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Everton’s Sam Allardyce optimistic on Gylfi Sigurdsson injury

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said Thursday he is optimistic that club-record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson will be back before the end of the season, well ahead of the start of the World Cup.

Struggling Southampton appoint Mark Hughes as new manager

Premier League strugglers Southampton have appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager following the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino, the club announced on Wednesday.

Mark Hughes in advanced talks to become Southampton manager

The 54-year-old, who made just over 50 appearances for Saints as a player, is the leading candidate to take over at St Mary's following the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday night.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs named Wales manager

The 44-year-old former Manchester United winger succeeds Chris Coleman, who left for Sunderland in November.

West Ham lacked fight in Shrewsbury FA Cup tie – David Moyes

Furious West Ham boss David Moyes accused his players of lacking fight after they escaped from Shrewsbury with an FA Cup replay on Sunday.

I will be forever grateful to Sam Allardyce – Phil Jones

Phil Jones says he will be forever grateful to his former manager Sam Allardyce, as Manchester United prepare to face his Everton side on New Year's Day.

Sevilla president Jose Castro hails Vincenzo Montella’s appointment

Sevilla president Jose Castro said Vincenzo Montella was the club's first choice to replace Eduardo Berizzo and that any transfer business is on hold until the former AC Milan boss has had the chance to assess the squad.

More than Lionel Messi, record-breaker Harry Kane eyes getting better

Harry Kane insists he still has room for improvement after the Tottenham striker's treble set a Premier League record and took him above Lionel Messi to finish as Europe's leading scorer.

FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday.

Alan Shearer reveals dementia fears over heading

The Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer fears he may be at risk of suffering from dementia due to heading footballs during his playing days, calling for more research on the issue.

World Cup: Efe Ambrose eyes Super Eagles return

Hibernian’s Efe Ambrose has revealed his desire to play for Nigeria ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Ex-England boss Sam Allardyce interested in USA job

Former England manager Sam Allardyce is interested in replacing Bruce Arena as the head coach of the USA, according to Sky Sports.

Shearer leads praise for 200-goal Rooney

Alan Shearer led the plaudits for Wayne Rooney after the Everton forward struck his 200th Premier League goal in the Blues’ 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday night.

Russian hackers move on to football with release of data

Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian Veron and Dirk Kuyt have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the players permitted to use otherwise-banned medicines during the 2010 World Cup.


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Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote, six governors sign MoU on immunisation

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