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  • Ibrahimovic to sit out Slovenia friendly

    Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sit out Sweden's friendly against Slovenia in order to rest a sore calf, coach Erik Hamren said Sunday. "We'll save it until the Wales match" on June 5, Hamren told Swedish news agency TT ahead of Monday's match against Slovenia in Malmo. "It's the calf he's…

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  • CAS orders Diarra to pay 10 million euro Lokomotiv fine

    France international Lassana Diarra confirmed Saturday that he has been ordered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to pay a 10 million euro ($11 million) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow. The 31-year-old midfielder arrived in Russia to join Anzhi Makhachkala from Real Madrid in August…

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  • Third-time lucky with winner Mourinho for United

    Manchester United will be expecting to make it third time lucky in their attempt to replace Alex Ferguson with the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the club's new manager. Ferguson's retirement in 2013 was always going to leave an enormous void to fill at Old Trafford after the legendary Scot bowed…

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  • Manchester United anoint 'supercoach' Mourinho

    Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe. After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than…

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  • Hazard says he's back to 100% for Euros

    Belgium star Eden Hazard insisted on Friday he is back on top form after a frustrating season for Chelsea in the Premier League. Hazard will captain Belgium at Euro 2016, which starts in two weeks, as Manchester City centre-back Vincent Kompany misses the tournament due to a groin injury. "The…

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  • Serial winner Mourinho hired to revive fading Man United

    Manchester United needed a serial winner to restore the team's status as a European powerhouse. Jose Mourinho craved an iconic stage like Old Trafford to remind the world of his rare talent as a coach. United announced the long-awaited hiring of Mourinho on a three-year deal, ushering in an…

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  • Jose Mourinho facing lengthy to-do list at Man United

    Jose Mourinho has a lengthy to-do list after taking over at Manchester United. The team has deficiencies in key areas - notably up front and in central midfield - and Mourinho must decide what the future holds for captain Wayne Rooney, a striker now seemingly more at home in midfield. Other…

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  • Mourinho set to take control at United

    Jose Mourinho was expected to join Manchester United on Friday after drawn-out negotiations, marrying one of the world's richest clubs with one of the most successful -- and outspoken -- managers. Mourinho has been in talks with United since Louis van Gaal's sacking on Monday and British media…

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  • Champions League final in Milan highlights Serie A's crisis

    AC Milan failed to qualify for Europe for a third straight season and club president Silvio Berlusconi is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the club to a group of Chinese investors. Inter Milan will miss out on the Champions League for a fifth straight season and is scrambling to avoid…

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  • Mourinho agrees to become Man United manager -- reports

    Jose Mourinho has agreed to become the new manager of Manchester United, according to British media reports on Thursday. Mourinho has been in negotiations with United since Louis van Gaal's sacking on Monday and it is understood an agreement is now in place for the former Chelsea manager to take…

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  • Sparks to fly as Mourinho joins nemesis Guardiola in Manchester

    As Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez will testify, Jose Mourinho has had more than his fair share of public confrontations with opposing managers during his career. None of them, though, have been as bitter or keenly-felt as Portuguese Mourinho's long-running rivalry with Spaniard Pep Guardiola. …

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  • Ancelotti hoping for some stability at Bayern Munich

    Carlo Ancelotti's next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn't mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team's players rather than the native tongue. After eight years…

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic dodges Man U speculation

    Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday refused to comment on speculation he is set to join Manchester United, where Jose Mourinho is on the verge of becoming the new manager. Ibrahimovic, 34, said he knew where he would be playing football next season having left Paris Saint-Germain at the…

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  • Seeking a new club, Ibrahimovic gives Man United hint

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic deliberated, tapped his fingers on the desk in front of him and let out a beaming smile. The Sweden striker had just been asked if he had received an offer to join Manchester United and his actions spoke as much as his words. Ibrahimovic is looking for a team for next season…

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  • Mourinho's Man Utd link boosts mega-transfer hopes

    The prospect of Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United's next boss has unleashed hopes across Europe of a mega-spending spree by the English giants to get back into the elite. While talks with Mourinho's representatives dragged on Thursday, media reports have spoken of the Portuguese coach…

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  • Manchester United hold day two of Mourinho talks

    Manchester United were locked in a second day of talks with Jose Mourinho's agents on Wednesday, hammering out a deal to sweep the controversial Portuguese boss into Old Trafford. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager has agreed personal terms on a three-year deal with a likely annual salary…

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  • Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho is expected to be named as Manchester United's new manager despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better choice. Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London on…

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  • Favre takes over at Nice after Puel resigns

    Switzerland's Lucien Favre was named coach of Ligue 1 outfit Nice on Tuesday after the resignation of the highly-respected Claude Puel. The former Swiss international midfielder, known for encouraging attacking football, led Moenchengladbach into the Champions League but paid the price for a…

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  • Houllier set to rejoin Lyon as general manager

    Former Lyon coach Gerard Houllier is set to rejoin the French Ligue 1 runners-up as general manager, club president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Monday. The return of the 68-year-old Houllier, who coached the Rhone club to two Ligue 1 titles during his previous spell from 2005-07, depends on him…

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  • Atletico buy French second division side Lens

    Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid on Monday completed the takeover of bankrupt French second division side Lens through a Luxembourg company. "We hope to bring in Atletico's expertise," said Ignacio Aguillo, a member of the Spanish side's board, told a press conference after a French…

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