Decision to sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after he led Leicester City to a historic title widely criticised. IMAGE: Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the bookmakers' favourite to replace compatriot Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City manager after the Italian was sacked by the Premier League champions on Thursday. Mancini, who left Inter Milan last August, won the Premier League with City in 2012. Former Leicester manager Nigel ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
IMAGE: Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores a goal against Villarreal. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters Barcelona's Lionel Messi rescued a 1-1 draw at Villarreal with a sensational late free-kick on Sunday but could not prevent the champions finishing the weekend third in La Liga, five points behind leaders Real Madrid.Messi bent a stunning free-kick into the top corner in the 90th minute after Villarreal's Italian forward Nicola Sansone finished off a breakaway to open the scoring in the 50th as ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Bayern Munich players celebrate a goal during their Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig at Allianz-Arena in Munich on Wednesday. Photograph: Bayern Munich/Twitter Bayern Munich put upstarts RB Leipzig firmly in their place by sweeping to an emphatic 3-0 home win, with all the goals coming in the first half, in a disappointingly one-sided top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash on Wednesday. Bayern, German champions a record 26 times, and Leipzig, playing in the top flight for the first time, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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