The Offside Daily – 18th March 2014


10 of the best football stories of the day:

1) Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has taken his next managerial step by becoming head coach of big spending Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.

2) The FA look set to please Hull City supporters by rejecting owner Assem Allam’s proposal to change the clubs name officially to Hull Tigers despite the owners insistence that he will walk away if the change is not approved.

3) Lionel Messi has shot down rumours that he may move on from the Nou Camp insisting that he wishes to finish his career at Barcelona. Messi scored twice on Sunday to become the clubs all time top goalscorer.

4) Rumours are suggesting that David Moyes has 3 games to turn Manchester United’s fortunes around after their humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to rivals Liverpool, which all but ended their slim hopes of returning to the Champions League.

5) Ahead of Chelsea’s tie with Galatasary, Jose Mourinho has suggested that Didier Drogba is destined to return to Chelsea one day whether that be as a coach, player or in the role of an ambassador.

6) Jermain Defoe may have downgraded from the Premier League to the MLS, but he is still keeping his World Cup dream alive after he netted a brace on debut helping Toronto win 2-1 over Seattle Sounders (Evening Standard)

7) Life is never easy for Leeds fans, the proposed takeover from Italian Businessman Massimo Cellino looks in doubt after the Italian courts found him guilty of evading import duty on his yacht. (BBC Sport)

8) Skrill Premier side Luton Town’s impressive 27 game unbeaten run ended last night with defeat at home to Woking, who managed to win the game with an 87th minute header. (Luton On Sunday)

9) In an unusual form of protest, the starting XI from Mexican 2nd division side Celaya posed for a team picture with bags over their heads that featured unhappy faces and the word “págame” which is Spanish for “pay me”. (Pro Soccer Talk)

10) The popular film Mike Bassett: England Manager is set to have a sequel made titled Mike Bassett: Interim Manager with Ricky Tomlinson reprising his role as the fictional 4-4-2 loving stalwart. (Mirror)

Today’s Offside Daily was brought to you by Julian Myles.



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