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Former Wales and Swansea captain Ashley Williams has announced his retirement from football.

Ashley Williams announces retirement from football

The 36-year-old defender confirmed the news that his career, which saw him play across all levels of English football, has now come to an end.
Controversial former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton has left his post as Fleetwood manager with "immediate effect", the League One club said on Monday.

Joey Barton to leave Fleetwood with ‘immediate effect’

Controversial former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton has left his post as Fleetwood manager with "immediate effect", the League One club said on Monday.
The English Premier League has agreed to pay the English Football League a quarter of a billion pounds as part of a bailout for the rest of the clubs in the football pyramid who have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League offers £250 million as bailout for lower tier clubs

The English Premier League has agreed to pay the English Football League a quarter of a billion pounds as part of a bailout for the rest of the clubs in the football pyramid who have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).

Liverpool complete Thiago Alcantara signing

Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is not interested in having his statue erected by the Meyserside club after delivering their first League title in 30 years.

Jurgen Klopp confirms his plans for life after Liverpool

Klopp, who has been in charge of the Anfield side for five years, previously suggested he would take a break from the game in 2022 before he agreed to a contract extension last December that will keep him at the club until 2024.
Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta wants Dennis Bergkamp

Mikel Arteta reportedly wants Dennis Bergkamp to join his coaching staff after Freddie Ljungberg’s departure.
Liverpool have appointed Gary O’Neil as assistant manager of their Under-23 side.

Liverpool appoint new Under-23 assistant coach

Liverpool have appointed Gary O’Neil as assistant manager of their Under-23 side.
Wigan’s relegation from the Championship had been confirmed by the EFL. Dave Howarth-CameraSport-Getty Images

Wigan relegated from Championship after failed appeal

Wigan have failed in their appeal to get a 12-point deduction for going into administration overturned, meaning they are relegated from the Championship, the English Football League confirmed on Tuesday.
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.
Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré appears to have signed for League Two side Leyton Orient.

Yaya Touré ‘joins’ English League Two side Leyton Orient

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré appears to have signed for League Two side Leyton Orient.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun made his first start for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 away draw against Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Leon Balogun announces exit from relegated Wigan Athletic

Leon Balogun has announced he will depart Wigan Athletic after the Latics were relegated to League One (third division).
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.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has congratulated England-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa following Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship.

Jurgen Klopp congratulates Nigerian striker over Wycombe Championship promotion

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has congratulated England-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa following Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship.

Empty Wembley waits for Euro 2020 party postponed by coronavirus

Wembley should have hosted the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, but instead the home of English football is preparing for a League One playoff final on Monday in front of 90,000 empty seats.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has confirmed winger Ryan Fraser will not play for the club again.

Eddie Howe: Ryan Fraser has played his last game for Bournemouth

Fraser opted against signing a short-term extension to his current contract, which expires on June 30, to cover the remainder of the rescheduled Premier League season.
ESPN reports that clubs in the EFL are working towards June 6th, although matches would be behind closed doors.

EFL announces three positive coronavirus tests, two confirmed in Fulham squad

English football could have taken another step towards resuming the league season after the English Football League (EFL) published its second set of coronavirus test results.
Manchester United will offer supporters refunds for the remaining games of this season should the games not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manchester United confirm new contract for defender

Manchester United have confirmed new deal defender, Max Taylor after surviving cancer in 2018 with the 20th Premier League Champions.
ESPN reports that clubs in the EFL are working towards June 6th, although matches would be behind closed doors.

English lower leagues to be called off next week amid coronavirus nightmare

Leagues One and Two will be called off next week when the 47 clubs vote to end the season with immediate effect.
ESPN reports that clubs in the EFL are working towards June 6th, although matches would be behind closed doors.

Coronavirus: EFL targets June 6 return

ESPN reports that clubs in the EFL are working towards June 6th, although matches would be behind closed doors.
Rangers’ Interim Chairman, Douglas Park, attempted to discuss this evidence with SPFL chief executive, Neil Doncaster, who initially refused to do so.

Rangers want Scottish league chief axed over controversial vote

Rangers have demanded SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster be suspended over the controversial vote about how to end the season amid the coronavirus crisis.
Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of following the Belgian league’s recommendation to call their season to an end amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rangers fault plans to end Scottish season early

Joe Aribo’s Rangers strongly criticised plans unveiled on Wednesday to terminate the divisions below the Premiership, warning of “severe consequences for the Scottish game”.
Former Leeds and Manchester City defender, Danny Mills, has hit out at the PFA’s sluggish response to calls for players’ wages to be cut in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Danny Mills: PFA making Premier League players look bad

Former Leeds and Manchester City defender, Danny Mills, has hit out at the PFA’s sluggish response to calls for players’ wages to be cut in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

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