The Offside Daily: Argentinian manager rumoured to be interested in Swansea City, Mourinho savages his Chelsea players and English midfielder stars on MNF
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1. Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has set off on his travels overseas for talks with potential replacements for the recently sacked Garry Monk, with Marco Bielsa touted as Jenkins’ top target.
2. Following Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City last night, Jose Mourinho accused his played of betraying his hard work but the club’s stars have come under more criticism today as Diego Costa was criticised by Jamie Carragher and John Terry was blasted, yet again, by Robbie Savage.
3. Angel Di Maria has revealed he decided to quit Manchester United after receiving a phone call from the Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc, noting that the gesture from Blanc gave him an added incentive to join the club.
4. Sepp Blatter has written to every one of FIFA’s member associations protesting his innocence and criticising the sport’s governing body’s ethics committee, ahead of his disciplinary hearing that is set to take place later this week.
5. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has escaped serious injury after being carried off on a stretcher against West Bromwich Albion, with the Croatian only expected to miss a month.
6. After an impressive performance on Monday Night Football, Frank Lampard has been hailed a ‘natural fit’ to replace Gary Neville regularly on the show (The Telegraph).
7. Gary Lineker promised on Twitter to present Match of the Day in his underwear if Leicester City did indeed win the Premier League, but his wife responded excellently (The Daily Mail).
8. Jamie Vardy ended his ‘goal-drought’ after one game last night, and Twitter reacted accordingly (Eurosport).
9. Even Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri is getting in on the Star Wars banter (ESPN).
10. Wales vs England in Euro 2016 has caused such a storm that one of Wales’ political leaders has called for the day of the fixture to be designated as a civic holiday (BBC).
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