Regional Paper Talk: LVG to ring changes

Louis van Gaal is set to ring the changes at Manchester United, while Southampton have tabled a new contract offer to Mauricio Pochettino.

Last Updated: 04/07/14 at 15:38 Post Comment

Louis van Gaal: Set to join Manchester United

Louis van Gaal: Set to join Manchester United

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Sam Allardyce was in defiant mood over his uncertain future at West Ham and insisted his record speaks for itself.

A bullish Jose Mourinho was left wondering what might have been on his Chelsea return and pondering his summer options after a Barclays Premier League-concluding win at relegated Cardiff.

Fulham manager Felix Magath criticised the lack of fighting spirit shown by some of his players in their Barclays Premier League survival bid.

Adam Lallana wants to be challenging for the title and playing Champions League football, but the England international insists that does not necessarily mean he will leave Southampton this summer.


Louis van Gaal wants his 'last' managerial job to end in glory at Manchester United. And that means major upheaval at Old Trafford - with no one safe from the axe in the Dutchman's pursuit of perfection.

Manchester City hero Samir Nasri laid it on the line for the snipers by saying: "The best team won it!"

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he will start work on Tuesday to ensure Manchester City remain the dominant force in English football after the Blues lifted the Premier League trophy on Sunday.


Daniel Sturridge insists Liverpool will bounce back strongly from the agony of missing out on the Premier League crown.

Leighton Baines reflected on an encouraging season of progress for Everton but insisted their record Premier League points haul only raises the bar for next term.


Alan Pardew is likely to stay on as Newcastle United manager. The Chronicle understands that Pardew has been told his job is "safe" and that he will now begin preparing for the 2014-15 season.

Gus Poyet says he expects to still be in charge at Sunderland in August, despite weekend rumours linking him to West Ham.


Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew wants to recruit quickly and come back stronger next season.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has already met Black Cats owner Ellis Short, with further talks planned.


Gus Poyet says he fully expects to be Sunderland boss next season despite intense speculation surrounding his future and stories linking him with a switch to West Ham United.


Aston Villa's American owner Randy Lerner has confirmed that the club is for sale. However claims that buyers are waiting in the wings to take over immediately are wide of the mark.

Andreas Weimann has caused a stir amongst Villa fans after posting a picture of himself and team-mates drinking on the way home from Sunday's woeful 3-0 defeat to Tottenham.

Pepe Mel will find out whether he has a future at West Bromwich Albion within the next 24 hours - claiming the onus was on the Baggies to decide whether they wanted another season of struggle.


Double player of the season Ben Foster has admitted West Brom must improve after thousands of fans snubbed the players at the end of their dismal campaign.

Bit-part player Leon Clarke was on Monday told he still has a lot to prove at Wolves as Kenny Jackett was linked with Heerenveen winger Rajiv van La Parra.


Mark Hughes declared it Mission Accomplished after Stoke City brought the curtain down on his first year in charge by hitting his pre-season target of 50-points.


Fulham boss Felix Magath has ruled out permanent deals for loanees Darren Bent and Lewis Holtby. The pair failed to even make the bench for Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace as the German boss started his squad rebuilding early.


Garry Monk saluted his Swansea City players as they finished 2013-14 with victory at Sunderland - then admitted the acid test of his team will come next season.


Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, hinted at the possibility of a return to blue and laid the blame for relegation squarely on the shoulders of former boss Malky Mackay.


Norwich City chief executive David McNally has said a failure to strengthen the squad last summer was a key reason for the club's eventual relegation from the Premiership.


Southampton have tabled a contract offer to Mauricio Pochettino in a bid to prevent him leaving the club this summer.


Steve McClaren says on current form his rampant Derby County side can be a match for whoever they meet in the Championship play-off final.


Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is relishing the prospect of seeing his young charges take on the elite of English football next season.


Michael Kightly believes Burnley have enough Premier League experience in their squad to survive in the top flight.

Todd Kane will not be returning to Blackburn Rovers for a third successive season. Kane has spent the last 18 months on loan at Rovers from Premier League outfit Chelsea.


Bolton's Keith Andrews wants to stay on at Brighton next season even though the club missed out on the play-off final on Sunday.


Martyn Waghorn is backing Wigan Athletic to come out on top on Monday night in a 'straight shoot-out' for Wembley.


Karl Oyston says he has drawn up a shortlist of "six or seven" for the Blackpool manager's job, but ruled out Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara.


Aitor Karanka has singled out Burnley as the team he wants Boro to emulate next season.


Nigel Clough has told those players hoping to join his Sheffield United revolution that attitude as well as ability will decide whether they are offered moves to Bramall Lane.


Jamie McCombe admits that Rovers' injury-ravaged season has hindered the club's youth development - because they have not been able to go out and gain invaluable loan experience.


Brighton boss Oscar Garcia is poised for talks about his future with chairman Tony Bloom amid reports he has offered to resign.


Retiring Bournemouth star Richard Hughes has revealed he would willingly pay to watch an Eddie Howe team - but not one managed by Jose Mourinho.


Fraser Aird has predicted Rangers will turn on the style in the SPFL Championship next season - when they square up to full-time opponents.

Rangers keeper Cammy Bell was on Monday named in the Scotland squad for the friendly international with Nigeria later this month.

James Forrest has had surgery for a groin problem and is out of Scotland's end-of-season friendly against Nigeria.

Charlie Mulgrew is about to become the fourth-longest serving player in the Celtic squad after Georgios Samaras confirmed he has not had a new contract offer from the club.


Former manager Craig Levein is set to be named director of football at Hearts under the regime of new owner Ann Budge, with Gary Locke and Billy Brown told their services are no longer required.

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