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 By Ian Holyman
18 minutes ago

Carlo Ancelotti: Paris Saint-Germain told me they might sack me

Ancelotti celebrates winning PSG's first Ligue 1 title in 19 years
Carlo Ancelotti left PSG after guiding the club to the French title.

Carlo Ancelotti has told L'Equipe that Paris Saint-Germain "broke" their relationship with him by threatening to sack him.

Ancelotti, who was appointed midway through the 2011-12 season, missed out on the league title to Montpellier, and was under pressure at the Parc des Princes after beginning the following campaign in far from emphatic fashion.

Things came to a head following a 2-1 defeat at Nice on Dec. 1 -- PSG's third loss in five league games -- when the club's owners told the Italian his...

33 minutes ago

Galtier calls for killer instinct

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St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier wants to see a cutting edge from his side for the Ligue 1 visit of Metz on Sunday evening.

Les Verts ended Inter Milan's 100 per cent Europa League record with a creditable goalless draw at the San Siro on Thursday night, but Galtier feels they would have caused a real upset had St Etienne's attacking play matched their tactical approach against the Italian giants.

"We showed some mastery of the game but we were unable to score," Galtier told his club's official...

 By Ian Holyman
58 minutes ago

Laurent Blanc says Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be back for PSG next week

The ESPN FC crew discusses PSG's win over Lens and Edinson Cavani getting sent off during the game.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has told a young fan that Zlatan Ibrahimovic should make his return to action next week.

French radio station reported that Sweden international Ibrahimovic, 33, had asked the club not to talk about the heel injury that has sidelined him for more than a month.

However, when asked by the supporter at PSG's training ground how Ibrahimovic was, Blanc contradicted Swedish media reports that he would require surgery.

"It's a lot better," RMC reported him as saying....

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Garande targets Caen victory

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Caen boss Patrice Garande has urged his players to build on their draw against Bordeaux by dispatching fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Lorient.

A late strike from Herve Bazile salvaged a point against high-flying Bordeaux, but Caen remain in the bottom three, just one point away from safety.

Garande knows victory over Lorient could be crucial as the club digs in for a season of scrapping for survival.

"Drawing with Bordeaux was a good result. The team did exactly what I wanted them to do. We had fun but we...

4 hours ago

Monaco chasing back-to-back wins

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Two under-pressure managers will pit their wits against each other when Bastia host Monaco in their Ligue 1 showdown.

Leonardo Jardim of Monaco has presided over four losses already this season but is nevertheless expected to inflict defeat on his opposite number at Bastia, Claude Makelele.

Jardim is convinced the age profile of his ninth-placed side ensures they will come good soon.

"We need to keep following our own path," said Jardim, who is missing thigh-injury victim Dimitar Berbatov for three...