FRANK LAMPARD was summoned to a breakfast time sacking - after Roman Abramovich decided the former Blues midfielder’s reign could not be rescued.
Abramovich made the final call to sack Lampard - who will be replaced by German Thomas Tuchel - after seeing no real signs of improvement in the FA Cup win over Luton.
Despite the victory, Abramovich was left concerned at the flat and edgy nature of the performance, with Timo Werner’s penalty miss the clearest sign of the lack of confidence in Lampard’s squad.
While the Chelsea owner was desperate to give Lampard time to turn his listing Blues ship away from the rocks, Abramovich reluctantly agreed that a change had to be made to prevent the entire season capsizing and took what was described as a very difficult decision.
Premier League chairmen are reportedly informally discussing the prospect of a two-week break in January to combat further outbreaks
Premier League clubs are discussing the idea of a two-week break next month due to fears that rising Covid-19 cases could cause chaos.
After Man City were forced to call off their game against Everton on Monday due to an outbreak of the virus that has also shut the club’s training ground, Sheffield United became the latest club to confirm numerous positive tests among its club staff.
Whilst the Blades’ game against Burnley will still go ahead, the news is indicative of a rise in cases in the Premier League, with the latest round of testing revealing 18 more people have tested positive for the virus - the highest figure since testi...
Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus’ positive tests were confirmed last week and now more City players and staff have tested positive
Manchester City’s game against Everton this evening has been called off due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests.
City had already confirmed that Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus tested positive for the virus prior to their last game against Newcastle United, and now the elite report that even more of their squad and staff have contracted the virus.
The Premier League allow games to be postponed if positive coronavirus tests mean that teams are left with a lack of first-team players.
Newcastle have previously had a game postponed due to an outbreak of the virus at their training ground.
Man City were set to take on Everton at Goodison Park...
The defender served the Tax Collectors as skipper between 2010/11 to
2013/14 when they won the league title and two Uganda Cups
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA FC) have
appointed former captain Simeon Masaba as an assistant coach.
The former defender has been brought on board in order to help the team
push for another Ugandan Premier League title something he helped the club win
in the 2010/11 season.
“East or West, home is best. The thirst and excitement from the URA
technical team and administration to have the old guard in [Simeon] Masaba back
at the club is unquenchable,” URA said.
“The 37-year-old club legend joins us in the technical area as part of
the elusive team that plays an assistant role to the magnificent Sam Ssimbwa.
He and the other assistant coaches wi...
Arteta rejected reports which
suggested Ozil was omitted due to an internal rift over player pay cuts
Mikel Arteta insists Mesut
Ozil was dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League solely for “football
reasons” and rejected reports which suggested Ozil was omitted due to an
internal rift over player pay cuts.
Speaking at his press conference
ahead of Thursday's Europa League Group B opener at Rapid Vienna, Arteta took
full responsibility for Ozil's absence, but insists it was a call made purely
for footballing reasons.
"Everybody is free to express
his feeling," he said. "What I can say from my side is that it is
just a football decision. My conscience is very calm because I have been really
fair with him. My level of communication with him has been real...
JOSE MOURINHO refused to
blame the introduction of Gareth Bale for Tottenham’s spectacular collapse
yesterday as West Ham fought back to claim an extraordinary 3-3 draw.
The dramatic encounter was
the latest in a series of high-scoring, unpredictable matches in the new
Premier League season, with Spurs’ capitulation coming soon after the arrival
of Bale in the 72nd minute for his first appearance since returning to his former
club from Real Madrid. Spurs were coasting to victory after racing into a 3-0
lead in the first 16 minutes, with a Heung-min Son goal after 45 seconds and a
brace from Harry Kane.
But the Hammers, with their
manager David Moyes back in the dugout, recovered in unlikely fashion with
three goals in the last eight minutes, the comeback completed with a stu...
The Magpies fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at
St James' Park and the numbers behind the defeat weren't pretty
Newcastle fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Manchester
United on Saturday evening on a night that began full of promise.
The Magpies looked set to
continue their positive start to the season when Luke Shaw steered Emil Krafth's low cross into his own
Harry Maguire headed Manchester United level after Bruno Fernandes had a goal
disallowed and the Portuguese midfielder also saw a penalty saved by Karl Darlow.
But the visitors did finally
break Newcastle's resistance
when Fernandes got his goal in the 86th minute, before Aaron Wan-Bissaka and
Marcus Rashford got on the scoresheet to compound their misery.
A meeting of the top-flight's shareholders this week is set to be a
fiery affair, amid the attempted power grab from Manchester United and
Premier League clubs could be set to take the Big Six to court
over Project Big Picture.
EFL chairman Rick Parry
A specially-convened meeting
of the top flight’s shareholders is expected to be a fiery affair this week
over plans condemned as a power grab by the group led by Manchester United and Liverpool.
Chief among the concerns is
the fear that the Premier League’s top foreign owners want to prevent any
threat to their domination - in return for bailing out the cash-strapped EFL.
One club source told Mirror Sport: “They will just
vote for more and more for themselves over time.
“It’s rich, fore...
spoke to England’s
official YouTube channel about Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
The teenager was brought onto
the scene by Unai Emery last season, and he caught the eye instantly. Saka
scored four goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions, and his
performances earned him a new contract at Arsenal.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) gestures with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to...
Federation of Uganda
Football Associations (FUFA) is focused towards holding a successful 96th Annual Ordinary Assembly
at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi as hosted by Kampala region.
Addressing the media at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala, the FUFA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson hinted on the preparations for the
AGM, a mandate of the federation constitution in compliance with the National
Council of Sports (NCS).
‘We are glad to announce that
FUFA will hold the 96th Ordinary
Assembly at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala region on Saturday, 17th Saturday 2020 in line
with the statures of FUFA. The standard agenda of this Ordinary Assembly is by
constitution. The Assembly will be held in accordance with the Standard
Operating Procedures of COVID-19. The delega...