May 23

Sunderland: No timescale in hunt for new boss with Kevin Phillips a likelier option than Sam Allardyce

SAM ALLARDYCE has dramatically quit Crystal Palace, but the Sunderland fans hoping for a sensational return to Wearside will be left disappointed as the search begins for David Moyes’ successor.

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May 23

United arrive in Stockholm

We review the Reds’ activity on an emotional day for Manchester and the eve of the UEL final.

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May 23

Manchester United struggle to clear their minds before Europa League final | Daniel Taylor

It will not be easy for José Mourinho and his players to adopt a ‘business as usual’ approach after Monday’s atrocity, and the mood in Stockholm feels subdued

In happier times it was the Manchester Arena where Sir Alex Ferguson and his players ended up on that sunny day, 18 years ago this week, when they brought the European Cup back to the city for the first time since the 1960s.

They reckon there were upwards of 750,000 people to welcome Manchester United back from Barcelona that day. They hung off lamp-posts and balconies and scaffolding and spires, and there has never been another homecoming quite like it on the city’s streets.

Related: Antoine Griezmann: I have six out of 10 chance of Manchester United move

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/manchester-united-europa-league-final-stockholm

May 23

Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager after five months

Sam Allardyce steps down as Crystal Palace manager five months after joining the Premier League club.

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May 23

Ajax v Manchester United

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Europa League game between Ajax and Manchester United.

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May 23

An dakatar da Koscielny buga wasa uku

Laurent Koscielny ba zai buga wa Arsenal wasan karshe a kofin FA da za ta kara da Chelsea a ranar Asabar ba.

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May 23

Woodward comments on Arena tragedy

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward gives his reaction to Monday’s terror attack.

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May 23

Jermain Defoe set for return to Bournemouth on £20m three-year deal

• Sunderland striker exercises relegation release clause
• Defoe scored 19 times in 31 appearances for Cherries

Jermain Defoe is set to join Bournemouth from Sunderland as a free agent on a three-year deal that will pay him £20m – including the signing-on fee. The 34-year-old striker, capped 56 times by England, has exercised a relegation-release clause in his Sunderland contract and he will return to the club for whom he played at the beginning of his career.

Defoe was an 18-year-old when he turned out for Bournemouth in 2000-01, on loan from West Ham United, and he scored 19 goals in 31 appearances for them. He played alongside Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall, who are now the Bournemouth manager and assistant manager respectively, and he has always spoken fondly of his time at the south coast club.

Related: Premier League 2016-17 review: what we learned tactically from the season | Michael Cox

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/jermain-defoe-to-join-bournemouth-20m-three-year-deal

May 23

Sam Allardyce quits Crystal Palace and ‘has no ambitions to take another job’

• Palace escaped relegation but now looking for eighth manager in seven years
• ‘I want to be able to savour life, like travel, spend more time with my family’

Crystal Palace are looking for their eighth manager in seven years after Sam Allardyce shocked the chairman, Steve Parish, by tendering his resignation as he seeks a break from top-level management after a tumultuous year.

Allardyce only signed a contract through to 2019 at Selhurst Park just before Christmas having been charged with steering a struggling team into a fifth successive top-flight campaign. That was eventually guaranteed with a 14th-place finish, and eye-catching wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool en route, only for the 62-year-old to quit just five months into the role and two days after the side’s last game of term.

Related: Hull’s Marco Silva to disappoint Watford and take charge of Porto

Related: A Premier League season of soap opera where football felt like background music | Barney Ronay

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/sam-allardyce-crystal-palace-wants-to-leave

May 23

Sunderland: Success or failure? Joe Cooper assesses nine years worth of managers on Wearside

SUNDERLAND have had nine managers in less than nine years after David Moyes departed Wearside following relegation to the Championship.

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