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Jul 24

Bundesliga and EA Sports extend collaboration

The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are set to feature in the spectacular FIFA gaming series for the foreseeable future with the recent…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/bundesliga-electronic-arts-extend-deal-easports-fifa18-ultimate-team-fut-455662.jsp

Jul 24

Swansea reject Everton’s £40m Sigurdsson bid

Swansea City reject a £40m bid from Premier League rivals Everton for Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/40712241

Jul 24

Premier League’s missing men: where have all the Scottish managers gone?

For the first time since England’s top division rebranded there will not be a Scottish manager in charge of one of its clubs when the season gets under way. In 2011 there were seven, so why has their star fallen?

It was a high point at the most curious of times. In 2011, long after Scotland’s national team had slid away from finals participation and its players had been revered in the English top flight, a mini coaching phenomenon was in play. Seven of the Premier League’s 20 managers were Scottish.

To say nothing lasts forever is gross understatement in these short-term football times but the onset of season 2017-18 still provides a grim line in the sand. There will not be a single manager from north of the border when England’s top division gets under way, breaking a record of at least one per seasonal start which stretches back to the league’s 1992 rebranding. The run is technically even longer, given Sir Alex Ferguson took over at Manchester United six years earlier. Context is of course necessary; only five of those in Premier League office are English.

Related: Premier League at 25: the best player – Eric Cantona | Paul Doyle

Every time a club seeks a manager it doesn’t look, as in the past, to the British Isles; it looks to the whole world

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/24/premier-league-scottish-managers-alex-ferguson-david-moyes

Jul 24

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Caiuby, Philipp Max and Daniel Baier all sign contract extensions at Augsburg

Augsburg have signalled their intent to plan for the future by announcing that four key players have extended their contracts at the club.

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Jul 24

Palace sign defender Riedewald from Ajax

Crystal Palace sign Netherlands defender Jairo Riedewald from Ajax on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40710117

Jul 24

Happy Hannes Wolf commits to Stuttgart

Stuttgart coach Hannes Wolf has capped a memorable ten months in charge of last season’s Bundesliga 2 champions by agreeing terms on a…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/happy-hannes-wolf-signs-contract-extension-as-coach-of-Stuttgart-455673.jsp

Jul 24

Championship, League One and League Two: how will your club do this season?

The new Football League season kicks off in less than a fortnight. How will your club fare this year?

With the arrival of August comes the promise of another Football League season. It’s time to draw a line under disappointments from last year and find new optimism before your club’s first fixture. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the new campaign.

Has a successful pre-season instilled a new belief that this might be your year to shine? Maybe a necessary change of manager or an inspired bit of transfer business has changed your club’s prospects? Whether you’re a Forest Green Rovers fan preparing for your first Football League season or a Sunderland supporter preparing to watch your team slog it out in the Championship, we’d like to hear your views on the season ahead. We’ll use the best submissions to put together a club-by-club guide before the big kick-off in August.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/24/football-league-club-season-championship-league-one-league-two

Jul 24

Bournemouth: Eddie Howe would let Gradel, Grabban and Wilson go for right offers

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could allow Max Gradel, Lewis Grabban and Marc Wilson leave for the right offers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40704684

Jul 24

All FIFA Confederations Cup doping control tests negative

FIFA today announced that the analyses of all doping tests conducted for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 have yielded negative results.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=all-fifa-confederations-cup-doping-control-tests-negative-2901918.html

Jul 24

Christopher Schindler: Huddersfield Town defender signs three-year deal

Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler signs a new three-year deal, with the option of a further year.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40707829

Jul 24

The longest journeys in UEFA club football

With Astana still involved in the UEFA Champions League, and Marítimo entering the UEFA Europa League, UEFA.com maps the extremes of the footballing continent.

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Jul 24

Boro defender Renton, 18, diagnosed with leukaemia

Middlesbrough under-23 squad defender Anthony Renton is diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 18.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40705937

Jul 24

Robbin Ruiter: Sunderland boss Simon Grayson in no rush over trialist decision

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has yet to decide on a deal for trialist Robbin Ruiter despite a fine display at Bradford.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40705933

Jul 24

Genesio: ‘Win the Europa League’

Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio has declared that his main goal for season 2017-18 is to win the Europa League, claiming that the club’s summer signings will make up for a raft of big-name departures.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article/genesio-win-the-europa-league.htm

Jul 24

Constantine: Qatar’s youth development can help Indian football

Qatar’s commitment to youth development can help India develop its own generation of talented players, according to India national team coach Stephen Constantine. 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=constantine-qatar-s-youth-development-can-help-indian-football-2901935.html

Jul 24

If Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are to succeed, Ederson needs to hit ground running

City suffered for the wrong choice of goalkeeper last season and Guardiola’s hopes will be compromised if Claudio Bravo’s inexperienced replacement does not prove worth the £34.7m outlay

The success of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City tenure could hinge on a 23-year-old goalkeeper who is untested in English football and has only one full season behind him at a major Portuguese club.

Ederson Santana de Moraes was bought for £34.7m from Benfica this summer. The size of a fee close to the world record for his position indicates two things: how good the Brazilian is believed to be; and how keenly Guardiola wishes to remedy his problem at No1.

Related: Pep Guardiola under pressure while he oversees Manchester City spending spree | Jamie Jackson

Related: Manchester City seal signing of Real Madrid right-back Danilo for £26.5m

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/jul/24/pep-guardiola-manchester-city-ederson-goalkeeper-claudio-bravo

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