Tag: Alex Pato

Blackburn appoint Stewart as assistant

Championship side Blackburn Rovers have appointed Sandy Stewart as Owen Coyle’s assistant manager. The 50-year-old worked alongside Rovers boss Coyle at Burnley, Bolton, Wigan and Houston Dynamo. Stewart told the club’s website: “The facilities here are first class and when I walked through the door I got that buzz again. “I can’t wait to get

Which Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs stars made the official Europa League team of the year?

CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE THE OFFICIAL EUROPA LEAGUE TEAM OF THE SEASON Liverpool suffered heartbreak in the final at St. Jakob-Park last week after enjoying a fantastic campaign. The Reds were defeated 3-1 by Sevilla despite taking the lead through a Daniel Sturridge goal. But Jurgen Klopp’s men were represented in the tournament’s

Galtier on Swans radar

Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has emerged as a Swansea target as chairman Huw Jenkins weighs up his next move. Jenkins has confirmed the Swans board will this week discuss the future of current boss Francesco Guidolin, who is due to fall out of contract after the final game of the season. The Italian has completed

Okore ‘refusing to play for Villa’

Jores Okore signed for Villa in the summer of 2013 Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is refusing to play for the club, according to caretaker boss Eric Black. The 23-year-old Denmark international refused to be on the bench for the visit of Bournemouth on 9 April and is now training with the club’s under-21s. “After

Brentford v Bolton Wanderers

John Swift missed Saturday’s 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest due to an Achilles problem BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Brentford have doubts over striker Leandro Rodriguez (hamstring), defender Maxime Colin (knee) and midfielder John Swift (Achilles tendon). Goalkeeper

Guus Hiddink says ‘these games are for the youngsters’ after Chelsea cruise to victory over Aston Villa

Chelsea ran riot over Aston Villa in the weekend’s early Premier League kick off, cruising to a 4-0 victory at Villa Park. The result is even sweeter for the Blues after Guus Hiddink experimented with his team, bringing academy players Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jake Clarke-Salter into the side, as well as handing Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga their

Cech considering retirement

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he may call time on his international career following Euro 2016. Cech has been an integral part of the set-up for the Czech Republic since 2002 and earned the ‘Goalkeeper of the TournamentÂ’ gong for his exploits at Euro 2004. The 33-year-old signed for Chelsea in 2004 before