Mourinho poised to land Old Trafford job, Joey Barton leaves Burnley for Rangers, and an incredible six hat-tricks scored by the same player in one game…


1. Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the next Manchester United manager, succeeding Louis van Gaal, seems to be moving ever closer as his representatives have met with Old Trafford officials to discuss the possible move.

2. The French city of Lens has placed a 24-hour alcohol ban on the 16th June, the day of the England vs Wales Euro 2016 tie. The move has been taken to prevent hooliganism and increase the safety of the supporters, and similar bans will also apply during other games held in the city.

3. Liverpool have made their first signing of the close season with Jurgen Klopp bringing in German under-21 goalkeeper Loris Karius for £4.7m from Mainz, the club at which the Anfield boss began his management career.

4. Hull City boss Steve Bruce has claimed that the lifespan of football managers in England is ‘ludicrous’. Across the 92 professional clubs there were 56 managerial casualties in 2015/16 season.

5. 33-year-old midfielder Joey Barton has left Premier League new boys Burnley in favour of a move to Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers, who were promoted back to the Scottish Premier Leauge this season.

6. Bordeaux dear, oh dear! Look at the French club’s new third kit. It is hardly in keeping with the sartorial elegance that is synonymous with the country (Metro).

7. This is incredible. One player helped himself to no fewer than six hat-tricks as Ecuadorian club Pelileo Sporting Club clinched a 44-1 win over Indie Native (Mirror).

8. Republic Of Ireland fans will be subjected to 102% increases in accommodation prices if they wish to watch their national team at Euro 2016 (

9. If you still need further evidence that goalkeepers just are frustrated strikers, then watch this incredible penalty and be convinced (FootyTube).

10. And finally…we think Pat Nevin might be getting a bit carried away in his appraisal of Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford. The pundit and former Scotland international has compared him to Brazilian star Neymar (Express).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31)

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