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Watford: Javi Gracia named head coach after sacking of Marco Silva

Javi Gracia was a defensive midfielder as a player Watford have named Javi Gracia as their new head coach, hours after the Premier League club sacked Marco Silva. Spaniard Gracia, who has signed an 18-month contract at Vicarage Road, has been out of work since leaving Russian club Rubin Kazan last June. The 47-year-old previously spent two seasons with Spanish La Liga side Malaga, and also worked in Greece. Gracia is the 10th manager to work for Watford under the Pozzo family since 2012. The Hornets said Everton’s approach for…

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Marco Silva: Watford blame Everton as they sack manager

Watch Silva’s final MOTD interview Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton’s approach for the Portuguese in November as the “catalyst for this decision”. The Hornets have won one of their last 11 top-flight games and are 10th in the Premier League. A Watford statement said they were “convinced the appointment of Silva” last summer “was the right one”. And, without “the unwarranted approach” they would have “continued to prosper under his leadership”. The statement added: “This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. “The catalyst…

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal move, Alexis Sanchez set to join Man Utd

Mourinho & Wenger on Sanchez latest Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to move in the opposite direction in a straight swap. Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday, while Chile forward Sanchez, 29, will have his on Sunday. The length of Mkhitaryan’s contract, and his salary, is undisclosed. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had earlier said Sanchez would only join United if Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal. Looking at Premier League data since Sanchez arrived in England in…

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Leicester City 2-0 Watford: Claude Puel pleased with ‘fantastic reward’ for Foxes

Leicester City manager Claude Puel describes his side’s 2-0 win over Watford as a “fantastic reward” against opposition that were “tougher than Chelsea”. MATCH REPORT: Leicester 2-0 Watford Watch all the highlights from Saturday’s fixtures on Match of the Day, Saturday 20 January at 22:30 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app. Source link

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Derby County 0-0 Bristol City

Aden Flint’s goalline clearance helped Bristol City keep their first clean sheet since Boxing Day Championship promotion-chasers Derby and Bristol City had to settle for a point each following a goalless draw. The Rams went closest, with Aden Flint clearing a Curtis Davies header off the line and Johnny Russell hitting the bar with a free-kick in the first half. After the break substitute Bristol City keeper Luke Steele saved well from Tom Lawrence and Matej Vydra. Derby’s Cameron Jerome was booked for diving late on when he appeared to…

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Pele resting at home as hospital reports are denied by spokesperson

Pele played in 14 games at World Cup finals, scoring 12 goals, and was awarded the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player at the 1970 tournament Brazil legend Pele is resting at home according to his spokesperson, who dismissed reports he had been taken to hospital with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). Pele – the only player to win three World Cups – withdrew and the FWA said he was…

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Fernandinho: Manchester City midfielder signs contract extension until 2020

Fernandinho has scored 19 goals in 212 games for Manchester City Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension until 2020. The 32-year-old Brazilian was a £30m signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in June 2013, and won the Premier League title and League Cup in his first season. He scored in the League Cup final as City won in 2016 and has netted 19 goals in 212 games for the club. “This is a club with a fantastic future and I want to be a part of it for…

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Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley still interested in takeover

Mike Ashley took charge of the club in 2007 Businesswoman Amanda Staveley says she still wants to buy Newcastle United despite owner Mike Ashley ending £250m takeover talks this week. Ashley said in October he wanted to sell the club after 10 years in charge. He was believed to have been close to selling to Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group but talks ended when they failed to match Ashley’s valuation of the club. “I’m very much still interested,” Staveley told The Times. BBC Sport understands there has been no formal…

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Andy Carroll: West Ham striker facing a month out injured

Carroll has scored two goals this season in the Premier League West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is facing an extended spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury. It is not know precisely how long the England forward will be out for but the minimum is likely to be a month, and it could potentially be much longer. Carroll has only made one late substitute appearance since scoring twice against West Brom on 2 January. The injury is likely to end any hope the 29-year-old has of moving…

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