The six English clubs that signed up to the breakaway European Super League (ESL) earlier this year have agreed to pay a total of £22 million as part of a settlement with the Premier League, it was announced Wednesday.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham also agreed to accept fines of about £20m each and 30-point deductions if they join a similar unsanctioned competition in the future -- a punishment that would have seen Arsenal and Spurs relegated during the 2019-20 campaign.
UEFA also announced on Wednesday that it had put a hold on its disciplinary case against the remaining Super League rebel clubs -- Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid -- who were facing a ban from the Champions League.
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Carlo Ancelotti has left his role at Everton to become Real Madrid’s new boss.
The Italian, 61, takes over at the Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s exit last week.
He’s signed a three-year contract with Real, having previously managed the club from 2013 to 2015.
Ancelotti told Everton’s website: “I would like to thank the board of directors, the players, and the Evertonians for the tremendous support they have all given me during my time at the club.
“I have complete respect for everyone associated with Everton and hope they can achieve the exciting opportunities they have in front of them.
“While I have enjoyed being at Everton I have been presented with an unexpected opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time.”
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Argentinian became Barcelona's first summer signing of 2021
No-one is happier than Sergio Aguero on Monday night, having fulfilled his childhood dream of joining Barcelona and admitted he hopes to play alongside one of his close friends, Lionel Messi.
Aguero completed a free transfer from Manchester City on Monday and became Barcelona's first signing of the 2021/22 season.
"We hope to play together, but we've been negotiating for some time," Aguero said in his presentation on his companion.
"But they are his decisions with the club. It's a pleasure and I'm proud to play together, I lived with him and know him quite well.
"I think that yes, he will stay. I talk to him every day, but I can't say what we talk about. He congratulated me.
"I've known him since I was a...
Zinedine Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid manager after a trophy-less season for the club.
Zinedine Zidane resigned as Real Madrid manager because he felt the Spanish club no longer had any confidence in him, he wrote in an open letter on Monday.
"I'm leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, and doesn't offer me the support to build something in the medium or long term," the Frenchman wrote in the letter published in the sports daily AS.
"I am a born winner and I was here to win trophies, but beyond this there are human beings, emotions, life and I have the feeling that these things have not been valued, that it has not been understood that this is also how the dynamic of a great club is maintained," he said.
"But everything I built o...