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Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri watches his players warm up during the match against Aston Villa in Birmingham, England on January 16, 2016

Fairytale title bid is piece of cake for relaxed Ranieri

AFP News - 6 hours ago As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester's Belvoir Drive training base on Monday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club's fairytale challenge for the Premier League title, it was hard to believe that just seven months ago the Italian's arrival at the plush facility was greeted with widespread ridicule. Only last year Leicester were fighting a desperate battle to a…

  • Football: Fairytale title bid is piece of cake for relaxed Ranieri AFP News - 6 hours ago

    As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester's Belvoir Drive training base on Monday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club's fairytale challenge for the Premier … More »Football: Fairytale title bid is piece of cake for relaxed Ranieri

    As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester's Belvoir Drive training base on Monday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club's fairytale challenge for the Premier League title, it was hard to believe that just seven months ago the Italian's arrival at the plush facility was greeted with widespread ridicule. Only last …

  • Football: Klopp says owners want solution to Liverpool ticket row AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's owners are keen to heal their rift with the club's fans after the Anfield walkout protest over ticket prices. Liverpool manager Klopp was … More »Football: Klopp says owners want solution to Liverpool ticket row

    Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's owners are keen to heal their rift with the club's fans after the Anfield walkout protest over ticket prices. Liverpool manager Klopp was not at the Premier League fixture as he was undergoing emergency surgery on an appendix problem. "I heard about this problem but I've had a lot of things …

  • Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal, pictured on February 2, 2016, has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season
    Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three … More »Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps

    Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal, pictured on February 2, 2016, has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three years. Van Gaal has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season and that struggle was hardly helped by news that United's …

  • Football: Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three … More »Football: Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three years. Van Gaal has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season and that struggle was hardly helped by news that United's …

  • Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, pictured on February 3, 2016, suffered renal colic, a problem commonly caused by kidney stones, in Japan in December 2015
    Messi undergoes kidney stone treatment AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Lionel Messi is undergoing treatment on kidney stones which floored the Argentina superstar at the Club World Cup in December, Barcelona announced on Monday. The five-time … More »Messi undergoes kidney stone treatment

    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, pictured on February 3, 2016, suffered renal colic, a problem commonly caused by kidney stones, in Japan in December 2015

    Lionel Messi is undergoing treatment on kidney stones which floored the Argentina superstar at the Club World Cup in December, Barcelona announced on Monday. The five-time world Player of the Year "will be submitted to various tests on Monday and Tuesday to assess the development of kidney problems he suffered last December", …

  • Paul Clement, pictured on February 28, 2013, was sacked after Derby's spluttering form left them in danger of dropping out of the race for promotion to the Premier League
    Derby call halt to Clement experiment AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement has been sacked as Derby manager after just eight months in charge, the Championship club announced on Monday. Clement was only … More »Derby call halt to Clement experiment

    Paul Clement, pictured on February 28, 2013, was sacked after Derby's spluttering form left them in danger of dropping out of the race for promotion to the Premier League

    Former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement has been sacked as Derby manager after just eight months in charge, the Championship club announced on Monday. Clement was only appointed to the role last year after earning rave reviews during his spells as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain. …

  • Football: Chelsea's Zouma ruled out for six months AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Chelsea and France defender Kurt Zouma will have surgery this week on a knee injury set to rule him out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, the Premier League club … More »Football: Chelsea's Zouma ruled out for six months

    Chelsea and France defender Kurt Zouma will have surgery this week on a knee injury set to rule him out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, the Premier League club revealed on Monday. Zouma injured his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea's 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on …

  • Juventus' coach Massimiliano Allegri, pictured on January 31, 2016, has been linked with the Chelsea manager's job
    Allegri urged to fill Mourinho's Chelsea shoes AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to "walk to Chelsea" and take up the "fantastic offer" that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants.  … More »Allegri urged to fill Mourinho's Chelsea shoes

    Juventus' coach Massimiliano Allegri, pictured on January 31, 2016, has been linked with the Chelsea manager's job

    Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to "walk to Chelsea" and take up the "fantastic offer" that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants. Both Allegri and his predecessor at Juventus, Italy coach Antonio Conte, have been linked with the Chelsea manager's job currently being filled on a caretaker …

  • Football: Allegri urged to fill Mourinho's Chelsea shoes AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to "walk to Chelsea" and take up the "fantastic offer" that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants.  … More »Football: Allegri urged to fill Mourinho's Chelsea shoes

    Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to "walk to Chelsea" and take up the "fantastic offer" that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants. Both Allegri and his predecessor at Juventus, Italy coach Antonio Conte, have been linked with the Chelsea manager's job currently being filled on a caretaker …

  • Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal (L) shakes hands with Chelsea's interim manager Guus Hiddink after an English Premier League football match at Stamford Bridge in London on February 7, 2016
    Speculation riles Van Gaal as Man United draw AFP News - 16 hours ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal angrily derided the latest reports about his future after his team were pegged back in injury time in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea. … More »Speculation riles Van Gaal as Man United draw

    Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal (L) shakes hands with Chelsea's interim manager Guus Hiddink after an English Premier League football match at Stamford Bridge in London on February 7, 2016

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal angrily derided the latest reports about his future after his team were pegged back in injury time in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea in the 91st minute at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, cancelling out Jesse Lingard's opener and leaving United six points below …

  • Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp
    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eager to resume work after operation AFP News - 21 hours ago

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning to be back at work on Monday less than 48 hours after an operation to remove his appendix, reports said. The German missed … More »Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eager to resume work after operation

    Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning to be back at work on Monday less than 48 hours after an operation to remove his appendix, reports said. The German missed his side's 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland on Saturday as surgery was planned for him in the afternoon at a Liverpool hospital.

  • Football: Klopp eager to resume work AFP News - 21 hours ago

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning to be back at work on Monday less than 48 hours after an operation to remove his appendix, reports said. More »Football: Klopp eager to resume work

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning to be back at work on Monday less than 48 hours after an operation to remove his appendix, reports said.

  • Dejan Lovren (L) and Joe Allen joined the ranks of Liverpool walking wounded during Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland
    Ailing Liverpool face West Ham test in FA Cup AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    With a convalescing manager, mounting injuries and fans in revolt against the club's hierarchy, Liverpool's preparations for Tuesday's FA Cup replay at West Ham United … More »Ailing Liverpool face West Ham test in FA Cup

    Dejan Lovren (L) and Joe Allen joined the ranks of Liverpool walking wounded during Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland

    With a convalescing manager, mounting injuries and fans in revolt against the club's hierarchy, Liverpool's preparations for Tuesday's FA Cup replay at West Ham United have been less than ideal. A bout of appendicitis caused manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland, which saw some 10,000 supporters …

  • Leicester defender Robert Huth (R) celebrates after scoring his second goal against Manchester City on February 6, 2016
    Leicester are title favourites now, says Wenger AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favourites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course. The Gunners' 2-0 win at … More »Leicester are title favourites now, says Wenger

    Leicester defender Robert Huth (R) celebrates after scoring his second goal against Manchester City on February 6, 2016

    Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favourites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course. The Gunners' 2-0 win at Bournemouth was their first in five league games and moved Wenger's side up to third place, five points adrift of Leicester before next weekend's meeting …

  • Liverpool fans protest against rising ticket prices at the match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on February 6, 2016
    Liverpool may review ticket prices after protest AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Liverpool's owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway … More »Liverpool may review ticket prices after protest

    Liverpool fans protest against rising ticket prices at the match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on February 6, 2016

    Liverpool's owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday's protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Saturday's walkout was staged in the 77th minute …

  • Football: Leicester are title favourites now, says Wenger AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favourites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course. The Gunners' 2-0 win at … More »Football: Leicester are title favourites now, says Wenger

    Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favourites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course. The Gunners' 2-0 win at Bournemouth was their first in five league games and moved Wenger's side up to third place, five points adrift of Leicester before next weekend's meeting …

  • Football: Speculation riles Van Gaal as Man United draw AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal angrily derided the latest reports about his future after his team were pegged back in injury time in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea. … More »Football: Speculation riles Van Gaal as Man United draw

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal angrily derided the latest reports about his future after his team were pegged back in injury time in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea in the 91st minute at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, cancelling out Jesse Lingard's opener and leaving United six points below …

  • Football: Liverpool consider ticket price review after protest AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Liverpool's owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway … More »Football: Liverpool consider ticket price review after protest

    Liverpool's owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday's protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Saturday's walkout was staged in the 77th minute …

  • Paris Saint-Germain's forward Angel Di Maria (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during a French L1 football match against Marseille on February 7, 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France
    Di Maria fires unbeaten PSG past Marseille AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 on Sunday to extend their record unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to 34 matches as the hosts remained unable to solve … More »Di Maria fires unbeaten PSG past Marseille

    Paris Saint-Germain's forward Angel Di Maria (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during a French L1 football match against Marseille on February 7, 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France

    Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 on Sunday to extend their record unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to 34 matches as the hosts remained unable to solve their home woes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his league-leading 21st goal of the season to give PSG the lead inside two minutes at the Stade Velodrome, but …

  • Napoli's forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A football match against Carpi on February 7, 2016 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples
    Higuain hits 24th goal as Napoli, Juventus pull away AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter … More »Higuain hits 24th goal as Napoli, Juventus pull away

    Napoli's forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A football match against Carpi on February 7, 2016 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples

    Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter Milan and Fiorentina. Higuain and Napoli have been transformed since Maurizio Sarri took over from Rafael Benitez last summer but it took a second-half penalty …