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Premier League/England

Why so much more than promotion rests on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United future | FourFourTwo
The Argentine genius’s prospects are unclear after play-off heartbreak, and Nestor Watach explains why the stakes of his future for the club are so high.

Europe

Steve Clarke appointed Scotland manager on three-year deal | Football | The Guardian
Steve Clarke has been announced as Scotland’s new manager on a three-year deal.

Gareth Bale: What next for Real Madrid’s talented Welsh forward? - BBC Sport
Seemingly unwanted at Real Madrid, could a move to Manchester United or back to Tottenham be on the cards for Wales international Gareth Bale?

Valencia make a mockery of reason by sealing Champions League place | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian
They were four points off relegation in January but Marcelino García Toral clung on to his job and conjured an incredible turnaround.

Antonio Conte set to replace Luciano Spalletti as Inter manager | Football | The Guardian
Antonio Conte has agreed terms with Inter to take over as their new manager in the summer.

How Ajax upset the Champions League’s established order: in-depth analysis from an unforgettable season
A side such little was expected of in September, by May, Ajax would prove themselves as one of their generation’s most exciting teams in Europe.

MLS/Americas

Gold Cup: Yedlin left off U.S.’s preliminary roster
Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams join Michael Bradley on U.S.’s preliminary roster while DeAndre Yedlin is left out.

Other

You might not like it but star footballers not unpredictability turn on TV viewers | Sean Ingle | Football | The Guardian
Research shows TV audiences seem to prefer high-quality entertainment over shocks.

Transforming Clumsy Allies to Soccer Fans — Protagonist Soccer
What started as a seemingly simple thought got a lot more complex. In a good way.

F*** 'market forces', fans are being screwed at every turn... - Football365
The price of Champions League tickets and flights is disgusting. We should be angry about this.