Aston Villa Boss, Roberto Di Matteo, Sacked + More Football Stories Around The World


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Sam Allardyce, who left his role as England boss last week following newspaper allegations, is hoping to resurrect his football career in the United States. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo is facing the sack after four months in charge. Villa have just one league win from their past 11 games under the Italian. (Daily Express)

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson and former Hull boss Steve Bruce are Villa’s top two targets to replace Di Matteo as manager. (Sun)

Francesco Guidolin’s future as manager of Swansea, who have won just once so far this season, will be decided in the next 48 hours. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea players are still supporting manager Francesco Guidolin, according to captain Leon Britton. (South Wales Evening Post)

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Back page of Monday’s Times

Manchester United are considering a move for Benfica’s Spanish left-back Alex Grimaldo, 21, despite his £51m buy-out clause. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal will offer right-back Hector Bellerin, 21, a new five-year deal in an attempt to end interest from Barcelona and Manchester City in the Spain international. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea could make a move for Manchester City’s England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, after manager Antonio Conte was spotted watching him play for Torino, where he is on loan. (

Chelsea’s Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, has played down rumours that he wants to return to Spain. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham co-owner Davis Sullivan says trouble among some sections of the club’s support has been blown out of proportion. (Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Hammers manager Slaven Bilic wants his team to train at the London Stadium to make it feel “more like home”. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are interested in Lazio forward Alessandro Rossi, according to the 19-year-old Italian’s agent. (Gianluca di Marzo – in Italian)

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Back page of Monday’s Daily Star

Liverpool midfielder James Milner, 30, says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is the best manager he has played under. (Telegraph)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has denied the club are in trouble after their fourth successive draw. (Marca – in Spanish)

German champions Bayern Munich are tracking Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 19.(Daily Express)

Sunderland captain John O’Shea says the club are not in crisis despite their latest draw against West Brom. The Black Cats have not won a Premier League game since May.(Telegraph)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata kept his team bus waiting on Saturday in order to greet a young disabled fan, with the moment captured on a video that has been posted on Facebook.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil summed up his team’s last-minute victory over Burnley.

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Leicester City defender Danny Simpson praised Southampton striker Charlie Austin after their 0-0 draw on Sunday.

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho celebrated his second game in four days with the Under-23s.

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Arsenal fans travelling to Burnley were held up after a train hit a herd of cows. (London Evening Standard)