West Ham appoint Julen Lopetegui as new head coach

West Ham United have confirmed that Julen Lopetegui has taken over as manager after David Moyes’s exit at the end of the Premier League season. Lopetegui has managed Spain and Real Madrid but was most recently with Wolves, stepping down on the eve of the new season in August 2023. The 57-year-old previously guided Sevilla to the Europa League title in 2019-20, as well as consecutive finishes in the top four of Spain’s La Liga.

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Mauricio Pochettino leaves Chelsea by mutual agreement after one season

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has left the club by mutual consent after just one season at Stamford Bridge. Pochettino, 52, took charge of Chelsea on 1 July, signing a two-year contract with the option of a further year. The Argentine was under pressure after an underwhelming first half of the season but a run of five successive wins to end the season ensured they finished sixth in the Premier League.

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Liverpool appoint Arne Slot as new head coach

Arne Slot has been confirmed as Liverpool manager with the 45-year-old officially announced as Jürgen Klopp’s successor at Anfield 24 hours after his predecessor’s final game in charge. Slot waved farewell to Dutch club Feyenoord on Sunday after a 4-0 win against Excelsior in Rotterdam and will start his new role at Liverpool on June 1.

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Manchester City breeze past West Ham to clinch Premier League title

Imperious Manchester City beat West Ham 3-1 at Etihad Stadium to become the first team to win the English league title four seasons in a row. With City needing a win to be sure of holding off Arsenal Phil Foden put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after just two minutes. Foden would add another with Rodi scoring in the second half to ease any nerves after Mohammed Kudus pulled one back for the Hammers.

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Roberto De Zerbi to leave role as Brighton manager

Head coach Roberto de Zerbi will leave Brighton after their final Premier League match of the season at home to Manchester United on Sunday. Chairman Tony Bloom said the Premier League club and De Zerbi “have mutually agreed” that the Italian will depart. Former Shakhtar Donetsk coach De Zerbi, 44, joined the Seagulls in September 2022 on a four-year contract.

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