Premier League boss Richard Scudamore is to stand down before the end of the year.The 58-year-old football chief said it had been an "absolute privilege" to lead the organisation for almost 20 years.He was appointed executive chairman in June 2014 after previously serving as chief executive since November 1999.Under his leadership, the Premier League has enjoyed a period of sustained growth, culminating in its last UK TV deal which brought in £5.14bn.Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck said Mr Scudamore had "led the Premier League with distinction". Advertisement Announcing his decision to leave, Mr Scudamore said: "Football is an intoxicating environment and therefore difficult to give up being so involved, but my passion for what football means to so many and the positive impact it can make will never diminish."Sky News sports editor Nick Powell said the announcement had "come out of the blue". More from UK NHS 'over-diagnosing' children having transgender treatment, … [Read more...] about Premier League boss Richard Scudamore to quit before end of year
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THE season has ended for most clubs across Europe. Just a handful of games remain - although some pretty big ones among those - before we head for a summer break. And then do it all again next season. As is the way in modern football, clubs across the world will now change their look, releasing new home, away and third kits as well as a range of other merchandise. Some have done it already. A handful of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool, have officially revealed their new home kits.On Sunday Juventus also revealed their new home shirt - to much mocking. But plenty of clubs have left fans waiting. In fact the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Man City have kept supporters holding on, with release dates expected in June and July. As Classic Football Shirts co-founder Doug Bierton told SunSport in February, clubs will be going retro this year.He said: "The patterns have been very prominent, influenced by shirts from the 80s and early 90s - which, for me, was the … [Read more...] about Football kits 2019/20: What Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool plus the rest will be wearing next season
MANCHESTER UNITED continued their good form as they thrashed Alkmaar at Old Trafford. Skipper Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Mason Greenwood netted all four goals in 11 crazy second-half minutes to send United through as group winners. But the Red Devils have been hit with a double transfer blow with Atletico Madrid not willing to let Saul Niguez go on the cheap and Erling Braut Haaland edging towards a move to Borussia Dortmund. Follow all the latest news and updates from Old Trafford below... Joe Brophy47 minutes ago13th December 2019OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has revealed how big a role the mental side of the game plays – while adding there will be no “leeway” for disinterested stars at United. He said: “Mentality sometimes is strange to explain. The mood is the camp is different, definitely. “The group is going in the right direction now. They’ve got a chance every single day in training. There won’t be any leeway. “You don’t play here … [Read more...] about 1pm Man Utd news LIVE: Saul Niguez and Haaland transfer blows, AZ draw, Pochettino LATEST
CHELSEA qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over Lille. But the Blues will face a tough last 16 tie, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Juventus and PSG their potential opponents. Meanwhile, after winning their appeal to overturn their transfer ban, Chelsea have their heart set on re-signing former defender Nathan Ake, while a forward is also high on their wishlist. And to add to the good news, young defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new long-term deal to remain at Stamford Bridge. Follow all the latest from West London below... Joe Brophy46 minutes ago13th December 2019CHELSEA landed a nightmare Champions League last-16 draw – paired with Barcelona in our very own simulation. Ahead of the upcoming draw, SunSport held our own ceremony – and it's bad news all-round for Premier League sides. The Blues were paired with Barca, while Tottenham must battle past a Kylian Mbappe-inspired Paris Saint-Germain. Joe Brophy1 hour ago13th … [Read more...] about 1pm Chelsea news LIVE: Tomori signs new deal, Boga to Barcelona, Ake transfer from Bournemouth LATEST, Neymar eyed
DAVID JAMES swapped his football boots for dancing shoes on Strictly Come Dancing 2019 but was booted off the show in week five. Here is what we know about the footie star. When was David James eliminated from Strictly? David James was the fourth celebrity to depart the show following a dance-off with Mike Bushell and Katya Jones. Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Mike and Katya, with him sayings: “Well for me both couples were pretty much technically equal but the couple who I’d like to save were the most confident performers and that was Mike And Katya.” Motsi Mabuse also picked Mike and Katya and said: “Well I felt that one couple gave me a better performance than I saw the first time so I’m going to save Mike and Katya.” Next to speak was Alfonso Ribeiro, who chose to save Mike and Katya.Alfonso said: “The couple who I’m going to save put on a great show. The technique wasn’t there but they came out and delivered a … [Read more...] about Who is David James, when was the Strictly star eliminated and is he married?