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Mark Sampson

Phil Neville in charge of England Women on October 5, 2019
Alex Scott: 'England going backwards under Phil Neville'
The Lionesses were beaten 2-0 by the USA in their SheBelieves Cup opener and will face Japan on Sunday.
Mar 7, 14:45
Mark Sampson pictured in April 2017
Stevenage chairman welcomes Mark Sampson ruling as FA charge dismissed
The former England Women coach was alleged to have made the comment during a team meeting with Stevenage staff on September 2.
Jan 21, 08:49
Mark Sampson pictured in April 2017
Mark Sampson FA charge of using racist language "not proven"
The former England Women coach was charged with misconduct by the Football Association in November over the alleged incident.
Jan 20, 14:03
Graham Westley pictured in 2016
Stevenage appoint Graham Westley as manager for fourth time
The 51-year-old won promotion to the Football League almost 10 years ago.
Dec 15, 14:43
Mark Sampson pictured in April 2017
Mark Sampson vows to clear his name after being charged for racist language
The Stevenage caretaker boss has been left "devastated" by the allegations.
Nov 23, 22:46
Mark Sampson pictured in April 2017
Stevenage say there is 'no case to answer' over Sampson allegations
The former England Women's manager was put in caretaker charge of the League Two club on Monday.
Sep 12, 13:21
Mark Sampson pictured in April 2017
Mark Sampson takes caretaker charge at Stevenage
The former England Women boss takes the reins after the sacking of Dino Maamria.
Sep 9, 07:43
Mark Sampson pictured in April 2017
Former England Women manager Mark Sampson joins Stevenage coaching team
The former England Women manager was sacked by the Football Association in 2017.
Jul 4, 19:16
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New England Women's coach Phil Neville explains 'battered wife' tweet
England Women head coach Phil Neville attempts to clarify his 'battered wife' tweet from six years ago following allegations of sexism.
Jan 29, 19:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Phil Neville named England Women head coach
Phil Neville is confirmed as the new head coach of the England women's team.
Jan 23, 18:03
Phil Neville during a photoshoot for the documentary 'The Class of '92'
Phil Neville in running for England Women managerial job?
Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville is reportedly the Football Association's preferred choice to replace Mark Sampson as England Women manager.
Jan 12, 17:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
England Women's coach Lee Kendall resigns over Eni Aluko row
England Women's goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall steps down from his role despite being cleared of unacceptable behaviour by an FA inquiry.
Nov 16, 12:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Eniola Aluko left out of England Women squad for World Cup qualifiers
Chelsea's Eniola Aluko is left out of the England Women squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers.
Nov 14, 19:47
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Dame Heather Rabbatts: 'Dan Ashworth position as FA technical director is untenable'
Dan Ashworth's position as the Football Association's technical director is "untenable", according to former board member Dame Heather Rabbatts.
Oct 22, 14:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mo Marley will consider Eni Aluko for England Women squad
England Women interim coach Mo Marley says that she is "100%" willing to pick Eni Aluko in the wake of the scandal involving former boss Mark Sampson.
Oct 19, 21:04
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FA to investigate England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall
The Football Association launches an investigation into England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall regarding alleged "unacceptable behaviour towards Eni Aluko".
Oct 19, 20:52
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Report: Greg Clarke, Martin Glenn retain Football Association board support
Chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn reportedly retain the support of the Football Association board in the wake of the Eniola Aluko race row.
Oct 19, 20:05
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Football Association apologises to Eniola Aluko, Drew Spence over Mark Sampson remarks
The Football Association apologises to two players after new evidence showed that former England Women boss Mark Sampson made racial remarks.
Oct 18, 20:56
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Greg Clarke: 'Mark Sampson should have been sacked long time ago'
The FA's chairman Greg Clarke says that former England Women manager Mark Sampson should have been sacked "three or four years ago".
Oct 3, 16:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mo Marley placed in interim charge of England Women
England Women announce the appointment of Mo Marley as interim manager for the remainder of the year following the sacking of Mark Sampson last week.
