Phil Scolari has been appointed as the new manager of the Brazilian national team for the second time today. The former Chelsea and Portugal manager has said his aim is to win the World Cup on home soil in two years even though he has conceded they are not the favourites.
More on international management as ex-Bolton manager has said he would love to manage Scotland. He said: “There is no doubt that the Scotland job is a terrific job for the right candidate and if the SFA felt I was one of those candidates and wanted to speak, then of course I’m happy to listen and see what people think.”
David Beckham today said that although he would find it hard to play for another team in England after playing for Manchester United he would listen to any offers he received.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident young star Raheem Sterling will sign a new deal at the club soon. He told reporters: “Raheem’s been ongoing, the club and his representatives are in good dialogue and hopefully things will be resolved fairly soon.”
Jermain Defoe has today told Sky Sports News that he will not be leaving Tottenham Hotspur despite interest from former manager Harry Redknapp. When asked about the move he said: “That’s not going to happen. I’m not leaving Tottenham, I love the club and to score goals at a big club like this is fantastic. Even if the opportunity comes to leave the club it won’t be happening. I don’t want to leave. I want to finish my career with Tottenham”
Andres Iniesta has been named as the third candidate for the Ballon d’Or alongside Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Messi has been installed as favourite to pick up the award for the fourth year running with team mate Iniesta the rank outsider. The Spaniard said he is just honoured to be nominated for the trophy.
Real Madrid’s German midfield Mesut Ozil is apparently considering his future at the Spanish giants after losing his place to Luka Modric. This is news that will surely alert Europe’s biggest clubs with Manchester United already said to be interested.
Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder is also on the radar of the continents biggest clubs as he stated he has been forced to reconsider is future after being told he will have to take a 30% pay cut if he is to stay at the Italian club.