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English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms.

English football teams begin four-day social media boycott to protest online abuse

English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Alex Ferguson: Fight against dementia is football’s duty

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said it is his personal duty and football’s responsibility to address the problem of dementia that has impacted several former players.
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Alex Ferguson forgives Jurgen Klopp for late-night call after Liverpool title triumph

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp thoroughly deserved his success this season and was even willing to forgive the German for waking him up in the early hours of the morning to announce his league triumph.
Jürgen Klopp has been named the LMA Premier League Manager of the Year.

Alex Ferguson describes Jurgen Klopp as ‘fantastic coach’

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, has described Jurgen Klopp as a ‘fantastic manager’ after he was named the League Managers’ Association manager of the year.
Jürgen Klopp has been named the LMA Premier League Manager of the Year.

Jürgen Klopp named LMA Manager of the Year

The 53-year-old has been voted top boss by the League Manager’s Association after guiding Liverpool to their first league title since 1990.
Watford manager Nigel Pearson reacts during the Premier League match against West Ham United July 17, 2020. REUTERS-Richard Heathcote

LMA chief says clubs must give managers time after Nigel Pearson sacking

League Managers Association (LMA) Chief Executive Richard Bevan said it was disappointing that Premier League strugglers Watford sacked their manager Nigel Pearson and called on clubs to show more patience.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League clubs vote to return to training Tuesday

Premier League clubs have voted for a return to training on Tuesday in a much-needed boost for football to resume following weeks of talks amid the coronavirus.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho watches on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 22, 2020. (AFP)

Jose Mourinho ‘desperate’ for Premier League return

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he is “desperate” for the return of Premier League action despite mounting concerns about the English top-flight’s restart plans.
English League Two clubs have agreed to bring an end to the regular season following discussions with league bosses, it was reported on Friday.

English League Two clubs ‘vote to end season’

English League Two clubs have agreed to bring an end to the regular season following discussions with league bosses, it was reported on Friday.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League clubs face player revolt over proposed June restart

Premier League stars could hold the key to whether the football season restarts – and they could end up vetoing the whole thing.
Criticism aimed at Raheem Sterling has an undertone of racism, according to Ledley King, who says the Manchester City forward has been made a scapegoat.

Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane named on the football black list

Sterling is included on the ‘Cyrille Regis Players’ list named after the late former England international Cyrille Regis, for his work on cutting racism in football and how he used his profile and platform to raise awareness of how black people can be misrepresented in the media.
Manchester City boos, Pep Guardiola has won the League Managers’ Association Premier League manager of the year award for the successful defence of the title.

Pep Guardiola wins Premier League manager award

Manchester City boos Pep Guardiola has won the League Managers’ Association Premier League manager of the year award for the successful defence of the title.
Vincent Kompany says that Monday's moment felt like one where he needed to step up as the defender scored the winning goal against Leicester City to move Manchester City one step cloeser to the Premier League title.

Manchester City, Liverpool dominate Premier League awards

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Season award, while Manchester City and Liverpool players dominate the Player of the Season shortlist.

Antonio Conte thanks Chelsea for two unforgettable Premier League seasons

Antonio Conte has thanked Chelsea for providing him with the platform to enjoy two unforgettable seasons in the English Premier League.

Alex Ferguson leads praise of Arsene Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal

Sir Alex Ferguson has led the tributes to outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by calling the Frenchman "without doubt one of the greatest Premier League managers."

Joey Barton backed by Sam Allardyce after landing Fleetwood job

Joey Barton has taken on his biggest challenge yet by making the first step into management as head coach at Fleetwood, according to the midfielder's former boss Sam Allardyce.

AC Milan, Chelsea, others pay tribute to Ray Wilkins

Former England, Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins died on Wednesday at the age of 61, days after suffering a cardiac arrest.

No regrets over Jose Mourinho comments – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has insisted his feud with Jose Mourinho is personal and that nobody should intervene.

Mark Hughes backs Stoke City to avoid Premier League relegation

Sacked Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has backed the club to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.

Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates Arsene Wenger on breaking Premier League record

Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss surpassed his record for most matches as a Premier League manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson welcomes Rafael Benitez into LMA 1000 Club hall of fame

Sir Alex Ferguson has welcomed six veteran managers, including Newcastle's Rafael Benitez, into the League Managers Association 1000 Club hall of fame.

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