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Real Madrid vice-president appears to confirm Rafa Benítez appointment

• Eduardo Fernandez de Blas drops huge hint at club event• Messi double gives Barcelona Cup final win over Athletic Bilbao The Real Madrid vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas appears to have confirmed Rafael Benítez’s arrival as the club’s new head coach with an offhand comment. Benítez is widely expected to replace the departed Carlo […]
May 31, 2015 0
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Paul Clement leaves assistant manager’s post at Real Madrid

• Englishman was also Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at PSG and Chelsea• Derby expected to name Clement as Steve McClaren’s successor Assistant manager Paul Clement has announced he is leaving Real Madrid following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti this week. It was widely expected that Clement would follow the Italian out of the Bernabéu after his […]
May 29, 2015 0
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Rafael Benítez confirms he will leave Napoli amid Real Madrid speculation

• ‘My family was key to me making this choice’• Former Liverpoool manager is hot favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti Napoli coach Rafael Benítez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. Spaniard Benítez, who […]
May 28, 2015 0
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Real Madrid deny approach for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

• Club release statement denying story in Italian newspaper • ‘Real Madrid have had no contact either with Juventus or player’s agent’ Real Madrid have issued a statement denying a report in an Italian newspaper that they have agreed a deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. The France midfielder has been the subject of […]
May 28, 2015 0
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Carlo Ancelotti to “recharge batteries” after leaving Real Madrid

• Mariann Ancelotti: ‘If Real had wanted, Carlo would have continued’• Milan interested in persuading Ancelotti to return• Ancelotti’s surgery set to rule him out of running for West Ham job Carlo Ancelotti’s wife has confirmed the Italian will take a break from coaching to “recharge his batteries” after being dismissed by Real Madrid. The […]
May 28, 2015 0
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Napoli deny preparing to confirm departure of Rafael Benítez

• Benítez has been heavily linked with head coach vacancy at Real Madrid• Napoli insist Thursday press conference ‘concerns only footballing matters’ Napoli insist a hastily-scheduled press conference has not been organised to confirm the departure of head coach Rafael Benítez. The Serie A club have called a briefing with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis […]
May 27, 2015 0
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Sevilla’s obsessive manager has his eye on another Europa League title

Video fanatic Unai Emery took his team to victory in the Europa League last year – and wants to do the same against Dnipro in this year’s final• Dnipro hope gritty approach will blunt Sevilla in Europa League final At the end of Sevilla’s Europa League semi-final win over Fiorentina, the manager Unai Emery sought […]
May 27, 2015 0
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Napoli’s Rafael Benítez calls press conference as Real Madrid move looms

• Benítez said to be 99% certain to take over at Real Madrid• Napoli will hold press conference three days before Serie A finale• Madrid confirm departure of Ancelotti after trophyless season Napoli have called an unexpected press conference for Thursday as reports linking Rafael Benítez with Real Madrid continue to gain strength. The Serie […]
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