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FA board backs chief executive Martin Glenn over Mark Sampson sacking

Mark Sampson was dismissed as England women's manager last week.

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has been given a vote of confidence by the board for his handling of Mark Sampson's dismissal as England women's manager.

The FA board met at Wembley on Monday for the first time since the furore surrounding Sampson arose and the matter was discussed at length.

In a statement, the FA said: "A number of questions were raised around the historic processes which the board has asked the executive to look into further with the appropriate external legal...

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FA chief executive Martin Glenn defended over Mark Sampson sacking

Mark Sampson's England contract was terminated on Wednesday.

Baroness Sue Campbell, the UK's head of women's football, has backed Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn over the sacking of England women's coach Mark Sampson.

Sampson's contract was terminated on Wednesday based on evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour in a previous role contained in a safeguarding report.

Glenn and FA chairman Greg Clarke are under fierce scrutiny over why it took so long to sack the 34-year-old in relation to allegations first reported to the FA...

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Arsenal Women's Jodie Taylor 'completely open' to outside offers

Jodie Taylor's fine England displays put her in the spotlight this summer.

Jodie Taylor is closing in on her American dream and has revealed she could walk away from Arsenal Women this winter.

The England striker is tied to Arsenal until December but said she is "completely open'' to offers following her Euro 2017 Golden Boot success.

That announcement will alert leading women's clubs across the world, with Taylor having shown with stints in the United States, Canada, Australia and Sweden that she is happy to play overseas.

Eventually Taylor intends to settle on the U.S....

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England women's boss Mark Sampson sacked over 'unacceptable behaviour'

Mark Sampson has said he did nothing wrong with regard to striker Eni Aluko.

England women's manager Mark Sampson has been sacked over "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" relating to his time in charge at Bristol Academy.

Sampson, 34, who led England to a 6-0 win over Russia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, has been the subject of allegations of racism, harassment and bullying. But the decision to remove Sampson from the post is not in connection to that, and the Football Association said it "stands by the findings of the independent barrister Katharine Newton's...

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Nobbs defends England women's celebration with coach Mark Sampson

England players celebrate the opening goal with under-fire boss Mark Sampson.

Jordan Nobbs has defended the England women's team's right to celebrate with manager Mark Sampson during their six-goal thrashing of Russia.

The Lionesses faced heavy criticism from former teammates Eni Aluko and Lianne Sanderson for rushing toward Sampson -- who has since been sacked -- when Nikita Parris opened the scoring at Prenton Park on Tuesday.

The 11th-minute strike from Parris set England on course for a 6-0 win in their opening World Cup qualifying match.

But Aluko felt the message...