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BREAKING: Tottenham Sack Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday just five months after reaching the Champions League final following a poor start to the Premier League season.

“The Club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties,” Tottenham, who sit 14th in the Premier League, said in a statement.

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Nigerian Footballer, Odion Ighalo, Loses His Sister

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Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has just announced the death of his sister, Mary Ighalo.

Ighalo who made the announcement on his verified Instagram page revealed that Mary died on Thursday, December 12th 2019.

However, the striker who currently plays for Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua didn’t state how she died.

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

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Former Nigerian Footballer Philip Osondu Is Dead

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Former Nigerian footballer, Philip Osondu has died in Belgium after taking self to the hospital to be examined on Thursday.

He was said to have felt unwell at work and decided to visit the hospital where he subsequently died.

Osondu played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team.

In 1987 he participated in the World U-16 tournament in Canada. Nigeria reached the final, but then lost on penalties to the Soviet Union.

He got the World Cup Golden Ball as best player of the tournament.

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BREAKING: Liverpool Manager Klopp Extends Contract To 2024

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has agreed a contract extension until 2024, the English Premier League (EPL) club announced on Friday.

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp took the reins at Liverpool in October 2015 and guided them to back-to-back UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019.

They won their sixth European cup last season.

“For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve,” Klopp said in a statement on the club’s website.

“When the call (to manage Liverpool) came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other. If anything, now I feel I underestimated that.

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“It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.”

The club said the German manager’s assistants Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders had also agreed new deals.

Klopp took Liverpool to the brink of their first-ever EPL title last season, finishing a point behind champions Manchester City.

This season, they are well poised to end their 30-year wait for a top-flight league title after going unbeaten in the first 16 games.

They have an eight-point lead over second-placed Leicester City.

(Reuters/NAN)

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