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  1. Garde appointed new Aston Villa manager
  2. Manchester City news conference (18:30 GMT)
  3. Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00)
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By Steve Canavan and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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What a busy last hour that was, breaking news all over the place!

Live text and radio commentary of the Premier League match between Tottenham and Aston Villa is coming up shortly on the BBC Sport website.

We'll be back with Sportsday in the morning at 08:00 GMT. Until then,

Richards banned


Aston Villa captain Micah Richards's one-game ban starts with immediate effect, so he misses tonight's clash against Tottenham.

Barca youngster moving to Merseyside?


Barcelona starlet Munir El Haddadi could move to the Premier League in the January transfer window, according to Spanish newspaper Don Balon.

Munir El Haddadi

The striker has "a foot and a half out of the club" with Everton being his preferred destination under the guidance of Roberto Martinez.  

Kane is able

Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)


BreakingRichards given ban


Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has been given a one-game ban and fined £10,000 for his behaviour in the tunnel after the game against Swansea on 24 October.

New deal for Rafinha



Rafinha is to extend his contract with Barcelona to 30 June 2020, with the new deal including a buyout clause set at 75 million euros (£53.5m).

The Brazil midfielder, 22, rose up through the youth ranks and then spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Celta Vigo, where he was managed by current Barca coach Luis Enrique.

Rafinha won his first caps for Brazil in September 2015.

What the managers say

Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

The players are very worried about the situation. They're hurting as they're bottom of the league. They believe they can get out of this, without a doubt. They're determined. When you become a professional sportsman you want to be the best that you can be and be successful. We have a 28-game season. We need to get points.

Kevin MacDonaldAston Villa caretaker

What the managers say

Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

You know when you are in floodlights, when you score the goals, all is good, all is nice, it's sunshine. When you stop scoring, all is dark. You need to find your balance.

Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager

Arsenal keen on Jorginho?

Football gossip

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to boost his midfield with the signing of Napoli midfielder Jorginho,reports The Sun.

The Brazilian-born Italian has impressed after making 42 appearances for the Serie A club since joining in January 2014 from Verona.

Arsenal scouts were in the stands to watch the 23-year-old during Napoli’s goalless draw with Genoa on Sunday.

Lawro's predictions

Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender

Spurs have still not lost in the league since the opening day at Old Trafford and, it's hard to see Aston Villa ending that run.

Lawro's full predictions v rugby league star Sam Tomkins

Think you can do better than Lawro? Predict the score for this match and the rest of this round's Premier League fixtures in our Predictor game.

Guardiola set for Premier League?


It doesn't look like it.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is to sign a new two-year contract extension with the German club, report Spanish paper Sport.

Pep Guardiola

The former Barcelona coach has been linked with a move to the Premier League, but that move now looks like being delayed for a few years.

The 44-year-old is "very close" to saying yes to Bayern's offer, even though he has offers from elsewhere.

Commentator's notes

Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live

Neither Tottenham nor Aston Villa gave Tim Sherwood a full season to prove his worth. He had exactly 28 games at both clubs before each gave him the bullet.

His influence still lingers over this fixture though. Harry Kane and Jack Grealish were given their first starts in the Premier League under Sherwood's tutelage. Those young guns alone weren't able to keep him in employment.

With Remi Garde seemingly ready to roll up his sleeves, Villa need fresh ammunition for the tough winter months ahead.

Ultimately Sherwood, in his trademark gilet, proved to be a couple of sleeves short of the full metal jacket.

Mourinho's stadium ban


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will not be in the dugout for their trip to Stoke on 7 November.

This ban is separate to his suspended stadium ban given for his comments about the referee after the defeat against Southampton on 3 October. This is still being appealed by the Portuguese boss.

Trouble piling up for the Special One, how much longer will he last in the job?

BreakingMour trouble for Jose


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match stadium ban and fined £40,000 for his conduct in the defeat by West Ham on Saturday, 24 October.

Cellino 'will not attend Leeds games'


More news from Leeds United to bring to you...

Chairman Massimo Cellino has said he will no longer attend the team's games because of calls for him to leave.

Massimo Cellino

Cellino, who is appealing against a second Football League ban, has agreed in principle to sell the club to supporters' group Leeds Fans United.

He told the club website: "It pains me to make this decision as I have put my heart and soul into this club.

