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Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days’ quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin.

Rafa Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine

China is now battling a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the capital Beijing, having seen the number of reported deaths and infections decline markedly in recent weeks.
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 threatens clubs over restarting matches

The Premier League said it will send warning to clubs at a meeting on Monday, not to vote against the season restarting at neutral venues, as it could cost them more than relegation.
Glen Johnson has named former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as ‘the worst man-manager’ he ever played under.

Glen Johnson: Rafa Benitez worst man-manager i ever had

Former England international Glen Johnson says his former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was ‘the worst man-manager’ he ever played under in his career.
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

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Jose Mourinho claimed that the Manchester City 'B team' has more chance of winning the Premier League this season than his former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho emerges second highest paid manager in the world

Jose Mourinho becomes the second-highest-paid manager in the world following his new £15million deal with Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening.
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafa Benitez comments on Liverpool vs Manchester City title race

The Reds are unbeaten in the Premier League, having won 10 of the 11 matches this season. City are second in the table with 25 points, six points behind them.
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Arsene Wenger considers leading team to 2022 World Cup

Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the possibility of taking charge of a national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafael Benitez says ‘unfulfilled promises’ sparked Newcastle exit

Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.
Rafael Benitez has lifted the lid on his acrimonious departure from Newcastle United, with the Spaniard revealing that “unfulfilled promises” and broken trust forced him out.

Rafa Benitez explains how ‘unfulfilled promises’ & broken trust led him away from Newcastle

Rafael Benitez has lifted the lid on his acrimonious departure from Newcastle United, with the Spaniard revealing that “unfulfilled promises” and broken trust forced him out.
Rafael Benitez moved to China for money despite Newcastle United going above and beyond to retain his services, according to the club's managing director.

Rafa Benitez moved to China for money – Newcastle chief

Rafael Benitez moved to China "for money" despite Newcastle United going above and beyond to retain his services, according to the club's managing director.
Newcastle United have named former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce as their new manager.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce vows to give ‘everything’ for new club

New Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce has vowed to win over the doubters after admitting he has always regretted turning down the job the first time he was offered it.
Steven Gerrard celebrates Rangers win over Kilmarnock

Steven Gerrard rejects approach from Newcastle

That’s according to the Mirror, who report that Magpies owner Mike Ashley targeted both Rangers boss Gerrard and Nice coach Patrick Vieira to succeed Rafael Benítez in the St James’ Park hot-seat.
Rafael Benitez's fraught relationship with owner Mike Ashley should not deter him from remaining at the club. NEWCASTLE UNITED

Rafa Benitez explains reasons for Newcastle exit

Departing Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has claimed that the club "did not share his vision" in a farewell message to supporters on Monday morning.

Toni Kroos backs ‘unpredictable’ Germany for Euro 2020 tilt

Toni Kroos backed Leroy Sane, Julian Brandt and Serge Gnabry to make Germany contenders for Euro 2020, describing the Joachim Low's current squad as better than the one that crashed out of the World Cup.
Joey Barton has been banned from driving for six months

Joey Barton: Newcastle can attract a ‘top’ manager after Rafa Benitez exit

Joey Barton believes "top" managers will be after the vacant Newcastle United job despite the problems posed by Mike Ashley’s ownership.
Valencia are interested in making a move for Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez.

Valencia keen on signing Newcastle star Ayoze Perez

Valencia are interested in making a move for Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez.

Claudio Ranieri interested in replacing Rafa Benitez at Newcastle

The former Leicester manager, who won the Premier League title with the Foxes in the 2015-16 season, has been without a job since leaving Roma at the end of the campaign.

Chelsea meet Frank Lampard over Stamford Bridge job

Chelsea have met with Frank Lampard to discuss the manager’s role at Stamford Bridge as Juventus prepare to announce the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new coach.

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Sadio Mane: I’d be very happy if Liverpool signed Kalidou Koulibaly

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US judge orders delay of first federal executions in 17 years

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