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Premier League/England

Man Utd post alarming figures as net debt rises by £137.3m - Football365
Manchester United have posted revenues of £135.4million for the first quarter of 2019-20.

PSG owners closing in on Leeds United takeover - sources
PSG owners QSI are getting a step closer to a takeover of English second division club Leeds United.

Grimsby Town: Jolley left club after expletive-laden rant at reporters | The Guardian
Michael Jolley’s foul-mouthed tirade towards local journalists played a part in him losing his job as Grimsby manager, majority shareholder John Fenty has revealed.

Europe

Ahmad Mendes Moreira: Den Bosch apologise for ‘crow sounds’ statement - BBC Sport
Den Bosch apologise to Excelsior Rotterdam’s Ahmad Mendes Moreira for stating he mistook “crow sounds” for racist abuse during Sunday’s Dutch second division match.

Republic of Ireland can beat anyone in Euro 2020 play-offs, says McCarthy - BBC Sport
Mick McCarthy’s side missed out on automatic qualification for Euro 2020 with a draw against Denmark.

Italy 9-1 Armenia: Roberto Mancini’s side end qualifying on a high - BBC Sport
Italy record one of the biggest wins in their history.

Are Italy back? How Roberto Mancini helped the Azzurri recover from their World Cup embarrassment | FourFourTwo
Mancini’s Italy have qualified for Euro 2016 with a 100% win record.

Russia could be banned from Olympics and Euro 2020 over drug anomalies | Sport | The Guardian
SPOILER ALERT: they won’t be

David Abraham: Frankfurt captain banned for barging opposition manager - BBC Sport
Eintracht Frankfurt skipper David Abraham is banned for seven weeks and fined £21,410 for barging over an opposition coach.

‘There is an anger’: where did it all go wrong for Scotland? | The Guardian
It’s 21 years and counting since Scotland last qualified for a major tournament – if they don’t reach Euro 2020 it would be the most severe blow yet

MLS/Americas

Thierry Henry explains return to management at first Montreal Impact conference - BBC Sport
Henry says he wanted to “confront” the disappointment of his short spell at Monaco in becoming coach of Montreal Impact.

Nashville SC to host Atlanta United in inaugural MLS game | Pro Soccer USA
Nashville SC will begin life in Major League Soccer against a Southern rival on Feb. 29.

Building a Club, a Culture and a Brand in Madison - Howler Magazine
Forward Madison is the latest entry into a vibrant American soccer community-- one that’s miles away from MLS.

Comparing 2020 Season Ticket Prices Across MLS - Big D Soccer
Come for the data, stay for the Good Place references.

We had an 8-year-old club soccer player ask Megan Rapinoe questions. And she actually answered them. - SFGate
There’s very little we don’t know about Rapinoe, but still plenty an 8-year-old club soccer player wants to know.

Boehm: Is MLS becoming world soccer’s new runway for aspiring coaches? | MLSsoccer.com
Not so long ago, Major League Soccer appeared to be a “closed shop” when it came to head coaching hires.

Louisville City FC: As a USL power, city leads American soccer boom
Stadium project underscores strength of Louisville City FC.

Other

How the ‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ character came to overshadow the player’s incredible talent | FourFourTwo
At 38, Ibrahimovic is still a remarkable footballer. But his performative arrogance rings hollow.