Daily Football Round-Up Friday 8th March

Michael Laudrup has signed a one-year extension to his current deal, keeping him at Swansea until 2015. The Dane led the Welsh club to their first major trophy in his first season in charge and is now looking forward to a bright future, which sees the Swans competing in Europe next season.

 

Wayne Rooney has been linked with a move away from Manchester United this week after being left out of the club’s massive Champions League tie against Real Madrid. Sir Alex Ferguson, however, has rubbished the reports and promised the English striker will be playing at Old Trafford next season.

 

Female players will be allowed to join the Professional Footballers’ Association for the first time next season. The announcement means all players registered for the Women’s Super League will be able to attend the PFA awards dinner and have the protection that is included in the player’s union.

 

Harry Redknapp thinks 37 points will be enough to keep his QPR side in the Premier League for another season. “I would take 37 points here and now, I’d take my chances on that if I was offered it,” he told reporters today. Rangers currently sit bottom of the Premier League with 20 points and 10 games remaining.

 

Coventry have announced Falkirk’s Steven Pressley as their new manager today on a three-and-a-half year deal that sees him re-join the club he played for during the 1990’s.

 

A court case is now the only thing that stands between The Pompey Supporters’ Trust and ownership of their beloved club. The club’s administrators PKF will attempt to gain permission to sell Fratton Park to the supporters’ group. Trust chairman Ashley Brown said: “We are on the verge of creating football history. Several thousand fans are already part of that and we urge others to now join us, so that they too will own part of their club.” Good luck guys.

 

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has denied any knowledge of a takeover of the Premier League club today, according to the London Evening Standard.

 

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers has signed for Accrington Stanley on a deal until the end of the season.

 

Inter Milan players have lauded last night’s Europa League opponents Tottenham saying the London club were ‘on another level’ and were ‘better in every department,’ but have not conceded defeat just yet. Christian Chivu said that the club need to hit the right vein of form for the return leg if they are to even get close to qualification to the next round of the competition.