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Maurizio Sarri is “very happy” to be in England, with the Italian picking a surprising highlight from a positive start to his Chelsea reign which has delivered an 18-match unbeaten run. The Italian tactician was handed the managerial baton at Stamford Bridge over the summer as countryman Antonio Conte headed through the exits. Sarri is delighted with how things are going, given that he had always hoped to work in English football, and has seen plenty of positives from his side.
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It’s been a vintage year, 2018, for Olivier Giroud, but it’s ending on a slightly worrying note. It began with a bit of injury then a big decision to join cross-town rivals Chelsea after 6.5 seasons at Arsenal. He arrived as a backup but finished the season as the starter, getting the nod in the FA Cup final as Chelsea ended the Antonio Conte era on a positive note. Giroud then went off to Russia with France and played the vast majority of minutes in their triumphant World Cup campaign. He did so without actually scoring a goal, which was not only a statistical anomaly, but underlined just how crucial he was in all phases of play. He continued that trend with Chelsea at the start of the new season
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1116/r464550_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Juventus asserted their dominance at the San Siro, but the FC crew give credit to Milan for keeping the match close in an adverse situation. AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso admitted Gonzalo Higuain needed to stay calm and focused after being sent off for dissent in their 2-0 defeat to Juventus. Gonzalo Higuain lived out a nightmare at the San Siro, missing a penalty and seeing red in Milan's loss to his former side, Juventus. AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni said he doesn't have Antonio Conte's phone number, amid reports the former Chelsea boss could replace Gennaro Gattuso. Gattuso was installed as manager midway through the previous campaign following the sacking of Vincenzo Montella. But, with a change of ownership taking place this summer, there...
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The Spaniard was suggested to be part of a group of influential players to veto Conte's potential appointment
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After deciding to not catch the scalding hot potato that is Real Madrid at the moment, Antonio Conte remains unemployed ... and embroiled in a legal battle with Chelsea. He prefers it this way, both in terms of a new of a job (start in the summer with a full preseason) and in terms of getting what he’s owed by his former employers in severance and additional damages as well. That aside, it is most likely that by the end of the season, several clubs will fancy their chances of convincing Conte to join them. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), one of these could be Manchester United, who remain firmly in the clutches of Mourinho’s Third Season Syndrome, despite a few comeback
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2017/1101/r282854_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Fernando Torres insists he felt like he had completed everything he needed to in Europe before he moved to Japan's Sagan Tosu from Atletico Madrid. Antonio Conte has insisted he is in no rush to return to coaching after&nbsp;Real Madrid confirmed&nbsp;to the Spanish Football Association that Santiago Solari will remain in charge of the team for at least the rest of the season. Chelsea and Conte remain locked in a legal dispute relating to his acrimonious departure from the club in July, with the Italian maintaining he should be paid in full for the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and the club claiming his behaviour contributed...
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Julen Lopetegui was sacked last month after a disappointing start to life at the Bernabeu with Santiago Solari put in interim charge as Florentino Perez searches for a replacement
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Antonio Conte insists he is happy to wait until June to get back into management despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid. The 49-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Chelsea in July and has been the frontrunner to replace Julen Lopetegui in the Spanish capital.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0824/r419188_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri felt it was good to bounce back with a 2-0 win over AC Milan after they endured their first loss since April against Manchester United. The guys respond to your tweets about Craig Burley working on a Sunday, the Scudetto race, Thierry Henry at Monaco and Arsene Wenger to Bayern Munich. Juventus asserted their dominance at the San Siro, but the FC crew give credit to Milan for keeping the match close in an adverse situation. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been named Serie A's Coach of the Season for the 2017-18, beating former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, now at Chelsea. Allegri guided Juve to a seventh straight title, his fourth since replacing Antonio Conte, to win the award for a fourth time, gaining 17 votes fr...
