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Motor racing: Binotto to replace Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 boss – report

LONDON (Reuters) – Ferrari are set to replace Formula One team boss Maurizio Arrivabene with technical head Mattia Binotto after failing to win any titles last year, Italy‚Äôs Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Ferrari cars are displayed during the inauguration of Ferrari exhibition in Monaco, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard The sports daily, in a front-page story, said a formal announcement could come by the end of the day. The official Formula One website also picked up the report. A team spokesman said he was not aware…

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Who will be the next Man Utd manager? Who will replace Jose Mourinho?

Zidane, Simeone, Pochettino? Who could replace Jose Mourinho? Manchester United will appoint a caretaker manager to succeed the sacked Jose Mourinho before their next Premier League game with Cardiff on Saturday. Former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one name under consideration to take charge for the rest of the season – as the club look to restructure with a technical director of football and a new permanent boss in the summer. Who do they want and what do they want? United’s wishlist is for someone who can: Get…

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Ashley Giles set to replace Andrew Strauss as new England director of cricket

Ashley Giles (left) was England’s ODI coach until 2014 Former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles is on the verge of replacing Andrew Strauss as England’s new director of cricket. The 45-year-old, who is sporting director at Warwickshire, has been identified as the preferred candidate and is finalising contract details. Giles was sacked as England’s ODI coach in 2014 despite leading them to a Champions Trophy Final. Ex-England batsman Strauss is stepping down because his wife Ruth has cancer. Giles played in 54 Tests and 62 ODIs for England between 1997…

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Tory leadership: Who could replace Theresa May if she goes?

Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening, after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were submitted. If she fails to get a majority in the secret ballot there will be a leadership race to replace her. Here – based on the latest odds at the bookmakers – are the fancied runners. None have so far declared their intention to stand. Boris Johnson Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson, 54, was the face of the campaign to get Britain out of the…

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Rochdale bongs replace Big Ben on BBC Radio 4 at Christmas

Image caption Rochdale will be the only bells – other than Big Ben – used over the festive, says BBC Radio 4 The traditional Big Ben bongs on BBC Radio 4 will be replaced by bells from Rochdale town hall on Christmas Eve. Chimes from the Greater Manchester town will herald the 18:00 GMT news bulletin as a “special festive replacement”. BBC Radio 4 normally broadcasts Big Ben live but has been broadcasting recordings since August last year when the bells fell silent for repair works. Rochdale Borough Council leader…

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Heather Nauert ‘to replace Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Nauert previously worked for Fox News and ABC US President Donald Trump is set to announce state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report. One of the reports came from Fox News, where Ms Nauert has previously worked as a presenter. Nikki Haley had announced in October that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. Ms Nauert, 48, was made state department spokeswoman in April 2017, her first government position. Fox News…

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Rats and pigeons ‘replace iconic species’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children feed pigeons in Kathmandu The modification of land for farming and building cities is favouring the same species everywhere, according to a new study. Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists. Researchers looked at 20,000 animals and plants in 81 countries. They found that species occupying a large area tend to increase in places where humans use the land. However, fauna and flora that occupies a small area is…

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Rickie, Melvin and Charlie leave Kiss to replace Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio 1

DJs Rickie, Melvin and Charlie will take over from Charlie Sloth to host Radio 1’s evening show, the BBC has confirmed. The trio, who currently present the breakfast show on Kiss, will begin hosting the 9-11pm show in 2019. Sloth left the station last month, just one year after he began hosting the show – which was titled The 8th. In a statement, Rickie, Melvin and Charlie said they were “so excited to be joining the Radio 1 family”. They added the new show would be an opportunity for listeners…

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Andy Farrell to replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland coach after World Cup

Farrell joined Schmidt’s coaching team in 2016 ahead of the summer tour of South Africa Joe Schmidt is to stand down as Ireland’s head coach after the 2019 World Cup and will be replaced by current defence coach Andy Farrell. Schmidt, 53, said he had decided to finish coaching and focus on family commitments. He has been with Ireland since 2013 and this year guided them to their third Grand Slam and a first victory on home soil over New Zealand. “I feel that Irish rugby is in good hands,”…

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Republic of Ireland: Kenny to replace McCarthy as manager in 2020

Mick McCarthy will be unveiled as Republic of Ireland boss on Sunday but he will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 finals. McCarthy has penned a two-year deal while Dundalk manager Kenny will take charge of the Republic’s U21 side before moving up to the senior post. It was expected that McCarthy would succeed Martin O’Neill and start a second spell as Republic boss. That he will be replaced by Kenny has come as a major surprise. More to follow. Source link

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