Beth Mead: “There’s still players trying to work together in this team. In the second half we improved. It was frustrating a half-time – we know we’re better than that. We always want more. We’ll keep improving.” … [Read more...] about England v Denmark: women’s international friendly – live!
A tale of two 16-year-olds here at Hampden today. Hearts name Aaron Hickey at left-back; he’ll be up against the Scottish player of the year James Forrest. Meanwhile on the Celtic bench: young Karamoko Dembele. The diminutive winger - he’s only five foot three - made his debut for the Hoops last weekend in the league against Hearts, so he’s already picked up one title-winners’ medal. By contrast, Hearts manager Craig Levein, in the game since 1981, hasn’t won a single piece of silverware in his entire career. Life’s not meant to be fair, is it. … [Read more...] about Hearts v Celtic: Scottish Cup final – live!
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has extended his contract at the French champions for another year until June 2021, despite a disappointing second half of the season. The German coach replaced Unai Emery on a two-year deal last summer and helped PSG successfully defend their league title this season. PSG made a brilliant start under Tuchel, the former Borussia Dortmund coach, by winning their first 14 league games. But the season deteriorated as the club went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third straight year and also failed to retain the two domestic cups. PSG lost at home in the League Cup quarter-finals to Guingamp, who were then relegated to the second division, and lost the French Cup final to Rennes on penalties despite leading 2-0 early on. Friday’s 3-1 loss away to Reims was PSG’s fifth defeat in the league. “I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain,” said Tuchel. “I’d … [Read more...] about PSG extend Thomas Tuchel’s contract as coach for another year
Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain that will keep him at the club until 2021. The German was appointed as Unai Emery's successor at the Parc des Princes last summer and led PSG to the Ligue 1 title during his debut campaign.Failure to secure success in the Champions League and the Coupe de France had led to speculation Tuchel could leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season. Click here to listen to the Transfer Talk podcastClick here to listen on SpreakerBut PSG have thrown their support behind Tuchel, giving him a further 12 months on top of his existing deal.Tuchel told the club's website: "I am very happy and proud of my extension and my commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. Thank you to the president and the whole club for the confidence they show me and my staff."This only reinforces my goal of bringing this team to the top of its ambitions thanks to everyone's work. I am also very touched by the support marks of the fans. I am convinced that … [Read more...] about Thomas Tuchel signs new Paris Saint-Germain deal
Manchester City are planning to hold talks with the representatives of winger Leroy Sane in the coming days in the hope of securing him to a new contract, Sky Sports News understands. The Germany international has two years remaining on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium and has recently attracted interest from Bayern Munich.City remain hopeful of convincing Sane to sign an extension and will attempt to reach an agreement during the talks. Click here to listen to the Transfer Talk podcastClick here to listen on SpreakerBayern are looking for replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, both of whom are leaving the club after Saturday's German Cup final against RB Leipzig.When asked if Bayern were interested in signing Sane, the Bundesliga club's president Uli Hoeness said: "Yes, we are dealing with that name at the moment."The 23-year-old joined City from Schalke for £37m in 2016 and has helped Pep Guardiola's side win back-to-back Premier League titles over the past two … [Read more...] about Manchester City hopeful on Leroy Sane signing new contract