Keane quits Villa role

Keane quits Villa role Aston Villa have revealed Roy Keane has stepped down as assistant manager of the Premier League club with immediate effect. The former Sunderland and Ipswich Town boss was appointed as Paul Lambert’s number two at Villa Park in July, but has resigned after just five months in the role. Keane revealed…

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Everton can go far in Europe – Jagielka

Everton can go far in Europe – Jagielka Phil Jagielka believes Everton are capable of achieving “big things” in the UEFA Europa League after beating Wolfsburg to win Group H. A goal in each half from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas at the VfL Wolfsburg Arena on Thursday ensured Roberto Martinez’s side progressed as group winners….

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Michu undergoes ankle surgery

Michu undergoes ankle surgery Napoli attacker Michu has undergone surgery on a recurring ankle injury, the club has announced. The Spaniard has struggled to find his form since joining the Serie A outfit on a season-long loan from Swansea City and is yet to score in three league outings for Rafael Benitez’s men. A stellar first…

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TRAGEDY – Keshi to get new contract

TRAGEDY – Keshi to get new contract Coach Stephen Keshi will be given a new contract by Nigeria despite failing to qualify the country for next year’s AFCON, according to officials. There have been calls for Keshi to be replaced as the Super Eagles, just as Samson Siasia was three years ago when he failed…

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Brandao sentenced to prison

Brandao sentenced to prison Bastia striker Brandao was sentenced to one month in prison on Thursday for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta. Club president Pierre-Marie Geronimi confirmed in a video posted on Bastia’s website that the Brazilian striker had been handed a jail sentence and a €20,000 fine, labelling the punishment “extremely harsh and…

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Benitez happy to progress

Benitez happy to progress Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was simply happy to have progressed in the UEFA Europa League after a 0-0 draw at Sparta Prague. The draw was enough to book Napoli’s place in the last 32, staying top of Group I after the stalemate at the Generali Arena. Benitez felt the draw was…

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Rodgers similar to Wenger – Toure

Rodgers similar to Wenger – Toure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is similar to Arsene Wenger, according to defender Kolo Toure. The Northern Irish tactician has come under growing pressure after a five-match winless Liverpool run in all competitions. But Toure, who spent several seasons under Wenger at Arsenal, backed Rodgers to get his side back…

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Pele ´doing fine´, receiving kidney treatment

Pele ´doing fine´, receiving kidney treatment Brazilian football great Pele confirmed he is “doing fine” in his recovery from surgery to remove kidney stones. The 74-year-old went under the knife on November 13 but was re-admitted to hospital on Monday after sustaining a urinary infection. Widespread reports suggested the three-time World Cup winner was in…

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Estoril versus PSV postponed due to rain

Estoril versus PSV postponed due to rain The second half of Estoril’s UEFA Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven will take place on Friday after heavy rain stopped play at half-time. The Portuguese hosts led PSV 3-2 at the break after Kuca and Diogo Amado had scored in the final 15 minutes of the opening…

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UEFA Europa League Review

UEFA Europa League Review: Feyenoord and Everton qualify in style A superb Karim El Ahmadi strike ensured Feyenoord’s progress in the UEFA Europa League and left holders Sevilla with work to do. Jens Toornstra handed the Dutch side a 56th-minute lead in their Group G clash and the hosts soaked up waves of pressure before…

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