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Published: 12:39 | 1/6/16

Di Matteo close to Villa appointment

Roberto Di Matteo could be confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa before the end of the week.

Di Matteo has been out of work since leaving Schalke last summer, but the former Chelsea and West Brom manager is closing in on a deal that would see him take over at Villa Park.

The club's new owner Tony Xia identified the Italian as the ideal candidate to guide the club back to the Premier League and it is hoped he will be in place in the coming days to begin planning for life in the SkyBet Championship.

Villa were relegated from the top flight for the first time since 1987 after managing just three league victories over the course of a disappointing season.

Shortly after the club's relegation was confirmed, Xia was announced as the new owner after agreeing a £60million deal with Randy Lerner, but the takeover is subject passing the Football League's Owners and Director's Test.

Koeman admits future not in his hands

16:18 | 22/10/17

Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits he is unsure about his future after his side were thumped 5-2 by a rampant Arsenal.

Klopp blasts poor defending

18:50 | 22/10/17

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his players only have themselves to blame after a 4-1 thumping by Tottenham at Wembley.

McClean unhappy with lack of game time

13:21 | 23/10/17

Ireland winger James McClean has expressed his frustration on social media over his lack of first-team action at West Brom.

Everton sack Koeman

13:44 | 23/10/17

Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman following Sunday's 5-2 Premier League defeat to Arsenal at Goodison Park.

Spurs put sloppy Liverpool to the sword

18:00 | 22/10/17

Harry Kane scored a brace and had an assist as Tottenham beat a sluggish Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley.

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