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Vilanova disappointed in Guardiola
la liga
Barcelona head coach Tito Vilanova has denied Pep Guardiola's claims the Catalan club's chiefs used his illness against the former boss.

 Guardiola, now in charge at Bayern Munich, claimed recently that powerbrokers at the La Liga champions used Vilanova's battle with cancer to 'damage' him.

 But Vilanova has rebuffed Guardiola's argument, stating the club only had good intentions during his leave of absence to get treatment.

 "I don't think anyone from the board of directors used my illness to attack him and both my family and I are very pleased with the club's attitude towards me," Vilanova said on Tuesday.
Category: News Views: 2642 Added: Sky Date: 17.07.2013 - 08:58

Rooney United future in fresh doubt
premier league
Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United remains clouded in uncertainty as he reportedly considers his position at the club.

 The England striker has been the subject of intense speculation since the end of last season, after Manchester United's outgoing manager Alex Ferguson suggested that Rooney had handed in a transfer request following his omission from several key fixtures in the club's Premier League title-winning campaign.

 Rooney subsequently denied those claims, while new manager David Moyes insisted in his opening press conference at Old Trafford that the former Everton forward was not for sale.

 The club had ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 2630 Added: Sky Date: 17.07.2013 - 08:57

Mourinho: I convinced Lampard to stay
premier league
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's most important decision in his new tenure came before he was even appointed, the Portuguese boss has revealed.

 Mourinho, who is beginning his second stint at Stamford Bridge having previously been in charge from 2004 to 2007, said he convinced veteran midfielder Frank Lampard to stay in the Premier League despite the Englishman's intentions to head elsewhere.

 Lampard was out of favour at the club and was not offered a new contract by the club he has made over 400 appearances for since 2001.

 But Mourinho, during his final season at Real Madrid, was in contact with Lampard, given their fr ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 2623 Added: Sky Date: 17.07.2013 - 08:56

Meade signs on at Swansea
premier league
Former Arsenal full-back Jernade Meade has joined Swansea on a one-year deal.
The 20-year-old moves to the Liberty Stadium on a free transfer, subject to receiving Premier League approval and international clearance.
at the end of last season.
 He made his professional debut in the club's epic 7-5 League Cup victory over Reading in October and also featured in the UEFA Champions League, as part of the side that went down 2-1 to Olympiacos in December.
 The youngster is now ready to begin a new chapter of his career in Wales, and said that the club's style of football was an influencing factor in his decision.
 "I've been at Arsenal since I was 11, so to come to Swans ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 2453 Added: Sky Date: 17.07.2013 - 08:55

Leonardo leaves PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have announced that technical director Leonardo has left the club with immediate effect.

 The Brazilian had previously announced his departure from the Ligue 1 champions after being handed a lengthy ban for allegedly pushing a referee, but had decided to stay until the end of the transfer window. 

 However, during the unveiling of striker Edinson Cavani at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, it was confirmed that Leonardo had brought forward his exit date. 

 "Today was Leonardo's last day," club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. 

 "I thank him for his work. He was a fri ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 2436 Added: Sky Date: 17.07.2013 - 08:54

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