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Slaven Bilic looks on from the bench during his side’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Photograph: Avril Husband/West Ham United via Getty Images
London – Slaven Bilic knows how it goes in his line of work. Once a manager is in danger, once the narrative becomes entrenched, it can begin to feel like the long kiss goodbye. “Once that’s opened, then it basically doesn’t stop,” the West Ham manager said...
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Alexis Sánchez has been used only as a substitute in the Premier League since the transfer window closed. Photograph: Richard Calver/Rex/Shutterstock
London- Arsène Wenger has insisted he is not seeking to make any sort of point to Alexis Sánchez over his selections of the forward so far this season. Sánchez tried and failed to force a move to Manchester City before the closure of the summer transfer window and...
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Arsène Wenger admits he used to plead for financial fair play rules but says ditching them is the only way Premier League clubs will be able to compete. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/AFP/Getty Images
Arsène Wenger has lost faith in one of his guiding principles and called for financial fair play to be scrapped. The Arsenal manager says clubs have found a way to bluff around Uefa’s regulations and it has effectively rendered them unenforceable. He feels that if the...
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. (AFP)
London – For Arsène Wenger, the boot is on the other foot – well, almost. The Arsenal manager flagged up a trend at the end of last season when he noted that Chelsea and Leicester City, the two most recent Premier League champions, were unencumbered by the...
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Spurs players look dejected during last season’s Europa League elimination by Gent at Wembley. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA
London- The irony was not lost on Mauricio Pochettino. “Remember when I first came to Tottenham and I was criticised for saying the White Hart Lane pitch was too small for us?” the manager said. “And now, people are saying that Wembley is too big?” Pochettino’s...