Coral Daily Download – Liverpool ‘bankers’ for Europa League glory?

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Liverpool are the Europa League banker on Thursday night. The Reds face Turkish side Besiktas, while Everton are up against Young Boys and Tottenham play Fiorentina.There’s also a preview of England’s clashes with New Zealand and Scotland in the Cricket World Cup, and a look ahead to the Cheltenham Fesitval.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Van Gaal on brink of sack, Man United want Mourinho to replace him, with Chelsea keen on Pellegrini – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers, with the managerial merry-go-round continuing to dominate…A number of today’s back pages claim Manchester United will SACK manager Louis van Gaal if his side suffer a third consecutive league defeat against Stoke on Boxing Day.United have reportedly make contact with axed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to take over the under-pressure Dutchman, with the club sounding out the Portuguese even before Saturday’s defeat to Norwich. (The Sun)Mourinho is ready and willing to walk into the Old Trafford hotseat. (Daily Mail)Meanwhile, shock reports suggest Chelsea have lined up Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini as a permanent Mourinho replacement. (Fox Sports)City are favourites to land out-going Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, but they face competition from Man United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain when he leaves the Bundesliga side at the end of the season. (The Guardian)Chelsea hero Didier Drogba is being groomed as a future Chelsea manager, with owner Roman Abramovich keen to bring the 37-year-old back to Stamford Bridge. (The Sun) Caretaker Blues boss Guus Hiddink, who sat alongside Abramovich and Drogba for the weekend’s victory over Sunderland, wants the former Chelsea striker to be part of his coaching staff. (The Times)Manchester United are preparing a £29million January bid for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez. (Le 10 Sport) David Silva wants to see out the final three-and-a-half years of his Manchester City contract, taking him beyond his 33rd birthday. (Manchester Evening News)On-loan Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao will seek showdown talks with new manager Guus Hiddink this week to find out if he has a future at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will try to sell Dutch winger Jeremain Lens when the transfer window opens in January, after the 28-year-old was dropped from the first-team for refusing to take part in a post-match workout. (Daily Mirror) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Watford star Troy Deeney tells talkSPORT: ‘We bullied Liverpool, they didn’t fancy the fight’Jurgen Klopp calls for Liverpool side to simplify things after desperate Watford defeatManchester United: ‘I don’t think a change will bring success’ – Boss Louis van Gaal remains defiant as pressure mountsSwansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis set to continue over the festive periodWATCH: Wales star Gareth Bale scores FOUR as Real Madrid beat nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2WATCH: Suarez and Messi score and Neymar grabs two assists as Barcelona romp to Club World Cup victory 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more