has moved back to Nottingham on a one-month loan deal.The midfielder has not played for Tottenham since April 2011 and spent an injur the FA Cup.The Hammers coach only recently took over from Manuel Pellegrini.While he knows the FA Cup is a chance to win silverware and please the supporters, he wants to ensure the team remains in the Premier League beyond this season.The Hammers ry-hit spell on loan at Aston at last season.Having found himself on the fringes at White Hart Lane again this term under new boss , Jenas has now e club must forget about last season.The Hornets are still experiencing a hangover from their exploits last season, when they finished just shy of the top 10.But they are in the relegation zone after the first three games of this season. And Gray knoagreed a switch to Forest.The 29-year-old came through the ranks at the City Ground before joining for £5million as a teenager back in 2002.
is now favourite to be named the new Liverpool manager, but could there still be one late twist in the tale with an as yet unnamed candidate?Here talkSPORT takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at five top managers the could still consider…Liverpool-born Jewell spent his early years as a player with the Reds and boasts almost 15 years of managerial experience. In that period, he’s been a First Division runner-up with Bradford, a Seccester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is buzzing over his preseason goalscoring form.The Nigerian scored against Cambridge on Tuesday before netting twice in the 2-2 draw with Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.”I am delighted, I am happy gettingond Division champion at Wigan and a Championship runner-up with the , who he guided to a 4-0 defeat in the League Cup final against Man United. After taking over from Roy Keane at Ipswich, Jewell has cemented Town’s status in the Championship in successive campaigns, with last season’s 15th spot meaning Ipswich are now the longest-serving Championship club, without gaining promotion or, crucially, dropping into League One.Martin ‘Mad Dog’ Allen was famed as a player for spells at QPR and West Ham, while his two appearances for England’s U21 side are also worth noting. As a manager, his CV is brimming with an impressive array of professional experience – , and Cheltenham to name just three and, of course, three action-packed periods in charge of . Allen saved the Bees from League Two relegation last season during a three-game contract at the end of a struggling campaign. Barnet have chosen to pass up an opportunity to hand Allen a longer deal, so Liverpool wouldn’t be required to pay any compensation to secure his services.You may remember Curly as a tough tackling defender who earned three England caps in the 1990s, during the memorable Graham Taylor rein, before moving into management – first with Mansfield and later at Chester, where he dumped former European Champions, out of the FA Cup. Curle formed part of QPR’s Crcelona.Betis and Barcelona brought Emerson to Spain from Atletico Mineiro in a complicated deal which should eventually see the fullback join the Catalans.He told Mundo Deportivo: “I have in my head that I will go to Barça, that I will play to win hampionship winning squad’s coaching staff in 2011, working under Neil Warnock, and was appointed as manager of mid-way through last season. The Magpies were languishing in 11th spot but he transformed their fortunes and finished seventh after less than three months in charge.There are similarities between Jackett and Liverpool’s captain, . Like the Reds’ midfielder, Jackett was a one club man, serving for a decade in Gerrard’s familiar midfield position. He later managed Watford and ea before joining , where he’s now the longest serving manager in the Championship and the eighth longest serving boss in the entire country. At Swansea, Jackett secured the League Two title and celebrated a Football League Trophy, while the highlight with Millwall is undoubtedly a 1-0 League One play-off triumph over Swindon.Remarkably, at 51, Slade offers nearly 18 years of managerial know-how, working as caretaker boss of Notts County and before taking up full time posts at Scarborough, Grimsby, Yeovil, Brighton and most recently, . A jubilant Slade was crowned League One’s Manager of the Year in 2006/07 after guiding Yeovil to fifth spot and a shot at the League One play-offs. He became one of the first managers to lead a team out at Wembley’s state of the art new stadium, but the final ended in heartache following a 2-0 defeat against . At Leyton Orient, Slade secured a lucrative FA Cup replay against , attracting the attentions of whose advances were rebuffed – it’s unclear whether Slade would be more open to joining Liverpool.Who would you like to replace Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool? Let us know by leaving a comment below…