Sep 29, 14:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Mo Marley to take England Women manager role on interim basis
Mo Marley is to be named interim coach of the England Women's team following Mark Sampson's dismissal, according to reports.
Sep 28, 16:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mark Sampson 'had six-month relationship with player at Bristol Academy'
Sacked England Women manager Mark Sampson reportedly had a six-month relationship with one of his players while in charge of Bristol Academy.
Sep 26, 10:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Emma Hayes: 'Mark Sampson situation has been very testing'
Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes claims that dealing with the Mark Sampson situation was one of the most difficult things that she has faced in her career.
Sep 24, 22:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sue Smith: 'Mark Sampson departure a real mess'
Former England Women international Sue Smith admits that the controversy surrounding Mark Sampson's departure as Lionesses boss "is a real mess".
Sep 24, 19:58
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Sacked England Women's boss Mark Sampson to pocket £80,000 payoff?
Mark Sampson is in line to receive a payoff of around £80,000 from the Football Association, although he could double that if successful with an unfair dismissal case.
Sep 24, 17:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bristol City 'angry' over Mark Sampson controversy
Bristol City are said to be angry with Football Association over its handling of the investigation into ousted England Women coach Mark Sampson's past.
Sep 21, 20:48
England Women manager Mark Sampson speaks to the media on September 19, 2017
Women in Football "deeply concerned" over Mark Sampson
Women in Football says that it is "deeply concerned" by the events that led to Mark Sampson's dismissal as England Women manager.
Sep 21, 11:39
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Trevor Brooking: Mark Sampson "interviewed fine"
The FA's former director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, says that he was unaware of any cause for concern when he hired Mark Sampson in 2013.
Sep 21, 10:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Martin Glenn: 'It was a difficult decision to sack Mark Sampson'
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn speaks of the "difficult decision" to sack Mark Sampson as head coach of the England women's team.
Sep 20, 19:39
England Women manager Mark Sampson speaks to the media on September 19, 2017
British sports minister Tracey Crouch: 'FA, Mark Sampson situation is a mess'
British sports minister Tracey Crouch questions the FA's due diligence following the sacking of England Women manager Mark Sampson.
Sep 20, 18:35
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
FA announces Mark Sampson has been sacked as England Women manager
The FA announces that Mark Sampson has been sacked as England Women manager due evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" during his time at Bristol Academy.
Sep 20, 18:01
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Mark Sampson's departure as England Women boss 'decided by FA'
England Women head coach Mark Sampson has reportedly been sacked by the FA, despite initial claims that he has decided to quit.
Sep 20, 17:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mark Sampson's departure as England Women boss relates to 'fresh allegations'
Mark Sampson is reportedly quitting as England Women manager due to fresh allegations regarding his behaviour in a previous role.
Sep 20, 16:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mark Sampson 'to quit' as England Women manager
England Women manager Mark Sampson is due to step down from his role this afternoon.
Sep 20, 15:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mark Sampson: 'England Women well-prepared'
England Women manager Mark Sampson insists that his side are unaffected by the off-the-field attention surrounding allegations of racism against him.
Sep 19, 14:46
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FA to reopen racism case against Mark Sampson?
The FA could reportedly reopen its investigation into racism claims against England Woman manager Mark Sampson.
Sep 14, 17:40
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Eni Aluko accuses England Women football boss Mark Sampson of 'racist' remark
Chelsea striker Eni Aluko accuses England Women football manager Mark Sampson of making a racist remark about Ebola.
Aug 21, 19:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Watch live: England Women vs. France Women
Watch live as England's women team take on France in the SheBelieves Cup.
Mar 1, 20:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mark Sampson: 'Kelly Smith retires as one of the all-time greats'
Kelly Smith is labelled as an 'inspiration' by England Women's head coach Mark Sampson following her retirement from football.
Jan 11, 14:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: England Women undone by single strike from USA's Crystal Dunn
England Women are beaten 1-0 by USA Women in the first of three SheBelieves Cup matches in Tampa.
Mar 4, 09:16

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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