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Hull City confirm Grant McCann as new manager

The Northern Irishman led Rovers to the League One play-offs last season. Grant McCann has been appointed Hull manager, the Championship club have announced. The 39-year-old former Northern Ireland midfielder moves from League One side Doncaster to succeed Nigel Adkins, who was unable to come to terms on a new deal with the Tigers. McCann, who has signed a 12-month rolling contract, said: “I am delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. “I am a very ambitious person and I always have been. To be in the Championship is the next step for me, and I’m pleased to be taking that step with a great club like Hull City. “The KCOM Stadium is an impressive place, the training ground is excellent and there is a strong squad of players here. Hopef...

Brighton & Hove Albion confirm Matt Clarke as Graham Potter’s first signing

Brighton have completed the signing of defender Matt Clarke from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee. Centre-back Clarke has agreed a four-year contract with the Seagulls to become the first arrival under new boss Graham Potter. The 22-year-old, who made 175 appearances during four seasons with Pompey, will provide competition for Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy at the Amex Stadium. Potter told Brighton’s website: “We are pleased to welcome Matt to the club. He’s an imposing central defender and had a very impressive spell with Portsmouth, and as their captain has been a key player for them. “At 22, Matt has already played a good number of games in the EFL and we are really looking forward to working with him. “His challenge now is to compete with our existing centre-halves — an area where we hav...

Chelsea confirm Sarri exit for Juventus

© Reuters Chelsea confirm that agreement has been reached for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus. Chelsea confirm that agreement has been reached for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus. More to follow. Click here for more stories about Chelsea Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole‘s free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

Real Madrid confirm signing of Ferland Mendy from Lyon

The 24-year-old has won two France caps. Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon with the France defender signing a six-year contract. The fee is believed to be in the region of 50million euros (£44.5m) and the 24-year-old will become the sixth new arrival at the Bernabeu over the summer following Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Rodrygo and Andriy Lunin. 👉 #WelcomeMendy pic.twitter.com/HdXyDLS4hd — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 12, 2019 Mendy’s signing takes Los Blancos’ summer spending spree in excess of 330million euros. The left-back made 79 appearances for Lyon, scoring three goals, after joining from Le Havre in 2017 and has won two caps for France. Read Next: Man Utd demand £150m from Real for Pogba? >

Everton confirm Ashley Williams departure

Everton have announced defender Ashley Williams will leave Goodison Park at the end of June. Wales captain Williams, 34, who spent last season on loan at Stoke, made 73 appearances during his three-year spell at Everton. “Everton can confirm Ashley Williams will leave the club when his current contract expires at the end of the month,” the Toffees said on their official website. 📋 | #EFC confirm Ashley Williams will leave the Club when his contract expires at the end of the month, while Leighton Baines has been offered a new one-year contract. — Everton (@Everton) June 7, 2019 Fellow central defender Phil Jagielka revealed on Tuesday that he was also leaving Goodison after 12 years with the club. Williams signed a three-year deal when he joined Everton in 2016 from Swansea, whe...

Celtic confirm Lennon as manager

Neil Lennon has been confirmed as Celtic’s permanent manager on a rolling 12-month contract. Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell revealed the Northern Irishman had been offered the post full-time in the wake of Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup final victory over Hearts as the Hoops wrapped up the treble treble. Lennon returned to the club he had previously served as captain and manager in February to pick up the reins after Brendan Rodgers quit to join Leicester, successfully guiding the club over the line as they wrapped up their eighth successive Premiership title ahead of last weekend’s Hampden triumph. New Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been given the role on a 12-month rolling contract (Andrew Milligan/PA) Lennon will be assisted by John Kennedy – who he inherited from Rodgers’...

West Ham confirm Andy Carroll, Adrian, Samir Nasri all released

Andy Carroll, Adrian and Samir Nasri are to leave West Ham this summer, the club have announced. The trio, along with Spanish striker Toni Martinez, will depart when their contracts expire at the end of June. West Ham joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement on West Ham’s official website: “Andy and Adrian have both been great servants to West Ham United throughout their time at the club and we thank them for their loyalty and commitment to the claret and blue cause. “Both have provided us and our fellow supporters with some unforgettable moments, whether they were sensational scissor kicks and unstoppable headers in Andy’s case, or penalty saves and goals in Adrian’s. Thank you and good luck to two West Ham United servants 🛠https://t.c...

Brighton expected to confirm Potter as new manager today

Brighton have called a press conference for 4.30pm today where they are expected to announce Graham Potter as their new manager. Swansea had offered Potter a new contract in an attempt to ward off interest from the Seagulls, who sacked Chris Hughton following the end of the Premier League season. However, after the Championship side initially rejected Brighton’s approach, former Ostersund boss Potter now appears set to be unveiled later this afternoon. Graham Potter had made progress at Swansea under testing circumstances (Anthony Devlin/PA) Brighton chairman Tony Bloom had wanted to appoint a new manager as quickly as possible to aid pre-season planning ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Potter, whose turned 44 on Monday, had two years left on his current deal at the Liberty Stadium. Ap...

Manchester City confirm Vincent Kompany exit

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will leave the club this summer. The 33-year-old joined the club in the summer of 2008 and has made 360 appearances. He signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble. My captain, my captain 💙@VincentKompany leaves Manchester City 🔵 #mancity https://t.co/4lbs8eubxX — Manchester City (@ManCity) May 19, 2019 Kompany said: “As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. “I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.” The central defender was signed by Mark Hughes from German club Hamburg, days before the Sheikh Mansour takeover. He became a key figu...

Chelsea confirm serious Ruben Loftus-Cheek injury

The 23-year-old will miss the Europa League final. Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has ruptured his Achilles tendon and will have surgery on Thursday night. The club announced that the England international suffered the injury during the 3-0 friendly win over New England Revolution in Boston on Wednesday. The 23-year-old will now miss the Europa League final with Arsenal, as well as England’s summer Nations League commitments. We’re all with you, @rubey_lcheek. — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 16, 2019 With the Premier League season over and the Europa League final not until the end of the month, Chelsea were in America for a friendly to promote the club’s Say No To Antisemitism campaign. Prior to the fixture, manager Maurizio Sarri lauded the trip’s purpose, but...

England confirm squad numbers for Women’s World Cup

Captain Steph Houghton will wear number five at the tournament in France. The Football Association has announced England Women‘s squad numbers for this summer’s World Cup in France. Captain Steph Houghton is to wear number five, as she did at the 2015 finals in Canada when the Lionesses finished third. Other players given the same numbers as they had at that tournament are goalkeeper Karen Bardsley (one) and midfielder Jill Scott (eight), Houghton’s Manchester City team-mates. Forward Nikita Parris, the FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year who has just announced she is to leave City, will wear the number seven shirt, while Reign FC’s Jodie Taylor is once again her country’s number nine, as she was when she was top scorer at Euro 2017. The announcement was ...

Manchester United confirm Mike Phelan as assistant on three-year deal

Phelan returned to the club alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December last year. Mike Phelan has been appointed Manchester United‘s permanent assistant manager on a three-year contract, the club have announced. Phelan, who served as Sir Alex Ferguson’s number two at United before departing shortly after the Scot in 2013, returned to the club alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December last year. The pair came in on a deal until the end of the season, but Solskjaer was named the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho in March, and now Phelan has followed the Norwegian in committing to the club where he made more than 100 appearances between 1989 and 1994. We are delighted to announce the appointment of @Mike_Phelan_1 as our new assistant manager. #MUFC — Manchester United (@ManUtd...

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