Manchester United’s owners have made a decision over Jose Mourinho’s future, while Chelsea could yet land a Juventus star, according to Thursday’s papers.
MAN UTD OWNERS MAKE MOURINHO CALL
Manchester United’s owners – the Glazer family – have reportedly decided to back manager Jose Mourinho despite his recent struggles
Mourinho has come under intense pressure under the last fortnight after a string of bad results. His side were booed off on Tuesday night after a mundane goalless draw against Valencia.
A report from the Telegraph claims that Mourinho ranted at his players for 45 minutes on Monday in the build-up to their draw with Valencia.
The Times state that the former Chelsea boss wants to carry on at Old Trafford, however he fears a lack of support from within the club.
However, ESPN suggest that Manchester United’s owners are still backing the Portuguese despite his recent struggles.
AND THE REST
Chelsea could yet sign Daniele Rugani after his contract talks with Juventus stalled (Mail)
Gareth Southgate will sign a contract in the next 24 hours to remain as England manager until 2022. (Mirror)
The deal, reportedly worth £3m a year, will keep the 48-year-old in the post until after the World Cup in Qatar. (Mail)
Southgate is considering calling up Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, 21, to his England squad for Nations League games against Croatia and Spain in October. (Guardian)
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s representatives say the 27-year-old has “no other option” than to leave the club as they responded to a Gunners fan on Twitter in messages which have since been deleted. (Evening Standard)
Manchester City have held a series of meetings with Merseyside Police and are likely to keep their route to Saturday’s Premier League game against Liverpool at Anfield secret to avoid a repeat of the incidents before last season’s Champions League quarter-final. (Sun)
Steve Bruce was wary of getting sacked at Aston Villa but is angry the club gave in to supporters’ pressure when they finally took the decision to dismiss him. (Star)
Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca is among the favourites to take over at Aston Villa after Steve Bruce was sacked on Wednesday. (Birmingham Mail)
Former Hull City chairman Paul Duffen is heading a consortium bidding to purchase the club from current owner Assem Allam. (Hull Daily Mail)
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour could have ended up buying Newcastle United instead of the Etihad club 10 years ago. (Manchester Evening News)
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is expected to make his comeback from injury after the international break. He has not featured for the Hammers since May. (Mirror)
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley says he lacked coaching when he was at Everton and it was the right time to leave the club. (Liverpool Echo)
Manchester United are considering introducing “gender-neutral” toilets at Old Trafford to make the stadium more “welcoming and inclusive”. (Mail)