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Football News: Jose To Man Utd Rumours Dismissed By LVG While Jose Admits He Wants Prem Return And More

Jose To Man Utd Rumours Dismissed By LVG While Jose Admits He Wants Prem Return And More
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1. Jose looking for Prem return
With reports emanating from the BBC, amongst others, that Jose Mourinho is talking with Manchester United about taking over as their manager, Mourinho himself has done little to quell the rumours by admitting he wants to stay in England. "When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability," he said. "They are 19 years old and 16 years old, and with university and their football, they need some stability and the family needs some stability. We decided to come to London and, at the moment, I don't have a job. I don't know where football will take me because in football, you never know, but for sure, as a family, our home will be in London. As a manager, I've worked since 2000 and I last stopped when I left Chelsea in 2007. I stopped for a few months and now is the second time I've stopped in 15 or 16 years, so it's not a drama, but for sure, I will go back soon. As a professional, I'm ready to move." Mourinho also suggested that La Liga was not competitive enough for his liking: "I always say that I need competition and I need competition every week and in Spain, I was at an amazing club but I had four matches a year: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Real Madrid v Barcelona and after that we'd win 4-0, 5-0, 4-1, 6-1," he said. "It was difficult to win because two monsters are together, but it was easy to win matches. Difficult to win the league because you are competing against another team that also win and win and win like you do, so in the end, I was champion in Spain with 100 points and I lost a league in Spain with 91 points. In England, you can win the leagues with 75 points, maybe less, so I needed competition."

2. Moyes gets China job offer
Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he has a job offer from China. With Chinese clubs spending lots of money on players, they are also trying to attract big name managers to join the likes of Sven Goran Eriksen. "My heart has always been in the Premier League, but I've had an offer to go to China as well," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I think I will [return next season], I have had numerous opportunities, especially since I have come back to England. I want to pick the right job, one that really excites me and one I am able to get my teeth into. You want to feel you can manage the way to want to manage." Moyes has been out of work since being sacked by Real Sociedad earlier this season.

 

3. LVG dismisses Jose speculation
Louis van Gaal's position as Manchester United manager has been the subject of much speculation, particularly in recent months, with the sacking of Jose Mourinho from the Chelsea job leading to constant media talk of him replacing the Dutchman. Van Gaal has discussed the situation with The Guardian newspaper, dismissing talk of ongoing discussions between the Red Devils and Mourinho over the Portugese former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto manager coming in to replace him: "The last two months have been very difficult for my wife, my kids, my grandchildren and my friends to cope with. For me too, but I can cope. In the Netherlands they know I am too arrogant to doubt myself, but I also know that such a nonsense is being created about me. I do not believe that there is already a relationship between José Mourinho and Manchester United. It is logical when you have lost four matches in a row, people are bound to be doubting. I criticize the media for inventing stories. I never hired security. Never ever. And I am walking on the streets without security and all the people I meet are very positive."

4. Carrick believes United can still win the Premier League
Manchester United's veteran England midfielder Michael Carrick believes that his side are still in with a chance of winning the Premier League this season. Carrick said in an interview with Sky Sports: "We still want to be up there challenging and fighting and giving ourselves every opportunity to still finish on top. I've been here for a while now and there's been seasons where it hasn't gone so well up until now and you find yourself putting a run together, winning games and you end up having a successful season. That's the focus from now, really. This season almost starts now for us - putting a run together and hopefully ending up with some silverware again. Can we win the title? I think we can. I believe we can. I'm realistic to understand where we are and the situation, but as games tick by, if we keep winning then we give ourselves a chance. If we don't keep winning, then the chance falls by the wayside. It's up to us carry on the form we've showed over the last couple of games and build on that." Carrick has made 400 appearances for the Red Devils now and is looking to stay for as long as possible.

 