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Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed he wants to wait until June before returning to management while addressing the possibility of taking over at Real Madrid. The 49-year-old has been out of work since leaving Stamford Bridge during the summer, after winning the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two-year stint in England. The ex-Blues boss had been lined up to replace Julen Lopetgeui at Santiago Bernabeu, but for the time being Santiago Solari has been installed as manager on an interim basis.
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Everton will look to end a 24-year wait for a win at Stamford Bridge when they visit Chelsea on Sunday. The Blues’ last victory at the Bridge came in November 1994, when Paul Rideout sealed a 1-0 win in only Joe Royle’s second game in charge. It has since been a sorry story for Everton, particularly in recent years; they were hammered 5-0 at the Bridge by the eventual champions in 2016/17, and lost twice there last campaign in both the Premier League and the EFL Cup. On paper, it seems an uphill task for the Toffees to break their duck this weekend - Chelsea are yet to lose in the league under new manager Maurizio Sarri, who replaced the sacked Antonio Conte in July. After slumping to fifth in
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Maurizio Sarri has revealed Ross Barkley was “in trouble” earlier this season, but is now backing the Chelsea midfielder to finally justify his £15m transfer fee. Barkley is successfully rebuilding his reputation after a difficult start to his career at Stamford Bridge, also earning a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad following a two-year absence. The 24-year-old suffered a serious hamstring injury shortly after completing his move from boyhood club Everton to Chelsea in January, then making only two Premier League starts under Sarri’s predecessor Antonio Conte.
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2 weeks ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1106/r459627_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Steve Nicol comes to the defence of oft-criticised Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, asking where his high-profile teammates have gone. Santiago Solari's first La Liga match in charge as caretaker manager of Real Madrid ended with a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid. Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Leonardo Jardim is under consideration by Real Madrid to be their next permanent first team coach, a source close to the former Monaco manager has told ESPN FC. Jardim, 44, won the 2016-17 Ligue 1 title with Monaco and also guided them to that season's Champions League semifinals, but was&nbsp;relieved of his duties last month&n...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1106/r459627_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Steve Nicol comes to the defence of oft-criticised Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, asking where his high-profile teammates have gone. Santiago Solari's first La Liga match in charge as caretaker manager of Real Madrid ended with a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid. Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Leonardo Jardim is under consideration by Real Madrid to be their next permanent first team coach, a source close to the former Monaco manager has told ESPN FC. Jardim, 44, won the 2016-17 Ligue 1 title with Monaco and also guided them to that season's Champions League semifinals, but was&nbsp;relieved of his duties last month&n...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1106/r459649_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Steve Nicol comes to the defence of oft-criticised Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, asking where his high-profile teammates have gone. Santiago Solari's first La Liga match in charge as caretaker manager of Real Madrid ended with a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid. Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Real Madrid's interim head coach, Santiago Solari, was pleased with their comfortable 4-0 win over UD Melilla. Real Madrid are monitoring the progress of Villarreal's Alfonso Pedraza, a source has told ESPN FC. Pedraza, 22, has over 100 senior appearances and can play either at left-back or left-wing. He is under contract...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1009/r444479_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal says sacked coach Julen Lopetegui is the best manager he has worked under. Lopetegui was dismissed last week after less than five months in charge of Real, following a hefty Clasico defeat by Barcelona and a dire run of form in which they sunk to ninth in La Liga. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four differen...
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The legal battle(s) between Chelsea and former manager Antonio Conte are starting to heat up, if the latest detailed report from La Gazzetta dello Sport is to be believed. According to the pink pages, Conte is seeking not only the severance payments that are due to him as per the terms of his contract — total around €13m apparently, which is more than previously reported — but also damages to his “image” and reputation as well as loss of opportunity to the tune of €5-10m. The report is a bit confusing on this point, but the additional damages appear to be a separate case from the compensation stand-off itself. Claims Chelsea purposefully and spitefully delayed his sacking, causing him to lose opportunities in the job market.
