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'Money talks as NI's O'Neill stays put'

On Saturday, 13 January, Michael O’Neill made his way from his home in Edinburgh to Lancashire to take in a League Two game between Morecambe and Stevenage, a match between two mid-to-bottom-of-the-table sides in the fourth tier of English football. The centre of the football universe it was not. But, to O’Neill, it was important to be there. Morecambe had ...

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Scotland manager's job – who's next?

Scotland manager's job - who's next?

Now the Scottish FA’s high-profile pursuit of Michael O’Neill has ended in disappointment, to whom do they turn next? BBC Scotland looks at a few potential candidates to take over from Gordon Strachan. Alex McLeish <!–<!–[if lte IE 8]><![endif]–> McLeish’s last managerial job was almost two years ago, when he spent three months in charge at Egyptian club Zamalek. He’s ...

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West Brom's Evans could leave for £3m

West Brom's Evans could leave for £3m

West Brom risk losing captain Jonny Evans for £3m in the summer if they fail to stay in the Premier League. Evans, 30, is rated at £23m by West Brom and has attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester City. He still has 18 months of his present deal remaining and has told West Brom he has no wish to sign ...

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'Effective, rather than thrilling'

'Effective, rather than thrilling'

Media playback is not supported on this device Watford sacked head coach Marco Silva on Sunday and quickly replaced him with Javi Gracia – a man largely unknown to English football fans. Spaniard Gracia has been out of work since June, when he left Russian club Rubin Kazan – his most recent job after a 10-year coaching career in his ...

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Man City to confirm De Bruyne extension

Man City to confirm De Bruyne extension

Manchester City are set to confirm midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a lucrative long-term contract extension. The 26-year-old Belgium playmaker’s current deal is not due to expire until 2021. However, the former Chelsea player’s outstanding form since arriving from Wolfsburg for a then club-record £55m has prompted City to extend De Bruyne’s stay at Etihad Stadium. It is anticipated ...

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Chelsea do not need a striker – Hazard

Chelsea do not need a striker - Hazard

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard does not believe the club need to buy a new striker in the January transfer window. Chelsea have enquired about Roma’s Edin Dzeko, 31, West Ham’s Andy Carroll, 29, and Stoke’s Peter Crouch, 36. But Hazard, 27, has backed current pair Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi and says tall target men may not fit into the ...

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Premier League results: Arsenal, Chelsea & Man City win

Premier League results: Arsenal, Chelsea & Man City win

Arsenal dismantled Crystal Palace 4-1 while Chelsea saw off Brighton 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. The Gunners were without forward Alexis Sanchez, who is expected to join Manchester United, but were 4-0 up after 22 minutes. Eden Hazard was the star man for Chelsea, scoring twice as the Blues won their first league game of 2018. Premier League ...

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Watford blame Everton as they sack Silva

Watford blame Everton as they sack Silva

Media playback is not supported on this device Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton’s approach for the Portuguese in November as the “catalyst for this decision”. The Hornets have won one of their last 11 top-flight games and are 10th in the Premier League. A Watford statement said they were “convinced the appointment of Silva” last summer “was ...

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McCarthy suffers double leg fracture

McCarthy suffers double leg fracture

Everton midfielder James McCarthy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a double leg fracture in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom. The 27-year-old was taken off on a stretcher after a tackle on Albion’s Salomon Rondon in the second half. “It’s a tibia and fibula fracture compounded. A very nasty injury,” said Everton boss Sam Allardyce. Rondon ...

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Mkhitaryan & Sanchez set for swap deal

Mkhitaryan & Sanchez set for swap deal

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to move in the opposite direction in a straight swap. Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday, while Chile forward Sanchez, 29, will have his on Sunday. The length of Mkhitaryan’s contract, and ...

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