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Jun 23

England’s Demarai Gray steps from bench to seize centre stage

After a season on the periphery at Leicester the forward has made an impact for England in the European Under-21 Championship

It seemed Demarai Gray had been waiting to answer the question for some time. Clutching the boots which had just helped England reach the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Thursday night for the first time in four attempts, the forward who learned his trade in the junior section of Cadbury Athletic – the non-league club in Birmingham’s south-western suburbs, affiliated to the world-famous confectioners, that produced Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge – twiddled his headphones in his hands and thought for a second.

“It is all about opportunities,” he finally replied when asked about the key to his development. “Playing at first-team level is how you progress the best. You learn about the real game. Managers have to trust you and give you a chance. If they do, we will have more English talent coming on show.”

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Jun 22

Adams takes Under-18 job in non-league

Former Premier League manager Micky Adams takes on a role as Under-18 boss at non-league club Harborough Town.

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Jun 19

Claudio Ranieri has a new job: repeat the Leicester City miracle at Nantes

When Sergio Conceição swapped Nantes for Porto, the French club needed to replace him with a manager with a big aura. They chose the Tinkerman

By Adam White for Get French Football News, of the Guardian Sport Network

“Stupefied” was how Nantes president Waldemar Kita described himself upon learning that his club’s manager, Sergio Conceição, wanted to leave this summer. Kita’s surprise was warranted; Conceição had been at the club for just six months – time enough for him to quietly instigate a revolution – and he had signed a new three-year contract just days before.

Conceição had taken over last December after René Girard’s limp stewardship of the club had come to an end after a 6-0 defeat at home to Lyon. They were second from bottom, facing a relegation scuffle and barely treading water until Conceição took over. He ramped up the intensity in the squad, moulded them into an aggressive, attacking outfit and dragged them to an outstanding seventh-place finish with the air of a parent who was furious to discover his children had been misbehaving at school.

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Jun 19

Appleton’s Oxford future uncertain

Michael Appleton’s future as Oxford United boss is set to be decided amid reports he will join Leicester as assistant manager.

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Jun 15

Harry Maguire completes Leicester City transfer from Hull

• Foxes sign 24-year-old defender for an undisclosed fee
• Maguire: ‘Once I had my eyes on this club, I always wanted to join’

Leicester City have announced the signing of the defender Harry Maguire from Hull City for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old joins the Foxes on a five-year contract.

A fee of around £17m has reportedly been agreed between the clubs and Maguire will join his new team-mates in early July ahead of Leicester’s pre-season training camp in Austria.

Related: Everton seal Jordan Pickford signing from Sunderland for club record £25m

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Jun 14

Claudio Ranieri apewa kazi Ufaransa

Meneja wa zamani wa Leicester Claudio Ranieri ndiye meneja mpya wa timu ya Ufaransa ya Nantes.

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Jun 13

Claudio Ranieri returns to football after Nantes given green light

• Former Leicester City manager given special dispensation
• Italian exceeds current age limit for coaches in France

Claudio Ranieri is back in football after the French league gave Nantes permission to appoint the 65-year-old.

The former Leicester manager, who was sacked less than a season after leading them to a Premier League title, is believed to have signed a two-year deal after the Ligue de Football Professionnel gave special dispensation for the club to appoint a manager over the age of 65.

Related: Claudio Ranieri hints at plotters behind his sacking at Leicester

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Jun 13

Nantes ta dauki Claudio Ranieri

Kungiyar Nantes ta nada tsohon kocin Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri a matsayin wanda zai horar da ita tamaula.

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Jun 09

Riyad Mahrez: a creative, mooching trend-bucker English football should cherish | Barney Ronay

Leicester’s lovely, louche, slouching little wedding cake figurine of a footballer is up for grabs – hopefully he will stay in the Premier League

Odd as it might sound given the strange, clamorous dealings of the last week, the sense of a very public meat-exchange taking place somewhere just out of sight, the Premier League transfer window doesn’t actually open until next month.

Not that you’d know it right now. Manchester United already seem to be covering themselves by simply trying to sign all the footballers, immediately, all the time. Three weeks before the window actually opens Virgil van Dijk is sitting outside St Mary’s in his car looking sad with a bunch of petrol station carnations and a card that says “Sorry” on the back seat. Meanwhile Romelu Lukaku is doing a decent job of convincing everyone he’s one of the most valuable footballers in the world, if only by weight of constant, self-regarding repetition, like the boy at school who gets to be captain because he’s got a really good pair of boots and he keeps going on about how he might have a trial with Norwich.

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Jun 08

Leicester give Craig Shakespeare manager’s job on three-year contract

• Shakespeare has been in interim charge since Claudio Ranieri sacked
• Leicester reached Champions League quarter-finals under Englishman

Craig Shakespeare has been confirmed as Leicester City’s permanent manager and given a three-year contract that provides a measure of the club’s faith in him after he steered the team away from the Premier League relegation zone in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.

Leicester’s owners were hugely impressed with the way Shakespeare galvanised the players across the final three months of the season and the only surprise is that the club took so long to announce that the 53-year-old has been rewarded with the job.

Related: Drinkwater: Shakespeare has ‘simplified’ Leicester tactics to spark revival

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