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Claudio Ranieri sacked by relegation-threatened Watford after 14 games
The Italian’s reign at the club was typically brief, lasting just three-and-a-half months.
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Ian McKinley among 8 players ready for Benetton exit
The Italian club may well field some of the players released again if the 2019/20 season is to resume.
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Napoli captain Hamsik makes €20m move to China
The Slovakian is the the Serie A club’s all-time top scorer ahead of Diego Maradona.
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Keatley signs up for Italian job as Munster confirm the end of an eight-year spell
The 31-year-old out-half will join fellow Guinness Pro14 side Benetton Rugby at the end of the season.
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Campbell finally leaves Arsenal by completing permanent switch to Serie A
The Costa Rica striker, who was loaned out six times by the Gunners, has signed for Frosinone.
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De Rossi and Barzagli join Buffon in announcing Italy retirement
The Azzurri veterans confirmed they’re stepping aside after seeing their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup dashed by Sweden.
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Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as Bayern Munich manager
The 58-year-old has been relieved of his duties after just one full season in charge of the German side as a result of their defeat in France
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Jason McAteer picked his Ireland XI and reveals Franco Baresi's respect for Paul McGrath
Trigger was in good form.
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Walter Zenga named new Wolves boss as Kenny Jackett sacked
The Italia 90 star is set for the midlands club.
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Remember Albert Riera? He's just been sacked by Udinese over 'worst club' tweet
Well, the former Man City star can chill out this Christmas.
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Uruguay advance to last 16 after dramatic finish against 10-man Italy
The Catenaccio approach looked like it would pay off until Diego Godin’s late header.
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New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore
The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.
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Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament but vows to "fight on"
Motions put forward by Berlusconi’s allies in the Senate in an attempt to block the expulsion procedure were rejected one by one.
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Italian centre has spleen removed after shipping huge Fijian blow
Luca Morisi was in a stable condition last night after ‘suffering trauma to his abdomen’.
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Steve Bruce blames Di Canio's style as reason for downfall
Reports of a bust-up with two senior players and lack of trust within the dressing room spelled the end.
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FAI 'considering the position' of Trapattoni after Austria defeat
The Italian appears to have accepted defeat in his aim of continuing as Ireland boss in 2014.
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Super Mario World: 25 reasons why it’s always Balotelli
He’s out the gap, but here’s a few reasons we’ll miss the big messer.
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Update: Berlusconi’s jail term cut to one year thanks to amnesty law
The former Italian premier – who only this week ruled out seeking another term – is convicted of a tax fraud scheme.
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55 pictures of Silvio Berlusconi looking sad, glum, or generally displeased
The 76-year-old former Italian premier has been sentenced to one year in jail. Here’s his best worst moments.
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Berlusconi, 76, to finally step down at next election
The former prime minister says he won’t be looking to take back power next spring, and will retire from his party.
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Kalou, Bosingwa set for Chelsea exit
With striker Didier Drogba’s exit confirmed, the European champions look set to release both Kalou and Bosingwa.
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Ranieri sacked by Inter
Youth team coach Andrea Stramaccioni will take charge on an interim basis, becoming the club’s third manager of the season and fifth since Jose Mourinho.