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  1. 'A coach is a tailor, he must make the best dress for his team' - Chelsea boss Conte
  2. Kante's future in his own hands - Ranieri
  3. Five British clubs in Europa League second qualifying round action
  4. GET INVOLVED Who would be in your football government? #bbcsportsday

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By Shamoon Hafez and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    And on that bombshell we end Sportsday.

    Stay across the BBC Sport website for the Open Championship golf, Tour de France reaction and the first Test at Lord's between England and Pakistan.

    We are back on Friday at 08:00 BST with more news, interviews and football gossip.

    Until then. 

  2. Albania boss wants England job


    Gianni De Biasi

    A surprise candidate has put forward his name for the vacant England national team job...

    Albania boss Gianni De Biasi believes he is the right man to succeed Roy Hodgson. De Biasi, who took Albania to their first major tournament in France this summer, told The Sun:

    “I’m convinced, and I’m saying this with a lot of humility, that we could obtain great results together.”  

  3. Nuneaton's 'Vardy' joins after fan's letter


    David Deakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A non-league footballer has compared his "unbelievable" rise up the divisions to Jamie Vardy - after a fan sent newspaper cuttings to his local team.

    Luke Shorthouse scored 44 goals in 51 games at Midland Football League side Nuneaton Griff last season, prompting one supporter to tip off Kevin Wilson - the manager of National League North neighbours Nuneaton Town - in a letter.

    Luke Shorthouse

    The 21-year-old is now set to sign a permanent deal with the club - making a five-tier jump.

    "I can't believe it," Shorthouse told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. "I didn't think I would ever make it so far up in such a quick time."

  4. Man City consider Kimmich move?

    Football gosip

    Pep Guardiola and Joshua Kimmich

    Manchester City are considering a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich,report the Daily Mail.

    A starting bid of £21m could go in for the Germany international, who City boss Pep Guardiola signed for Bayern for £6m in 2015.

  5. Boro skipper to miss start of season


    Louis Mensch

    Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter will miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia problem.

    The 30-year-old midfielder was a key figure in the club's promotion last season and had been playing through the injury for the final two months of last season.

  6. On this day


    In 2013, American Tyson Gay and five Jamaican sprinters, including Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, failed drugs tests.

    Tyson Gay
  7. Wolves to make £21m bid for player?

    Football gossip

    Anderson Talisca

    Let me write that again...

    Championship side Wolves have been linked with a £21m (TWENTY ONE MILLION POUNDS) bid for Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca.

    The club are reportedly on the verge of a takeover by a Chinese billionaire with super agent Jorge Mendes brokering the deal, according to the Express and Star.

  8. Arsenal in for Icardi?

    Football gossip

    Mauro Icardi

    Arsenal have made contact with Inter Milan over the availability of striker Mauro Icardi, according to the player's wife and agent.

    Inter say the 23-year-old is not for sale, having only signed his most recent contract last year, but Wanda Nara reveals that a number of clubs – including Arsenal and north London rivals Tottenham – have expressed interest in the forward, report the Independent.

  9. On this day

    Formula 1

    In 1999, Damon Hill decided to delay his retirement until the end of the season following his fifth place at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

    Damon Hill
  10. Newcastle to come back for Hanley?

    Football gossip

    Grant Hanley

    Blackburn Rovers expect Newcastle United to return with an improved bid for Grant Hanley in the next 48 hours.

    The club has already had two offers for the 24-year-old defender turned down by their Championship rivals.

    Blackburn value Hanley at around £6m, and United's last bid was well below that figure, according to the South Shield Gazette.

  11. Hole in one

    The Open first round

    South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen hits a hole-in-one on the 14th during the first day of The Open at Royal Troon.

    Watch the clip below. 

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    Video caption: Oosthuizen gets 'magical' hole-in-one
  12. Vardy 'started his dream at Leicester'


    Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy

    One final thought from Claudio Ranieri, who is understandably pleased to have kept last season's top scorer Jamie Vardy at the club, after the striker rejected Arsenal earlier in the summer.

    "I’m very happy because Jamie and his family chose Leicester," he said. "It is fantastic because he started his dream in Leicester."

  13. Ready to go

    Hibernian v Brondby (19:45 BST)

    Neil Lennon's Hibs welcome Danish side Brondby to Easter Road in a few hours for their Europa League second qualifying round tie...

    You can follow that match, as well as Aberdeen's meeting with Ventspils and Hearts' tie with Birkirkara right here

  14. Get Involved


    Bill Bo: Conte seems like a great guy. Shame he'll probably end up 'The Temporary One'.

    Yormie Blue: Wonderful words from Conte, I hope he matches them with trophies. To me he is The Tactful One.

    Andy Simmons: So Ranieri is the Tinker man, Conte the Tailor. Who is the soldier and the spy?

  15. Gerrard backs FA to get right man


    Steven Gerrard

    Former England captain Steven Gerrard has backed the FA to "get it right" with their next managerial appointment. Feel reassured?

    Sam Allardyce has held talks with the FA about replacing Roy Hodgson, who quit after England exited Euro 2016 in the last 16 to Iceland.

    Gerrard, capped 114 times, said that pressure from the media created "huge fear" among the players and added "it won't be long before fans are smiling again".

  16. Get Involved


    Andy Fletcher: Didn't come across as flash or arrogant. Just wants to work hard, and demand the same from everyone around him. Quality.

    Chris Turner: Looks like Conte will give the players the kick up the backside they need. I think he'll do very well. Now sign Kante please.

    HS: Very reserved and organised. In control of things. Gives you an insight about what to expect from the team come season.

  17. 'Hungry Leicester are ones to watch'


    Tom Brown

    Sport reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Leicester City

    In a league of Guardiola, Mourinho, Conte and Klopp, it will be fascinating to see where Claudio Ranieri's Leicester fit in. But already he's placing the pressure firmly at the doors of the other managers.

    No one expected Leicester to win the league - and nobody expects them to retain it.

    Fortunately this squad thrives off being the underdogs. And there was a steely determination in Kasper Schmeichel when he told me the squad are just as hungry as they were last season.

    They've got Champions League football to come soon but Ranieri has set a familiar target for their league campaign - 40 points, then see what happens.

  18. Together We Will: Disability sport organisations launch campaign

    Get Inspired

    A national campaign has been launched to encourage and support disabled people, along with their friends and families, to become more active.  

    The "Together We Will"false campaign is designed to address the low numbers of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or physical activity. 

    Together we will participants
  19. Get Involved


    Chelsea4ever: Feeling confident after that. Reckon Conte can inspire us to the Premier League and to go undefeated.

    Asante Anim: Conte's responses were brilliant.No swipes at others like Mourinho. For his love for soccer, I name him "The Passionate One".

    Yousuf Ali: Conte has ignited a belief in me, which if ignited in the players will make us unbeatable.

  20. Familiar face in the crowd

    Davis Cup: Serbia v Great Britain