoberto #tousensemble pic.twitter.com/3JiQYAeYI1 — …

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Hull City Approach Chelsea Legend About Vacant Manager Job [Sky Italy]

WATFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 2: Manager of Watford Gianfranco Zola looks on prior to kick off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on November 2, 2013 in Watford, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Hull City’s search for a new manager has led them to Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola, according to Sky Sports Italy this morning. Gazzetta Dello Sport had reported this morning that Zola was on a four-man shortlist to replace departed manager Steve Bruce, with Roberto Martínez, Chris Coleman and former USA boss Bob Bradley also under consideration by the Premier League …

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Sunderland: Four Of The Top Candidates To Take Over From Big Sam

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Sam Allardyce, manager of Sunderland celebrates staying in the Premier League after victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Sam Allardyce departing the Stadium of Light to take over the England national team, Sunderland will now be looking to appoint their seventh manager in five years. Allardyce successfully led Sunderland to safety in the penultimate game of last season, and his departure presents the Wearside club with a dilemma. With just three weeks until their Premier League campaign kicks …

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