A Formula 1 ‘Grid Girl’ has criticised the decision to scrap the position, telling talkSPORT the sport’s bosses have undermined gender equality by doing so.Charlotte Gash, who has been working in motorsport since 2015, said: “F1 should have thought about having a grid girl and a grid boy, to see if that was a viable option. There are plenty of girls now who are out of jobs in every country.”Announcing the change of stance earlier, Sean Bratches, F1’s Managing Director of Commercial Operations While grid girls will no longer be used at the start of Formula 1 races in 2018, they will also be absent from the other motorsport series that take place during Grands Prix weekends.Ms Gash said: “There are about 50 girls involved in each race. So you can see how many girls are now out of work.” A post shared by (@lottie_131) on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:25pm PDTShe added that in her time working in the sport she has never felt objectified.“Decades ago the grid girls would wear skimpy outfits and bikinis, and the drivers would probably look at the grid girls as trophies. That attitude has completely gone. The opinion about grid girls is more outdated than the grid girls themselves.”The 23-year-old was on the podium following Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the British Grand Prix in 2017.“The experience I received at Silverstone was out of this world. It was something you could only dream of doing. Being on the podium with Hamilton, watching him go across the crowds and celebrate his win. It is something that I am never going to experience again.” A post shared by (@lottie_131) on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:28pm PSTLast week the Professional Darts Corporation announced that walk-on girls will no longer be used.A petition to keep them, supported by former world champion Raymond van Barneveld, has since received more than 37,000 signatures.F1’s decision to abandon the concept from 2018 has been welcomed by the UK’s Women’s Sport Trust, who tweeted: “Thank you @F1 for deciding to stop ueme Souness says Manchester City’s line-up were no match for Liverpool yesterday.Liverpool beat City at Anfield because of the players manager Pep Guardiola had missing, claims Souness.Liverpool extended their gap over City in the Premier League tablsing grid girls. Another sport making a clear choice about what they want to stand for.”In a previous statement, the organisation called on other sports such as cycling, boxing and UFC to follow suit, insisting “women in the sporting environment should be judged by their sports appeal and not sex appeal”.However, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told talkSPORT his sport wiothers.Before Sunday’s clash with Sassuolo, Sarri was asked whether Ronaldo would be rested after the midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.“Cristiano is an immense resource. He has stamina, but perhaps lacks a little in sharpness rightll not follow suit: “It is a different world we live in these days but…for us right now the ring card girls will be staying.”Meanwhile, chairman of the PDC Barry Hearn also told the station that he has “no personal problems whatsoever”with walk-on girls in darts, explaining thatdemands from TV bosses have made him powerless to prevent the ban –
ted to help the club return to the top.The England international made the move from Leicester City to Old Trafford leave Trabzonspor.The former Chelsea midfielder left the Turkish giants last week to return to London to be with his young family amid of the coronavirus outbreak.Necdet Ergezen said, “After the coronavirus epidemic around the world, because of thefor a fee of £80m, making him the most expensive defender in the history of the game. “I was in a situation where there was a long-ter
CLICK ON THE ARROW ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO SEE PICTURES OF WALTER SMITH’S MEMORABLE CAREER WITH RANGERS, SCOTLAND, AND .1) Walter Smith is unveiled as Rangers manager for the second time, when he returns to Ibrox in 2007.2) Smith signs off with SPL title number 10 in 2011.3) Celebrating his first title as Rangers manager in 1991, with Mark Hateley and goalkeeper Chris Woods.4) On the touchline as Rangers boss during the treble-winning season of 1993, when they missed out on the Champions League final by a point (the semi finals were replaced by a group stage that season, with the top team in each group going through).5) Smith unveils new Rangers signing Paul Gascoigne at a 1995 press conference.6) Discussing tactics with assistant Ally McCoist before the 2008 UEFA Cup final, which Rangers lost to Zenit St Petersburg.7) Celebrating the fourth of five Scottish Cup wins at Ibrox, this time in 2008 against Queen of the South.8) A sixth League Cup win for Walter Smith, raising the trophy at Hampden after beating Celtic in his final season at Rangers.9) Smith becomes Scowill be completed. However, Tebas is worried about what kind of economic impact an uncompleted season will have on LaLiga and football in general.”We’re working on that other virus which is seeing what happens with our contracts around the world,” hetland manager in 2004, going on to beat World Cup runners up France just months after their World Cup final appearance.10) On the bench for Scotland with assistant Tommy Burns.11) A sad day for everyone involved with Scottish football, as Walter Smith pays his respects after the tragically early passing of Celtic and Scotland legend Tommy Burns.12) wait for the arrival of Austrian international Kevin Danso.The 20-year-old centre-back completed a season-long loan to Saints from Augsburg on deadline day. Speaking after Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Burnley, Hasenhuttl was excited for Danso to bolster h Smith chats with Sir during his short spell as his assistant at Man United in 2004.13) Celebrating FA Cup victory with Manchester United in Cardiff in 2004.14) Smith is presented as the new manager of Everton in 1998, a position he held with little success until 2002.15) Back at Rangers, Smith takes on the challenge of Celtic again, managed here by Gordon Strachan.16) Farewell Rangers, as Smith lifts the title for a third season in a row, handing over the reigns to his assistant AllyMcCoist.
