Craig Shakespeare was sacked as Leicester City manager on Tuesday just four months into his three-year permanent contract
The circumstances surrounding Shakespeare's dismissal look fairly routine, with the Foxes currently mired in the relegation zone after winning just one of their last 10 league matches.
However, it has since come to light that Shakespeare may have been the victim of an ancient and mystical hex: the curse of the Premier League Asia Trophy.
It's the Asia Trophy effect: first de Boer, now Shakespeare. Who's next? Klopp or Pulis?— Michael Church (@michaelrgchurch) October 17, 2017
Indeed, since the preseason tournament's...
Nice coach Lucien Favre has told UEFA.com that Mario Balotelli has made great progress during his time at the club.
After making a surprise switch to relaunch his career at Nice in 2016 after he had struggled at Liverpool, Balotelli enjoyed an impressive maiden season in France, tallying a career-best 15 goals from just 20 Ligue 1 starts.
The Italy international had been widely expected to leave after 12 months at the Allianz Riviera, but instead extended his stay and has found the net five times...
Last time we checked on Mario Balotelli, he was burning rubber while racing a mini motorbike around the OGC Nice training campus.
Thankfully, Balotelli's latest social media update is entirely more serene and peaceful.
The 27-year-old Italian striker shared an intimate photo of himself with his newborn son, Lion, cradled in his arms.
Now almost three weeks old, Lion is Balotelli's first child with his girlfriend, known only as Clelia.
Whisper it, but it looks like the former wildchild is finally...
Nice coach Lucien Favre is not just a great manager, he is also a good, loyal man who turned down Borussia Dortmund in May to stay on the Riviera. He is a bit of a psychic as well, predicting that his team could have a tough campaign after the highs of last season (a third place finish after leading Ligue 1).
So on Sunday, after his players lost again, this time to Montpellier, he reminded everyone: "Before the start of the season, I announced that it could be very difficult for us."