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Steve Walsh named new director of football at Everton

Steve Walsh Credit: PA

Everton have confirmed the appointment of Steve Walsh as their new director of football.

Walsh arrives from Leicester City having played a role in the club's Premier League title success last season.

The 51-year-old, who has previously held positions at Bury, Chester and Chelsea, will start work at Everton immediately.

Leicester have said that they accepted Walsh's resignation with a "heavy heart."

Steve has made a significant contribution to the most successful period in the club's history and it's with a heavy heart that we accept his decision to seek a different challenge in his career. We thank him wholeheartedly for his service and wish him and his family well in the future.

– Jon Rudkin, director of football

Northampton Town sign midfielder Harry Beautyman

Harry Beautyman Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town have announced the signing of Peterborough United midfielder Harry Beautyman on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-yea-rold started off his career with Leyton Orient and joined Peterborough United in November 2014 where he has made 45 League One appearances, scoring five goals.

Harry is a very good addition for us. He is a lively character and a player who has a decent amount of experience in League One. He is also a good age, who will get better and better, and I think we are signing him at a good time.

He is a box to box midfielder who creates things, makes things happen and can score a goal or two so he will add to our attacking options.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

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BREAKING: Wolves confirm Chinese multi-million pound takeover

Wolves confirm Chinese takeover Credit: PA

Wolves has just confirmed that a sale has been agreed with Chinese firm, Fosun International.

Fosun has links with super-agent Jorge Mendes who represents Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Steve Morgan CBE will now step down after nine years as Wolves’ owner.

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Stiliyan Petrov not offered playing contract at Villa

Stiliyan Petrov not offered playing contract at Villa Credit: PA

Stiliyan Petrov has been told he would not be handed a playing contract at Aston Villa, but instead would be offered a different role.

Boss Roberto Di Matteo praised Petrov’s integrity, determination and character and has offered him the opportunity to remain at Bodymoor Heath in a different role.

Di Matteo said:

Stiliyan is an inspiration to all of us. I have spoken to him and explained my thoughts and offered him the chance to remain at the Club.

Stiliyan is going to discuss this with his family before coming back to us.

– Roberto Di Matteo
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