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# Time to say goodbye

This year
Barcelona sack Xavi after trophyless season
Ireland hockey trio of World Cup silver medalists announce international retirement
WSL's record goalscorer Miedema to leave Arsenal at end of the season
Maurizio Sarri resigns as Lazio manager following poor run of results
Mitch McConnell to step down as US Senate Republican leader in November
Tyrone All-Ireland winner Sludden announces inter-county retirement
Last year
Donegal's Bonner calls time on AFLW career after impressive stints with Crows and Giants
Stephen Kenny's reign as Ireland manager ends as FAI decide not to renew contract
Stephen Kenny's reign as Ireland manager ends as FAI decide not to renew contract
Multi-Grade One-winner Denis O'Regan announces retirement
Two-time All-Ireland winner Pádraig Walsh announces Kilkenny retirement
Fiji coach announces he is stepping down at the end of the year after World Cup exit
Fernando Santos sacked as Poland coach just eight months after appointment
Mickey Graham steps down as Cavan manager
Colm Collins steps down as Clare football boss after 10 years in charge
Ange Postecoglou agrees to leave Celtic for Tottenham – reports
'Looking forward to next chapter' - Jordi Murphy announces retirement
Veteran goalkeeper Murphy announces retirement after hundreds of LOI appearances
Dubliner McCarthy takes charge temporarily after Vieira sacked
Minella Times - Rachael Blackmore's Grand National winner - retires following injury setback
Munster's Malakai Fekitoa set to depart after one year with the province
Denis Naughten says he is leaving politics to try his hand at 'something different'
Aberdeen sack ex-Ireland international Goodwin as manager after 6-0 loss
Six-time Cork All-Ireland winner announces inter-county retirement
All time
Norwich sack manager Dean Smith amid crumbling hopes of Premier League return
'Racing's Lionel Messi' Frankie Dettori announces decision to retire in 2023
Billy O'Loughlin steps down as Longford manager after one season
'I have lived my dream' - Ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Wilshere announces retirement
Manchester United exodus continues as long-serving midfielder Mata released
Laois veteran announces inter-county retirement after 15-year career
Hibernian sack manager Maloney after four months in charge
Nemanja Matic to leave Manchester United in the summer
South African World Cup-winning centre Damian de Allende to depart from Munster
Leeds sack Marcelo Bielsa following slump in form
Stoke legend retires at 34 after serious back injury with David Beckham's Inter Miami
Three-time All-Star calls time on Monaghan football career after 15 years
Galway's 2017 All-Ireland winner retires from inter-county hurling after 13 seasons
Munster SFC winner retires from Tipperary after 12-year career
Aston Villa sack manager Dean Smith after five-game losing run
Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'