Live updates

Advertisement

Ronald Koeman says he's 'disappointed' following Everton sack

Ronald Koeman has said he is 'disappointed' about his sacking from Everton, in a statement uploaded to his Twitter account.

The former manager added that he would like to thank fans for 'their passionate support for the club'.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Koeman, who was sacked yesterday following the club landing in the Premier League's relegation zone, stated that he was 'naturally disappointed' but thanked the support of the clubs and fans during his 16 month tenure.

Advertisement

Guardiola believes League Cup is a waste of energy

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes English clubs might be better without the "wasted energy" of a League Cup campaign.

The Spaniard echoed the view expressed by United counterpart Jose Mourinho on Wednesday, when the Portuguese suggested the domestic game could perhaps "survive or even be better without this competition", which United won last season.

Guardiola, like most managers, made major changes for the midweek cup win over West Brom and is poised to switch back to a first-choice XI for the visit of Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

There were eight alterations to the team sheet for the game against the Baggies compared to the team which thrashed Watford last weekend, with City facing a hectic schedule which includes games against Shakhtar Donetsk and Chelsea before the end of the month.

"Business is business, but we have a lot of games," Guardiola said at a press conference on Friday ahead of the Palace match.

"If you have to play the competition you have to play the competition, but it is a title that when you win it is okay, but after that people don't give too much credit.

"You don't promote to go to international competitions. The prize is good when you win another one, but you waste a lot of energy.

"You can't imagine going to play Tony Pulis teams at West Bromwich Albion, play 90 minutes there in those conditions, and then after three or four hours - bus, come back, three days later Crystal Palace, three days later Shakhtar Donetsk, three or four days later Stamford Bridge.

"For the managers it is a lot of wasted energy, but we knew that before, so it is not a complaint in those terms. If we have to play we have to play."

Mourinho not crying or counting the days to Pogba returns

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he's not going to cry or count the days until Paul Pogba returns from injury.

The French midfielder will miss this weekend's game at Southampton because of a hamstring injury and Mourinho says he has no idea when he'll return.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, Third Round match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images

At his pre match media briefing the United boss also revealed how he's been impressed with Antony Martial's improved mood around the club.

The 21 year old has scored four goals in seven appearances for the Reds this season and Mourinho says he's a happier person than last season.

Man City Women leave fans bowled over with a surprise visit ahead of the new WSL season

Manchester City are the reigning Women's Super League champions and they begin the defence of their title away at Yeovil.

The Blues' fanbase continues to grow, they enjoyed crowds in excess of 4,000 last season.

Ahead of the start of the new season four lucky season ticket holders won the chance to enjoy a surprise night out with some of the squad at All Star Lanes bowling in Manchester.

Klopp has no doubt Ox will make an impact at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to make an impact at the club.

The midfielder, who joined from Arsenal for £35 million, has come in for criticism after his performance in the League Cup defeat to Leicester on Tuesday.

But Klopp has defended his player saying, "After a game like this where we lost and he didn't play his best game in his life. People will probably ask where's the impact he can make? I am not in doubt about this."

Load more updates