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Xavi Hernandez gives condition for Barcelona return

Xavi Hernandez has reiterated his desire to coach Barcelona in the future but suggests he will not return until a different board brings a new sense of direction to the club.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi Hernandez ready to manage Barcelona

During his time at the club he won eight La Liga titles and lifted four Champions League trophies and also played a crucial role in Spain’s three successive major tournament wins at Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
Diego Simeone dismissed talk of winning the La Liga title after Atletico Madrid preserved their 100 per cent record with a last-gasp comeback against Eibar.

20 highest paid managers in world football

France Football have published a list of who they purport to be the top 20 highest paid football managers in the game – the calculations are produced by taking into account the bonuses earned from the 2018/19 campaign, the gross salary earned in 2019/20 and other public streams of revenue also earned over the latter period.
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has said that attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is trying too hard to impress and ends up making the wrong decision at times as a result.

Chelsea favourite to land Philippe Coutinho after contacting Barcelona

Chelsea are now the favourite to sign former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho who is currently on-loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona.
Barcelona boss Quique Setien says it was a shame that his side did not defeat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-final encounter on Thursday.

Barcelona coach expects focus from players ahead of pivotal week

Barcelona head coach Quique Setién expects his team to ignore the current off-field issues affecting the club ahead of a key run of fixtures for the Catalans.
Gerard Piqué

Gerard Piqué calls journalist defending Barça president a ‘puppet’

Gerard Piqué appears to have stoked the fire of Barcelona’s behind the scenes unrest by hitting back at a journalist on Twitter.
Barcelona will continue to target the United States market and want to promote the growth of football in the country, particularly in the women's game, president Josep Maria Bartomeu

Barcelona sack PR company who criticised Lionel Messi, others

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday the club has terminated its contract with a company accused of criticising current and former players, including Lionel Messi, on social media.
In his first start of the season, Barcelona star Lionel Messi was removed at half-time against Villarreal on Tuesday.

Barcelona deny criticising players, including Lionel Messi, on social media

Barcelona have denied trying to boost the image of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu by hiring a company that criticised current and former players, including Lionel Messi, on social media.
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday, saw him equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

Kaka: Lionel Messi could play in the Premier League

Kaka believes Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona and doesn't think he would have any problem making the transition from the La Liga to the Premier League given his unique talents.
Quique Setien saw to it that his Barcelona players trained blindfolded ahead of a meeting with Real Betis on Sunday, in a drill designed to amplify the senses and increase awareness on the pitch.

Barcelona stars train blindfolded as Quique Setien introduces bizarre new drill

Quique Setien saw to it that his Barcelona players trained blindfolded ahead of a meeting with Real Betis on Sunday, in a drill designed to amplify the senses and increase awareness on the pitch.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi Hernandez furious with Eric Abidal after denying Barcelona offer

Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.
In his first start of the season, Barcelona star Lionel Messi was removed at half-time against Villarreal on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi angry with Barcelona board over long-term future of the club

Lionel Messi has been left fuming by the Barcelona heirarchy over their management of the football club, and is worried about the long-term future of the Catalan team.
Barcelona face an anxious wait over the fitness of playmaker Lionel Messi after the Argentinian was injured during the 2-1 home win over Villarreal.

Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique blast Eric Abidal over Lionel Messi clash

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has lashed out at the club’s sporting director, Eric Abidal, after the team crashed out of the Copa del Rey with a 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien said on Wednesday he would not get involved in “Lionel Messi’s life” after the Argentine superstar became entangled in a row with the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal.

Barcelona coach refuses to get “into Lionel Messi’s life” after Eric Abidal row

Barcelona coach Quique Setien said on Wednesday he would not get involved in “Lionel Messi’s life” after the Argentine superstar became entangled in a row with the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi tipped to leave Barcelona, may join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

Manchester City are monitoring Lionel Messi’s public fall-out with Barcelona should he exercise a clause in his contract and leave Camp Nou this summer.
Eric Abidal

Eric Abidal: Barcelona never made an offer for Xavi to replace Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal says no formal offer was made to Xavi over the recently available managerial post at the club.
Manchester United have reportedly pulled out of negotiations with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to sign Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United finally agree deal for Bruno Fernandes

The longest-running transfer saga of the January transfer window may finally be drawing to a conclusion after Manchester ​United reportedly agreed a deal for Bruno Fernandes.
Quique Setien acknowledged Barcelona did not effectively carry out his game plan and their communication must be worked on following a humbling La Liga defeat at Valencia.

Quique Setien: Barcelona don’t have an attitude problem

Quique Setien acknowledged Barcelona did not effectively carry out his game plan and their communication must be worked on following a humbling La Liga defeat at Valencia.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200.

British premier enters third day in intensive care with coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule: Why Nasarawa local councils didn’t pay March salaries in full

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has explained why some local government councils in the state were not able to pay the March salaries in full.
World Boxing Council chiefs have confirmed that a WBC Champion, Fabiana Bytyqi, is the first boxer with a title to be struck down by the deadly coronavirus – COVID-19.

World boxing champion tests positive for coronavirus

World Boxing Council chiefs have confirmed that a WBC Champion, Fabiana Bytyqi, is the first boxer with a title to be struck down by the deadly coronavirus – COVID-19.
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou, disclosed this in a communique issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

ECOWAS orders 120 ventilators, 240,000 diagnostic kits, for member states

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered 240,000 diagnostic kits, 240,000 extraction kits, 250,000 viral sample transport equipment, 285,100 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 120 ventilators, among others, for member states to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese medical team will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via a chattered Air Peace aircraft.

Coronavirus: Chinese medical team arrives Nigeria today

The Chinese medical team will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via a chattered Air Peace aircraft.