Ranieri is out at Leicester. A mere nine months after veteran Italian manager Claudio Ranieri engineered one of the greatest upsets in sports history by winning the Premier League with a Leicester City team that most thought was as likely to be relegated as to survive, he was fired on Thursday. “Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time.
Liverpool have confirmed that Adam Lallana has signed a new long-term contract with the club. [ LIVE: Stream every PL game live ] Lallana, 28, has become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp‘s team over the past 12 months with the England international scoring seven goals and adding seven assists in the Premier League this season in 21 starts. The Southampton academy product, who joined Liverpool from Saints in 2014 for $33 million, has signed an extended deal which will keep him at the club until 2020 and it is believed he can extend the deal by another year. Speaking about his new contract the silky playmaker was delighted. “I’m very proud and feel quite humbled by the show of faith from the club
If Brooks Lennon brings this sort of scoring prowess to Real Salt Lake, he may just walk away Rookie of the Year. On loan from Liverpool, Lennon is first on duty with the United States U-20 men’s national team in Costa Rica. The U.S. opened U-20 World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 loss to Panama, and was under the gun when it allowed an early goal to Haiti late Tuesday evening. But Lennon scored a trio of goals and sent in the corner that Luca de la Torre eventually finished as the Yanks won 4-1. The U.S. has St. Kitts and Nevis in the final group match on Friday. The top two teams from each group of four advance to the next round, in which four teams will qualify for the U-20 World Cup. That tournament