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Harry Arter didn’t bear the anxious look yesterday of a man awaiting big news.

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Tragedy gives Harry Arter life perspective on Euro squad selection

Harry Arter didn’t bear the anxious look yesterday of a man awaiting big news.

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Mick McCarthy: Disrespect inspired famous Ireland win against Holland

Mick McCarthy has revealed how Dutch ‘disrespect’ inspired his Republic of Ireland team to its famous victory against Louis Van Gaal’s side at Lansdowne Road in 2001.

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Chelsea’s ownership of ‘Jose Mourinho’ name delays Man United deal

Jose Mourinho is close to becoming Manchester United manager, although the appointment has been complicated by the fact former club Chelsea own the trademark to his name.

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Martin O’Neill: Squad places still up for grabs

Just off the training pitch at Abbotstown, Stephen Quinn, one of those players who might or might not be going to France, was asked if he thinks he can read Martin O’Neill’s intentions.

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Ireland squad go back to school for revision over rule changes

Referee Hugh Dallas was a high profile visitor to the Ireland team hotel in Portmarnock on Monday night to advise the players about the myriad rule changes which will come into play for Euro 2016.

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Eric Cantona questions call to give Jose Mourinho Man United job

Jose Mourinho is close to becoming Manchester United’s next manager after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and agent Jorge Mendes held talks in London yesterday.

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Daryl Murphy grateful for Mick McCarthy’s help

Flashback to the eve of Ireland against England in Suttgart at Euro ‘88: In those more easy-going days, when the media shared hotels with the players, an Irish journalist was passing by a partially opened room door when — just before it abruptly slammed shut —he caught a tantalising glimpse of a player, swathed in bandages, being furiously worked on by physio Mick Byrne.

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I haven’t joined Liverpool to play second fiddle to Simon Mignolet, insists Loris Karius

New Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has warned Simon Mignolet he has come to Anfield to be the club’s number one.

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I’ll entertain players if they get bored, declares Martin O’Neill

Martin O’Neill has poured scorn on the suggestion he will have to guard against the boredom and grumbles that were supposedly rife among Giovanni Trapattoni’s Republic of Ireland squad in the lead-up and during Euro 2012.

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Stade de France ‘not ready’ to provide safety to supporters at Euro 2016

Security arrangements at the Stade de France are “not ready” to ensure the safety of spectators at Euro 2016, local politicians have warned, less than three weeks before the tournament.

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Shay Given eyes perfect sign off in France

Shay Given stopped short of a declaration he wouldn’t answer Ireland’s call should his phone ring next September, but his every utterance yesterday made it clear the end of his 21-year international career is nigh.

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Celtic not a step down, insists Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers insists he has not taken a step down in his career by becoming the new Celtic boss.

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Man Utd shares rise as LVG axed as manager

Shares in Manchester United rose yesterday in New York trading as the club sacked Louis van Gaal, and was expected to replace him with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

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Martin O’Neill bemused at Aiden McGeady’s fall from grace

Sheffield Wednesday may be preparing for a Championship play-off final against Hull City this week, but Aiden McGeady’s deteriorating club fortunes were painfully apparent by the on-loan winger’s presence in Dublin rather than Yorkshire yesterday.

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Reign of Louis van Gaal ends as Jose Mourinho prepares to step up

In the end, while it may have been enough to save Alex Ferguson, it turns out even winning the FA Cup could not stop Louis van Gaal from being sacked by Manchester United.

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FA Cup win was too little, too late for Man United fans

Few tears may have been shed when Louis van Gaal left Carrington for the final time, but in years to come Man United fans may well be thankful for his uncomfortable two-year residency.

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