• Yaya Toure to appear in court on drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure to appear in court on drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure will appear in court after police charged the Manchester City midfielder with drink driving.

    Police said that the 33-year-old Ivory Coast international was stopped in Dagenham on Monday night and charged the following day.

    Toure, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, was bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on December 13.

    The midfielder came on as a substitute in Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on

  • FA chief executive explains how Gareth Southgate got the England job

    FA chief executive explains how Gareth Southgate got the England job

    Gareth Southgate’s suitability for the permanent England job was not only tested on the touchlines but in physiological assessments.

    Gareth Southgate’s suitability for the permanent England job was not only tested on the touchlines but in physiological assessments.

    The 46-year-old had not been keen to replace Roy Hodgson in the summer but enjoyed his time as interim manager, with four solid displays leading to a four-year deal as Sam Allardyce’s permanent successor.

    It had always appeared a matter of when rather than if […]

  • Gareth Southgate: England need more leaders but Rooney remains captain

    Gareth Southgate: England need more leaders but Rooney remains captain

    Gareth Southgate has confirmed Wayne Rooney will remain England captain at his first press conference since being named as the new permanent England football manager.

    Asked about the Manchester United striker’s future, Southgate said: “Wayne Rooney is the England captain, I said that at the beginning,” but added “I’ve only selected him to start in two of the four matches.”

    Southgate was keen to stress that despite Rooney’s continued captaincy, it was important to develop new leaders within the England camp.

    In a […]

  • Gareth Southgate named England manager until Euro 2020

    Gareth Southgate named England manager until Euro 2020

    Gareth Southgate has finally been confirmed as England manager.

    The Reluctant One, who twice said he didn’t think he was ready for the job, has been given a four-year contract that will see him in charge of England for the 2018 World Cup and then through to Euro 2020 (should he last that long).

    Having taken charge of four games on an interim basis and not messing it up – two draws and two wins – and the lack of viable alternatives, […]

  • England captain Wayne Rooney escapes FA punishment

    England captain Wayne Rooney escapes FA punishment

    Manchester United star and England captain Wayne Rooney has escaped punishment from the Football Association after reports that he drunkenly gatecrashed a wedding last week.

    The 31-year-old was snapped with members of a wedding party in a hotel after England duty, leading to widespread criticism of his actions in the press afterwards.

    Rooney, however, has insisted he did nothing wrong, and the FA have taken the same line after investigating the incident, according to the Daily Mirror.

    England manager Gareth Southgate did not […]

  • Fraudster jailed for conning ex-England boss Allardyce

    Fraudster jailed for conning ex-England boss Allardyce

    A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years.

    Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England striker Andy Carroll – when he visited the east London club’s training ground to sell them luxury hampers.

    The 48-year-old, of Hillcroft, Loughton, Essex, was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court in October of 18 counts of fraud, totalling more than £61,000.

    Ackerman used the pseudonym […]

  • Southgate set to take over England job permanently

    Southgate set to take over England job permanently

    The former Middlesbrough trainer will step up from the Under-21s to take control of the Three Lions senior team, after going unbeaten through his first four matches.

    Interim England manager Gareth Southgate is set to be named as Sam Allardyce’s permanent replacement in the job, according to widespread reports in the UK press.

    The former Three Lions defender took over at the helm when Allardyce was forced out due to a corruption scandal that broke in September.

    England have played four times since […]

  • Jordan Ibe wants Nigeria call-up after repeated snub by England

    Jordan Ibe wants Nigeria call-up after repeated snub by England

    England-born Nigerian winger Jordon Ibe is ready to make a U-turn and pledge his international allegiance to his fatherland after being repeatedly overlooked by his preferred England.

    The 20-year-old Liverpool player, who now plays for another Premier League side, Bournemouth, initially snubbed request that he plays for the Super Eagles.

    Mirror Uk, reports that a source close to the Nigerian Football Federation said, “Jordon is willing to listen to what we have to offer.

    “We are hoping he finds the project enticing enough […]

  • Southgate completes formal England job interview

    Southgate completes formal England job interview

    Gareth Southgate has completed his formal interview to become England’s next manager and could be appointed by the end of the month.

    Southgate, who has been in charge of the national side for the past four matches on an interim basis, met with a five-man panel to outline his vision of the future at St George’s Park on Monday and Press Association Sport understands no other candidates have been invited for interview at this stage.

    Assessing Southgate’s pitch was a Football Association […]

  • My Treatment Is A Disgrace’- Wayne Rooney Angrily Blasts Media

    My Treatment Is A Disgrace’- Wayne Rooney Angrily Blasts Media

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says reaction to his late-night conduct on England duty has been “disgraceful” and has vowed he is “not finished yet”.

    The England captain apologised over “inappropriate” pictures of him at a wedding at the England team hotel during the international break.

    Rooney said his treatment showed “a lack of respect”.

    “It feels as if the media are trying to write my obituary and I won’t let that happen,” he added.
    Speaking after he came off the bench for Manchester […]

  • Spurs striker Harry Kane admits he ‘dreams’ of replacing Wayne Rooney

    Spurs striker Harry Kane admits he ‘dreams’ of replacing Wayne Rooney

    Harry Kane has admitted his ambition to become the future captain of both England and his boyhood club Tottenham.

    The 23-year-old, who made his prolific breakthrough in the 2014-15 campaign, was named vice captain of Spurs by manager Mauricio Pochettino after working his way through the club’s youth academy.

    Fighting his way back to full fitness after suffering ankle ligament earlier in the season, explained the leadership skills ingrained into his personality drives him to captain the north London club.

    ‘It’s my personality. […]