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March 31, 2022 at 5:44 AM EDT

Ruud van Nistelrooy to replace Roger Schmidt as PSV manager at end of season

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy will become PSV Eindhoven manager next season.

Roger Schmidt will leave the role at the end of the season when his contract expires and Van Nistelrooy has agreed a deal that will run until 2025. He scored 62 goals in 67 league appearances for PSV before moving to Manchester United in 2001.

“It has always been my dream to be head coach at PSV,” said Van Nistelrooy, who scored 95 goals in 150 Premier League appearances and won a league title during his time at United. The role will be his first senior managerial job than him.

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(Photo: Joris Verwijst / BSR Agency / Getty Images)

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 31, 2022 at 4:34 AM EDT

Manchester United and Liverpool to meet in pre-season in Thailand as Premier League duo go back on tour

Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in Thailand as the Premier League duo go back on a significant pre-season tour for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.

The pandemic stopped United and Liverpool rivals from touring around their favorite destinations in Australia, Asia and America during the last two summers.

The Athletic revealed in February that Manchester United were due to face Liverpool in pre-season.

Click here to read the full report.

(Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 31, 2022 at 3:23 AM EDT

Hello and welcome

Attention is now turning back to the Premier League with plenty to play for across England’s top flight.

Just one point separates leaders Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool with the two sides having nine games to play in the Premier League.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League. They are also competing in the FA Cup and Champions League. Game on.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 30, 2022 at 5:21 PM EDT

That’s all for today!

Thank you for tuning into today’s news blog. We will be back tomorrow with more news as the return of the Premier League edges closer.

Goodnight!

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT

PSG vs Bayern Munich

It’s been a close game so far between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

It is currently 1-1 on the night with half-time approaching.

The hosts lead 3-2 on aggregate.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 3:06 PM EDT

Barcelona advance to the semi-finals of the Champions League

What a night at the Nou Camp!

Hosts Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5-2 on the night to win 8-3 on aggregate.

The Champions League action doesn’t stop there though. Paris Saint-Germain host Bayern Munich at 8pm BST.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 2:32 PM EDT

World record attendance at a women’s football match

An amazing achievement tonight in the women’s game as Barcelona hosted Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.

A world record attendance of 91,553 fans attended the match, making it the most attended women’s football match.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 1:43 PM EDT

An exciting first half between Barcelona and Real Madrid

A thrilling 45 minutes at the Nou Camp as Barcelona and Real Madrid are tied 1-1 on the evening.

Leon Cebrian gave Barcelona the lead after just eight minutes.

Eight minutes later Real Madrid retaliated from the penalty spot. Carmona Garcia slotted it past Panos Garcia-Villamil to make it 4-2 on aggregate.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 1:06 PM EDT

The Athletic Football Podcast – the Champions League expansion

A new episode of The Athletic Football Podcast features Adam Crafton and Mark Chapman who explain the new format of the Champions League which is set to take place in 2024-25.

Do you like the idea of ​​the competition expanding from 32 to 36 teams?

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 12:48 PM EDT

NEWS: Kuyt – Manchester United would get a “great manager” if they appoint Ten Hag

Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has been singing Erik ten Hag’s praises as he tells GOAL Manchester United would get a “great manager” if they were to appoint the Ajax boss.

For the full story, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 12:43 PM EDT

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

The Nou Camp is hosting a record-breaking game this evening as Barcelona welcome Real Madrid for the second leg of their quarter-final match in the Women’s Champions League.

Barcelona are looking to retain the trophy and are already off to a flying start as they lead 3-1 on aggregate.

Their game is moments away from kicking off in front of a record-breaking crowd.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 11:43 AM EDT

New 1874 podcast

It was quite the night last night for a handful of Aston Villa players.

Dan Bardell and I chatted through the international appearances by Villa players as well as looking ahead to this weekend’s game against Wolves.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 10:58 AM EDT

Fred’s revival under Ralf Rangnick

Maram AlBaharna believes Fred has been one of the best performers of Ralf Rangnick’s tenure at Manchester United.

Click below to read why.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

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Fred’s revival under Ralf Rangnick

March 30, 2022 at 9:44 AM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo insists Portugal are in ‘their rightful place’ after securing 2022 World Cup spot

Cristiano Ronaldo revealed his delight at Portugal’s progression to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by insisting his country are in their “rightful place”.

Portugal secured their spot in this winter’s tournament thanks to a play-off final win over North Macedonia.

Bruno Fernandes scored either side of the half-time break to defeat Italy’s conquerors at the Estadio do Dragao.

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(Photo: Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 30, 2022 at 8:11 AM EDT

Fulham announce £ 93 million loss from 2020-21 financial year

Fulham have announced losses of £ 93 million for last year – the highest deficit they have recorded under owner Shahid Khan.

The American businessman, who purchased the club from Mohamed Al Fayed in 2013, is no stranger to losses at Craven Cottage however the latest accounts detail a rise from a loss of £ 45.2 million in 2020, and £ 20.2 million in 2018-19.

The accounts cover the year ending in June 2021 and Fulham’s second successive ill-fated stay in the Premier League, where they finished 18th and were relegated under Scott Parker.

Click here to read the full story.

(Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images)

Peter Rutzler

Peter Rutzler·

Fulham Correspondent

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