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Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas shuts down Premier League return with Newcastle

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas shuts down Premier League return with Newcastle

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Andre Villas-Boas has distanced himself from the Newcastle job.The former Chelsea and Tottenham boss is reportedly on a shortlist of managers to replace Steve Bruce under potential new ownership at St James’ Park. Icon Sport - Getty Andre Villas-Boas joined Marseille last year The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, which is led by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, is closing in on a £300million takeover of the Magpies. Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea after just nine months in charge in 2012 and suffered the same fate at Tottenham a year later. He appears to have rebuilt his reputation at Marseille by guiding them to a second-placed finish in Ligue 1 as France’s top-flight season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Give COVID

Premier League and sports news LIVE: National League cancel remaining matches, Newcastle takeover latest, Phil Neville to stand down as England Women’s manager

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Tuesday’s headlines: National League cancel remaining 2019/20 matches amid coronavirus pandemic Phil Neville poised to step down as England Women’s manager next summer UEFA could ditch VAR in Champions League and Europa […] talkSPORT
Amnesty International warns Premier League over Newcastle takeover

Amnesty International warns Premier League over Newcastle takeover

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The Premier League "risks becoming a patsy" unless it looks at Saudi Arabia's human rights record as a possible takeover of Newcastle United moves nearer, according to Amnesty International.A Saudi-backed consortium involving Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is reportedly on the verge of buying the Tyneside club for about £300m.The Premier League must decide whether the group of investors backed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund meets its owners' and directors' test. "I believe there are serious questions to address in determining whether the owners and directors of the company seeking to acquire NUFC are meeting standards that can protect the reputation and image of the game," Amnesty