WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that he will step down at the end of the season.
“After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season. I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years.
”I managed the club with full commitment and integrity. I want to thank the staff, the players, the Directors and the fans who make this club so special. I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high.”
Wenger also reportedly asked Arsenal to hold off on a public announcement until he could tell his players personally. This brings an end to a 21-and-a-half-year stint as manager of Arsenal, which included three league titles and seven FA Cups.
French champions Paris-Saint Germain have spoken to Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, about the possibility of the star midfielder moving to Paris in the summer, amid reports he could leave Manchester United. Meanwhile, Manchester United will reportedly ask for £140 million from any potential buyers. In addition, there are reports that Jose Mourinho is more than willing to sell the French midfielder, while the higher-ups at United are more reluctant.
Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports Ventures, owners of the Columbus Crew, have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in Ohio that would keep the club from moving to Austin, Texas. The Attorney General of Ohio filed a lawsuit under the “Modell Law“ in Ohio, which states that a sports team must give adequate notice and opportunity for another person to buy the team before picking up and leaving if they accepted public funding.
“At its core, Plaintiffs are unhappy that Columbus Crew SC, an MLS club, might relocate, and want to use the heavy hand of the state to prevent that possibility,” the motion said, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “The Court should reject that attempt and promptly dismiss this case.”
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