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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has equalled a Premier League record after going unbeaten in his first 11 top-flight matches in charge of the club. Sunday's 3-1 win at home to Crystal Palace was secured thanks to an Alvaro Morata double and one from Pedro, moving the Blues up to second in the table. Sarri has made a telling impact since moving from Napoli to succeed fellow Italian Antonio Conte and his Chelsea side have not tasted defeat.
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Liam Twomey Chelsea correspondent LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are not in his tactical plans this season, but added that he will rotate his team more during the frantic festive fixture schedule. Moses established himself as a key figure at right wing-back under Antonio Conte, but Sarri's arrival has seen Chelsea switch to a 4-3-3 formation and the Nigerian is once again battling for minutes on the wing with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. Drinkwater, a £30 million signing from Leicester City in the summer of 2017, has not featured in any competition for Chelsea since the Community Shield in August and Sarri suggested that the England international
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1030/r455256_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Santiago Solari's first La Liga match in charge as caretaker manager of Real Madrid ended with a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid. Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Real Madrid's interim head coach, Santiago Solari, was pleased with their comfortable 4-0 win over UD Melilla. Sergio Ramos' every touch was jeered by Real Madrid fans during the opening exchanges during his side's 2-0 victory over Valladolid -- but the Bernabeu skipper said he was not aware of any booing. Ramos was one of number of Madrid players targeted by the home fans following a difficult week in which they were&nbsp;beaten 5-1 by Barcelona&n...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1103/r458303_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri insists he has to speak to Eden Hazard regarding his fitness before picking him in the club's match day squad against Crystal Palace. Derby manager Frank Lampard was pleased to receive a warm welcome from the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said Derby surprised the Blues in their narrow 3-2 victory in the Carabao Cup. Chelsea legend and current Derby manager Frank Lampard is greeted by rapturous applause from the supporters after his side's showing at Stamford Bridge. LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are not in his tactical plans this season, but added that he will rotate his team more during the frantic festive fixture schedule. M...
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When Chelsea were first linked to Maurizio Sarri towards the end of last season, it was in the midst of an ugly and painful war between then-coach Antonio Conte and the Chelsea board. The issue, or at least one the issues — which Conte clung to, press conference after press conference, like a dog holds onto a bone — was the manager’s unhappiness with Chelsea’s transfer activity. So it came as a welcome relief when Sarri was quoted at Napoli as saying that he doesn’t like to look to the transfer market to cure whatever ails his teams. “I like to coach the lads I have available. I don’t think about the transfer market. I hear from [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli every three days,
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1102/r457706_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Real Madrid's interim head coach, Santiago Solari, was pleased with their comfortable 4-0 win over UD Melilla. With three La Liga games to make an impression, the FC crew discuss whether Santi Solari will be kept on full-time at Real Madrid. Craig Burley believes Arsene Wenger could help Real Madrid, while Steve Nicol contends the former Arsenal manager isn't the right fit. Real Madrid interim coach Santi Solari has warned Gareth Bale and other underperforming stars their place in the team is under threat, and again refused to say whether he might keep the job long-term. Solari's...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1030/r455256_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be Julen Lopetegui's successor at Real Madrid. Real Madrid's interim head coach, Santiago Solari, was pleased with their comfortable 4-0 win over UD Melilla. With three La Liga games to make an impression, the FC crew discuss whether Santi Solari will be kept on full-time at Real Madrid. Craig Burley believes Arsene Wenger could help Real Madrid, while Steve Nicol contends the former Arsenal manager isn't the right fit. Real Madrid interim coach Santi Solari has warned Gareth Bale and other underperforming stars their place in the team is under threat, and again refused to say whether he might keep the job long-term. Solari's...
