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Mourinho is a ‘little man’, says Chelsea’s Conte

Mourinho is a ‘little man’, says Chelsea’s Conte

London – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte continued his ongoing feud with Jose Mourinho on Saturday by calling the Manchester United manager “a little man.” Mourinho made a pointed comment about match-fixing during the week, a reference to the four-month suspension Conte was handed in the 2012-13 season for failing to report match-fixing at his previous […]

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Klopp hails new signing Van Dijk after debut goal

Klopp hails new signing Van Dijk after debut goal

Liverpool – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed new signing Virgil van Dijk after the world’s most expensive defender scored a late winner against Everton in a dream debut on Friday. The £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) signing from Southampton scored with his head in the 84th minute to give Liverpool a 2-1 win […]

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Bournemouth inflict first Everton defeat on manager Allardyce

Bournemouth inflict first Everton defeat on manager Allardyce

Sam Allardyce tasted defeat for the first time as Everton manager in a 2-1 Premier League loss at Bournemouth on Saturday. Ryan Fraser deservedly gave Bournemouth the lead when he steered a volley into the net after being picked out by Josh King in the 33rd minute. Everton struggled to get going in the second […]

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Soccer-Guardiola unfazed by Man City’s first defeat of the season

Soccer-Guardiola unfazed by Man City’s first defeat of the season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola showed no disappointment after a 2-1 Champions League defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk ended his team’s unbeaten run in all competitions this season. The result also spoiled Guardiola’s milestone 100th appearance as manager in Europe’s premier club competition but the Spaniard was still delighted with the performances of second-string players in […]

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Mourinho hopes Smalling avoids England call-up to prevent injury

Mourinho hopes Smalling avoids England call-up to prevent injury

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped defender Chris Smalling did not get called up by England because his players often returned from international duty with “real injuries.” The Portuguese’s comments at a news conference on Tuesday came in the wake of Smalling’s England and club team mate Phil Jones returning from the recent […]

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Arsenal manager’s future will be reviewed after season

Arsenal manager’s future will be reviewed after season

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Arsenal board will review his position as manager at the end of the season. The Frenchman signed a two-year extension in the summer to extend his 21-year reign at the club. But, speaking on Thursday at the club’s annual general meeting, he suggested that talks would take place when […]

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West Brom manager Pulis brands Alexis Sanchez a ‘cheat’

West Brom manager Pulis brands Alexis Sanchez a ‘cheat’

London – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis branded Alexis Sanchez a cheat after accusing the Arsenal star of diving to win a free kick in Monday’s Premier League clash. Pulis was furious that Sanchez went unpunished after winning a first-half free kick on the edge of the Albion penalty area with a theatrical fall […]

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Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer

Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer

London – Dutchman Frank de Boer was sacked as manager of Crystal Palace on Monday after only four Premier League games in charge, according to Sky Sports sources. De Boer, who replaced Sam Allardyce at the London club, has lost all four league games with his side failing to score a goal — the most […]

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Clinical Kane has England on World Cup footing

Clinical Kane has England on World Cup footing

England manager Gareth Southgate will count on Harry Kane to continue his goalscoring form against Slovakia on Monday as his side close in on qualification for next year’s World Cup. Kane belied his August goal drought with Tottenham Hotspur to score twice as England won 4-0 against Malta on Friday, taking his tally to five […]

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Barca manager Valverde dismisses talk of Neymar move

Barca manager Valverde dismisses talk of Neymar move

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde swatted down talk of star striker Neymar departing for a world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, dismissing “rumors” Friday and saying the squad wants him to stay. Amid reports Neymar’s future at the Camp Nou is in doubt, Valverde says the Brazil international is beloved and wanted at Barca for years to […]

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