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Le Guen handed Nigeria role

Frenchman Le Guen, 52, has managed Lyon, Paris St-Germain and Rangers, and led Cameroon to the 2010 World Cup.

The appointments are subject to contract terms being agreed with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Paul le Guen

Team GB to announce rugby sevens squad

Today, two squads of 12 men and 12 women will be confirmed and they can then look forward to wearing those glitzy Team GB tracksuits. None of them will have been through this before as sevens is new to the Games.

As 21 of the 23 women in the training camp are English, will any of the other home nations get a look in? And in the men’s event, will players with international experience in 15-a-side rugby union be picked ahead of the sevens specialists?

One quote from men’s coach Simon Amor got my attention: “Sevens is pushing yourself to dark places, it’s people absolutely exhausted and falling over.”

Team GB tracksuit

Hello Shanghai

Simon Stone

Arrived in Shanghai for the start of a 10-day trip covering @ManUtd and @ManCity for BBC. Not far to reach stadium.

Arrived in Shanghai for the start of a 10-day trip covering @ManUtd and @ManCity for BBC. Not far to reach stadium.

Sane to Man City gatecrashed by Bayern and Real?

Football gossip

Leroy Sane

It has been one of the longest running running transfer sagas of the window so far, but Leroy Sane’s switch to Manchester City could have taken a new twist.

The 20-year-old German winger has been linked with a £40m move to Etihad Stadium, but the Manchester Evening News quotes his father as saying that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also interested.

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‘If Man Utd get Pogba they can win the league’

Manchester United can win the Premier League if they secure France midfielder Paul Pogba’s signature, Chris Sutton has told BBC Radio 5 live.

United have been linked with a world record £100m move for their former youth player, now at Juventus, throughout the summer.

And former England striker Sutton believes that the 23-year-old could make a massive impact at Old Trafford.

Happy Birthday

Vitali Klitschko

It’s a bumper day of birthday’s today so hip hip hooray to those celebrating, including this little lot of sporting luminaries.

Ilie Nastase (tennis) – Romanian who won the French Open and US Open and reached two Wimbledon finals, born 1946.

Paul Bracewell (football) – Former Everton, Sunderland and Newcastle midfielder, who went on to manage Fulham, born 1962.

Vitali Klitschko (boxing) – WBC world heavyweight champion, born 1971.

Malcolm O’Kelly (rugby union) – Lock who won 92 caps for Ireland, born 1974.

Ed Smith (cricket) – Former Kent and Middlesex captain who won three England Test caps, now a BBC Test Match Special commentator, born 1977.

Luke Young (football) – Former England defender, born 1979.

Xavier Malisse (tennis) – Belgium’s former Wimbledon semi-finalist, born 1980.

LaMarcus Aldridge (basketball) – San Antonio Spurs forward, born 1985.

Football gossip

Leroy Sane, Paul Pogba, Andre Gomes and Alvaro Morata are just some of the names who our gossip column suggest could soon be on the move.


Zlatan, Old Trafford “god”


Daily Mirror back page 19 July

And the Mirror have neglected that explosive story altogether, in favour our first true taste of what may be in store for us this season…

New Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, never one to blow his own trumpet, plans on trumping Eric Cantona’s achievements at the club to become a “god”, according to a report in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Dare to Zlatan.

Source: BBCSports

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