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Ex-club president Ramon Calderon was interview on BBC Radio recently where he talked about the Antonio Conte managerial rumors. He also took the opportunity to take a dig at Florentino Perez. “He’s asked for three years to come in with five people and have hands-free for signings and transfers.” “But that’s something the president isn’t willing to accept.” “I don’t think Antonio Conte will be the coach the Bernabéu is expecting. He’s like Jose Mourinho, a defensive coach with normally three centre-backs playing counter-attacking football.” “That’s not what Real Madrid expect to see. The president tried this before with Mourinho. They didn’t win the Champions League and he left the club in a bad
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Antonio Conte is "reluctant" to become Real Madrid boss, with the club unlikely to meet his demands, according to former club president Ramon Calderon. The former Chelsea manager has been linked with the European champions - who sacked Julen Lopetegui after Sunday's 5-1 defeat by Barcelona. "He's asked for three years and to come in with five people and have hands free for signings and transfers," Calderon told BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily Euro Leagues Show. Listen to the Football Daily podcast here "But that's something the president [Florentino Perez] isn't willing to accept." Calderon, who was Real president from 2006 to 2009, does not think the former Juventus and Italy boss would be
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Sid Lowe weighs in on Sergio Ramos' post-Clasico comments aimed at Antonio Conte, after he was rumoured to be named Real Madrid's next manager.
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Real Madrid want to hold talks with Roberto Martinez at the earliest opportunity, with the Belgium coach the frontrunner to take over at the Bernabeu now former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is out of the running. Real negotiated behind the back of the Spanish Football Federation to appoint Spain coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup finals and the Belgians offered a thinly veiled warning to the Madrid giants that they will not countenance a similar situation with Martinez.
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Belgium's Martinez and Manchester United's Mourinho are being considered while Antonio Conte and long-term target Mauricio Pochettino could yet be approached
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Increasingly, that manager appears to not be Antonio Conte. The former Chelsea boss was all but ready to go last week according to reports, but now both sides have distanced themselves from that possibility. Depending on who you believe, that’s either down to the club (and having to deal with Conte’s continuing legal shenanigans with Chelsea), the players (led by Mr. Madrid Sergio Ramos), or Conte himself (not the right project or style). Today, Sky Sports have joined weekend reports from Italy in claiming that it was Conte himself who pulled the plug, preferring a summer rather than a mid-season appointment, and possibly not at the simmering ego-cauldron that is the Real Madrid dressing room.
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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde sees no reason why Real Madrid should expect a year of transition after sacking Julen Lopetegui. The former Spain head coach was dismissed on Monday in the wake of the 5-1 Clasico thrashing at Camp Nou, a result that left Madrid with only one win in seven matches. Santiago Solari has been placed in temporary charge of the first team while a long-term successor is sought, with Antonio Conte and Roberto Martinez the reported favourites.
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Marcello Lippi has backed Antonio Conte to be successful at Real Madrid should Los Blancos turn to the Italian following the departure of Julen Lopetegui. Madrid are looking for their second head coach in five months after Lopetegui was fired on Monday, the former Spain boss dismissed after 14 games in charge. Sunday's 5-1 thrashing by Barcelona signalled the end of Lopetegui's reign at the Santiago Bernabeu, with former Juventus and Chelsea boss Conte quickly installed as the favourite to replace him.
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Real are looking for a new manager after dismissing Lopetegui after just 14 games in charge
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The Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) rules state that Real Madrid have just two weeks to permanently hire a new coach as they continue negotiations with Antonio Conte. Former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui was relieved of his duties on Monday after a dismal start to the season, with the weekend's embarrassing 5-1 El Clasico loss to Barcelona the final coffin nail. The 52-year-old manager was poached from the national team just before the World Cup back in June, with RFEF deciding to release him due to the announcement being made official before the tournament.
