Erik ten Hag said he was warned off taking on the “impossible job” of Manchester United manager but admitted he could not resist the challenge at Old Trafford.
The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, one of the sport’s most powerful figures in football-mad Brazil, was stripped of the job by a court ruling Thursday amid a messy legal battle.
Early-season Premier League pacesetters Tottenham slipped to a fourth defeat in five matches on Wednesday, going down 2-1 to West Ham after throwing away the lead yet again.
Everton struck three times in the final 11 minutes to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone despite a 10-point deduction as Newcastle were stunned 3-0 at Goodison Park on Thursday.
Lionel Messi and Argentina will get the chance to avenge their defeats to Chile in the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals after being grouped with their old rivals in the draw for next year’s tournament on Thursday.
Following a recent 1-0 thrashing at Aston Villa, Manchester City has conceded more goals in the past five games than they did during their entire treble run-in which began in March.
Luis Suarez scored twice in his farewell match for Gremio as the Brazilian side defeated Fluminense 3-2 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
Manchester City’s injured midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was a surprise inclusion in the treble winners’ squad for the FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday.
Brazilian Lucas Ribeiro scored to earn Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over AmaZulu on Wednesday, and a record-extending 10th straight South African Premiership victory since the season started.
Marseille eased to a 3-0 win over beleaguered Lyon on Wednesday in a Ligue 1 game that was rescheduled from October after the away team bus was stoned on its approach to the Velodrome.