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Newcastle United closing in on Steve Bruce appointment

Newcastle are hoping to appointing Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce as their new manager with the start of the new Premier League season just a month away. PA understands the two clubs spent Thursday attempting to reach an agreement over compensation with Bruce having indicated he wanted to talk to the club he supported as a boy. The Magpies are keen to strike a deal for the 58-year-old as soon as possible, with the summer transfer window running down fast and the squad due to depart for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China on Saturday. Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Wigan, Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday. Academy coaches Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn have taken charge of the first few days of pre-season training and are on stand...

John Terry backs Frank Lampard as perfect appointment for Chelsea

John Terry has no doubts former team-mate Frank Lampard would be a huge success as Chelsea manager. The Blues are in talks to make Lampard their new boss after being given permission to talk to their former midfielder by current club Derby. Terry, now assistant to Dean Smith at Aston Villa, who beat Derby in last month’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final, spent 13 years alongside Lampard as a Chelsea player. Terry, left, and Lampard, right, have remained good friends since their playing days at Stamford Bridge (Andrew Matthews/PA) “After the season he has had with Derby and with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place, there is no one better equipped than Frank to succeed at Chelsea,” Terry told the Daily Mail. “It is perfect timing for him and the club.” Terr...

Middlesbrough refusing to rush appointment of new manager

Boro officials have spoken to a series of potential candidates. Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is remaining patient as the hunt for a new manager continues. Press Association Sport understands club officials have spoken to a series of candidates since Tony Pulis’ exit, but that no appointment is imminent. Boro coach Jonathan Woodgate is understood to have given a presentation on his blueprint for the way forward for a side which ultimately missed out on the Sky Bet Championship play-offs this season. Discussions have also taken place with former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, although sources on Teesside have played down speculation that he is a leading candidate. Former Boro full-back Michael Reiziger is out of the running after being appointed as assistant coach at Ajax, where...

Manchester United confirm Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanent appointment

Manchester United have handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a three-year contract to make him their manager on a permanent basis. The move has seemed inevitable for many weeks given the transformation United have undergone since Solskjaer arrived on a caretaker basis following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December. Solksjaer has won 14 of his 19 games in charge, reviving hopes of a top-four finish and unexpectedly guiding United to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United, was already a hero to fans as the man who scored the stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final to complete the treble. And it is some of the those late-game heroics that Solskjaer has restored to United’s play, most notably with Marcus Rashford’s la...

Teddy Sheringham ‘confirms’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointment at Manchester United

Teddy Sheringham claims that his former strike partner Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already been given the Manchester United manager’s job on a permanent basis. Teddy Sheringham has claimed that his former strike partner Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already been given the Manchester United job on a permanent basis. Solskjaer has been in interim charge since replacing Jose Mourinho in December, during which time he has transformed the club’s fortunes to drag them into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and back into the top-four race domestically. United initially planned to wait until the summer before appointing a permanent successor, but United’s form under the Norwegian had led them to consider bringing the announcement forward. Successive defeats against Arsenal and W...

Chelsea ‘could keep Eden Hazard with Zinedine Zidane appointment’

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard would be prepared to sign a new contract with the club if Zinedine Zidane was appointed head coach, according to a report. Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard would reportedly be prepared to sign a new contract with the club if Zinedine Zidane was appointed as Maurizio Sarri‘s replacement. Sarri’s position as head coach of the Blues is currently the subject of intense speculation, with Sunday’s 6-0 defeat at Manchester City leaving them down in sixth position in the Premier League table. The odds on Sarri being sacked have been slashed following the disappointing result at the Etihad Stadium. The former Napoli boss reportedly has two weeks to save his job, with the Blues facing Malmo twice, Manchester United and Manchester City in three separate comp...

Sheffield Wednesday target Steve Bruce appointment?

Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly keen to appoint Steve Bruce as their new boss with Jos Luhukay having allegedly been removed from the position. Sheffield Wednesday have reportedly identified Steve Bruce as a potential replacement for Jos Luhukay. The Owls have recorded just five points from their last 10 games in the Championship, and it has allegedly resulted in Luhukay being removed from his position. According to The Sun, the Yorkshire giants are hoping to hand the role to Bruce who almost got Aston Villa promoted through the playoffs during the last campaign. Wednesday currently sit just five points above the relegation zone, but it has been claimed that the club would look to target a return to the Premier League should Bruce arrive at Hillsborough. The second-tier outfit are yet t...

Berbatov takes inspiration from Solskjaer’s appointment

Dimitar Berbatov has targeted becoming a future Manchester United manager after watching former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replace Jose Mourinho as caretaker boss on Tuesday. Solskjaer became a fans’ favourite after spending 11 seasons as a player at United and the former Norway international has been tasked with bringing a feel-good factor back to Old Trafford after taking the reins as an interim manager until the end of the season. The 45-year-old retired from football in 2007 with Berbatov joining the club in the following season but, despite never playing alongside each other, the Bulgarian has been inspired by United’s most recent managerial appointment. Speaking in an interview with Betfair, Berbatov said: “It’s going to be very interesting watching his progress. “Like m...

Hughton: More work to come despite Campbell appointment

Black and Minority Ethnic coaches still face “challenges” to break into top managerial roles in English football, according to Chris Hughton. Brighton boss Hughton acclaimed Macclesfield’s decision to appoint his old Tottenham team-mate Sol Campbell as their manager this week. But despite ex-England defender Campbell’s first steps into management, Hughton still insists black managers face an uphill struggle to force their way into top roles in the English game. “At this stage of our game the fact that there are not more black and ethnic managers at higher levels is the biggest challenge that black coaches have,” said Hughton. “I still see that as a challenge and we can look at particular individuals and I might know lots of the circumstances around that individual or not. “But I would spea...

Reading considering Steve Bruce appointment?

Reading are reportedly contemplating an approach for Steve Bruce as they consider the future of current head coach Paul Clement. Steve Bruce has reportedly emerged as a potential managerial target for Reading. Bruce is currently out of work after being removed from his position as boss of Aston Villa earlier this month, and it has previously been suggested that the 57-year-old could take a break from the dugout. However, according to The Sun, Reading are considering an approach for Bruce with the Royals continuing to struggle towards the bottom of the Championship standings. Reading sit two points adrift of safety in 22th place, and head coach Paul Clement has won just six times and lost on 14 occasions in his 25-game spell in charge. Clement’s side have also suffered four defeats in...

Low on a high with appointment of Caldwell

Partick Thistle have entrusted Gary Caldwell to repeat his instant promotion feat after naming the former Scotland defender their new manager. The 36-year-old replaces Alan Archibald and will be assisted by Brian Kerr, his former Newcastle and Scotland team-mate. Thistle’s statement pointed out that Caldwell had led Wigan to the League One title at the first attempt before a short spell at Chesterfield  “where, having been appointed halfway through the season, he was not given the resources he had been promised to stop the club being relegated”. Archibald lost his job with the recently-relegated Jags eighth in the Ladbrokes Championship. Jags chairman Jacqui Low said: “Gary is a driven individual with a clear vision and plan to succeed – a new face our rivals may not expect and will not be...

Alan Smith fears “long road back” for Arsenal despite Unai Emery appointment

Arsenal legend Alan Smith believes that the Gunners face a “long road back” in returning to their glory days despite the “good” appointment of Unai Emery. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 21:07 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 21:07 UK Alan Smith has claimed that Arsenal face a “long road back” in returning to their glory days despite the “good” appointment of Unai Emery. The former Paris Saint-Germain head coach took the reins at the Emirates Stadium following the departure of long-serving manager Arsene Wenger at the end of last season. While Emery has set about overhauling Arsenal’s tactical blueprints, his reign at the club has begun with successive Premier League defeats to Chelsea and Ma...

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