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Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

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When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia
Washington Wizards hire Tommy Sheppard as general manager

Washington Wizards hire Tommy Sheppard as general manager

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July 22 (UPI) -- Longtime Washington Wizards executive Tommy Sheppard has been promoted to general manager, the team announced Monday. Sheppard is entering his 17th season with the Wizards organization. He replaces Ernie Grunfield, who was fired in April. "My vision leading the Washington Wizards moving forward ... is to always collaborate with everybody in our basketball organization," Sheppard said in a video released by the team. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Sashi Brown has been hired as the chief planning and operations officer. Ex-Philadelphia 76ers executive Daniel Medina will serve as chief of athletic care and performance. General manager Tommy Sheppard with his first remarks since being named GM: "My vision leading the Washington Wizards is to always collaborate with...
Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

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Former England boss Sam Allardyce says he turned down the chance to return to Newcastle United as the club's manager.Allardyce was in charge of the Magpies from 2007 to 2008 and was considered as a replacement for Rafael Benitez, who left the club at the end of June.Benitez departed after his contract expired, saying the Premier League club "did not share his vision". "I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing - don't go back," Allardyce told Talksport."It never got to the type of talks people are suggesting but it wasn't for me. I politely said no."Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce is the latest name being considered by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley."I never got to talk...
Frank Lampard: Chelsea legend leaves Derby County to become Blues manager

Frank Lampard: Chelsea legend leaves Derby County to become Blues manager

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Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal.Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player.He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager.The former England international made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them.He takes over with Chelsea under a transfer embargo after the club were given a two-window transfer ban by world governing body Fifa - a decision they are appealing agains...
Stan Lee’s former manager arrested for allegedly stealing $262,000 from late comic book legend

Stan Lee’s former manager arrested for allegedly stealing $262,000 from late comic book legend

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Stan Lee in his office in Beverly Hills, California.Getty images | Washington PostThe former manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on charges of financial elder abuse and false imprisonment against the late comic book legend, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.Keya Morgan allegedly mishandled Lee's money. This included $ 262,000 that Lee never received from autograph signing sessions.  "Mr.Lee had a large estate worth over an estimated $ 50 million with no clear protection from opportunists who could insert themselves into his life and take control of it," the LAPD said on Saturday in a press release.In June of last year, Morgan removed the 95-year old Marvel Comic Book creator from his Hollywood Hills residence to a condominium in Beverly Hills to gain more control over h...