What happened in football today: June 2, 2021

Conte in talks with Spurs

Tottenham are in talks with Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici.

It is understood that Spurs have made the former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss the main candidate to replace Jose Mourinho. And they also want to bring in former Juventus sporting director Paratici.

Mourinho left the north London club in April and they have been looking for a replacement ever since.

Everton close to signing Duggan

Everton are working to finalize a deal to bring Toni Duggan back to the club once his contract with Atletico Madrid expires this summer.

The Women’s Super League side reportedly approached Duggan last year in an attempt to bring her back to England after she left Manchester City for Barcelona in 2017.

The 29-year-old is believed to have been one of Everton manager Willie Kirk’s top targets.

Lage set to become Wolves manager

Bruno Lage is set to be announced as Wolves’ new head coach in the coming days after being granted a work permit to work in England.

Lage did not automatically qualify under the new rules introduced after Brexit, but Wolves today received confirmation that his case was successful.

Lerma hit with a six-match ban

Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been banned for six matches for allegedly biting an opponent during Bournemouth’s 1-0 defeat at Sheffield on Wednesday November 3.

Lerma, 26, was also fined £40,000 for the offence. He denied the charge.

In a statement, Bournemouth said it was “surprised and disappointed” with the result.

Scotland without seven players in the game against the Netherlands

Scotland will be without a further six players for tonight’s warm-up match against the Netherlands as a precaution after John Fleck tested positive for COVID-19.

It has been decided, on the advice of the Scottish FA medical team, that David Marshall, Stephen O’Donnell, Nathan Patterson, Grant Hanley, John McGinn and Che Adams will remain at their training camp in Spain when the rest of the team would fly away. in Portugal on Tuesday.

Fleck will continue to self-isolate under Spain’s COVID-19 guidelines, while the players followed strict social distancing and mask protocols at camp – meaning no close contact has been made.

The Yorkshire Pirlo

Leeds fans have plenty of reasons to be interested in the upcoming Euro 2020.

Athleticism Amitai Winehouse sees this summer’s tournament as a chance for football fans to finally understand what Kalvin Phillips brings to a team.

Read more about Yorkshire Pirlo and other Leeds players taking part in the Euros below.

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