English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Apr 22, 2017

English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Soccer mourned the untimely death of former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu on Friday, with England's national team manager Gareth Southgate paying tribute to a "colossus," friend and true gentleman. Ehiogu, who worked as under-23 coach for Tottenham, collapsed at the North London ...

Former England coach Taylor passes away at 72

Jan 13, 2017

Former England coach Taylor passes away at 72

Graham Taylor, who was derided as England coach after failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup, has died. Taylor, a friend of pop star Elton John, enjoyed considerable success as an English club manager. He was 72. Taylor, who won admiration as manager of ...

Ex-England manager Taylor, 72, passes away

Jan 12, 2017

Ex-England manager Taylor, 72, passes away

Graham Taylor, the former England soccer manager, has died at the age of 72, according to media reports on Thursday. Taylor, who had a playing career with Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, was a successful manager in English soccer's top flight with Watford and Aston ...

Jun 3, 2016

Aston Villa hires former Chelsea manager Di Matteo to lead team

Roberto Di Matteo is the new manager of Aston Villa, the Premer League team announced on its website on Friday. The 46-year-old Italian, who won the Champions League during a short spell in charge of Chelsea, takes over weeks after the club was relegated from ...

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Apr 17, 2016

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Aston Villa's 28-year stay in the English top flight ended on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, while Newcastle and Sunderland gave themselves hope of escaping the Premier League relegation zone by both winning 3-0. The threat of relegation ended some time ago ...

Nov 3, 2015

Garde sees Aston Villa lose to Spurs

Within hours of being hired as Aston Villa manager, Remi Garde witnessed the magnitude of his task on Monday when Tottenham handed his new team a ninth loss in 11 Premier League games to leave it stranded at the bottom. Tottenham's 3-1 victory kept the ...

Oct 25, 2015

Aston Villa fires Sherwood

Aston Villa has fired manager Tim Sherwood after eight months in charge of the Premier League club. Villa lost 2-1 at home to Swansea on Saturday, a sixth straight defeat in the league, having not won since the opening day of the season in August. "The ...

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Jul 23, 2015

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Liverpool signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rival Aston Villa on Wednesday in a £32.5 million ($50.7 million) deal to strengthen the club's attack for next season. A week after selling winger Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49 million, Liverpool met the ...

Jun 25, 2015

Wilkins hired as Aston Villa assistant manager

Ray Wilkins has been appointed as assistant manager to Tim Sherwood at Premier League club Aston Villa, the former England captain said on Thursday. The 58-year-old, who won international 84 caps, has managed London sides Queens Park Rangers and Fulham and most recently had a ...