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Orlando City reaches deal with Flamengo for Diego Ribas - sources

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Veteran Diego Ribas has reached a final agreement with Major League Soccer club Orlando City on a three-year deal worth $2 million per season, sources tell ESPN Brazil.

The 33-year-old attacker from Brazil has six months remaining on his contract with Flamengo and both clubs are still negotiating whether his release will be in January or whether he will remain in Brazil until his contract runs out and then join Orlando, according to Jorge Nicola and Gustavo Zupak

The former Brazil national...

AC Milan boss Gattuso not at risk amid Wenger, Conte talk - Leonardo

AC Milan had VAR to thank for avoiding a shock defeat to struggling Frosinone, as the hosts have a goal chalked off.

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso's job is not at risk, the club's sporting director Leonardo Araujo said on Friday, despite a loss of form which has seen his side fail to score in their last four league games.

Milan have slipped to sixth place in Serie A, three points outside the top four where they need to finish to qualify for the Champions League next season, after a miserable December.

Their last four Serie A matches have produced three goalless draws and a 1-0 defeat to Fiorentina while they...

Can Jorge Sampaoli rebuild his reputation at Santos?

Jorge Sampaoli needs to rebuild his reputation.

One of football's most intriguing narratives of 2019 will be whether former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli can get his career back on track with Santos of Brazil.

Going into the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer, Sampaoli's reputation was high. He had taken the Chile national team to their first-ever serious piece of silverware: the 2015 Copa America. He had also made a successful adaptation to European club football, building an exciting and attractive side at Sevilla. Neutrals loved to...

Ex-Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli to join Brazilian club Santos

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Jorge Sampaoli has been out of work since coaching Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.

Former Argentina and Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli has reached an agreement to join Brazilian club Santos, the club has announced.

Details of the deal have yet to be divulged, though Sampaoli's lawyer said earlier on Thursday that his salary would likely not exceed R$1 million ($260,000) per month.

The 58-year-old Sampaoli has not coached since managing Argentina at the World Cup in Russia this past summer where the Albiceleste fell to eventual champions France in the round of 16. 

Ariel Holan,...

Luiz Felipe Scolari confirms contact from Colombia over manager role

Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed he has been offered the chance to manage the Colombia national team
Luiz Felipe Scolari told ESPN Brasil that Colombia have been in contact.

Former Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed he has been contacted by Colombian Football Federation over the national team's vacant manager role.

Scolari led Palmeiras to the 2018 title and, speaking at the Brazilian Bola de Prata awards, said he will consider the opportunity now that the season is over.

"There has been an approach, yes [by Colombia]," he told ESPN Brasil. "It is a role which, now that the season is over, we can think about more clearly.

"Over the past 20, 25 years, I have...