Everton defender Michael Keane has signed a new five-year contract. The 27-yearold, who has become an ever-present under manager Carlo Ancelotti, celebrated his England recall by committing his future to the Merseyside club until 2025. “My best years are definitely ahead of me,” the former Burnley defender said. (below) made more than 300 appearances for Wolves after joining from League of Ireland side Bohemians in 2010. He said: “My time at Wolves was fantastic, I haven’t got a bad word to say about the whole club at all. But now I just feel that coming here is going to take my game and my career to the next level.”
Gordon Taylor’s departure as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association has moved a significant step closer after a three-person selection panel, comprising Gary Neville as the independent chair, was tasked with helping recruit four new non-executive directors. An independent review into the PFA is also now understood to have been completed. Those new directors will be tasked with identifying Taylor’s replacement.