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Sterling calls for more black managers in football

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has urged English football to use the global anti-racism protests to initiate debates and find solutions regarding the lack of black representation in top leadership positions in the sport. Calling for racial justice, thousands of protesters have rallied across the …

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Hearing opens as Man City appeal two-year European ban

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European competition opened before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday by videoconference, a court official told AFP. City are accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide their failure to comply with UEFA’s financial fair-play (FFP) …

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Racism ‘only disease right now,’ says Sterling

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling on Sunday insisted that racism is “the only disease right now”. The 25-year-old, who has often and powerfully spoken out on discrimination, admitted his remarks may appear ill-chosen as the globe fights the coronavirus pandemic. “I know this might sound a little bit …

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Man City face critical appeal against two-season European ban

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European competition will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday in a case of wide-reaching repercussions. City are accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide that they had not complied with UEFA’s …

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Pep mentor Lillo leaves China with reports over Man City link

Shanghai, China | AFP | Pep Guardiola’s former boss Juanma Lillo left his post in the Chinese Super League on Friday with reports saying he could be Manchester City’s next assistant coach. Qingdao Huanghai said Lillo had departed as head coach because his mother was “seriously ill in Spain and needed urgent care”. But Marca …

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What next for Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Premier League’s return is just two weeks away but there are plenty of details for the 20 clubs in the English top-flight to work out before competitive action resumes on June 17. AFP Sport looks at what is on the agenda at the latest …

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Premier League return: the issues to resolve

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Premier League football is set to return on June 17 after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence. Nothing realistically will stop Liverpool from being crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years. But there are a whole host of other issues to sort out, including …

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Medical staff are the ‘special ones’ – Guardiola

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the protocols he and his players must follow for football to return are a small sacrifice compared to those risking their lives on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. Guardiola’s mother died at the age of 82 in April …

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Bayern Munich agree to sign Leroy Sane on five-year deal – report

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed a transfer with Manchester City winger Leroy Sane on a five-year deal, according to a report. Sport Bild claim the 24-year-old has agreed terms with Bayern, but the fee is still to be negotiated. According to the magazine, Bayern’s director of sport …

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