"But what I was subjected to at the Blackburn game(Thursday's 2-0 home defeat) left me feeling I had no other option but to take a step away."

Team news

Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury worries. Nabil Bentaleb, Alex Pritchard and Nacer Chadli all remain sidelined with ankle injuries, along with Son Heung-min because of a foot problem.

Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott should return from injury after missing out in midweek.

Official team news will be out at 19:00 GMT.

'The biggest night of my life'


What do the Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg have to say about their fight?

“I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,” said Frampton. “This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do."

Quigg added: "I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long.“27 February will be the best night of my life. 

"I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight, I know I will beat him in every department."

BreakingFrampton v Quigg is on


Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg are to meet for the IBF and WBA World Super-Bantamweight titles at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 27 February 2016.

From LA's Skid Row to shooting hoops


It's been quite some journey for Bristol Flyers' forward Daniel Edozie.

The 23-year-old has been speaking to the BBC about his life on the streets on Los Angeles' infamous Skid Row before he became a professional basketball player.

Daniel Edozie
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From begging to sleeping in bus shelters, Edozie finally made his way in the college game in the USA before moving to the West Country in August.

Read Edozie's full story here

Moving on up ... unless you're England

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Wales up to 4th in the latest set of World Rugby Rankings - above World Cup semi finalists Argentina who are 5th. England down to 8th.

Bayern out for revenge

Bayern v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

Philipp Lahm says his Bayern Munich side is 'focused, not wounded' ahead of their Champions League clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.

Bayern suffered their only defeat of the season at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago when they lost 2-0 to the Gunners.

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Lahm said: "Why should we be wounded? We're focused, but we have no reason to be wounded.

"We are top of the Bundesliga and our Champions League group, you can't get much better than that.

"We're playing at home, it's a top game and we want a win to consolidate our place at the top of the table."

Get Involved


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When have you been the beneficiary of a sports star's generosity?

Jason Gosling: QPR used to train opposite my house back in the 80s so I used to watch them and get their autographs. One day I followed the team to the lunch room and striker Gary Bannister gave me some key rings and other souvenirs and got me a bowl of soup. All while wearing my Liverpool tracksuit.

Moyes still in control


Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela says boss David Moyes still has control of the dressing room, reports Spanish newspaper AS.

Moyes' side lost 3-2 to Celta Vigo at the weekend and lie 16th in the La Liga table, just two points above the relegation zone.

David Moyes

"Nobody thought that we’d be in this position and it’s natural that people are asking questions," said former Arsenal man Vela.

"He hasn’t lost the dressing room or anything like that, and we are all trying move the club upwards, and we can only do that if we are together."

Highs and lows of the World Cup

Rugby Union

After 48 matches and 271 tries, the result was the same as last time around, New Zealand were crowned Rugby World Cup champions as they beat rivals Australia in the final.

New Zealand

Who was the player of the tournament? What was the most memorable moment?

Former England international Jeremy Guscott runs the rule over a number of key questions.

You can read the piece here

'I had a go at the ref'


West Brom bossTony Pulisadmitted he had a "bit of a go" at referee Anthony Taylor in the tunnel after his side's 3-2 defeat by Leicester.

Pulis was angry at his side not getting two penalties for fouls on Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher.

Tony Pulis

"I've had a little bit of a go in the tunnel with him. I apologised for doing that," said the Baggies boss.

However, Pulis says he he will speak to referees' chief Mike Riley about Taylor's decisions in the game.

Read the full piece here

BreakingPulis charged


West Brom head coach Tony Pulis have been charged by the FA for improper conduct.

Pulis is alleged to have used language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel area after his side's Premier League defeat by Leicester City on Saturday.

He has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday 5 November to respond to the charge.

'We are better than that'


What does Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner think?

"Remi came with ideas, honesty, humour and a steely sense of what it will take for Aston Villa to be what it is meant to be - hard working, tireless, creative and unwilling to concede.

"Nobody at Villa can deny that we are way behind. We recruited aggressively this past summer and it is our responsibility to now harvest this talent rather than buckle under pressure and criticism - we are better than that. On behalf of the board we wish Remi every success."

Villa are currently rock bottom of the Premier League table. The only way is up, Remi.



Loic Remy or Remi Garde? Aston Villa haven't made a good start in welcoming their new manager. Can you spot the mistake that was published on their website?

