Manchester United’s potential new manager, Erik ten Hag, has revealed that he was warned about the “impossible” nature of the job. Despite this, he remains optimistic and ready to take on the challenge.
In other news, MPs have called on the Football Association to address transgender inclusion policies in women’s football. They accuse the governing body of turning a blind eye to the issue.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has downplayed the significance of being at the top of the table, stating that it is the points that matter. He also praised Roy Hodgson, describing him as an outstanding person and a great manager.
When asked about the number of teams competing for the top five spots this season, Klopp expressed his lack of interest in the matter. He focused on his team’s performance and consistency throughout the season.
Klopp also commented on Joel Matip’s injury and contract situation. While he believes the club will show their support for the player, he emphasized that the decision is not his to make.
Sean Dyche, Burnley’s manager, spoke about how his team has responded to the 10-point deduction they received. He expressed confidence in the players’ mentality and their determination to continue giving their best.
Arsenal Women’s head coach, Jonas Eidevall, discussed his team’s recent success and the upcoming match against Chelsea. He credited the wider staff group and the players for their achievements.
Looking ahead to the Premier League matches this weekend, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s head coach, was asked if he would celebrate in the stands at Villa Park. He jokingly replied that he would try not to do so, although the game could get emotional.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe expressed disappointment in his team’s performance and attributed it to the absence of key players due to injuries. He acknowledged that it becomes increasingly challenging to maintain consistency without these players.
Arteta, who received a ban for Arsenal’s upcoming match against Aston Villa, stated that he will continue to show emotion on the touchline. He explained that the intensity of the game sometimes leads to a loss of control.