5. Transfer round up
Sinisa Graovac, Mornar Bar to ?, undisclosed fee
Martin Rolle, San Lorenzo to Union Santa Fe, on loan
Shlomi Arbeitman, Hapoel Beer Sheva to Hapoel Haifa, undisclosed fee
Gil Vermouth, Maccabi Tel Aviv to Maccabi Haifa, undisclosed fee
Willians, Cruzeiro to Corinthians, on loan
Slobodan Novakovic, Proleter to Spartak Subotica, undisclosed fee
Yuval Avidor, Maccabi Netanya to Bnei Sakhnin, undisclosed fee
Dani Freda, Beitar Jerusalem to Hapoel Bnei Lod, undisclosed fee
Almarr Ormarsson, KR Reykjavik to KA Akureyri, undisclosed fee
Marcus Nilsson, Kalmar FF to Fleetwood Town, undisclosed fee
Dudu Biton, Hapoel Tel Aviv to Hapoel Kfar Saba, undisclosed fee
Nenad Kiso, Sloboda Tuzla to ?
Hen Dilmoni, Kiryat Shmona to Hapoel Kfar Saba, undisclosed fee
Boris Dosljak, FK Bokelj to FK Lovcen, undisclosed fee
Radim Breite, FK Teplice to Slovan Liberec, on loan
Kennie Chopart, Fjolnir to KR Reykjavik, undisclosed fee
Artur, Fluminese to America, on loan
Mohammad Ghadir, KSC Lokeren to Hapoel Beer Sheva, undisclosed fee
Denis Markaj, FC Aarau to FC Le Mont LS, on loan
Zahi Elihen, Bnei Sakhnin to Hapoel Ramat Gan, undisclosed fee
Anes Dabur, Hapoel Haifa to Maccabi Ahi Nazareth, undisclosed fee
Oke Akpoveta, Lyngby BK to IK Frej, on loan
Santiago Magallan, San Lorenzo to Defensa y Justicia, on loan
Stefan Dujakovic, FK Sloboda Mrkonjic Grad to Proleter Teslic, on loan
Arsenio Valpoort, RKC Waalwijk to Beitar Jerusalem, undisclosed fee
Emerson Santos, Gremio to Mogi Mirim, free
Elber, EC Pelotas to Metropolitano, free
Dieguinho, Rio Branco to Bonsucesso Futebol Clube, free
Dorinel Grecu, CSMS Iasi to Universitatea Cluj, on loan
Wanderson, Nacional to Penapolense, free
Giannis Dermitzakis, Ergotelis to AO Chalkis, free
Renan, Inter de Lages to Penapolense, free
Erik Mendes, Tombense to Mirassol Futbol Clube, on loan
Allan, Sao Paulo to Nacional, on loan
Gustavo Marmentini, Paranaense to Luverdense, on loan
Guilherme Biteco, Barra FC, Ceara SC, on loan
Stefano Yuri, Santos to Botafogo, on loan
Semen Shestilovski, Dinamo Minsk to Gorodeya, on loan
Mateo Carro, CA Fenix to Juventud, free
Kevin Kauber, NK Krka to Jelgava, free
Iyad Al Khalaf, RW Essen to Berliner AK, free
Rafael Ratao, Ponte Preta to Nautico, on loan
Lucas Cueto, 1. FC Koln to FC St Gallen, free
Nicklas Sorensen, Vendsyssel FF to Jemmerbugt FC, free
Csaba Toth, Dunaujvaros to Csepel FC, free
Ivan Valchanov, Slavia Sofia to Cherno More, free
Ivan Markovic, APO Levadiakos to Cherno More, free
Chris Wingert, NYC FC to Real Salt Lake City, undisclosed fee
Christian Muller, Arminia Bielefeld to Vasas Budapest, undisclosed fee
Baze Ilijoski, Rabotnicki to Kelantan, undisclosed fee

6. Capoue might not have got the result he wanted but this was good
Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue notched up three successive nutmegs against former club Tottenham Hotspur:

 

7. Former Manchester City striker joins Chinese revolution
Brazilian striker Jo has moved to play alongside Alex Teixeira and Ramires with Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League. Jo has 20 caps for Brazil and was most recently playing for Al-Shabab in the United Arab Emirates, where he scored 13 goals in 8 appearances. In a lengthy career, though still just 28, Jo has played for Paulista, Corinthians, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Everton, Galatasaray, Internacional and Atletico Mineiro before joining Al Shabab in July.

8. Spanish press upset Neymar Sr
As Neymar Jr celebrated his birthday at a club, Spanish press hounded his father, Brazilian legend Neymar Sr, as he left:
Neymar Sr said: "Isn't Neymar allowed to enjoy himself now and again? You don't want to congratulate my son, if you want to congratulate my son, you'd leave him alone and let him be happy."

 

9. Former Chelsea star heads to China
Gael Kakuta was once a highly rated prospect with Chelsea as a youngster, only to fail to fulfil his potential and be moved on. The 24 year old Frenchman joined Unai Emery's Sevilla side in the summer, but has failed to have any impact, making just two appearances in La Liga this season. Now he has headed to China to join Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune. His team mates include former Arsenal and Roma forward Gervinho and former QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia.

10. Hoddle says Chelsea should keep Terry
Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle has told his former club that they would be foolish to let John Terry leave in the summer. Hoddle believes the incoming manager is sure to want Terry to stay. Hoddle said: "If I were the incoming manager at Chelsea the first thing I would do is ensure John Terry gets a new contract. It seems clear that John's revelation last week was a smart move, designed to put pressure on the club. It would be extremely foolish to let yet another leader leave that dressing room so soon after Frank Lampard, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba have gone. And I'm sure the new man will be making that point."

Written by Tris Burke February 07 2016 12:03:06