November 14 – Broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage has been named as the new chief executive of the English Premier League making her arguably most powerful woman in world professional sport.
November 14 – Claudio Ranieri, the much-travelled Italian who shocked world football by leading unheralded Leicester City to the 2016 Premier League title as 5000-1 outsiders in one of the greatest team sport achievements of all time, is back in the top flight after being appointed manager of Fulham in succession to Slavisa Jokanovic.
November 14 – Manchester City have usurped their cross town rivals United on the pitch in the ten years since acquisition by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 – a point emphatically proved again last weekend with City’s 3-1 derby win. But off the pitch it is a different story.
November 14 – AC Milan and Internazionale, bitter rivals who share the same San Siro stadium, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding underwriting their willingness to work together towards the construction of a new shared stadium.
November 14 – France’s FC Nantes will complete the six-team line-up of clubs for the first season of the eFootball.Pro League, the esports competition that will be played using KONAMI’s Pro Evolution Soccer video game.
November 13 – Somewhat embarrassingly for the most powerful official in African football, Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad (pictured), FIFA has appointed a normalisation committee to run the affairs of his country’s federation, the latest African FIFA member to become embroiled in internal politics.
By Paul Nicholson
November 12 – A row has broken out over English Football League TV rights with 15 tier two Championship clubs claiming the rights should be worth more, claiming a bigger share of the TV deal and threatening to breakaway from the EFL unless they receive the money.
November 13 – With the row over ground-breaking plans to play a top-flight La Liga fixture in the USA once a season showing little sign of receding, Italian giants Juventus have come out and said they too could be open to playing a regular season match outside of Italy.
November 13 – Germany’s Bundesliga and France’s Ligue1 clubs give almost three time more playing time to under 21 players than English Premier League teams.
November 13 – UEFA will consider re-opening Financial Fair Play (FFP) investigations “on a case-by-case basis” if there is evidence of wrongdoing following the spate of allegations made against Manchester City and Paris St-Germain by Germany’s Der Spiegel.
November 13 – Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for alleged breaches of its betting rules although he insists that he has “never gambled on football”.
November 13 – Former French international Samir Nasri, who was banned for a doping offense for 18 months, is poised to be given a controversial route back into the game by joining Premier League West Ham.
November 13 – Italy’s Serie A, battling against a betting sponsorship and advertising ban in-country, has secured online gambler 1xBet as the league’s International Presenting Partner from 2018 to 2021, covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 12 – One of Gianni Infantino’s staunchest allies in Africa has branded the latest allegations against the FIFA president as “hopelessly weak” and says his Continent still stands firmly behind Infantino who is running for re-election next year.
November 12 – The English Premier League says it will act if any of its rules have been broken following the recent financial fair play allegations levelled at Middle East-owned Manchester City.