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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal to name Spaniard as new manager on Friday

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal to name Spaniard as new manager on Friday

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Mikel Arteta is expected to be named as Arsenal's new manager on Friday.Arteta said his farewells to staff at Manchester City on Thursday morning. There has been annoyance at City over Arsenal's conduct but they will not stop Arteta, 37, succeeding Unai Emery. A seven-figure compensation payment will be made in order for the move to be completed.Thursday's news conference previewing the game against Everton was cancelled.Interim boss Freddie Ljungberg is expected to take charge of the team for the final time at Goodison Park on Saturday, with Arteta watching from the stands.The Gunners failed to mention their interest in Arteta despite the two teams meeting at Emirates Stadium on Sunday - a g...
Carlo Ancelotti is Everton’s first choice to be new manager

Carlo Ancelotti is Everton’s first choice to be new manager

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Carlo Ancelotti is Everton's first choice to be their new manager with the Toffees set to intensify their attempts to secure a deal for the Italian.However, reports that the 60-year-old was on Merseyside on Monday to hold talks were wide of the mark.Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli after taking them into the Champions League knockout stages. Everton owner Farhad Moshiri sees the three-time Champions League winner as a big name to underline his ambitions. It would be regarded as a major coup should he actually pull it off and it is understood talks have already taken place.Everton will now move to set up further face-to-face discussions in a bid to persuade the Italian, who won the Premier Leagu...
Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge

Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge

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Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club.Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League.BBC sports editor Dan Roan believes Jose Mourinho is a strong contender to replace the 47-year-old. "We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy."Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing."It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauri...
Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

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Pep Guardiola insists he was not being sarcastic when he approached referee Michael Oliver after Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The City boss appeared to thank the official for his performance in a melodramatic fashion after the final whistle at Anfield. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola appeared to sarcastically congratulate Michael Oliver at the end of the game Guardiola had been enraged during the Premier League clash as his side were twice denied penalties for possible handballs against Trent Alexander-Arnold. The first was the most controversial, coming immediately before Fabinho opened the scoring. The second came late on as City rallied in response to further goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. “It was not sarcastic,” Guardio
Houston Astros fire assistant general manager Brandon Taubman

Houston Astros fire assistant general manager Brandon Taubman

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Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, the team announced Thursday. In a statement released by the Astros, the organization admitted that Taubman's "inappropriate comments" about the team's acquisition of relief pitcher Roberto Osuna were aimed at a group of female reporters. Sports Illustrated's Stephanie Apstein published a report earlier this week that accused Taubman of yelling, "Thank God we got Osuna! I'm so [expletive] glad we got Osuna!" The comments, directed at a group of female reporters, came during the Astros' celebration after clinching the American League Championship Series on Saturday. During last season, Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The suspension stemmed f...