Here are the latest transfer rumours from the papers and online…New QPR manager wants to sign Liverpool’s , 31, on a free transfer in January – he has asked the to spend £5.5m paying up the midfielder’s out at management.Andone made a loan switch to Galatasaray last month.Speaking in the mixed zone after the Turkish club’s Champions’ League fixture against Club Brugge on Wednesday evening, Andone claimed, “We signed a lot players…and they had a l current contract.Italian champions Juventus are willing to offer 34-year-old a way out of Chelsea in January with only seven months remaining of his Stamford Bridge contract.Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder, 28, is threatening to quit the club for free after claiming breach of contract – alerting several Premier League clubs to a possible move. QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning a move for 23-year-old Rennes defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik. David Beckham, 37, would be a welcome addition to the Monaco squad, according to the Ligue 2 side’s manager Claudio Ranieri, who once managed Chelsea.Wealthy Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala are preparing a bid for Chelsea’s 28-year-old out-of-sorts striker . Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy, 27, is not ruling anything out iis delighted seeing Vinicius Junior making his way with the Spanish giants.The young attacker scored in Sunday’s 2-0 El Clasico triumph over Barcelona.Savio told AS: “Little by little, Vinicius is releasing and gaining confidence. He is very young bun the January transfer window, but says he would be surprised to leave Lille in the middle of the season. Liverpool boss has set his sights on 27-year-old Lyon and France international striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (The Sun)Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is planning a January raid on former club Celtic since he sees Gary Hooper as the perfect strike partner for . Tottenham could pip Celtic in the race to sign Polish teenage striker Arkaduisz Milik, who has scored 10 goals for Gornik Zabreze this season.
Chelsea boss Andre s-Boas has told midfielder Josh McEachran he can leave the club on loan next month – with favourites to sign him.The 18-year-old has been touted as a future England international but has played just seven minutes in the Premier League this season.Villas-Boas has decided McEachran should leave Stamford Bridge in January – and although he is expected to join Bolton,pponents Liverpool.It is the second consecutive season the Reds have drawn the Serie A outfit in the group stage of the competition.”Liverpool? We beat the Reds in a friendly with a wide margin, but I wouldn’t want [that] to give our people some peac the Portuguese coach made it clear that the midfielder will not be included as part of the deal to sign .”We are considering of course the amount of playing time Josh hasn’ting new contract talks should be enough to convince Tammy Abraham and those around him that he needs to be part of this Chelsea rebuild.Yes, the headlines are screaming ‘stand-off’, ‘road-block’, but these negotiations were always going to be slow gt been having,” said Villas-Boas.”We are considering it might be better for him to go on loan. Josh knows about it. Again, we have high expectations for Josh and for the talent he represents and the future of the club.”We are looking at Premiership level for him. I don’t think it’ll be involved in the Bolton deal.”
Liverpool will have to act fast to secure the signature of Gaston Ramirez as Inter Milan have entered negotiations with the Uruguayan’s representatives.The Anfield side have been linked with a move for Ramirez since the January transfer window, and the 21-year-old has been touted for a move to Merseyside this summer after manager revealed that he widmits he was close to joining Napoli.Moura is being celebrated this week after his hat-trick in their Champions League semifinal win at Ajax.“I’m very happy with what my son did with Tottenham, we still can’t believe it!” Jorge Rodrigues da Silva tshed to add to his squad before the end of the transfer window.As talkSPORT reported yesterday, Inter Milan have pinpointed Ramirez as their main summer transfer target after seeing Paris St Germain clinch the signing of Brazil starlet Lucas Moura.And Inter have moved swiftly, with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that the Serie A side have entered advanced talks with the Uruguayan’s camp.However, Inter are still trying to get Bologna to lower their £16m asking price, and afeat to Roma. Balotelli was missing after a training ground row in midweek.“I am the coach of this team and I saw Brescia’s promotion campaign in Serie B, with very few changes, so they were powered by that enthusiasm.“Defeats take away some of yre willing to offer them defender Juan or forward Samuele Longo on a season-long loan deal as part of the transfer.
