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Manchester United will face FC Rostov at the last-16 stage of the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho’s United progressed in the competition after a 4-0 win over French side Saint-Etienne, but will be without centre-back Eric Bailly for the first leg of the tie against Rostov after the defender’s red card on Thursday.

United are the only remaining Premier League representative in the competition following Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-2 aggregate defeat to Belgian side Gent.

But a trip to Russia will not be good news for the Premier League side, with Mourinho having already complained about fixture congestion ahead of the draw.

Leicester City Have Sacked Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City have sensationally sacked the manager who lead them to arguably the greatest triumph in English football history.

Claudio Ranieri is out as Leicester manager, just nine months after leading them to Premier League title and with the Foxes still in playing in the knockout stages of the Champions League where they trail Sevilla 2-1 after the first leg in Spain on Wednesday night.

A statement by Leicester read:

Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said in a statement on the Leicester website:

Manchester United Advance In Europa League

Jose Mourinho is praying he does not have to pile on the air miles in the last 16 of the Europa League when the draw is made in Switzerland on Friday.

Manchester United comfortably made the next round with a 1-0 win in France against Saint-Etienne to complete a 4-0 aggregate success.

Already in the hat for the draw ahead of the next set of matches in the last 16 with the Reds are Russian side Krasnodar and Germans Schalke.

Potentially clubs from the Ukraine, Israel, Greece and Romania could be United’s next opponents presenting a logistical nightmare.

Jose Mourinho says he has no intention of forcing Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United, adding that “you have to ask him” about a potential move to China.

The United captain has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, with a number of clubs reportedly hopeful of convincing him of completing a switch before next Tuesday’s Chinese transfer deadline.

Mourinho, speaking at a news conference ahead of United’s Europa League clash with St Etienne on Wednesday, said he is not the person to ask about the speculation, but insisted that he does not want his captain to depart the club.

Theo Walcott 100 goals ArsenalArsene Wenger praised National League side Sutton United following the ‘quality’ display they put in against Arsenal on Monday evening.

The non-league club were beaten 2-0 by the Gunners in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott scoring in each half to set up a quarter-final clash against another non-league side, Lincoln City. Walcott’s goal was his 100th for Arsenal, making him just the 17th player in club history to reach that milestone

However, this was more about Sutton on Monday night that Theo, and the non-league side did threaten at times, with former Arsenal trainee Roarie Deacon striking the bar, and they never looked overawed by their big name opponents.

For years, Barcelona has been a club marked by a very clear approach to the game of football, defined by an academy program that has produced some of the best players in the world over the last 15 years.

But on Sunday, Barcelona’s starting XI away to Leganes contained only one Spanish born player (Sergi Roberto), for the first time in their 118-year history.

What happened to the famed La Masia’s production line that produced the likes of Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi?

Neymar has lost his final appeal against corruption charges and will stand trial. The charges relate to his move from Santos to Barcelona four years ago and could see him jailed for two years. However a more likely sentence for the Brazil international, whose father will also stand trial, isa fine of up to €10 million.

Both Santos and Barcelona lost their own appeals and will also stand trial with prosecutors seeking a fine of €9m from the Spanish side and €7m from the player’s former club.

Jurgen Klopp First 500 DaysWe are 500 days into the Jurgen Klopp reign at Anfield and the Liverpool boss insists that the club have a bright future ahead of them despite enduring a wretched start to 2017.

Last month was torturous for the Reds as they won just one of the nine games they played, fell further behind in the Premier League title race and were knocked out of both the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. That was followed with a league defeat to Hull early this month.

However, Klopp is determined for Liverpool to use that miserable run of form as a learning experience.

Will Rafa Replace Wenger At Arsenal

According to The Mirror, former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is on the shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager if the Gunners long-term boss decides to call it a day at the end of this season.

Benitez is reportedly one of four names that have been identified by the Arsenal hierarchy as suitable for the job, along with Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique and Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim.

Benitez is said to be interested in having Gunners’ legend Thierry Henry on his coaching staff and the current Newcastle United boss refuses to rule out replacing Wenger the Emirates on Friday saying:

Sevilla coach Jorge SampaoliSevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli is keeping quiet over a potential summer switch to Barcelona. The Argentine has impressed since taking charge at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last summer, with his side sitting third in La Liga, just three points off leaders Real Madrid.

Barca were humbled in midweek, thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain, and most Barca fans expect that Luis Enrique will walk way from the club at the end of the season when his contract runs out.

Sampaoli leads his side into Champions League last-16 action against Leicester this coming week, and the ex-Chile boss has been mentioned as a potential successor, with some members of the Camp Nou hierarchy having pinpointed him as the No.1 choice.