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Jose Mourinho and Tottenham: A match made in heaven … or hell?

Jose Mourinho and Tottenham: A match made in heaven … or hell?

The past 12 hours at Tottenham Hotspur have felt more like a day in the life of a bored teenager playing Football Manager than reality. Given the transformation of both parties in recent years, Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Tottenham feels like an antithetical match. While the north London club developed a reputation under the affable…MORE

Mark Sampson: Ex-England women’s coach charged with racist language

Mark Sampson: Ex-England women’s coach charged with racist language

Former England women’s manager Mark Sampson has been charged with alleged racist language by the English Football Association. The 37-year-old is the caretaker boss of League Two side Stevenage having taking over on a temporary contract at the start of the season. The allegations of racist language were reportedly made by a former coach and…MORE

‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’: Gareth Bale pokes fun at critics

‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’: Gareth Bale pokes fun at critics

He’s won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid and scored over a hundred goals for the club. But Gareth Bale is facing a backlash from the club’s fans after celebrating with a flag that suggests he prefers appearing for Wales and playing golf ahead of starring for Real. After helping Wales secure qualification to…MORE

GC Prague Playoffs: World’s best primed for $13 million season finale

GC Prague Playoffs: World’s best primed for $13 million season finale

A year of fierce competition culminates in the Czech Republic this week as equestrian’s most lucrative competition reaches its dramatic conclusion at the Global Champions Prague Playoffs. The world’s greatest showjumping talent will head to the capital Prague to compete for eye-watering prizes worth more than $13m (12 million euros) between November 21-24. Held at…MORE

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham Hotspur announce new head coach

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham Hotspur announce new head coach

Jose Mourinho has been named Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach after the surprise sacking of Mauricio Pochettino. The Portuguese coach, who has won 25 senior trophies in his career, has signed a contract until the end of the 2022/2023 season. Pochettino was fired Tuesday just six months after leading the London-based team to the Champions League…MORE

Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur just six months after leading the club to the Champions League final. “The Club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties,” said Tottenham in a statement on Tuesday. The English Premier…MORE

Marc and Alex Marquez united in MotoGP for next season

Marc and Alex Marquez united in MotoGP for next season

Sibling rivalry just took a high-speed, two-wheel twist as Moto2 champion Alex Marquez was announced as Repsol Honda’s new MotoGP rider alongside his older brother and six-time world champion Marc. The Spanish brothers will ride for the team in next year’s premier MotoGP championship following the retirement of Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez senior was adamant in…MORE

Manchester United debt increased by almost $181 million in 2019

Manchester United debt increased by almost $181 million in 2019

If you thought the situation for Manchester United on the pitch was troubling, fans looking for consolation in the club’s financial situation may want to look away now. While rivals Manchester City showed record revenues this year of $692.4 million, the eleventh consecutive year of growth under the ownership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin…MORE

Gerard Pique hopes to avoid own goal in $3 billion Davis Cup revamp

Gerard Pique hopes to avoid own goal in $3 billion Davis Cup revamp

He’s a World Cup winner and one of Spain’s most celebrated footballers, but Gerard Pique hopes to avoid an own goal in his controversial $3 billion revamp of tennis’ Davis Cup that began in front of a less than packed house in Madrid this week. The Barcelona defender’s investment company Kosmos has signed a 25-year…MORE

Luis Enrique back as Spain boss, months after daughter’s death

Luis Enrique back as Spain boss, months after daughter’s death

Luis Enrique has been reappointed as Spain’s national team coach, five months after he left the job to spend more time with his family during his daughter’s battle with bone cancer. The nine-year-old died in August. Enrique had also been absent from the Spanish camp for three months before resigning in June. His former assistant,…MORE