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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...
Asda refuses to remove sack threat for thousands of staff

Asda refuses to remove sack threat for thousands of staff

Business
Asda has declined a last-ditch request from unions to remove the threat of dismissal from thousands of staff who will be sacked if they fail to sign compulsory contracts by the end of next week.The GMB union estimates up to 12,000 of more than 100,000 affected Asda employees could lose their jobs because they are unable to agree to the terms of the new deal, known as Contract 6, which demands greater flexibility from workers. Asda said the "overwhelming majority" of employees have signed and claimed the deal is in the best interests of employees and customers.A spokesman described the GMB estimate as "unsubstantiated speculation" but would not confirm how many employees are yet to sign.The retailer, which is owned by US retail giant Walmart, the largest private employer in the world, says ...
‘12,000’ Asda staff face sack in bitter contract dispute

‘12,000’ Asda staff face sack in bitter contract dispute

Business
Approximately 12,000 Asda workers are currently facing the sack next month for refusing to sign controversial new contracts, a source has told Sky News.It is understood all staff who fail to sign the agreement by a 2 November deadline will be dismissed unless the supermarket chain backs down. Workers who have snubbed the contract are currently serving notice periods but can yet change their minds.Asda said on Wednesday that the "vast majority" of over 100,000 people affected by the new contract had signed on the dotted line.The retailer was yet to respond to Sky News' request for a comment about the scale of the crisis. Advertisement Image: Asda staff travelled ...
Israel Folau: Rugby Australia ‘intends’ to sack full-back after social media post

Israel Folau: Rugby Australia ‘intends’ to sack full-back after social media post

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Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union say they intend to terminate Israel Folau's contract after a social media post by the full-back in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.Folau, 30, has 73 caps and was expected to play at this year's World Cup."He does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts," the governing bodies said. "In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract."Rugby Australia and the NSW Rugby Union, which is responsible for Super Rugby side NSW Waratahs, said they have made "repeated attempts" to contact Folau and he has failed to get in touch with either organisation."Israel has failed to understand...
Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

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Mark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager after eight months in charge.The Saints, who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18th in the table.Southampton confirmed the move in a statement, adding: "The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under way." First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.Hughes, who also had a spell at the south coast club during his playing career, joined Southampton in March, two months after being sacked by Stoke City.The club were one point above the relegation zone at the time and the 55-year-old led them to safety last se...