Remi Garde
Aston Villa

'Looking forward to the challenge'


More on the news that Frenchman Remi Garde has been appointed Aston Villa manager.

"It is an unbelievable honour to be the manager of such an illustrious football club," he said.

"I've had extremely positive meetings with both the owner, Randy Lerner, and Chief Executive Tom Fox. They have ambitious plans for the Club and I'm excited that they have turned to me to help them realise them.

"Obviously we have a difficult task in front of us but I'm looking forward to the challenge with the support of everyone who loves Aston Villa."

BreakingGarde new Villa boss


Aston Villa have appointed Remi Garde as their new manager until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Fans confident of Leeds buyout


Leeds Fans United chief executive Dylan Thwaites believes they are the only group to whom Massimo Cellino is willing to sell his majority stake in the club.

"It's Leeds United, there are always rumours. But I think it would be crazy for anyone to seek to steal this deal from the Leeds fans," he said.

"The level of hostility generated would be a death blow to any sensible bid plan."

Leeds United
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Homeward bound

Sevilla v Manchester City (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester City's Spanish winger is looking forward to returning to Seville...

Ready for the trip to Sevilla. Facing a very special game because of all the years lived there #UCL #MCFC

Ready for the trip to Sevilla. Facing a very special game because of all the years lived there #UCL #MCFC

Man Utd & PSG eye Leicester's Mahrez


Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

During Christmas 2013, Leicester City were linked with a player by Nabil Djellit of France Football. It backed up some whispers I’d heard around the club and, sure enough, Riyad Mahrez arrived the following month.

The attacker's rise since then has been astronomical. Promotion, international call up, World Cup and now on the long list for African Player of the Year.

Riyad Mahrez
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And now the same journalist is now reporting that Manchester United and Paris St Germain are interested in the Premier League’s second top goalscorer.

Although the club may not need to sell, it’s not always in their hands. It could be a bumpy January for Foxes fans.

Man Utd news conference


That's all from Louis van Gaal ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow. Can Manchester break their goalscoring such?

Man Utd news conference

Man Utd v CSKA Moscow (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it is "very important" they stick behind the team despite the dip in results. 

"I hope they shall support my players," he added. "It is much more difficult to perform on the pitch than it is to do what I am doing - coaching. I hope they will be the 12th player again tomorrow against CSKA Moscow."

Garde held up by fog


David Ornstein

BBC Sport

New Aston Villa boss Remi Garde was scheduled to fly from Lyon to Birmingham earlier on Monday but his flight was delayed by fog. Instead he will be departing shortly on a private jet for London Luton and will head straight to White Hart Lane.

Villa face Tottenham later on Monday.

Man Utd news conference

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester United are on a barren run and have failed to score in their last three games in all competitions.

"It was not always a big Theatre of Dreams. I am sorry to say that but it is logical also," said manager Louis van Gaal. "Now we are making, hopefully, history but it takes time. 

"Now we are the best defenders of the Premier League, you say we cannot attack and it's not true. It's only a moment in a process. It's a bad period when you don't score. Football is scoring goals."  

Man Utd news conference

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

Louis van Gaal begins by talking about Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, who has had a difficult time with his club recently and has now been left out of the Netherlands side.

"I have said he is the greatest talent of his age but he is only 21 and you cannot expect consistency," said the manager.

"He is at a stage of his career where he must adapt to many things. I'm convinced he's coming back maybe stronger than before but we have to give him time, like we will with Anthony Martial when he is a little bit lower in his shape." 

Robins set to name new boss


Swindon owner Lee Power

Swindon Town owner Lee Power has confirmed that a new manager will be appointed by the club on Tuesday.

"It is just a case of tying up a few loose ends," said Power, who has been in charge of the first team since sacking Mark Cooper on 17 October.

Power is discussing a role at the County Ground with Tottenham coach Ross Embleton, but confirmed he would not be offered the manager's position.

Carneiro's comeback


Championship side Charlton want to offer Eva Carneiro a role back in football after she resolves her legal dispute with former club Chelsea.

Eva Carneiro

The Addicks are looking for Carneiro to work alongside first team physio Erol Umut and club doctor John Fraser, says the Evening Standard.

Carneiro lodged a claim for constructive dismissal against Chelsea last week after being banished from the bench by manager Jose Mourinho at the start of the season.