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Real Madrid finally pulled the trigger and fired coach Julen Lopetegui on Monday. The not-surprising announcement followed a meeting by the club's board of directors, a day after the team was crushed by Barcelona 5-1 at Camp Nou Stadium. Santiago Solari, coach of Real Madrid B, will take charge for the Copa del Rey match against third-division club Melilla on Wednesday. Spanish media speculated Solari, a former Madrid player, was in the running for the permanent job along with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. The firing caps a horrible few months for Lopetegui and is likely to deal a significant setback to his career. The 52-year-old coach, making his
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En las últimas horas parece que la opción de Antonio Conte como próximo técnico del Real Madrid va cayendo enteros, justamente por ser conocido como un sargento de hierro, que llegaría a poner orden en un vestuario que, parece, se ha hecho con el control del club y se ha comido al último entrenador que
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Gianluca Vialli believes Antonio Conte has all the credentials to be the next Real Madrid head coach as well as the necessary competitiveness to be at the helm of such a giant club.
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Santiago Solari, the internal candidate, is now most likely to step into Julen Lopetegui's shoes
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Antonio Conte is no longer set to take over at Real Madrid, according to various reports in Spain and the coach's homeland, Italy, after key dressing room figures made their opposition known. The former Chelsea boss was a near certainty to replace Julen Lopetegui after Madrid renewed contact in the wake of their clásico humiliation at the Nou Camp on Sunday night. Solari, who is currently in charge of Madrid's B team, is seen as a safe pair of hands who could carry the team until either the end of the season or until a further change is deemed necessary.
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David Luiz was a peripheral figure at Chelsea under Antonio Conte but has found a new lease of life with Maurizio Sarri and believes they can achieve great things
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Julen Lopetegui’s father has blasted Real Madrid for their decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and not replace him last summer as the European champions prepare to sack the former Spain coach. A humiliating 5-1 defeat to rivals Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season at Camp Nou on Sunday has sealed Lopetegui’s fate, with the Madrid board meeting on Monday to confirm his dismissal and former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte reportedly poised to replace him at Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid lie ninth in La Liga having won just four of their first 10 matches and scored only 14 goals, as Lopetegui struggled to re-configure the European champions’ attack in the wake of Ronaldo’s departure for Turin.
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Lopetegui will go and, despite some parties pushing for Roberto Martinez, Conte has emerged brightly from Mauricio Pochettino's long shadow
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El Clásico del domingo copa las portadas de la prensa deportiva española este lunes. Los diarios se centran en la contundente goleada del Barça, en el inminente despido de Julen Lopetegui como entrenador del Real Madrid y en la más que posible llegada al Bernabéu de Antonio Conte . El partido ha saltado
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Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui's unhappy tenure at the club looks to have come to an end with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in line to replace him. Spanish radio station Onda Cero and newspaper Marca reported after the game former Chelsea, Juventus and Italy coach Conte is being lined up to replace Lopetegui, who could be sacked as soon as Monday.
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With Luis Suarez giving a masterful performance in attack, Barcelona didn't need Lionel Messi to deal Real Madrid a devastating defeat that could lead to the departure of coach Julen Lopetegui. Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 demolition of Madrid on Sunday, a stinging loss that will crank up the pressure on the already beleaguered Lopetegui who is only a few months into his job. Madrid's leading sports dailies and other local media said that Lopetegui's firing was imminent, with former Chelsea and Italy coach Antonio Conte the leading candidate to replace him. Wrapped in a winter coat, Messi celebrated with the rest of the packed Camp Nou as Madrid endured its most humbling
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With Luis Suarez giving a masterful performance in attack, Barcelona didn't need Lionel Messi to deal Real Madrid a devastating defeat that could lead to the departure of coach Julen Lopetegui. Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 demolition of Madrid on Sunday, a stinging loss that will crank up the pressure on the already beleaguered Lopetegui who is only a few months into his job. Madrid's leading sports dailies and other local media said that Lopetegui's firing was imminent, with former Chelsea and Italy coach Antonio Conte the leading candidate to replace him. Wrapped in a winter coat, Messi celebrated with the rest of the packed Camp Nou as Madrid endured its most humbling
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Negotiations had initially stalled after Madrid refused to offer Conte more than a one-year contract