Michael Gray believes made a huge mistake by sacking Mick McCarthy and appointing in his plal Madrid for Vinicius Junior.Having helped Real sign the former Flamengo whiz two years ago, Ronaldo twice attempted to sign Vinicius on-loan this past season in the summer and winter transfer windows.AS says Ronaldo is now trying again, knowing Reaace.The former Republic of Ireland boss was removed from his role after a 5-1 loss to rivals last month, with his assistant Connor subsequently placed in charge.But results have not improved and the club currently sit bottom of the Premier League following a 5-0 loss to on Sunday.And former Wolves defender Gray claims he can’t see the season improving for Connor, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Wolves have conceded five goals against Man United, five against West Brom and five against . It’s not a good return.“When you’re down at the bottom you have to get the balance ure.Solskjaer has revealed even he’s been shocked at how quickly England star Maguire has settled as United skipper just six months since his £80million move from Leicester City. The manager said, “We’ve had different captains down the years, Garyright and they obviously haven’t got it at the moment. They’re conceding a lot of goals.“I feel for Terry, he’s a lovely fella, but I think he’s a coach [not a manager]. Wolves have made two huge mistakes, the first by getting rid of Mick McCarthy and the second by not appointing someone with a bit of experience, to try to give them the opportunity to beat relegation.“I think they’re going to find it really hard and I can’t see them getting out of it.”
Reading striker Mathieu Manset is on the verge of linking up with Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua, according to reports in China.The powerful forward, who joined the Royals from Hereford just over a year ago, e both looking at Bolton Wanderers midfielder Luca Connell.The two sides see him as an ideal candidate for a summer move.However, Celtic are reportedly in prime position to sign Connell.The Sun suggests that Celtic have already opened talks with Bolthas struggled to establish himself Mikel Arteta says he did not single out Mesut Ozil to increase his work-rate.Instead, the Spaniard told his entire squad they must step up their intensity.The Gunners responded with an exceptional performance in the first-half of Wednesday’s 2-0 winat the Madejski Stadium and has started only eight league games since the move.And now the 22-year-old is reportedly set for a move to China with big-spending Shenhua, who landed Anelka in December.Manset will join the club on a six-month loan deal as the fifth and final player in their overseas quota.
has hailed the transformation at West Brom since has taken over as manager.The were battling against relegation straight back to the Championship when Hodgsonth Chelsea for Eden Hazard.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, says Real are confident they will be able to present Hazard as their latest signing next week.”Hazard, if the forecasts are not broken, will be presented on took over, but he has led them to just one defeat in nine games leaving them 11th and virtually assured of their Premier League status.And Cox reckons that feat is largely down to Hodgson’s positive effect on the side.He told Kick Off: “That’s the main thing that he’s brought to us, a bit ofre massive underdogs going to Arsenal.Dyche says Burnley will need a little help from Lady Luck if they are to end their woeful record against Arsenal this weekend. Burnley go to The Emirates this weekend and have not beaten Arsenal in a league game organisation.“We’re hard to beat at the moment, we’re not conceding as many goals and that’s probably been the main thing.“We’ve been good at scoring goals all season it’s just been at the other end where we’ve let ourselves down so far.”Cox also insisted that even though they are nearly safe from relegation now Hodgson won’t let them let up and finish the season quietly.He added: “The manager doesn’t want us to slope away and not win the next three games.“Sunday is massive for the supporters and for the players as well, we all want to do well in derby games and then we’ve got and .“If you win those two games towards the end of the season you go into next season with a bit of confidence and you don’t have to build off the back of defeats.“It’s going to be interesting, we’re all looking forward to it and we can play with a bit more freedom knowing we’re all safe.”
’s grip on the Premier League title race loosened fs could yet finish for Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente.It broke yesterday that United were lining up a loan move for Llorente to cover their midfield injury absences.And it’s emerged that Bout is behind the plan, with the Dutchman recommending Llorente to Unan exciting season trophyless.And Klopp conceded: “A lot of supporters from other clubs will be happy if we fail.“They’re still behind us (in the table), apart from Man City. It’s all okay, really.“At the very beginning when urther as they were held to an incredible 3-3 draw against north London rivals Tottenham.That draw, their fifth in six games, means they drop to third in the table, behind Chelsea on goal difference and six points behind leaders despite flying into a 3-1 first-half lead. fired the ahead in the fourth minute beating the offside trap to slot past , but the home side were level 82 seconds later thanks to ’s stylish finish.From there Arsenal snatched the initiative and moved into a commanding lead through and but ’s powerful low strike on the stroke of half-time ensured Spurs went into the break only a goal behind.In the second-half ’s side pushed hard for the equaliser and got their chance when brought down in the area allowing van der Vaart to grab his second and complete a memorable comeback.Luke Modric missed the best chance to win the game, scuffing a close-range effort directly at Szczesny, while despite sending on reinforcements in the shape of and Andriy Arshavin Arsenal couldn’t muster the winning goal either.That result leaves Tottenham fifth, two points behind Manchester City in the chase for Champions League football next season.
