Former Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger to Decide His Next Job in September

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Arsene Wenger, who stepped down as Arsenal manager in May after 22+ years on the job is still considering his next move. For now, he’s enjoying his time off vacationing in Corsica. Next month he’ll decide what direction he will take with his life. Obviously, multiple opportunities abound for the Frenchman.

Wenger could get another club coaching job, or instead coach for a national team side. Another option is to make the transition into media punditry. The offers will certainly be there no matter which area he decides to pursue.

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Eden Hazard, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne Land on UEFA Player of the Year Top Ten List

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The English Premier League landed three on the UEFA Player of the Year list Monday, including one member of the short list. The award, which will be announced at the same time as the UEFA Champions League group stage draw on August 30, will go to one of the following three players:

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Alvaro Morata Joins Eden Hazard in Pledging His Future to Chelsea

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This past weekend saw two Chelsea attacking players pledge their allegiance to Chelsea FC for the immediate future. Both Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata were heavily linked with a move out of Stamford Bridge this summer, but both have stated that they are staying put for now.

The transfer window has now closed in England and Italy, but it remains open until the end of the month in Spain, Germany, France and a few other European countries. Regarding Hazard, we already covered his situation and his remarks yesterday (at this link). As for Morata, the 2017 summer acquisition from Real Madrid elaborated on his club future thusly:

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Jurgen Klopp Says His Club Would Never Approve Neymar Size Transfer Fee

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Back in 2016, when Manchester United broke the world’s transfer fee record in re-acquiring Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89.3 million, Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp harshly criticized the deal. In the two years since however, Klopp’s Liverpool have become massive big spenders themselves; and in late July, the Reds boss admitted that his opinion on heavy transfer spending has certainly evolved.

That said, Klopp told Monday’s edition of the German football magazine Kicker that his club would never purchase a player for a fee in the neighborhood of the now world-record €222 million (£198.5m) that Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar last summer.

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2018 Notre Dame Football Season Preview, Predictions, Prospectus

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Last season, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly showed that he can handle the hot seat just fine. Kelly rebounded from a 4-8 season in 2016 to go 10-3 in 2017, and get the program’s first New Year’s Day bowl game win since 1994; breaking an eight game skid. The resurgence was based on many factors, but two facets certainly stood out above the rest last campaign- a vastly improved defense, and a running game that was as prolific and as physical as any in the country.

There have been some very significant changes in both of those areas, so we’ll cover those in detail as we do 2018 Notre Dame football season preview. Let’s go!

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Mauricio Pochettino Tired of Transfer Talk, Issues Warning to Unhappy, Fringe Players

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This summer, Tottenham Hotspur became the only club not to sign a single player in the history of the summer transfer window, in its current iteration. They also did not sell a single player this past window. Their silent summer has been met with, of course, widespread detraction.

Although, there are some out there who praised it, including Jose Mourinho. At this point, it’s clear that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is long sick of hearing about it. He’s also grown very tired of discussing it. While the deadline has passed for the club to add to their roster, players can still leave, as there are a few countries whose windows are still open until the end of the month.

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Jose Mourinho Gives Very Sarcastic Answer to Female Reporter (Video)

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Jose Mourinho issued a warning in the preseason, as the summer transfer window deadline was drawing to a close. He said that if the club didn’t sign any more players by deadline day, then a difficult season was in store. Well, they added no one else and in week two, his words seem prescient.

United were a thorough embarrassment up and down the pitch today, conceding as many goals in the first half at Brighton as they did in any entire league game last season. They lost the game 3-2, and during a postgame interview Mourinho lost his composure.

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Man United News and Notes: Pogba, Mourinho, Man City Documentary, Guardiola, Fred, Pereira

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Manchester United lost to Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 today in a match that was more lopsided than that sounds. The Seagulls scored three times in the first half Sunday, which was quite an anomaly given how United didn’t concede three goals in an entire Premier League game last season.

So let’s take a spin through the latest Manchester United news, notes and other items making the rounds on the internet right now in the wake of this disaster.

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Andreas Pereira Growth, Development Recognized by Jose Mourinho

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22-year-old Andreas Pereira has excited Manchester United fans due to all the promise he’s displayed while filling in for the injured Nemanja Matic. He showcased his all of his potential during his full Premier League debut in the season opening victory over Leicester City.

Pereira retained his starting place with the Red Devils midfield today when they kicked off on the south coast against Brighton & Hove Albion. He line up in the holding, central midfield role with Paul Pogba on the left and summer transfer window addition Fred on the right.

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Jose Mourinho Extremely Happy About Fred and His Positive Impact

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Manchester United Jose Mourinho glowing with positivity and happiness- are you ready for this? Are you sure? That’s the power of Fred, the Brazilian midfielder who was United’s first addition this summer transfer window.

Mourinho has projected more gloom and doom than usual this summer, especially so during the team’s preseason exhibition tour, and United’s transfer window ended on a sour note, with no players signed after July 3. However, Fred is certainly a United summer preseason topic to get excited about, both on-the-pitch, and from a transfer window perspective.

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Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial in United Starting XI vs Brighton

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Striker Romelu Lukaku returned to the Manchester United starting lineup today, as he’ll be in the first team that faces the Seagulls at Brighton & Hove Albion. Ashley Young, another player (like Lukaku) who had a very long World Cup tournament is back in the starting XI too. It’s interesting to see both him and Luke Shaw in the same starting squad.

Overall, three changes were made from the team that beat Leicester City 2-1 in the Premier League season opener, but the most intriguing is the inclusion of Anthony Martial.

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Eden Hazard Confirms He’s Staying Put at Chelsea FC

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Eden Hazard put in a superlative, some would say Golden Ball level performance for Belgium at the World Cup, and after the tournament was over he made public comments that hinted at an exit from Chelsea. Hazard’s suggesting the time was right for him to move on and find a new challenge, plus Cristiano Ronaldo’s leaving Real Madrid for Juventus made for a very strong and believable transfer narrative this summer.

Hazard has been linked to Madrid for many years, but this time the concept seemed much more likely than ever before.

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