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Carlo Ancelotti In Running To Replace Zinedine Zidane At Real Madrid

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is under consideration to replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager, should the Frenchman leave the club as expected.

The Italian boss was in charge of los Merengues for two seasons from 2013 to 2015, winning the Champions League in his first campaign at the helm. He was sacked at the end of his second year with the club, but could be set for a dramatic return this summer.

The Mirror report that Madrid are considering Ancelotti as the successor to Zidane, who looks likely to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

Zidane has done an impressive job since returning to the Spanish capital in March 2019, winning the La Liga title and leading his side to a possible defence of their crown this year. But the Frenchman has grown weary of the stresses and pressures of management at Santiago Bernabeu, and could walk away once the season finishes.

The Madrid boss is believed to have told his players that he will leave after their final clash of the campaign against Villarreal, irrespective of whether they win another La Liga title.

That would leave a gaping hole for Florentino Perez to fill, and there is a growing belief that Everton boss Ancelotti could get the call. He has worked well at Goodison Park since arriving in December 2019, guiding the Toffees into contention for European qualification, while turning Dominic Calvert-Lewin into one of the most in-form strikers in the Premier League.

The Merseysiders sit eighth in the Premier League heading into the final weeks of the season, but still have a realistic chance of sealing a top six finish and qualifying for the Europa League.

Ancelotti is known for his ability to manage egos and to keep a group of superstars satisfied, and that skill would be vital at a club like Madrid – where a collection of the highest paid footballers on the planet walk the corridors.

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Manchester City Captain, Fernandinho Agrees On New One-Year Deal with Brazilian Midfielder Set For His 10th Season With The Club

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Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has agreed on a new one-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The Brazilian international, 36, whose leadership played a pivotal role in reigniting City’s season will now spend his 10th season with the club

According to Jack Gaughan of the Mail, Fernandinho and Manchester City have reached an agreement over a one-year contract extension for the Brazilian midfielder.

Gaughan states that Fernandinho is viewed as an ‘invaluable member’ of Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad at Manchester City – which emphasises the club’s insistence on retaining his services beyond the summer.

The official confirmation of the contract extension will arrive before Manchester City begin their pre-season training ahead of the new campaign, with Guardiola’s side set to meet Barcelona in one fixture.

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PSG Superstar Neymar Left Out Of Brazil’s Tokyo Olympic Squad

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Neymar has been left out of Brazil’s squad for next month’s Olympics with a dramatic call up handed to his former Barcelona teammate , Dani Alves, 38.

Brazil confirmed their 18-man squad for the tournament and the world’s most expensive who scored the decisive penalty to earn the Samba Boys their first Olympic football gold medal five years ago wasn’t included in the final list.

Brazil’s team coordinator Branco said: “Neymar is a reference point for the senior national team but part of the reason why he is not in this squad is because he is playing at the Copa America.

“We would have liked to have had him.”

The Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently representing his country in the Copa America and scored their opener in the 3-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday.

BRAZIL OLYMPIC SQUAD

THE 18-man squad named by the Samba Boys for Tokyo:

Goalkeepers: Santos (Athletico PR), Brenno (Gremio)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras) Guilherme Arana (Atletico), Nino (Fluminense), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Diego Carlos (Sevilla)

Midfielders: Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), B. Guimaraes (Olympique Lyon), Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Gerson (Flamengo), Claudinho (Red Bull Braga)

Forwards: Malcom (FC Zenit), Antony (Ajax), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Matheus Cunha (Hertha Berlin), Pedro (Flamengo)

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Police Arrest Driver Who Knocked Down Woman And Dumped Her In A Bush To Die

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A driver who knocked down a 27-year-old teacher of De Youngsters School at Adenta with his vehicle and abandoned her to die in a bush at Abokobi has been arrested by the police.

The incident happened at the Adentan-Dodowa traffic intersection at about 7 p.m. on June 7, 2021.

The suspect, Emeka Adams, 42, was arrested nine days after he had allegedly knocked down the teacher with a Hyundai Sonata Saloon vehicle with registration number GB 2126-20.

The unlicensed driver has since been charged with murder.

Confirming the arrest, the Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Mrs Effia Tenge, said after knocking down the teacher, the suspect picked her up under the pretext of taking her to a health facility for treatment.

However, she said police investigations showed that the suspect allegedly abandoned the teacher in a bush at Abokobi, instead of taking her to the hospital.

The body of the victim, she said, was later found in the bush at Abokobi and the police were informed. The police retrieved the body and conveyed it to the Police Hospital Morgue for autopsy and preservation.

Police intelligence, she said, led to the arrest of Adams last Wednesday and the vehicle was also found in his possession.

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