Arsenal target Daryl Janmaat insists he is not affected by talk linking him with a move to north London – but hinted he will reconsider his future at the end of the season.The Gunners could be on the lookout for a new right-back this summer as speculation continues to surround the future of Bacary Sagna, who joined the club in 2007.Although youngster Carl Jenkinson has shown signs of progress this season, Arsene Wenger could delve into theve beaten Chelsea to the signing of Nigerian junior Temidire Emmanuel Okuwa.All Nigeria Soccer reports Okuwa will represent the U14 team this season.The teenager has been at West Ham for the last nine years but left the London Stadium this summer.He transfer market, with Holland international Janmaat believed to be a target.But the 23-year-old, who joined Feyenoord from Heerenveen last year, says he is concentrating on football at to move to Barcelona.Griezmann may not have revealed his next club yet, but Gil Marin has stated that the forward is to join Barcelona.While the Frenchman’s exit announcement came as a shock to many, it wasn’t a surprise for the top man in the Atletihis current club, who are battling for the Eredivisie title.He told Voetbal International: “Arsenal’s interest in me? I’m only thinking about Feyenoord now. Much remains to be played this season before thinking about the transfer market.”
QPR defender believes the club are set for a successful season after watching ‘ summer spending spree.The Welsh manager has made a number of signings including Andy Johnson from , from and he added former goalkeeper Rob Green to the squad.”The quality the gaffer has added to the squad is already showing,” he told the club’s website.”We’ve seen glimpses of what the new lads are capable of.”As I’ve said before, the target this shas top four quality,Jose Mourinho was named new manager of Spurs this morning after was visiting Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys where he came through the youth set-up and played for between 1989 and 1994.On his arrival he was greeted by current members of staff of the club and was presented with a framed shirt.While Poch was enjoyMauricio Pochettino’s sacking yesterday.Redknapp told BBC Sport: “Go through the squad, man for man in every position, it is full of internationals, every cover posieason is to establish ourselves as a Premier League club. If we can achieve more than that, which we are more than capable of, then we’ll all be delighted.”
Southampton produced what is perhaps the udknapp says Liverpool have already sewn up the Premier League title.Liverpool opened up a nine-point lead over champions Manchester City with victory over their rivals at Anfield earlier this month, and Redknapp sees no way back for Pep Guardiola’s mpset of the season with a fully deserved 3-1 victory over defending Premier League champions Manchester City, while recording a memorable first win for new manager Mauricio Pochettino.Roberto Mancini’s men endured a blunder-ridden 90 minutes at St Mary’s, with Gareth Barry’s own goal concluding the scoring after earlier strikes from Saints men Jason Puncheon and Steven Davis.The home side took a surprise lead when Puncheon pounced on a loose ball to play in Jay Rodriguez after Barry gave away possession, but the striker’s scuffed shot found its way back to Puncheon, who tucked a finish past the stranded Joe Hart.Saints were then 2-0 up after 20 minutes when Davis lunged to poke the ball home after Hart fumbled captain Rickie Lambert’s drive.Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko looked to come to City’s rescue once again when he pulled one back just before half-time with an unintentional, though brilliant, chipped finish.But their hopes of a comeback were over moments after the re-start when Barry bizarrely slotted the ball into his own net to the bemusement of his teammates and his manager.The hosts were also denied a penalty when Yaya Toure clearly bundled into Rodriguez in the box, but it didn’t matter in the end as they fought hard to maintain their two-goal cushion.The defeat made a huge dent in City’s chances of successfully defending their Premier League title, as they remain nine points behind ham.The Mirror says Tottenham have been offered £35m-rated ace Draxler as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen.Spurs star Eriksen went public on his wish to leave the club this week, with Inter Milan weighing up whether to rival Real Madridrivals and league leaders Manchester United – who also have a game in hand – while the Citizens also extend their winless run to three games.