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# Future

This week
26th November 2023 - 29th November 2023
IRFU open to B&I League chat as end of Nucifora era looms
David Humphreys will take over as the union’s performance director next year.
This year
Analysis: Generative AI won’t replace human creativity, but it will change it
DCU’s Vlad Glaveanu and Constance de Saint Laurent look at the fears around AI and ask if it really will threaten human creativity.
Seamus Coleman undergoes knee surgery and 'should be fit for next season'
Sean Dyche confirmed the news, ending the Ireland captain’s hopes of making next month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Manchester City reveal plans for further stadium expansion and improvements
The capacity is set to rise to more than 60,000 while adding a hotel, museum and other facilities.
While others ponder Munster's future, they have to get better right now
Graham Rowntree’s side repeatedly shot themselves in the foot against the Sharks.
Last year
Gareth Southgate to consider future after World Cup exit
Defending champions France won 2-1 at the Al Bayt Stadium, with England captain Harry Kane blazing over from the penalty spot.
Almost 1 in 4 people close to retirement age have no pension plan
38% of adults surveyed have no pension plan in place.
Madness... Crazy... Disgraceful... No, Thomas Tuchel sacking is normal
Outrage over decision by new Chelsea owners to change manager will soon die down, but next appointment will tell a lot about direction of club.
Contracts, Celtic Cup, the club game - women's rugby still in flux
The women’s game in Ireland remains in need of greater alignment.
Seanad committee to gather views from 'all traditions' on island of Ireland’s future
People who make written submissions be invited to attend hearings in the Seanad later this year.
'I'm staying next season for sure' - Salah addresses Liverpool future
Meanwhile, Sadio Mane says he will wait until after this weekend’s Champions League final to reveal his plans.
'It’s not only identifying those players but convincing them to join this club'
Manchester United’s outgoing interim manager Ralf Rangnick insists the club must “find future top star players and develop them.”
Ash Barty would ‘never say never’ about returning to professional tennis
The 25-year-old also hinted at a role with junior tennis in her home country.
Tension simmers between Erling Haaland and Dortmund
The 21-year-old has accused the Bundesliga club of putting pressure on him to make a decision regarding his future.
All time
An Ireland player of the past on guiding one being tipped to star in the future
Stephen Carr believes Inter Milan’s Kevin Zefi has the potential to go ‘all the way’ in the game.
Jack Wilshere returns to train at Arsenal as club show support for his future
The 29-year-old has been a free agent since his deal at Bournemouth expired at the end of last season.
'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time
The head coach is uncertain whether midweek games should return before and after the first Test.
'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'
Warren Gatland is uncertain whether he will be involved again in four years’ time.
Xherdan Shaqiri's Liverpool future remains uncertain
The Swiss star will wait until after the Euros before he makes the final call.
The Journal launches The Good Information Project
Special 18-month series will enlist readers to join forces with the project team to take a deep dive into key issues impacting Ireland right now.
With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.
Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.
'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
McClean exit 'highly unlikely' as O'Neill challenges winger to regain his place
The 31-year-old has been omitted from Stoke City’s squad for both of their Championship fixtures this season.
Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures
Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.
'It’s our job to get the message out about why Munster is so special'
CEO Ian Flanagan joined the province last year after years of working in football.
Sadlier stalls on contract offer amid Championship interest in ex-Cork City star
The 25-year-old is attracting attention on the back of an impressive season with Doncaster Rovers.
'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI
The 39-year-old is not part of Stephen Kenny’s new Ireland backroom staff.
Uncertainty abounds but rugby has chance to change for the better
World Rugby, unions, leagues, and the players’ union have been involved in discussions.
Chelsea's Pedro says he wants to stay while clarifying comments on future after misquote
The experienced winger says he would like to extend his stay this summer after his interview on a Spanish radio show earlier this week.
'I'm not going anywhere' - Tom Brady appears in cryptic Super Bowl ad
Super Bowl LIV didn’t fully escape the shadow of the Patriots’ legend.
PSG star Mbappe: 'It's not the right time' for contract discussions
The French superstar was asked about his future following the Parisians’ Coupe de la Ligue rout of Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.
'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup
The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.
With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?
New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.
'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there'
Ireland boss Joe Schmidt and his squad are settling in well in Japan.
Real Madrid not part of Pochettino's plans but call on Tottenham future imminent
The Argentine coach says he will assess his options after the Champions League final.
World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings
The governing body’s CEO, Brett Gosper, admitted that there are ‘some big decisions to make.’
Van Graan indicates Munster are looking for a new attack coach
The Munster boss indicated that he wants to keep Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery on board.
Pro14 open to further expansion but Pumas and Griquas won't be joining
Adding two teams to make a Pro16 is one potential avenue for the league in the coming years.
Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC
News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.