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FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

FC Tokyo will sack manager Hiroshi Jofuku for the second time with the 55-year-old struggling in his first year back at the club, the J. League first-division side announced Sunday. Jofuku coached the side from 2008 and won the Nabisco Cup in 2009 before he was fired for the first ...

Jul 23, 2016

Sunderland appoints Moyes to replace Allardyce

Sunderland announced on Saturday that it has hired former Manchester United coach David Moyes as manager, a day after Sam Allardyce left the Premier League club to take charge of England’s national team. Sunderland said in a statement that the 53-year-old Moyes signed a ...

Allardyce officially hired

Jul 23, 2016

Allardyce officially hired

Sam Allardyce pledged to make England proud of its perennially under-performing national team after being hired as its manager on Friday, following an embarrassing European Championship showing under Roy Hodgson. In a break from previous lengthy deals for managers, the English Football Association only ...

Jul 23, 2016

Hull announces Bruce's departure

Hull manager Steve Bruce has left the newly promoted Premier League club three weeks before the new season starts. Hull said the 55-year-old Bruce left by “mutual consent” after four years in charge. The departure comes as the club has failed to make major ...

Jul 22, 2016

Sagan Tosu reach agreement to sign Moroccan forward

Sagan Tosu have agreed a deal in principle to sign Moroccan forward Moestafa El Kabir, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 27-year-old, who holds a Dutch passport and began his career at NEC Nijmegen in 2008, had stints at Italian side Cagliari ...

Jul 22, 2016

Liverpool acquires veteran goalkeeper Manninger

Liverpool has signed veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger on a short-term contract, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 39-year-old Austrian, who spent five years with Arsenal from 1997-2002, signed on a free transfer after leaving German side Augsburg at the end of last ...

Jul 22, 2016

FC Gifu boss Ramos fired

FC Gifu on Friday fired manager and Brazilian-born former Japan midfielder Ruy Ramos after a string of poor results, the J. League second-division team announced. The 59-year-old Ramos, who was in the final year of his three-year contract, will be replaced by Megumu Yoshida, ...

Jul 22, 2016

Sweden routs Nadeshiko in friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan remain winless in three games under new coach Asako Takakura after going down 3-0 away to Sweden in a friendly on Thursday. Lotta Schelin put the Swedes in front in the 76th minute and further late goals from ...

Jul 21, 2016

Goetze returning to Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is bringing back forward Mario Goetze from Bayern Munich. Goetze left Dortmund for Bayern in 2013 but never settled down and was mostly a bench player under previous coach Pep Guardiola. New Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti had a talk with Goetze before ...