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Real Madrid are willing to give Antonio Conte a two-year deal to secure his appointment and finally replace the beleaguered Julen Lopetegui. The 5-1 humiliation to Barcelona at Camp Nou has finally convinced president Florentino Perez and the Madrid hierarchy to dispense with the Spanish coach sooner rather than later and there is now wide expectation he will be sacked on Monday. With that in mind, however, Madrid had been intent on only giving any new manager a short-term deal.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1028/r454219_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Luis Saurez stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi to score a hat-trick in Barcelona's emphatic 5-1 win over Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos says Los Blancos players and staff are with Julen Lopetegui "to the death" after Barcelona heaped further pressure on the embattled manager's job with a 5-1 Clasico defeat on Sunday. With rumours&nbsp;abound that either Antonio Conte or Castilla coach Santi Solari could be presented as Madrid's new coach as soon as Monday after the embarrassing loss at the Camp Nou, but Ramos told reporters&nbsp;in the mixed zone that such decisions were completely out of the players'...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2017/1101/r282854_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Manchester City's Pep Guardiola believes any of the top five teams can win the Premier League and he feels Tottenham are a real threat with the experience they have gained in recent seasons. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around to find out who will be moving where come January. TOP STORY: Conte to replace Lopetegui on Monday - report Transfers Revealed: How FIFA wants to fix transfers ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football? How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, we show you how a...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0827/r420665_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Luis Saurez stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi to score a hat-trick in Barcelona's emphatic 5-1 win over Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid will sack manager Julen Lopetegui and bring in former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace him, according to multiple reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Onda Cero reported following Real Madrid's 5-1 loss to Barcelona on Sunday that Real Madrid would fire Lopetegui and present Conte on Monday.&nbsp;ESPN could not confirm the impending move on Sunday. Mundo Deportivo reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez left Sunday's loss at Camp Nou without addressing the team. According...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1026/r453214_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Steve McManaman gives his verdict on Julen Lopetegui's remaining time at Real Madrid and breaks down who the next manager could be. Following Real Madrid's disastrous display against Viktoria Plzen, the FC boys don't give them any chance against Barcelona in El Clásico this weekend. Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he is considering taking legal action against Spanish newspaper El Pais because of an article it published on Friday claiming he would not welcome the appointment of either Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte as his club's new coach. The Spanish giants have endured a nightmare start to La Liga under new coach Julen Lopetegui and there is speculation that a change at the helm is imminent with Courtois' former Chelsea coaches...
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3 weeks ago
Mauricio Pochettino denied having knowledge of fresh reports linking him with Real Madrid as he joked ignorance is best for dealing with speculation. Rumours of Madrid's interest in the former Espanyol boss have resurfaced ahead of a potentially pivotal weekend for the under-pressure Julen Lopetegui. Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is tipped to take over the European champions in the event Lopetegui fails to save his job in the Clasico clash with Barcelona on Sunday.
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3 weeks ago
Victor Moses is the latest Chelsea fringe player considering his future at the club. The Nigerian has played just 143 minutes for the club this season, of which 90 came at Liverpool in the League Cup. Moses is in contention to feature against BATE Borisov tonight, was a regular under Antonio Conte as a right wing-back.
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3 weeks ago
Ross Barkley always believed that 2018-19 would be the year he made his mark at Chelsea, with the midfielder feeling like “a new signing” after rediscovering his form. The 24-year-old completed a move to Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window, but arrived in west London nursing a “few niggles”. Antonio Conte was forced to use him sparingly as a result, with just two Premier League outings taken in.
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3 weeks ago
Julen Lopetegui admitted he does not know whether he will take charge of Real Madrid against Barcelona on Sunday, as rumours circulate linking Antonio Conte with the job. The 52-year-old saw his side bring their five-game winless streak to an end with a 2-1 victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday but his position remains in jeopardy ahead of the trip to Camp Nou. Indeed, former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been strongly linked with taking over at the Bernabeu with some reports claiming that he has even been offered the job.
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