Managers are appointed by owners but it is their actions that can get them sacked. This is the reason why the football centurions of England might have often been given 1-2 chances at football managed by never 4. It happens that the top players of the nation have ever created an appalling track record in terms of management. Frank Lampard might have just one last chance to prove himself to be the exception to this rule however celebrated he might have been as a player.
David Beckham, the legendary English footballer has been voted the most overrated athlete of all time. A recent survey has shown that the former England captain had been termed so in the vote that had been carried by The Top Tens. The illustrious professional football career of Beckham spanned 21 years, he played for several clubs across Manchester United, AC Milan, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint Germain.
With England not being able to continue to the finals in the World Cup of 2022, there was much speculation about whether Gareth Southgate will continue as manager of the national team. The Three Lions team could not sustain beyond the quarterfinal round of the World Cup. Gareth has decided to continue in the managerial position for the time being.
Aston Villa have decided to part company with manager Steven Gerrard, according to a report. The 42-year-old's position at Villa Park has come under pressure in recent weeks following a poor start to the 2022-23 campaign. Villa have won two, drawn three and lost five of their first 10 Premier League fixtures this term and they are currently languishing in 16th place in the table, just one point above the relegation zone. Gerrard, who replaced Dean Smith in November last year, saw his side put together a four-game unbeaten run, including three draws, prior to the 2-0 defeat at home against Chelsea on Sunday.
England have been demoted from League A to League B in the UEFA Nations League after they were beaten by European champions Italy. The two countries met at the San Siro in a Group A3 clash and it was the Italians who managed to score the only goal of the game on the way to a 1-0 win thus strengthening their quest to qualify for the final phase of the competition.
The Three Lions have had a poor UEFA Nations League campaign this season. They are in the same group with Italy, Germany and Hungary.
Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has agreed to take charge of Chelsea, sources have confirmed to 90min. The 47-year-old opened talks with Chelsea on Wednesday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and 90min have been told that things went well and he was offered the chance to replace the German at Stamford Bridge. It is believed that Potter verbally agreed to take charge and shook hands on the deal, with paperwork now being drawn up. 90min understands that Chelsea want the deal completed on Thursday so barring any issues, Potter will take charge ahead of this weekend's derby clash with Fulham.
English winger Jadon Sancho was one of the goalscorers as his Manchester United side upset the bookmakers by beating Liverpool at home in the Premier League at the start of this week to register their first win of the season. England international Sancho was the recipient of the first goal of the game on the way to a 2-1 victory for his team.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Marc Cucurella has submitted a transfer request to push for a move to Manchester City. The Spanish left-back may have taken this decision amid concerns that the Citizens could walk away from the deal, citing Brighton & Hove Albion’s huge asking price. Manchester City could end their pursuit of top defensive target Marc Cucurella if they fail to agree on the final transfer fee. Brighton & Hove Albion want around £50 million, but the Premier League champions are only willing to go up to the £40 million mark.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Fulham are closing in on the capture of Kevin Mbabu. They have reached a total agreement with Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg over the Swiss international, with the Premier League outfit expected to fork out around €5.5 million including add-ons and sell-on clauses. Fulham have a personal agreement with Mbabu as well, and the move is only subject to a medical in London. The deal could be officiated in the coming days, making the the 27-year-old the club’s third major signing of the summer.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave Manchester United this summer, and Bayern Munich could be his next destination. The Bundesliga champions reportedly want to sign Ronaldo to replace Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona. Earlier reports had claimed that Ronaldo was eager to see off his contract at Old Trafford. New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was also adamant about having the Portuguese at the club next season.