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Blues have news on new boss

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by The Sun

CHELSEA plan to name their new boss before the end of next week.Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after the Blues' final match of the season at Blackpool.Turkey coach Guus Hiddink is the favourite to return to Stamford Bridge as manager.However, Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay would not be drawn on his link with the club.He said: "It's a big season for us coming up."Things didn't go as well as we...Full Story »

Shearer snubs Cardiff after talks

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by The Sun

ALAN SHEARER ruled himself out of the Cardiff manager's job late last night after holding shock talks with the Welsh club.The England legend had emerged as red-hot favourite to replace Dave Jones, who was axed after the Championship play-off defeat to Reading in May.Newcastle idol Shearer said: "I can confirm I was one of the candidates the club spoke to about the vacant manager's position at ...Full Story »

Our boys could play for Barca

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by The Sun

PATRIOTIC Jack Rodwell last night stood up for St George against football's Spanish inquisition - by insisting at least FIVE of England stars would walk into Barcelona's all-conquering side.The Everton whizkid is sick of hearing how superior Spanish football is after the Young Lions' 1-1 draw against the kids from the Costas in Sunday's Euro Under-21 Championship opener.The young Matadors may ...Full Story »

Cesc must quit for Barca

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by The Sun

BACARY SAGNA last night stunned Arsenal by insisting: Cesc Fabregas needs to join Barcelona.The France defender said the Gunners skipper wants to rejoin boyhood club Barca and be reunited with his family in his home town.Sagna's claim comes amid frenzied speculation the Catalan giants are about to launch a £35million raid.He said: "Compared to last year, yes it's true there are chances of...Full Story »

Villa seek clarity over McLeish status

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BIRMINGHAM (AFP) - Aston Villa have reportedly approached city rivals Birmingham to ask about the precise status of Alex McLeish. The Scot resigned as manager of Birmingham, relegated from the Premier League last season, on Sunday and was immediately linked with a move to Villa, still in the top flight but without a boss after Gerard Houllier stepped down on health grounds. Britain's Press Ass...Full Story »

'Vultures' circle over Lille's double-winners

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AFP) - At a time when they should be looking forward to next season's Champions League adventure, fans of French double-winners Lille are starting to worry whether their team will survive the summer intact. Lille ended a 56-year trophy drought last season by claiming victory in both Ligue 1 and the French Cup, but coach Rudi Garcia's history-making squad is already beginning to disintegr...Full Story »

Jamaica top Gold Cup group, Guatemala advance

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

HARRISON, New Jersey (AFP) - Jamaica finished the first round of the Gold Cup on top of Group B after a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Monday, with both teams advancing to the quarter-finals along with Guatemala. Guatemala booked their berth with a 4-0 victory over Grenada, which was enough to put them through as one of the best two third-placed teams in group play. Ryan Johnson got the goal for...Full Story »

Pakistan ready to host Bangladesh World Cup qualifier

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

KARACHI (AFP) - Pakistani football said on Tuesday it is confident next month's home World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh will go ahead, promising tight security for the match. After the first leg of their Asian zone qualifier for the 2014 World Cup in Dhaka on June 29, the two sides were scheduled to meet in Lahore on July 3. But arrangements ran into trouble after Bangladesh asked FIFA, th...Full Story »

'Partying' Gullit faces last Chechnya chance

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian managerial career of Dutch legend Ruud Gullit was on the line on Tuesday after he was accused by the strongman leader of Chechnya of caring more about parties than his Terek Grozny club. Gullit and his unfancied side from war-ravaged Chechnya travelled on Tuesday to a crunch away match at fellow Russian Premier League strugglers Amkar Perm that Chechen leader Ramzan K...Full Story »

Jamaica beats Honduras to win Gold Cup Group B

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

HARRISON, New Jersey (AP)—Ryan Johnson scored a lucky first-half goal that bounced off the goalkeeper’s head as Jamaica defeated Honduras 1-0 on Monday to top Group B en route to the Gold Cup quarterfinals. The 58th-ranked Jamaica won all three of its group matches and will now play the second-place finisher in Group C—possibly the United States—on Sunday in Washington, ...Full Story »

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