Former England manager Fabio Capello and ex-Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff intensified the pressure surrounding Jose Mourinho yesterday with a stinging double attack on his managerial style. (The Telegraph)
Robbie Fowler has revealed his ambition to be part of Liverpool’s coaching staff - whoever the new manager is. The Kop legend has given his support to Jurgen Klopp, who continues to be strongly linked with the vacant position in the Anfield dugout. (The Mirror)
A hopeful crowd gathered at the gates of Melwood yesterday afternoon, waiting for smoke to rise from the training enclave like it does when the Vatican chooses a new pope. Elsewhere, Jürgen Klopp and his advisors were discussing the prospect of a future at Liverpool; a managerial responsibility that on Merseyside is papal in its standing. (The Independent)
The Rugby Football Union could face a crisis in its attempts to conduct a “comprehensive” review into England’s failed World Cup campaign after it emerged that some players may be reluctant to co-operate. (The Times)
’Why wouldn’t Robbie Keane be available? Unless he’s breastfeeding he’ll be all right’: Roy Keane after striker’s wife has baby. (Daily Mail)
FORMER US coach Bob Bradley has emerged as a shock contender for the Sunderland job. (The Express)
On a day when England toiled and Adil Rashid was foiled Moeen Ali and Mark Wood emerged as the pick of the bowlers against Pakistan A. This match was meaningless as a contest, given it had been rigged to allow each side to bat for the entirety of one day and then field for the other. A result was not even an option. (The Guardian)
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