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By Timothy Akintola

Check out news on Everton, Joe Mazzulla, Lionel Messi, Modrić and Newcastle.

Everton’s ten-point deduction reduced to six after appeal.

Everton were sanctioned with a ten-point deduction for breaching the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) by exceeding the £19.5 million loss limit over an assessment period that ended in the 2021-2022 season. This point deduction immediately put them in the relegation zone. Everton however decided to appeal the sanction which was concluded at the start of the month. The Premier League has now confirmed that Everton’s 10-point deduction will be reduced to 6, moving the team up to 15th on the league table with 25 points.

Joe Mazzulla reveals studying Manchester City boss, Guardiola.

Boston Celtics has been one of NBA’s most lethal team since appointing head coach, Joe Mazzulla. Reaching the NBA finals in his first season and two consecutive Eastern Conference finals in his first two seasons as head coach has been one of the biggest surprises for the young manager. On taking inspirations from other spheres, Mazzulla has revealed that Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has had a huge influence on him, lauding him as the greatest sports coach across every level. It is not impossible to see the similarities between both coaches, as Guardiola also started early, winning huge trophies everywhere he went and like Manchester City, the Celtics are also dominating the NBA at the moment.

Lionel Messi nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the year.

After clinching the award in 2023, Lionel Messi has again been shortlisted for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. Messi has been the major spotlight in the Major League Soccer since signing for the Inter Miami CF, leading the team to its first ever trophy. He is joined by Novak Djokovic, Mondo Duplantis, Erling Haaland, Noah Lyles and max Verstappen on the shortlist. The award is scheduled to hold in Madrid and without a doubt, Messi is being tipped to clinch the award for a second consecutive year.

Carlo Ancelotti weighs in on Luka Modrić’s Real Madrid future.

Luka Modrić was again Real Madrid’s best player, with a sensational out of the box goal to help the team claim an important 1-0 win versus Sevilla. The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner is set to potentially leave the club next summer after fourteen years. On the Croatian potentially leaving, Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that despite the world’s opinion tipping an end to the midfielder’s career, he is still one of the best players in the world with good legs and energy to still maintain a high level.

Newcastle United pushing to agree new contract with Joelinton.

Brazilian striker, Joelinton and Newcastle are in talks for a new deal, with the midfielder in the final 18 months of his contract. Reports have indicated that despite talks, Newcastle is still unwilling to match his wage demands. Newcastle coach, Eddie Howe has in a new interview, disclosed that a new Joelinton deal is one of his biggest priorities, as he would love to see him stay at the club long-term. Newcastle will try to reopen negotiations with the Brazilian soon.

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