Andy Gray is hoping managerless Everton set their sights on Mark Hughes. The Toffees ended Roberto Martinez’s three-year reign on Thursday after a hugely disappointing season at Goodison Park. Frank de Boer and Ronald Koeman have been installed as the favourites to succeed the Spaniard but Gray believes the Merseysiders should target their former striker Hughes.
Villa have won just three league games all season, and Black admits he has had harsh words for his players this week. He added: “The only discussions I have had with them is ‘try to ensure that you’re never part of anything like this again, don’t allow any standards to drop, and don’t drop to
Benitez is understood to have a break clause in his contract Former Newcastle United captain Alan Shearer says he would be “amazed” if Rafael Benitez remained as manager of the Magpies. Newcastle’s second relegation from the Premier League in eight years was confirmed on Wednesday. Shearer told BBC Radio 5 live: “A guy of great
Media playback is not supported on this device BBC Football Daily: Alan Shearer on Newcastle’s 1-1 draw with Man City Rafael Benitez has given Newcastle a Premier League lifeline but should have been appointed sooner, says former Magpies striker Alan Shearer. Benitez, who took over in March, saw his side draw 1-1 with Manchester City
Leeds United are 11th in the Championship table after 43 games The son of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been suspended from all football-related activities for three matches and fined by the Football Association for comments he made on social media. Edoardo Cellino, a club director, was fined £5,000 for using abusive and/or insulting and/or
There could hardly have been a worse start for Newcastle as they fell behind in only the fourth minute, after some fine individual skill by Shane Long – and some hapless defending. Long, returning after a knee injury, waltzed effortlessly past half-hearted tackles by Vurnon Anita and Steven Taylor, before clipping the ball past keeper